BSC Designer - Introduction
BSC Designer Manual
Product overview
Building scorecards
Adding categories and indicators
Changing indicator details
Indicator and category formula
Ignoring indicators
Balancing trees
Custom measure units
Building custom formulas
Indicator update interval
Key Risk Indicators
Strategy maps
Strategy map with KPI
Print strategy map
Mission and vision
Business Goals
External values
Project check in/out
Linking to external scorecards
SQL-powered indicators
Link KPI to certain Excel cell
Data source in XML or JSON formats
Import Values
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Scorecard reports
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Progress and Performance
Time points
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Adding comment to a diagram
Grouping data by time periods
Indicator Analysis
Initiatives and Attachments
Alerts and notifications
Project properties
Command line
Technical support
Common questions
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Business Goals in BSC Designer


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Business Objectives in BSC Designer

Starting with version 7.0 it is possible to add, manage and define cause-and-effect links between business goals in BSC Designer. Users can create a certain business goal and specify where these business goals contribute to.

To manage business goals go to the "Business Goals" tab. With the tool bar above you can:

  • Create, edit and delete a business goal
  • Link a KPI to the business goal
  • Attach an initiative to the business goal

If you select a business goal from a list you will have an access to its properties:

  • Business goal name and description
  • Two fields "Contributes to" and "Contributed by" that help to define a cause-and-effect relationships
  • Icon drop list

To represent business goals linked by cause-and-effect connection on the strategy map use a Placement Wizard.

1. Select "Placement Wizard" in strategy map menu

2. Select "Create map for... business items"

3. Select "Balanced Scorecard" placement style

4. Click "Execute" button to build a strategy map with business objective

Balanced Scorecard Wizard

The Balanced Scorecard Wizard will help to create business goals and business solutions as well as link them to the indicators. To access this function use the Balanced Scorecard Wizard command on the File menu.

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