Oriel and SigmaFlow Announce Integrated Training and Software Offering for Lean Six Sigma


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Christine Jersild
Oriel Incorporated
3801 Regent Street, Suite AB
Madison, WI 53705

Madison, Wisconsin (April 2, 2007) – SigmaFlow, a leading provider of Enterprise Performance Improvement Software, and Oriel, a major business productivity consulting and training organization, today announced an innovative joint offering that integrates Oriel’s Lean training content with SigmaFlow’s Project Portfolio Management Solution for Lean Six Sigma. The offering will be available for purchase by end-customers and for leading training firms to integrate into their own engagements.

Companies face a major challenge in Lean and Six Sigma deployments due to the disconnection of training and reference materials from the software tools used in day-to-day work. The Oriel-SigmaFlow joint offering links training and software tools, from idea generation through project completion, for the best productivity in Lean deployments.

“By combining Oriel’s leading training methodology with SigmaFlow’s proven software solutions, customers get synergistic productivity,” said Jay Holstine, CEO of SigmaFlow. “The integration of Oriel’s training content and SigmaFlow’s project execution tools provide an end-to-end environment for achieving better results, faster.”

Alan Marash, CEO of Oriel, explains: “We chose SigmaFlow because of their unique approach to web and desktop solutions, which gives executives timely project status updates by tracking actual work being done. Customers gain improved knowledge-sharing and standards for project replication. This solution essentially pays for itself in the first project.”

About Oriel

Founded in 1982, Oriel is a leading consulting and training organization dedicated to business process improvement and performance excellence. Oriel offers consulting and training services to help organizations develop, implement, and sustain the methodologies needed to improve organizational performance. Expertise includes Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, process and product design, process improvement, leadership development, change management, teambuilding, Six Sigma, and problem solving. Oriel publishes several well-known off-the-shelf books including The Team Handbook Third Edition, which has sold more than one million copies. For additional information or to follow the developments at Oriel Incorporated, please visit www.orielinc.com or call 1-800-669-8326.

About SigmaFlow

Delivering consistent and efficient process improvement and project execution, the SigmaFlow system navigates users (with tactical Roadmaps, linked on-demand analysis tools, and contextual training) in the same environment where actual project work is done. Executives get real-time knowledge of where each initiative is, and often describe SigmaFlow as the “Global Positioning System” for Process and Project Portfolio Management.

As a leading provider of Best Practice Execution System® software, SigmaFlow delivers standards, consistency, and productivity for company-wide process management, project execution, and governance. Thousands of process and project management professionals at diverse major organizations such as Albertsons, ConocoPhillips, First Data Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Pratt & Whitney, The World Bank, and Tyco International are improving results by using SigmaFlow software every day. For more information, visit SigmaFlow’s website at www.sigmaflow.com or contact Hal Stebbins at 972-447-8340 or [email protected].

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