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SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL V.5 Excel Add-in for Six Sigma Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL V.5 Excel Add-in for Six Sigma Statistical and Graphical Analysis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:

Cynthia Cumby
(416) 236-5877

Toronto – July 12, 2006 – SigmaXL, a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 5. New features include:

  • Multiple Dotplots

  • Improved Multiple Linear Regression:
    • Accepts continuous and/or categorical (discrete) predictors
    • Interactive Predicted Response Calculator with 95% Confidence Interval and 95% Prediction Interval
    • Residual types include Regular, Standardized, Studentized (Deleted t) and Cook’s Distance (Influence), Leverage and DFITS
    • Highlight of significant outliers in residuals
    • Durbin-Watson Test for Autocorrelation in Residuals with p-value
    • ANOVA report for categorical predictors
    • Pure Error and Lack-of-Fit report
    • Collinearity Variance Inflation Factor (VIF) and Tolerance report

  • Measurement Systems Analysis
    • Create Gage R&R (Crossed) Worksheet
      Generate worksheet with user specified number of parts, operators, replicates
    • Analyze Gage R&R (Crossed):
      ANOVA, %Total, %Tolerance (2-Sided or 1-Sided), %Process, Variance Components, Number of Distinct Categories
      Gage R&R Multi-Vari and X-bar R Charts
      Confidence Intervals for %Total, %Tolerance, %Process and Standard Deviations
      Handles unbalanced data
    • Attribute MSA (Binary):
      User specified number of samples, appraisers and replicates
      Within Appraiser Agreement, Each Appraiser vs Standard Agreement, Each Appraiser vs Standard Disagreement, Between Appraiser Agreement, All Appraisers vs Standard Agreement
      Fleiss’ kappa

  • Process Capability Combination Report for Individuals/Subgroups:
    • Histogram
    • Capability Report (Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Cpm, ppm, %)
    • Normal Probability Plot
    • Normality Test
    • Control Charts

  • Design of Experiments:
    • Generate 2-Level Factorial and Plackett-Burman Screening Designs
      User-friendly dialog box
      2 to 19 Factors
      4,8,12,16,20 Runs
      Unique “view power analysis” as you design
      Randomization, Replication, Blocking and Center Points
    • Main Effects & Interaction Plots
    • Analyze 2-Level Factorial and Plackett-Burman Screening Designs
      Used in conjunction with Recall Last Dialog, it is very easy to iteratively remove terms from the model
      Interactive Predicted Response Calculator with 95% Confidence Interval and 95% Prediction Interval

· Improved Control Charts: scroll through charts with user defined window size



· Reliability/Weibull Analysis:

o Complete and Right Censored data

o Least Squares and Maximum Likelihood methods

o Output includes percentiles with confidence intervals, survival probabilities, and Weibull probability plot

“SigmaXL was designed from the ground up to be a cost-effective, powerful, but easy to use tool that enables users to measure, analyze, improve and control their service, transactional, and manufacturing processes. As an add-in to the already familiar Microsoft Excel, SigmaXL is ideal for Six Sigma training,” said John Noguera, senior partner, SigmaXL.

A free 30-day trial version is available for download from the SigmaXL website at: www.SigmaXL.com.

About SigmaXL

SigmaXL is a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Six Sigma Statistical and Graphical analysis. SigmaXL customers include market leaders like American Express Financial, AON, Bechtel, Boeing, Boston University, Cisco, Diebold, GKN, GlaxoSmithKline, Honda, Honeywell, Intel, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola University, Panasonic, PeopleSoft, Pfizer, Raytheon, Rockwell Automation, Sprint, TRW, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington Mutual and Wyeth. For more information, visit http://www.SigmaXL.com or call 1-888-SigmaXL (888-744-6295).

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