Companion by Minitab version 5.4.0 is the latest free update. For the web application version, this update allows for multiple steering committees when the workflow features are enabled. Workflow features provide governance in approving and managing projects throughout their lifecycle. Now when users create an idea, they will be able to route their submission to the appropriate steering committee within their organization.
For desktop only users, the update is recommended as it provides performance improvements.
To upgrade your desktop version to the full version (with web application) that includes both the online web dashboard and workflow features such as idea management, a project hopper, formal stage gate reviews, email notifications and tracked field changes – please contact your Minitab representative.
To avoid compatibility issues, Minitab strongly encourages all those using Companion to update to the latest version.
Note: If the Check for Updates option cannot be selected, your organization may have disabled Minitab Software Updates. Please contact your organization’s Companion license administrator to access this update. If you do not know who your license administrator is, please contact Minitab Technical Support.
Your License Administrator has been notified of the update and they will manage the deployment at your organization.