BSC Designer Uses XML-based Document Format

All the editions of the BSC Designer use the same XML-based document format. It gives users a flexibility of the usage. One can upload and access the document in BSC Designer Online, or save it to a local hard disk.

.BSC file is a document like MS Word document

Think about .BSC project file as  being about a document. Even if it is in BSC Designer Online, it is still a document. You don’t have to use any specific database, you can always download a document it and save to your local hard disk.

XML-based File format

Balanced Scorecard Project File
The data in .BSC file is not coded in any way. We are using open XML-base format. It means that any 3rd party developer can easily design import the data from .BSC file format.

One file, several editions

As you know, BSC Designer is available in the form of several editions. We have BSC Designer Desktop (Light, Standard and PRO editions). There is a BSC Designer Android. And there is a BSC Designer Online.

All these editions use the same file format. It means that a .BSC document created in BSC Designer PRO can be opened in BSC Designer Online or on the mobile device that has Android OS. Or you can create a BSC project in BSC Designer Online and access it from BSC Designer Desktop or Android.

One BSC file several editions

Download vs. Access

If you have a project in BSC Designer Online you have two ways to open it.

  1. You can login into your account using the web interface.
  2. Then you can click the “Download” button to download the project.

Or you can access the file directly from BSC Designer:

  1. Start BSC Designer PRO
  2. Select “Check in project” command in File menu.
  3. Work with the project, once you finished select “Check out project” in File menu.

Related Articles

Aleksey Savkin is a business performance expert at BSC Designer. His areas of expertise are Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, Business Performance Management. Aleksey is the author of a number of articles and books on Balanced Scorecard.

Posted in BSC Online, Features

Online Training: Build BSC Step by Step

Balanced Scorecard Training Online Strategy map, KPIs, cascading - it might be hard to put it all together. In the online training "Building BSC Step by Step" we explain all the nuances in simple words and help companies to build a prototype of their balanced scorecards.

Balanced Scorecard Software

Get your Business Scorecard Reviewed by an Expert

Get your Business Scorecard Reviewed by an Expert

Balanced Scorecard Articles

Find here more articles...

BSC Lessons

Download BSC Designer and we will follow up with you with lessons about the Balanced Scorecard:

Trending Diagrams and Articles

Find here more articles...

Follow us on Facebook

BSC Designer Authors

Aleksey Savkin Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard

Kazim Ladimeji HR KPIs and Performance Expert

Levi Newman Effective KPIs and social metrics

Oana Boteanu Performance Management

Oleg Tumarkin Business Measurements

Upcoming Events and Talks

  • "Building Balanced Scorecard Step by Step." 20 July - 10 August, 2015, online training. Read more...
  • "Business scorecards for software developers." German Testing Day, 15 - 16 July, 2015, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • We are sponsoring: Strategy Execution Master Class by Jeroen De Flander, 24-25 August 2015, Brussels
Drop us a note if you want to meet up at these events.

Find us on Google Plus

What are your current needs?

  • Get started with BSC concept. Join Online Training for the Balanced Scorecard.
  • Automate BSC. You already have a good understanding of "business" side and now need to automate it with software. Check out BSC Designer.
  • Fix and Improve BSC. You have your scorecard, get it reviewed by experts.

Thank you for sharing!

Whether you are looking for a professional Balanced Scorecard software, or just researching information about Balanced Scorecard and business strategies, we recommend you to download and try our BSC Designer software (no credit card is required).

We will follow up with you with lessons about the Balanced Scorecard and will keep you informed about the trending articles on

Follow us in Social Media

More in BSC Online
Access and Setup Alerts & Notifications in BSC Designer

The value of a KPI in BSC Designer can be updated manually by a user who does an input or...

Strategy Map in BSC Designer Online

A strategy map is a great visualization mean. In BSC Designer Online you are not limited to one map only....