Balanced Scorecard Designer
Balanced Scorecard Designer (BSC Designer) is software that simplifies the process of creating and managing Balanced Scorecards or KPI groups. With BSC Designer you will be able to create a set of key performance indicators, define relationships between groups, goals, and specify the importance of indicators. BSC Designer provides a flexible way to calculate performance values depending on indicators' settings, such as min/max values, target values, measurement units. Performance formula can be customized up to customer needs. The resulted Scorecard can be exported into MS Excel file or HTML for further processing.
Another powerful feature of BSC Designer is support of the strategy maps. This is a great way to visualize indicators and relations between then, providing graphical representation of indicators and their values. There are available many types of strategy map, including cyclical, table, classical.
With Balanced Scorecard Designer user can link together several scorecards located on a local disk, network or web-site. This is a great way to co-operate with other units in your company by sharing performance history and current values as well as performance goals. Another possibility to integrate BSC Designer with business systems are SQL Indicators, which help to read data from almost any database, giving access to data in ERP or CRM systems.
BSC Designer provides necessary functionality to work on operational level. Managers and employees can use attachments to share their ideas, tasks and reports. Attachments are a great way to collaborate on improving company performance.
The Balanced Scorecard Designer allows to use date-specific indicators. User can specify the weight, scorecard, min and max values for certain dates. To represent information about performance in various time points, there is a html report function, which gives an overview with data tables and charts. The html reports can be customized. Minor features include ability to generate Excel report for certain date and specify user defined measure units. Also, diagrams and charts and stop lights make it easy to visualize performance data.
With BSC Designer you can create a set of Key Performance Indicators and group them into categories. Each category and each indicator (goal) have a relative weight, which tells about importance of this indicator. You can define your own relative weights or use balancing function, so BSC Designer will calculate the values itself.
The indicator (goal) also has a current, min and max values. Depending on optimization strategy these values are involved in calculation of the performance within metrics' category and the total performance of the Balanced Scorecard.
Once the scorecard was designed it could be exported into MS Excel for further usage and integration with businesses systems, such as CRM or ERP. A better option is saving the designed scorecard and sharing it with co-workers both as a .bsc file (native BSC Designer file type) and MS Excel file. Also, it can be exported in advanced html report, overview html report, dashboard report, PowerPoint presentation.
Balanced Scorecard Designer is very simple to use software, you can have a functions overview here.