Introduction - Functions Overview - Purchase
Add customer units of measure
In the latest version of BSC Designer it is now possible to
define custom measure unit. To select one of the custom measures,
select any indicator and then click on "Measure" drop-down
To access custom measures or to add new custom measures, go to
File > Properties and click on the "Measure units" tab.
Custom Units Dialog
Use the "Measure Units" tab to manage customer units of
The key features of the "Measure units" dialog are:
- The ability to create and name new units of measure in any way
you like, for instance, $/m2;
- The ability to import and export the list of units of
Once a unit of measure has been created, it will be accessible
in the "Measure" drop-down list for all indicators.
Create new measure units
1. Specify the name for new measure units.
For instance: m2 stands for "square meters".
2. Grouping type
You can select here groping type
that will be default for items with this measure unit.
- On this step you can click "OK" in the dialog to save measure
unit. You can start using new measure unit now as a integer value.
If you want more specific measure units, continue to the step
3. Custom text values. On this step you can
teach program to use some text values instead of integer values as
sometimes text values are more convenient.
For instance: if your goal is to rate the area of some real
estate you can use integers like 30 m2, 35 m2, 100 m2, but for your
particular task it might be more important to classify all real
estates into 3-4 groups like:
- < 30 m2 ... minimal score
- 30 m2 ... 50 m2 ... normal score
- >50 m2 ... excellent score
Use "+" button under "Custom text values" section to add these
custom measure units:
now click "OK" and use new measure units in your scorecard