Creato and EZSigma Group, based in Toronto, have signed an agreement whereby EZSigma will have exclusive distribution rights to the COMPASS® Quality Management System throughout Canada. The companies will cooperate to establish a market for COMPASS across the country. The COMPASS system is already in use within hospital systems located in the Province of British Columbia, supporting various projects in clinical quality improvement.
COMPASS is a project portfolio management system designed to guide, track and coordinate improvement and quality initiatives across an organization. It helps to anchor lean productivity principles in an organization, although it supports any improvement methods in use by its licensees. The system includes an ideation module accessible via mobile app, project management application, tools and online training, all on one platform. COMPASS has earned praise from various independent entities including G2.com and Gartner Research’s Capterra. CIO Magazine designated COMPASS a “Top Quality Management System.”
“We are excited to be the exclusive partner in Canada with Creato,” said Mike Ewing, CEO of EZSigma Group. “Our clients will realize tremendous benefits with the COMPASS software, which offers a more efficient, effective and standardized way for managing and tracking their portfolio of improvement projects. From goal setting, scope, business case, timelines, team members, milestones and action steps, COMPASS will help projects be completed on time, within budget, and achieve the expected ROI.”
“We are delighted to partner with EZSigma, as our commitment to Canada is strong and we need a strong partner in the region,” notes Ian R. Lazarus, Creato’s President & CEO. “As evidence of our commitment to Canada, we’ve chosen to host our application servers in both the U.S. and Canada.’
About Creato: Creato Performance Solutions has been providing technologies and training to support corporate performance improvement for over 20 years. Today, Creato is a leading provider in the U.S. 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 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.