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GainSeekerĀ® Suite Version 8.8.1

(Release Date: December 3, 2017)

Charts and Dashboards can now connect to any Data Source

You can now use GainSeeker’s powerful visualization tools like Dashboards and Charts to display quality, performance, scheduling, financial, or other business data that is stored in other files, databases, and other systems outside of GainSeeker – all without storing that data in GainSeeker!

This allows you maintain a single system of record by pulling the data directly from your other systems, avoiding the usual headaches associated with having to store the same data in two places. It also allows you to visualize KPIs from these sources together on one easy-to-understand dashboard.

New Python scripting commands make this possible.

GainSeeker Real-time Dashboards now connect to ANY data source

Charting is Easier with New Toolbar

The Toolbar in the GainSeeker Charts module has been updated to make charting easier:

  • Some of the most commonly-used functions for an open chart or dashboard window haveĀ been added, making it much more intuitive to find and use these functions.

  • Larger buttons make it easier to use a touchscreen.

New toolbar in GainSeeker Charts

Editing a Range of data records Saves Time

If you have ever experienced the frustration of editing multiple records – one at a time – to correct the same data entry error, or perhaps to document Special Cause Variation spanning multiple quality checks, then this new feature was designed with you in mind.

When viewing an SPC Data Table or DMS Data Table, you can now apply changes to multiple data records at once. This can include:

  • changing a traceability value

  • changing corrective action information – Event, Cause (SPC only), or Action Taken (SPC only)

When you change one of these values, you can also append new information to the Note for these records.

DPU Charts show more Detail with Second-Level Grouping

In previous versions, a DPU chart could divide data into groups based on a single category – for example, a time period (like Month) or a traceability field (like Department).

DPU chart - level 1 grouping

Starting with version 8.8, you can now sub-divide those groups by a second category.

This new level of analysis can provide critical insights about which processes are performing well or need the most improvement.

DPU chart - level 2 grouping
DPU chart - level 1 grouping
DPU chart - level 2 grouping

New Monitor Table window shows Real-Time Failures across Parts and Features

The GainSeeker Charts module now contains a new type of SPC chart – the Monitor Table.

The Monitor Table displays individual SPC data records, with their real-time failure status, for multiple standards.

Monitor Table

There are three ways to view the Monitor Table:

  • Display only failure records – Useful for seeing what has failed recently and for following up on failure incidents.

  • Display the last record for each standard – Useful for viewing the current status of any standards, based on their most recent data.

  • Display only records without failures – Makes it easy to see which standards are currently running without failures, based on their most recent data.

The Monitor Table takes the place of the legacy SPC Database Monitor module.

New Paired Sample Analysis analyzes Correlation between KPIs

Paired Sample Analysis has now been added to the GainSeeker Charts module.

This lets you compare any two SPC datasets and plot them against each other, in order to find a relationship between the two.

Paired Sample Chart

Full support for Windows XP ends soon

GainSeeker version 8.8.1 (released December 2017) is the last version to be fully supported on the Windows XP operating system.

GainSeeker version 8.9 is scheduled for release in Spring 2018 and will require Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5, which cannot be installed on Windows XP.

Windows XP workstations can continue to run older GainSeeker versions (8.0-8.8.1) even when GainSeeker 8.9 is installed on other workstations.

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