COMPASS - Comprehensive Assessment Tool

COMPASS is a solution of Vector for planning, executing and evaluating assessments, audits and analyses. 


COMPASS satisfies all requirements that are relevant to an efficient audit and analysis tool. These include support based on different maturity models,  assessment methods and other checks, e.g. Threat and Risk Analysis. COMPASS is not restricted to one specific maturity model, it rather supports different  models and can be extended to customized models and checks if desired.

In performing audits and checks large amounts of accumulating data must be recorded. In COMPASS these data are managed in a well-structured and clear way. Extensive evaluation and reporting options are provided to assist in the evaluation phase.

Your benefits

A vast majority of maturity models and standards are supported, covering a broad spectrum of uses.

The open and flexible architecture allows COMPASS to be expanded, upon customer request, to include customized maturity models, including rating mechanisms and evaluation functions. These are supplemented by user-definable typing and status of observations.

This means that COMPASS can be adapted to specific customer requirements and can therefore be used for any kind of assessment or audit.

Moreover, COMPASS offers users the opportunity to expand its report functionality by developing their own reports based on a plug-in concept. As an alternative, plug-ins can be developed by Vector upon customer request.

Supported Maturity Models and Standards

COMPASS is the all-around tool for performing assessments and audits based on different maturity models and assessment methods. Beginning with planning, continuing through execution, and ending with evaluation, COMPASS covers all phases of an assessment.

  • Automotive SPICETM 2.5, 3.x
  • ISO/IEC 15504:2012 (SPICE)
  • Threat and Risk Analysis (TARA) according to standards e.g. SAE J3061 and ISO 21434
  • ISO 26262:2018
  • CMMI for Development v1.3
  • User-specific models can be added (upon request)

COMPASS Factsheet

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COMPASS Functionality

COMPASS functions enable a wide variety of potential uses.

Highlights of COMPASS include:

  • A simple, intuitive and customizable user interface
  • Maturity model and checklist navigator
  • Clearly organized management of all analysis data
  • Modern IT-platform concept