Access External Sources of Data for a KPI Using BSC Designer

Data Sources in BSC Designer Video

Where does data for KPIs come from? In the real business situation it might come from various sources. You might already have this data in a company’s database or in an Excel spreadsheet. The data might be the result of the conducted survey, or it might be obtained automatically from some source online like stock sale prices.

BSC Designer supports various data sources. One can link to an external database, Excel file, or build an extended cascading structure by linking together several .BSC projects. Learn the details in the video manual for Data Sources.

Learn more about data sources for a KPI in the user manual.

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