MoreSteam.com Announces Release of EngineRoom® 6.0

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MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and Blended Learning support technologies, announces the release of EngineRoom 6.0, the latest version of its Microsoft® Excel®-based data analysis tool. This new version introduces expanded process improvement tool functionality and adds new easy-to-use features for faster and simpler data selection and analysis. EngineRoom 6.0 is compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Excel 2010.

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With its familiar Excel spreadsheet platform, EngineRoom is ideal for process improvement professionals and organizational deployments who want to avoid the steep learning curve and high cost associated with standalone data analysis software.

MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and Blended Learning support technologies, announces the release of EngineRoom 6.0, the latest version of its Microsoft® Excel®-based data analysis tool. This new version introduces expanded process improvement tool functionality and adds new easy-to-use features for faster and simpler data selection and analysis. EngineRoom 6.0 is compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Excel 2010.

When it comes to product development, MoreSteam has always been quick to respond to the Voice of Customer. The new features in version 6.0 directly stem from enhancement requests from existing corporate and individual customers. EngineRoom 6.0 builds on its power and utility with the inclusion of new features for quicker and more thorough visual data analysis, and expanded functionality of Lean Six Sigma tools:

Added Functionality

  • New Data Management Feature: Quickly helps to transform data into an acceptable format.
  • Improved Data Selection Interface: Provides guidance on which data types are allowed for a particular tool.
  • Two New Options for Process Capability: Deliver visually and statistically informative displays to help users understand how well a process is performing.

More Tools

  • Anderson Darling Normality Test: Test up to three variables for normality, with transformation recommendations for non-normal variables.
  • Matrix Plot: Creates a grid of pair-wise scatter plots of for up to six variables.
  • Expanded Quality Function Deployment (QFD): Now expanded from two houses to four houses.

With its familiar Excel spreadsheet platform, EngineRoom is ideal for process improvement professionals and organizational deployments who want to avoid the steep learning curve and high cost associated with standalone data analysis software. Designed for all levels of experience, EngineRoom provides over 55 of the most commonly used continuous improvement tools and templates in Excel through an additional ribbon or drop-down menu. This includes Lean and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools not found in comparable tools. The interface is directly aligned with the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) workflow, so users can quickly locate and apply tools in parallel with their project completion.

EngineRoom users who have purchased a license after August 1, 2010 are eligible for a free update to version 6.0. All others must pay a $95 upgrade fee to acquire a license for this new version. A new single-user license of EngineRoom costs $295, with discounts available for with bulk purchases of two or more licenses. EngineRoom is available for the English (U.S.) version of Excel 2002 (XP) and later, and is compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Excel 2010. A free, 30-day fully functional trial version is available for download from its Web site. To learn more about the full list of tools, upgrades, and the trial version, visit: http://www.moresteam.com/engineroom/whats-new.cfm.

About MoreSteam.com

MoreSteam.com is the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and Blended Learning technology, serving over 1,800 corporate clients and over 50% of the Fortune 500 with a full suite of Lean Six Sigma e-Learning courses, EngineRoom® data analysis software, TRACtion® online project tracking software, Crucible® online testing, and SigmaSim® online DMAIC simulations and games. MoreSteam.com was launched in the year 2000 in response to the high cost of traditional Six Sigma training and tools, and has now trained over 300,000 Lean Six Sigma professionals. MoreSteam’s mission is to enable people to advance the performance of their organizations by delivering powerful tools for process improvement to the widest possible audience at the lowest price available.

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