PCHoshin Software - Free Trial
PCHoshin puts the power of Hoshin Kanri on your PC. It is ideally suited for individual users and organizations with users connected by a Local Area Network (LAN). PCHoshin manages the process so you can concentrate on the plan content.
The best way to see how PCHoshin can improve your business plan implementation is to actually use it to document and manage your plan. However, unless you are familiar with the Hoshin Kanri process, jumping right in can be a little overwhelming. To help ease you into using the software and also learn about the Hoshin Kanri process you are encouraged to follow the three steps below. Of course if you are more adventurous feel free to dive in at step three.
If you are new to the Hoshin planning process, you might want to view the Hoshin Overview. The overview provides a brief introduction to Hoshin Kanri and explains how it can help organizations be more effective.
Open the Sample Reports and study examples of the software output. If you want to download the Sample Reports (1.5 M) directly to your hard drive without first opening them in your browser, right-click on the link and choose Save As.
You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5.0 or higher) to open the sample reports. If you don't have a reader or need to upgrade your reader you can download the latest reader by clicking the link below.
The final step is to download the 30-day, PCHoshin Free Trial and actually use the software to document your organization's plan. You can create and deploy key objectives, assign ownership, and track progress. You can also setup review cycles and conduct periodic reviews. The Free Trial software is restricted to creating single user databases, but you should be able to see how a multi-user database can be used to facilitate your entire organization's planning process.