• Companion
    by Minitab®

    Operational Excellence, Continuous Improvement Management

    Achieve. The only solution specifically designed to help you start, track, manage and share improvement initiatives to achieve business excellence.

    It's 2020. Realize your vision for operational excellence.

    Even the best projects can be kept in the shadows when leaders don't see their potential. Companion is the only solution to pair customizable continuous improvement tools with centralized data retention and key performance metrics in a real-time online dashboard so you can push the right projects forward, assess risks and make your best business decisions. When teams can diagram processes and record project execution in the same platform that automatically reports their progress, you have a sustainable program to demonstrate and repeat your successes.

    Plan & Align

    Get project teams away from the multiple documents in various systems and cumbersome internal solutions. They don't encourage seamless visibility or on-time delivery. Companion Project Roadmaps make it easy to execute, share and replicate projects across your organization.

    After assessing critical project updates in Companion’s real-time online dashboard, it's time to execute your strategy and focus your efforts on projects that need them most — ensure your project portfolio is managed to time and budget. Or identify where corrective action is needed. All from one place.

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    Map out every step in your journey with Companion's project manager, work area and 100+ powerful visual tools and forms that enable the execution of projects throughout your organization.

    Enable Workflow to Move Projects Forward Even More Smoothly
    Streamline your process of vetting which ideas move forward to become projects. Select steering committees so the right people are notified and action items don't get lost in a Friday afternoon barrage of emails.

    Automatic Backup
    Work with confidence and without disruption knowing that your projects and efforts are being automatically backed up. No more duplicate work or losing your valuable insights.

    Stay on track with timely email alerts when a project needs your attention. Notifications can tell you when you’ve been assigned a project, when your project has been approved to begin, when key phase reviews have been approved or rejected, when an important date is approaching or if your project is overdue.

    Measure & Analyze

    Measure and Analyze results using Companion's analysis tools or by importing your own.

    Working with Minitab Statistical Software is Easier than Ever
    Project team members can send output from Minitab Statistical Software directly to Companion, or insert a Minitab project straight from their Companion roadmap, and updates will be saved inside the Companion project.

    Share in Real Time

    Immediately review the status of your improvement initiatives relative to goals, and empower decision-making and strategic course correction.

    Real-Time KPI Dashboard
    Draw on the data from your projects to provide dynamic visual up-to-the-minute tracking of performance metrics of your program. See financial summaries, progress toward set targets and prioritize ideas and projects. View your entire initiative or focus on specific projects, teams or divisions.

    Unlimited Reports to Highlight Key Milestones and ROI
    Easily generate tailor-made reports to show you are not only leading projects through to success, but share the success story in terms your organization understands best. Include only projects from specific facilities or summarize information from across the organization.

    Ready for a demonstration of Companion? Talk to Minitab

    90% of the top Fortune 100 Companies are Minitab Customers

    Lead your organization on its own personal path to success with customizable Roadmaps and tools.

    Regardless of your company's improvement methodology — Lean, Six Sigma, or (often the case) a customized blend of methodologies best suited to your products and services, development and internal processes — Companion has the tools you need to execute projects efficiently.


    Lean Six Sigma

    Design for Six Sigma

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    See How It Works

    Watch these videos to see how to get started with Companion, use key features and tools, and more.

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    Attend free webinars for an in-depth look at how to make the most of our software.

    Read the Blog

    Catch up on best practices, success stories and how-to advice for your improvement projects.


    Get your entire organization up and running in days with our standard deployment, then customize it to make it your own.

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