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  • #38672

    Newman
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    Does anybody have input on which of the two products is better.
    1. Infinity QS
    2. WinSPC
    Both the products look very similar to each other. But does anybody knows which one is better?
    Thanks
    Newman

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    #146669

    QAEngr
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    Hi,
    Did you get any reply? Do you know if InfinityQS or winspc is better?
    I am trying to evaluate winspc, zontec and InfinityQS.
    QAEngr

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    #152482

    O’Connell
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    So far the best SPC product I have found is InfinityQS. I have found Zontec and WinSPC less reliable and InfinityQS more indepth.
    Have you heard about their new eSPC product. I read an article about it in Supply and Demand Chain Executive and it looks really innovative.
     

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    #152783

    NATZIC
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    You  may want to look at Lighthouse Systems. They have a web enabled product called Shopfloor-Online that has been in production for 3 years,( wind tunnel tested). Infinity just introduced their web product

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    #169935

    SPCRules
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    We evaluated both InfinityQS and WinSPC via several webexes.  We liked WinSPC better because  it seems more configurable (i.e. easier to “link” to external db, easier overall setup) than InfinityQS while maintaining good audit trail and traditional SPC functionality.  We wanted to choose a software that we could setup on our own with as little customization/training as possible.  We’re proceeding with a more in depth evaluation of WinSPC now.  How did your evaluation go?

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    #169959

    SJ
    Member

    We have used InfinityQS for the last 5 years and I personally have implemented the system in 3 different plants. My personal opinion about this software is that it is easy to use, has a lot of statistical tools but we use this software as our secondary system for process data capture and then most data analysis are done using Minitab.
    One of the main problems that I had to deal using this software is the lack of features that allows you to validate your data before is entered, specially when dealing with lot numbers and any other data descriptors. For example if the operator is required to enter a lot number such as AB12345, the operator may enter AB 1234 or such. Infinity does not provide tools to prevent this type of data entry error, so we dealt with this problem using barcoding, and/or other software to validate the data before it gets submitted to Infinity.

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    #169961

    SPC Rules
    Member

    Thanks for the input.  I think the data input validation is probably pretty common across different packages.  We’ll probably address it the same way you currently are.  In our case, the main weakness we felt Infinity had was its ability to “link” to other db sources (e.g. via SQL).  In the webex, they admitted that was not their area of focus/expertise, and yet that is a big requirement for us.  I noticed in their new release they added API functionality, so maybe it’s worthwhile to get an evaluation license on their new release just in case.  I’ve played with WinSPC and it looks super easy to setup with an array of built-in reporting and querying functionalities, and so far it meet our needs just fine. 

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    #169964

    SPC Rules
    Member

    SJ,
    Does Infinity cross check lot information entered in the system to verify that the lot # already exists in the system?

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    #169966

    SJ
    Member

    Yes it does, but because this is a property that can be defined in any database (not duplicates).
    By the way, we use SQL database also and it has worked fine for us.
    Getting to know the technical side of dealing with database conections and settings can be a bit complicated at the beginning but it is not that dificult.

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