Technology Evaluation Template Quality Control & Testing
Software • The two software packages we chose are: • SPSS 13.0 and • SYSTAT 11.0 • These software packages are advanced data analyses tools. Which enable users to convert raw data into statistics and understand those statistics through graphic representation. • They allow users to share their output with others through many methods including web publishing. • They help the user uncover important facts, patterns, and trends.
Function: • The function of this software would be to analyze data collected by the Quality Control and Testing division of petPRO. • This would enable us to make important discoveries, which otherwise might be missed. • It could also be used by other division of petPRO to monitor their and analyze their data.
The decision Process • This auto filter helps isolate which software meets the most criteria. (SYSTAT scored higher)
The decision Process Con’t • This custom auto filter puts information into an easy-to-view comparison format which allows you to directly compare the two software packages. (SYSTAT scored higher)
The decision Process Con’t • This pivot table uses only the financial values (25,26,28), and calculates the total costs. (SYSTAT costs marginally more) • SPSS was slightly more expensive.
The Template Itself • The template was a useful aid, but far from the be all end all of the decision maki. • At times concrete and guesswork questions were paired together. • Often the template asked very specific questions which were hard to answer without actually using the software.
Recommendation • After reviewing all the pertinent information regarding the two software packages, it is our belief that SYSTAT 11.0 would be a useful, and cost effective tool for petPRO. • Although it is slightly more expensive after reviewing all the data we found this extra expenditure is more then made up for by its more advanced functionality.