2. Installation

In this chapter, we will guide you through the installation procedure for the MQC editor.

2.1. Install MQC Desktop Client

To install MQC, you must download the required Windows installer. You received or will receive an email from MES containing a link and the necessary credentials to download the installer file from our server.


Figure 2.1 Type in the credentials and press OK

Please note that you must be able to unzip the files.

After extracting the zip-file, navigate to the subfolder: MES_MQC_SpotfireAnalyst11-4-2_single_user_win\Products\TIBCO Spotfire Installer.

Now open the file setup-single-user-11.4.2.exe and proceed with the next step.


Figure 2.2 In the installation wizard, press Next.


Figure 2.3 Please read the license agreement carefully, accept it using the check box and click on Next.


Figure 2.4 Enter the URL http://mes-qualitycommander.com/ as server address and press Next.


Figure 2.5 Finally to install the program, press Install.


Figure 2.6 The installation may take a few minutes. Afterwards, please confirm with Finish.


Figure 2.7 Please, open Spotfire and login with your personal credentials using the username and password provided to you by MES. Please note the lowercase and press Log In.

When installing MQC, the login to the MQC server is mandatory. This step will validate your MQC license and will provide you with the latest updates of the current version of MQC.


Figure 2.8 Please confirm the requested update by pressing Install Now


Figure 2.9 Once the update is complete, you can now start MQC by logging in with your credentials as mentioned above. Click on Log In

Please note that you must necessarily log in at least once every 30 days. This makes sure that your MQC license is revalidated and you can take advantage of updates, bug fixes and further improvements.

2.2. Change Default Password

If you would like to change the default password provided by MQC, please open a browser and navigate to http://mes-qualitycommander.com. Login with your personal credentials.

Then inside your browser click on your user name at the top-right of the window and choose ‘My account’. This opens the Administration Console for your account. Select ‘Change password’ and follow the instructions of the ‘Change TIBCO Spotfire password’ dialog.

2.3. System Requirements MQC Editor

Note: MQC Editor installation includes TIBCO Spotfire Analyst installation

Table 2.1 System requirements for the MQC editor Hardware





Minimum: 2 Cores, 2 GHz
Recommended: 4 Cores or more (Intel Core i5 or equivalent), 2+ GHz, 64-bit


Minimum: 4 GB
Recommended: 8 GB or more
Note: Large data sets can require more RAM

Hard disk space

10 GB is recommended for installation and normal use.


Minimum: 1024x768 pixel resolution, 16 or 32-bit color depth.
Recommended: 1920*1080 pixel resolution or higher, 32-bit color depth.
Table 2.2 System requirements for the MQC editor Software




Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1
Microsoft Windows 7

Installation Permissions

Administrator rights are required.

Microsoft .NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.x, 4.6.x, 4.7.x.
NOTE: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 (or higher) is strongly recommended.
NOTE: If Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 isn’t installed when running the installer, the installer can (if the users accepts this when prompted) download and install it.

Microsoft Office (Optional)

Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 2016, 32- and 64-bit versions
Microsoft Office 2013, 32- and 64-bit versions
Microsoft Office 2010, 32- and 64-bit versions
NOTE: Microsoft Office needs to be installed in order to use functionality that integrates with Office products (such as importing data from Excel or Access, or exporting to Power Point)