Stat-Ease

Design-Expert


4.5 / 5
4 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Our users are typically any industrial experimenter who uses design of experiments (DOE).


Average Ratings

4 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,350.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Stat-Ease
  • www.statease.com
  • Founded 1982
  • United States

About Design-Expert

Design of experiments tool that guides the user through the planning, executing, and analyzing of experiments.


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Design-Expert Features

  • Association Discovery
  • Compliance Tracking
  • File Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series

Design-Expert Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Design Expert--very logical to use

Mar 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Design Expert offers the user a lot of help for designing and experiment and for analyzing the results. To set up a design, you can use their wizard, which uses a question and answer approach. If you are more of a do-it-yourself type, they still offer guided screens for whatever type of design you think you want to use.

For analysis, Design Expert also has a guided approach. The left side of the screen has a vertical arrangement to allow you to progress from simply plotting, to analysis, to optimization. In the analysis section, you have a series of tab across the top of the screen to guide you through selecting the model, analyzing the model, diagnosing the analysis and finally creating summary plots.

I can only describe the approach that Design Expert uses as very "linear". Some people can feel overwhelmed by packages that have a lot of option buttons. Design Expert has plenty of options, but they are not intimidating or intrusive.

Cons: The graphics could be better. While it's easy to export the graphs to Word or PowerPoint, the graphs themselves look a bit old-school and the ability to edit them is rather limited.

Overall: Design Expert is my everyday go-to program for designing experiments. Whether it's a screening experiment, factorial, response surface or mixture experiment, I use this software for the design and then the subsequent analysis. In that past 11+ years, I don't recall encountering any design need that Design Expert could not handle.

Design Expert, a great product backed by a great team!

Mar 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Design Expert can handle virtually any type of experimental design that you may need in a wide variety of situations. Certainly, the broad array of factorial, response surface and Taguchi designs can help anyone interested in applying DOE to a process. For those interested in formulation development, there is a nice selection of mixture and mixture/process designs to choose from. Design Expert is particularly help in its easy to navigate menus, great graphics, and their tutorials are very well-done and are highly recommended!

Cons: There are a few designs which Design Expert doesn't have, such as space-filling designs for computer experiments. I rarely have the need for such designs so this is not a serious limitation of Design Expert.

Overall: I have used Design Expert since 1989 (version 1.1) so I have 30 years of working with Stat Ease on the development of the software. I have found the people a Stat Ease to be easy to work with and they are very receptive to suggestions and comments. I personally know several people who work there and have visited them a few times. I highly recommend this software for anyone interested in designing and analyzing their own DOEs or supporting others.

Review of Design-Expert

Mar 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The features are user-friendly. You can easily prepare the spreadsheet for your experiments.

The first month is free so you can get an experience of how it works before purchasing. I think the student license version is reasonably priced.

Cons: The statistical analysis section is a little complex especially for those who are not expert in statistics.

Overall: I have used this software for two years and It has helped me a lot through designing experiments and also in creating models.

Good product for the price

Mar 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

Essential functions

Great training

Great customer support

Cons: Flexibility with functions

More plotting modules could be there