BSC Designeris software that simplifies the process of creating and managing Balanced Scorecards or KPI groups. With BSC Designer, you can create a set of key performance indicators, define relationships between groups and indicators, and specify the importance of indicators. BSC Designer provides a flexible way to calculate performance values depending on indicator settings, such as min/max values, target values, and measures. Performance formulas can be customized to customer needs. The resulting Scorecard can be exported into an MS Excel file or HTML for further processing.
Another powerful feature of BSC Designer is support for strategy maps. This is a great way to visualize indicators and relationships between them, providing a graphical representation of indicators and their values. There are many types of strategy maps available, including cyclical, table, and classical.
With BSC Designer, users can link together several scorecards located on a local disk, network or website. This is a great way to cooperate with other units in your company by sharing performance history and current values as well as performance targets. Another possibility for integrating BSC Designer with business systems consists of SQL Indicators, which help to read data from almost any database, giving access to data in ERP or CRM systems.
BSC Designer provides the functionality necessary for working on a high 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 BSC Designer allows using date-specific indicators. User can specify the weight, scorecard, and min and max values for certain dates. To show information about performance at various time points, there is an HTML report function which gives an overview with data tables and charts. The HTML reports can be customized. Other minor features include the ability to generate Excel reports for a given date and specify user-defined units of measure. Additionally, diagrams and charts and stoplights 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 has a relative weight which speaks to the importance of this indicator. You can define your own relative weights or use the balancing function so that BSC Designer calculates the values itself.
The indicator also has current, min and max values. Depending on the optimization strategy, these values are involved in the calculation of the performance within metric categories and the total performance of the Balanced Scorecard.
Once the scorecard is designed, it can be exported into MS Excel for further usage and integration with business 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 (the native BSC Designer filetype) and an MS Excel file. In addition, it can be exported as an advanced HTML report, overview HTML report, dashboard report, or PowerPoint presentation.