Sigma Magic

Best optimization of features, cost and ease of use

Overall Comparison

There is no such thing as an ideal software that meets everyone's needs. Some packages are very complex with lots of features and options for advanced users which make them difficult to use for an average user. Some packages only cater to specific needs (like individual application templates) which means you can only use them in certain instances and you will have to learn to use another package which may have a totally different way of working. Different packages are built on top of different platforms with their own programming languages (learning curve) and of course a highly variable cost structure all the way from zero to tens of thousands of dollars. Hence, depending on your situation one software may better meet your needs compared to others.

Use the following table to select your needs and the graph will recommend the software that best meets your needs. The software with the highest score is the recommended software that you should investigate. Of course, not all packages are shown here and the comparison is rather simplistic. However, we hope it opens your viewpoint to consider alternatives that may best meet your needs.

Cost Ease of Use Usage Level Applications
Analytics Lean Graph Projects Stats

Accuracy Comparison

Here is a short comparison of outputs generated from Sigma Magic software with competitive product(s). Use your mouse to drag the images left or right to scroll through the slides. Note that the comparison is not meant to put down any competitive product but to factually share some comparison for illustrative purposes only. Please perform your own analysis and use your judgement to make conclusions.

Cost Comparison

Here is a comparison of pricing of Sigma Magic software with some selected competitive products for a single-user license. Sigma Magic software includes all modules into a single pricing package and we don't charge for separate add-on packages. The Comparable cost below includes the total costs including all add-on options for competitive products if they are selling separate bundles for similar analysis as performed by Sigma Magic software.

Software Single License Comparable Cost Notes
Sigma Magic $200 $200 Benchmark
Minitab $1,595 $3,595 Add-On Companion software @ $2,000
SPSS $99/month $3,084 Add-On Modules @ $79/month (Advanced Stats), $79/month (Sampling), $79/month (Forecasting)
Sigma XL $299 $1,294 Add-On Module @ $995 (Discovery Sim)

Feature Comparison

Here is a comparison of the features within Sigma Magic software with other commercial packages such as Minitab and SPSS. You will find that Sigma Magic software has most of the features that you will ever need on any project. Since these tools are built right into Excel, you don't have much of a learning curve either. For competitive packages, you tend to forget how to use them unless you keep using them all the time. Excel is a tool that you probably use all the time and hence it makes more sense to do your analysis within Excel itself.

Category Element Sigma Magic Minitab SPSS
AnalyticsCluster Analysis - Hierarchical✔ (Uses R)
AnalyticsCluster Analysis - K-Means✔ (Uses R)
AnalyticsPrincipal Components✔ (Uses R)
AnalyticsFactor Analysis✔ (Uses R)
AnalyticsDecision Tree - Conditional✔ (Uses R)
AnalyticsDecision Tree - Recursive✔ (Uses R)
AnalyticsDiscriminant Analysis✔ (Uses R)
AnalyticsCorrespondence Analysis✔ (Uses R)
ChangeChange Audit
ChangeChange Impact Assessment
ChangeForce Field Analysis✔ (Companion)
ChangeStakeholder Analysis✔ (Companion)
ChangeCommunication Plan
GraphsBar Chart
GraphsBox Plot
GraphsContour Plot
GraphsDot Plot
GraphsIndividual Value Plot
GraphsInterval Plot
GraphsMatrix Plot
GraphsMulti Vari Chart
GraphsPareto Plot
GraphsPie Chart
GraphsProbability Plot
GraphsProcess Map✔ (Companion)
GraphsRelationship Diagram
GraphsRun Chart
GraphsScatter Plot
GraphsStem & Leaf Plot
GraphsSurface Plot
GraphsSymmetry Plot
GraphsTime Series Plot
GraphsWaterfall Plot
Lean5 Why Analysis✔ (Companion)
Lean5S+1 Audit✔ (Companion)
LeanA3 Report✔ (Companion)
LeanKaizen Report
LeanLean Maturity Audit✔ (Companion)
LeanOEE Metric
LeanSMED Analysis✔ (Companion)
LeanSpaghetti Diagram
LeanTAKT Time
LeanTime Study✔ (Companion)
LeanValue Stream Map✔ (Companion)
LeanWork Combination✔ (Companion)
LeanWorkload Balance✔ (Companion)
ProjectBalanced Scorecard
ProjectBenefit Effort Plot
ProjectC&E Diagram
ProjectC&E Matrix✔ (Companion)
ProjectClosure Form✔ (Companion)
ProjectDesign Scorecard
ProjectFinancial Benefits✔ (Companion)
ProjectFailure Modes & Effects Analysis✔ (Companion)
ProjectImplementation Plan✔ (Companion)
ProjectKano Analysis
ProjectProject Charter✔ (Companion)
ProjectProject Filter✔ (Companion)
ProjectPugh Analysis✔ (Companion)
ProjectQuality Function Deployment✔ (Companion)
ProjectRACI Analysis✔ (Companion)
ProjectSIPOC Analysis✔ (Companion)
ProjectSolution Selection✔ (Companion)
ProjectTree Diagram✔ (Companion)
StatsANOVA - One-Way
StatsANOVA - Analysis of Means
StatsANOVA - Balanced
StatsANOVA - General Linear Model
StatsANOVA - Nested
StatsANOVA - General MANOVA
StatsANOVA - Test for Equal Variances
StatsANOVA - Main Effects Plot
StatsANOVA - Interaction Plot
StatsBasic Stats - Descriptive Statistics
StatsBasic Stats - 1-Sample Z
StatsBasic Stats - 1-Sample t
StatsBasic Stats - Paired t
StatsBasic Stats - 1-Proportion Test
StatsBasic Stats - 2-Proportion Test
StatsBasic Stats - 1-Sample Poisson Rate
StatsBasic Stats - 2-Sample Poisson Rate
StatsBasic Stats - 1-Variance Test
StatsBasic Stats - 2-Variance Test
StatsBasic Stats - Correlation Test
StatsBasic Stats - Covariance Test
StatsBasic Stats - Normality Test
StatsBasic Stats - Outlier Test
StatsBasic Stats - Goodness of Fit
StatsControl Charts - Box-Cox Transformation
StatsControl Charts - Variable Subgroups
StatsControl Charts - Variable Individual
StatsControl Charts - Attribute
StatsControl Charts - Time-Weighted
StatsControl Charts - Multivariate
StatsControl Charts - Rare Events
StatsDOE - Factorial
StatsDOE - Response Surface
StatsDOE - Mixture
StatsDOE - Taguchi
StatsMarketing - RFM Analysis
StatsMarketing - Segmentation Analysis
StatsMarketing - Customer Profiling
StatsMarketing - Campaign Analysis
StatsMarketing - Likely to Purchase
StatsMarketing - Effectiveness Analysis
StatsNonparametrics - 1-Sample Sign
StatsNonparametrics - 1-Sample Wilcoxon
StatsNonparametrics - Mann-Whitney
StatsNonparametrics - Kruskal-Wallis
StatsNonparametrics - Mood's Median Test
StatsNonparametrics - Friedman
StatsNonparametrics - Runs Test
StatsNonparametrics - Pairwise Test
StatsPower and Sample Size - Estimation
StatsPower and Sample Size - Tolerance Levels
StatsPower and Sample Size - 1-Sample Z
StatsPower and Sample Size - 1-Sample t
StatsPower and Sample Size - 2-Sample t
StatsPower and Sample Size - Paired t
StatsPower and Sample Size - 1-Proportion
StatsPower and Sample Size - 2-Proportion
StatsPower and Sample Size - 1-Sample Poisson Rate
StatsPower and Sample Size - 2-Sample Poisson Rate
StatsPower and Sample Size - 1-Variance
StatsPower and Sample Size - 2-Variances
StatsPower and Sample Size - Equivalence Tests
StatsPower and Sample Size - One-Way ANOVA
StatsPower and Sample Size - 2-Level Factorial DOE
StatsPower and Sample Size - Plackett-Burman DOE
StatsPower and Sample Size - General Full Factorial DOE
StatsQuality Tools - Distribution Identification
StatsQuality Tools - Johnson Transformation
StatsQuality Tools - Capability Analysis
StatsQuality Tools - Tolerance Analysis
StatsQuality Tools - Gage Study
StatsQuality Tools - Attribute Agreement Analysis
StatsQuality Tools - Acceptance Sampling
StatsRegression - Fitted Line Plot
StatsRegression - Multiple
StatsRegression - Nonlinear
StatsRegression - Stability Study
StatsRegression - Orthogonal
StatsRegression - Partial Least Squares
StatsRegression - Binary Logistic
StatsRegression - Ordinal Logistic
StatsRegression - Nominal Logistic
StatsRegression - Poisson
StatsReliability - Distribution Analysis
StatsReliability - Warranty Analysis
StatsReliability - Repairable Systems
StatsReliability - Accelerated Life Testing
StatsSimulation✔ (Companion)
StatsSpatial Modeling
StatsSpectral Analysis
StatsTime Series - Trend Analysis
StatsTime Series - Decomposition
StatsTime Series - Moving Average
StatsTime Series - Exponential Smoothing
StatsTime Series - Winter's Method
StatsTime Series - Differences/Lag
StatsTime Series - Autocorrelation
StatsTime Series - Partial Autocorrelation
StatsTime Series - Cross Correlation
StatsTime Series - ARIMA
StatsTables - Chi-Square for Association
StatsTables - Cross Tabulation & Chi-Square
StatsTables - Goodness of Fit (one variable)

  • Minitab, SPSS, and Sigma XL and registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Information shown on this page is based on publicly available information obtained in Sep. 2017.
  • Features & pricing information may change anytime, user discretion is advised when making a decision.