How Do You Draw a Pareto Chart in Excel?

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What is a Pareto chart?

Why use QI Macros to create Pareto charts?

Special features of QI Macros Pareto chart maker.

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What is a Pareto Chart and what is it used for?

A Pareto chart is named after Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist and mathematician. Pareto first observed what we've come to know as the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80-20 rule). The principle states that a small percentage of any situations's causes directly lead to a large percentage of the results.

Pareto charts demonstrate this principle by combining a sorted bar graph with a line chart that shows cumulative percentages. Pareto charts help to pinpoint where you should focus your efforts for maximum benefit (i.e. on the big bars to the left that represent the largest percentage of the problem).

What makes an authentic Pareto?

  • Cumulative line graph with %'s
  • No space between bars
  • An "Other" bar

QI Macros Pareto charts contain ALL of these critical elements. Try it Now!

pareto chart created in Excel using QI Macros

Why use QI Macros to create Pareto charts?

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Save Time

You don't need to learn a separate application. QI Macros works right in Excel.

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Draw Charts in Seconds

QI Macros is point and click simple. Just select your data and then select Pareto chart from the tab we install on Excel's menu.

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Look Like an Expert

Be ready to answer - "How did you do that?" QI Macros is one of the few software solutions that draws an authentic Pareto diagram. Beware of bar charts impersonating Paretos!

I have purchased your QI Macros and now amaze my friends and co-workers with the ease and speed of my Pareto charts and other stats.

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Special features that make QI Macros Pareto charts unique

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More Reasons to Choose QI Macros Over Excel or Other Pareto Chart Software



  • Only $349 USD - less with quantity discounts
  • No annual subscription fees
  • Free technical support

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Easy to Use

  • Works right in Excel
  • Create a chart in seconds
  • Easy to customize & share charts

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