DataQUEST is free
software from the USEPA for QA/G-9 compliant statistical analysis of
environmental data. So does that make it a good value? If you are
currently using, or considering using USEPA's DataQUEST software, here are
some reasons why you should consider using ChemPoint Professional and
DOS vs. Windows
DataQUEST is a DOS based application. ChemPoint and
ChemStat are Windows based, with easy Windows-style menus, online help,
file support, and high-quality printing. DataQUEST provides only limited
help in text files. DataQUEST menus are cumbersome and cryptic. DataQUEST
doesn't even print graphs or reports.
DataQUEST is provided by USEPA. USEPA has no economic
interest in providing user with quality software that is easy to use. This
is our job! If our software isn't high quality and easy to use, we go out
of business, and we are committed to quality and continuous improvement
with new updates yearly.
Data Management Capabilities
ChemPoint provides a full-featured database system for
your environmental data, including import of lab data, and reporting, with
easy export to ChemStat for statistical analysis. DataQUEST requires that
you create specially formatted text files of data, requiring considerable
computer skills and time.
More Graphs and Analysis Methods
Professional includes twelve different types of graphs… many more
than DataQUEST. ChemStat includes all of the powerful statistical analysis
methods you will need for QA/G-9 compliance, including t-tests, outlier
tests, parametric tests, non-parametric tests, test for normality, and
transformation. ChemPoint and ChemStat provide professional quality graphs
and reports, with choice of fonts, colors, and many more options. Your
reports says a lot about your company's image. Show your clients that you
use the leading technology.
DataQUEST is limited in usefulness to QA/G-9 statistical
methods. Leverage your investment in ChemPoint and ChemStat by taking on
more environmental data management and statistical analysis projects,
including RCRA, CERCLA, and US Department of Defense initiatives.
The Bottom Line
ChemStat and ChemPoint provide a quick uptime and fast
return on investment. Remember, free software is
only free if your time is of no value.