• 2015:
    The Road to
    Better Outcomes Learn how Northwoods is helping social services agencies remove roadblocks jeopardizing the ability to improve outcomes by impacting three key business areas: compliance, retention and user adoption.

    Learn About The Road to Better Outcomes

  • Get the best mobile tool to enhance SACWIS.

    Download our business brief, Why SACWIS Needs a CoPilot in the Field, to determine which mobile option will best empower your team.

    Download the Brief

  • Human services technology for the mobile social worker.

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  • Finally, human services software that puts people first.

    Read About Us

  • Social services software that cuts lobby lines? It's what you’ve been waiting for.

    Learn About Compass® Appointments

  • Meet Compass® CoPilot. The mobile social worker's best friend.

    Learn About Compass® CoPilot

  • Give hours back to your caseworkers with Compass® Pilot. The document management productivity suite.

    Learn About Compass® Pilot

  • We offer human services software to help agencies make a difference.

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Northwoods Compass® Appointment Management, Desktop and Mobile Productivity Solutions

Most software for social services agencies is focused on only one thing: capturing state-required data. At Northwoods, our human services software solutions are designed for the directors and caseworkers who use the data, not for the data itself. By giving caseworkers agency-wide immediate access to case and client information how, when and where they need it, we’re changing the way caseworkers at state and county health and human service agencies work.

Why Northwoods
is Different

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Northwoods Compass® software helps state and county human services agencies increase client service levels and productivity while cutting costs — allowing them to do more with less.


Human Services
Agencies We Serve

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Northwoods specializes in human services software solutions and technology for Child Protective Services, Child Support and Public Assistance programs at state and county human services agencies.

Areas of Expertise

Solutions Designed
for Caseworkers

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Northwoods Compass® software solutions decrease the paperwork burden on caseworkers and social workers and increase agency-wide productivity so caseworkers can focus on the families they serve.

Products & Services

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Chemung County DSS Caseworkers First in New York to Get Mobile App

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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    San Joaquin County HSA Using Technology to Eliminate Lobby Lines

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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Moore County DSS Social Workers Getting Mobile App to Improve Safety

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"Implementing the Northwoods solution has resulted in a more productive and accountable staff, increased customer responsiveness and greater value for the public." Roxanne Somerlot, Director, Marion County Job and Family Services

What Human Services Professionals Are Saying About Compass® Solutions

  • "I really do not know how we managed before."

    Stephanie Kaiser, Project Analyst Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services

  • "This will revolutionize the way we do business because we will no longer be tied to our desks."

    Amy Ruppert, Business Administrator Auglaize County Department of Job and Family Services

  • "It’s an easy system to learn. And it’s very easy to use."

    Beth Graff, Quality Control Allen County Department of Job and Family Services

  • "I don’t worry that I do or don’t have a form that I might or might not need. They are all with me all the time."

    Nikki DeLeon, Family Based Care Case Worker Fairfield County Department of Job and Family Services

  • "The easiest way for me to describe Compass® CoPilot is that it’s just like taking my desktop computer out in the field. Whatever I can do on my desk, I can do in the field."

    Jackie Davis, Intake and Assessment Social Worker Fairfield County Department of Job and Family Services