Creato Announces Features and Release Date for COMPASS® v6.0

San Diego, California (February 15, 2016)—Creato Preformance Solutions (www.creato.com) announced today that the release of version 6.0 of its COMPASS® Quality Management System has been set for March 31, 2016. The company also identified the key enhancements to be received by current licensees.

  • The system’s idea portal will be expanded in scope and made available to as wide an audience as the customer requires, with no impact on license costs
  • A “measurement plan wizard” will guide users through the proper collection of data to support their baseline analysis of process performance
  • A new feature will be added that sends alerts to Project Leaders that are approaching or missing key milestones in their improvement work

“We are excited to offer an opportunity to democratize the COMPASS product by boosting access to it,” notes Ian R. Lazarus, the company’s CEO.  “Clients can offer staff a virtual suggestion box, tie COMPASS to their intranet, and significantly enhance employee engagement with version 6.0.”  Lazarus went on to talk about how this release will pave the way for a broad range of other enhancements to build community, leverage business intelligence, and even introduce forms of artificial intelligence to effectively mine data.  "There is no product in the industry today that will match COMPASS' value, capabilities, or potential," concludes Lazarus.

The COMPASS Quality Management System was introduced to help organizations to identify, launch, track and complete improvement projects. Designed originally for manufacturing, it is in place today in over 150 separate organizations. Creato's online Lean training program was launched in 2002, and later adopted in 2005 by The American Society for Quality as their product of choice for Lean training.  

Together with existing licensees, CHC will offer version 6.0 of COMPASS to any organization with a published price quote through March 31, 2016.

About Creato: Creato Performance Solutions (www.creato.com) has been providing technologies and training to support corporate performance improvement for nearly 20 years. Today, Creato is a leading provider of Lean and Six Sigma deployment, and Project Portfolio Management products including the COMPASS® Quality Management System. Their combined classroom and online training programs are available through the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and a variety of other channel partners across the U.S. A recent study of 150 projects completed by Creato clients over the past 10 years revealed an average return on investment of 7:1.

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