Who Uses This Software?

Anyone who needs to graph and analyze data, especially in the quality market


Average Ratings

23 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,495.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Multiple-user licenses also available
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Minitab
  • www.minitab.com
  • Founded 1972
  • United States

About Minitab 17

The car you drive. The medicine you take. The bank you use. The device or computer you're looking at right now. Chances are that all of them have been developed or improved using Minitab. Minitab is the leading statistical software used for quality improvement and statistics education worldwide. More than 90% of Fortune 100 companies, and more than 4000 colleges and universities, use Minitab to graph and analyze their data.


Minitab 17 Features

  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Feedback Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Nonconformance Tracking
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Testing Management
  • Training Management
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Data Entry
  • Data Linking
  • Data Management
  • Excel Loader
  • Job Management
  • OPC Data Collection
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point-of-Production Analysis
  • Real Time Data Collection
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Analytics
  • File Management
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series
  • Visualization

Minitab 17 Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Excellent - Enjoy using this software for data capturing

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use, the product is user friendly used during college in a STAT class and have continued to use/ Product Updates / new features

Cons: Cost - This is one expensive software and comes with few login credentials - Student logins/ instructor logins

I love everything about minitab.

Nov 06, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can compile data reports at the hit of a button. I was using Excel workbook for data analysis and regression analysis but minitab is way more user friendly and less complex in comparison to excel. It also provided a lot more functionalities which are missing in excel

Cons: There is nothing I do not like about the software. I am more than satisfied with Minitab. If anything I would like minitab to be compatible with other software systems that I use on a daily basis in order to import and export data.

Once I received training I discovered how useful this analytical tool is.

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great, readable outputs. Easy to export charts & graphs. Session window keeps track of all analyses performed.

Cons: Not intuitive. Needed (expensive) training to be able to utilize functionality. When choosing not to use the assistant, there are numerous options that are not in plain language.

Best statistical software for manufacturing

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Well known name. Excellent customer service. Live training available. Assistant is super helpful when unsure what to do next.

Cons: Organizing all graphs, worksheets, and reports can get messy. Need some level of knowledge of statistics to operate.

Overall: Couldnt live without if doing any statistical analysis.

Overall it is a decent product but overkill for my needs

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I am able to look at a lot of data in a constructive manner. It allows me to remove bias from my data and determine the overall trend of my data. It helps me set specification limits on specific tests that are completed for the company that I work for.

Cons: The data is not the easiest to manipulate. The user interface could be upgraded to look more modern. It is hard to interface c# level code with the program.

Overall: I was able to fully evaluate my data and set specification limits on tests done in the factory to correctly evaluate my products.

Amazing software - could be easy to use

Aug 10, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can create many types of graphs you can create. From Control Charts to Pareto and analytical 3D garphs too.

Cons: User interface. Its not that easy for a user to understand it and make graphs easily. User interface could be better

I use this analysis software with my AP Statistics students and have used it for many years.

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked the package because it was a professional use package (not just deigned for classroom use) and it was still easy enough for my students to use. There is a small learning curve to overcome, but my students adapt to the package very quickly. The iterations I have used started with version 12 and I am now using version 17. They product has become more streamlined over the years and more user friendly as well. The support I have received from Minitab has been excellent and utilizing the license server for my lab allows me to deploy the package to more computers. That is a real plus when one machine goes down and I need to use all my licenses.

Cons: Some of the graphical outputs are still not as good as MS Excel, but they have been improving over the years. I wish it could do a back-to-back stem plot, but that's a minor inconvenience.

Overall: The program allows my students to work with very large data sets and allows me to assess their analyses very easily.

Food chemist in University

Aug 02, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As I am not a statistical expert and will newer be, I would like to have a quite very basic software in our research field. What I want is to have in a singe software for basic statistical tests, experimental design (doe) , and multivariate analysis (PCA, PLS,...). Our StatGraph licence was run out, and I have tested several softwares (SPSS doe missing, SAS and MathLab far two heavy for me, R - not for me)

Also reasonable pricing for students.

Cons: Sometime you do not know right away what are the parameters behind certain menus (of course can be find in the manual).

Overall: All in one (for me)

I needed to run multivariate analysis, specifically cluster analysis.

Jun 09, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The software provides a good range of linkage methods (i.e., average, centroid, complete) and distance measures (i.e., Euclidean, Manhattan) for cluster analysis.

Cons: The "Help" manual wasn't very helpful. The definitions of dialog box items are good, but wish there would be useful tutorials and illustrative examples to minimize confusions during the use of the software.

Overall: I was able to run cluster analysis for a data set where I hoped to identify underlying structure.

Solid statistical software with a large amount of useful features.

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use. Wide range of statistic tools to help portray the data that I want, in the way I want to do it.

Cons: A lot of the learning of how to use the software is trial by fire. Not all the features are perfectly lined out in the beginning.

Very easy to use software that gets the job done

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The graphics and display of this software are great. There is no learning curve and is great for basic statistics. If you are not needing an in-depth statistical analysis, this is the product for you.

Cons: The only downside to this software is that it does not complete advanced statistical analysis. Some of the data that I use contains seasonality and other factors. If you are needing something more advanced, I would suggest SAS.

Great Tool

May 25, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Its a nice tool for statisticians can import the data easily from excel and with in few clicks we can generate the graphs and can easily demonstrate them

Cons: it would be better if they give more examples often we have to go to youtube to search for videos. The help library should have been made user friendly

MINITAB REVIEW

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Overall I used MiniTab both in my career and in college. I am now able to run DEO on product and easily look at the statistical relationships between the products. After college I forgot a lot of detail, but MiniTab has great tutorials that walk you through the different statistical analysis you will need.

Stats applied

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great application with good help section. Would use it again. I would highly recommend this product to my friends.

Minitab Review

Apr 04, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Excellent Software to solve statistical problems with ease. The software is very user friendly and fast.

Minitab 17 in AP Statistics

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the robust features built into the software and how they are balanced with ease of use.

Cons: The only improvement I would request is line breaks in printing at the end of a word rather than at a set number of characters.

Overall: I have been using Minitab with my AP Statistics students since version 12. I have found it to be robust, but at the same time reasonably easy for high school students to use. The graph capabilities have improved dramatically since the earlier versions I used. I will continue to use Minitab 17 with my classes... until the next version comes out!

Very useful

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: it is really easy to use and understand. Very good graphs.

Cons: I didn't have any problem with this software

Overall: Great and very useful for design and analysis of experiments. Helps to understand the correlations between two variables. Perfect for statistics exercises and offer great graphs to understand the variables behavior.

Expensive and doesn't work at all

Apr 29, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I bought it for 30$. After I installing it, when I opened Minitab, windows told me "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available" and then proceeded to close the program. I tried trouble shooting it to no avail. The customer service for Minitab sucked and didn't help me at all. Then I re-installed it and when that didn't work I re-re-installed it and it still didn't work. What a waste of money! DON'T BUY MINITAB. Buy excel or a good graphing calculator instead.

Vendor Response

by Minitab on April 29, 2016

Brigham, we are sorry to learn that you are seeing an error message when launching Minitab. I checked our systems and cannot find any record of your correspondence with Minitab Technical Support. Is it possible that you instead contacted the vendor you purchased it from, as we do not directly sell the $30 version? To contact Minitab Technical Support directly, please call 814-231-2682.

Good Standalone

Apr 12, 2016
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: If you need a statistical software that stands alone from any other system. Minitab is viable option. But, if you need it to tie to other systems to be feed the data, don¿t go this route. You can import data manually and copy manually, but that is it. This works the same way on export. So in other words, it is like a fancy calculator that you have sitting on your desk.
Over the years they have improved their navigation thru their menus, and added some functionality to it, but still lacks to other software packages.
If you have two or more systems that you use regularly (e.g. Virtual machine and Desktop Workstation), your license only supports one system. If you need it on both, you have to purchase a separate license. Even Autodesk has figured this out to not be a very viable option for their customers.
Be cautious about their training packages. You are not allowed to purchase a course, but only an allotted time for a course. So like most work environments, work can take priority over completing a course. So, if you do not complete it in time, you miss out.
It was a good statistical software back in their early years, but never kept up with technology and demand of the customers. And, it still has its old ghost that never were worked out of the system.
I don¿t suggest using this. Go with some other system that someone suggests highly, that meets the demands of this age, not an age gone past.

Vendor Response

by Minitab on April 19, 2016

PD, thank you for sharing your perspective on Minitab. Per your comment about using multiple systems, please use Help > Licensing > Move to transfer a single active license between multiple computers, at no extra charge. Only a single license can be active at any given time per the single-user license agreement, and we also offer multi-user licenses if that better meets your needs. And you can fortunately integrate Minitab with other systems to automatically import data, then create charts, run stats, etc. For assistance, please contact Tech Support at 814-231-2682.

Simple to learn, esy to use and useful resources

Feb 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using and teaching Minitab since version 11 and it is only getting better and better.
Students become self assured in producing control charts and other simple tools in under 2 hours including how to interpret, make recommendations and appropriate actions.

The Assistant uses an algorithm to allow one to correctly choose the statistical test/graph based on your data and the question to be answered

The StatGuide provides and interprets a graph similar to one you have just produced thereby instilling confidence in the body of work.

Their website is fabulous for resources and case-studies. Tech support is very good including statistical support.

Improved Functionality

Dec 30, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Update to previous comment:

The newest version of the program (MiniTab 17) has improved the customization options available for control charts, making it moderately easier and more convenient to display data using custom parameters.

While the functionality in the new version is also slightly smoother, the program still retains many of the bugs from prior versions. For the most part though these issues are tolerable in light of the versatility of the program in comparison to others available on the market.

Powerful analytical tool

Sep 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used this software for about 10 years. Powerful analysis, superb graphical reporting, abilities beyond my needs.

Very Inconvenient

Aug 25, 2015
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Process Control charts generated by the software were very difficult to customize, especially when trying to display clients' specified control limits on charts instead of those calculated from raw data. Program was also full of bugs (for example, deleting a column from the data sheet caused all control charts -- including those with no relation to the deleted column -- to permanently stop functioning).