In many situations, it is critical that data collection and analysis is incorporated into a business' industrial process control system to evaluate the following: Process stability – It is very difficult to visually monitor the stability of continuous processes. Quality control – Many systems use SPC (statistical process control) packages to determine whether the product specifications are within control limits (UCL & LCL). Six-Sigma evaluations. Regulatory compliance. Potential maintenance issues. Troubleshooting problems. Htec uses programs, such as SQL, Access, and Excel, to create visual displays of the collected data. It is essential to present the data in the proper context so decisions can be quickly based on the information presented. It is vitally important to properly interpret the process status.