The is an internet-based benchmarking and best practice information and networking service. It contains a huge amount of information to help individuals in their professional development and undertake successful improvement projects. The BPIR contains 1,000’s of performance measures, best practice case studies, self-assessment tools and provides over a 1,000,000 articles on the theme of performance improvement across all functional areas, industries and covering most countries. All the information is categorized by the criteria of business excellence models (e.g. Baldrige and EFQM) – thus helping organizations to quickly get on the track to excellence! The resource was developed by the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research, Massey University and spun out of the University to become Limited in 2006. The has over 8,000 members worldwide. Members not only have access to the resource but also a monthly newsletter and 8 Best Practice Reports per annum.