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Units of Measure in Balanced Scorecard


Introduction - Functions Overview - Purchase Program

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 list:

Access customer units of measure

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 measure:

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 measure.

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.

Measure units name

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.

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:

Custom value table 

now click "OK" and use new measure units in your scorecard project:

Use new measure units

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