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PCHoshin Software - Description

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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.

Successful organizations use their business or strategic planning process to focus and link activities throughout the organization. The intent is to assure people are working on the right things and to provide a method to track progress and achieve results. In most cases, however, the planning process is not structured and is rarely reviewed so a great plan simply collects dust.

PCHoshin can bring your planning process to life. It can help make your strategic or business plan become the way you manage instead of a document people just file away. PCHoshin is based on the Hoshin Kanri process described in the Hoshin Handbook. A free copy of the handbook is included with each software purchase. PCHoshin provides a planning structure that efficiently documents and deploys key objectives. It provides a methodology to track progress and take corrective action when performance strays from course. PCHoshin can become an essential element of an organization's ISO implementation, Baldrige application, Balanced Scorecard or Six Sigma implementation. If you are new to Hoshin, you might want to watch a brief overview of the process.


  • Your plan becomes a living document that is actually used to manage the organization.
  • Quickly create and deploy your plan. PCHoshin provides the planning structure so you can concentrate on plan content.
  • Employee buy-in is improved because owners directly contribute to developing the plan. It's their plan!
  • Management can quickly identify areas falling behind plan by using the integrated status flags.
  • Periodic reviews become much more efficient because discussion is focused on issues rather than just providing everyone with "fifteen minutes of air time."
  • Employees are self-motivated to accomplish milestones because plan status is visible to everyone within the organization.
  • Problems are less likely to fall through the cracks because of PCHoshin's integrated corrective action or abnormality tables.
  • You don't have to adopt new planning terminology. Keep the terms you are comfortable with. PCHoshin's form and report labels are customizable.
  • Reduce the overhead associated with managing your plan.

The best way to see if PCHoshin is right for your organization is to download the Free Trial.

Note: WebHoshin may be a better solution for you. To review the differences between PCHoshin and WebHoshin click here.

System Requirements:

  • IBM-compatible personal computer with a Pentium or higher processor.
  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Windows® XP
    • Windows® NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6A or higher
    • Windows® 2000
    • Windows® 2003
    • Windows® Vista
    • Windows® 7
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 or higher
  • At least thirty-two megabytes of RAM.
  • Hard disk with at least 20 megabytes of free space. The number of databases created will increase this requirement.
  • Microsoft Mouse or other compatible pointing device.
  • VGA or higher display.
  • A connection to Local Area Network or Internet/Intranet required to open shared or remote SQL databases.


The cost of the PCHoshin software is $245.00 plus shipping for a single user license. For more information or to purchase your copy, click here.