With an increasing complexity of business world the problems of strategy description and execution are not getting easier to solve. That’s why we continue seeing an increasing interest in Balanced Scorecard framework (according to the recent research by Bain & Company).
After trying to solve automation task with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, executives and strategy professionals are coming to the conclusion that MS Excel might be fine for a prototyping stage, but for the projects they need to have a professional business scorecard software.
About BSC Designer
BSC Designer is one of the best business scorecard software products on the market (don’t just believe my words, check out what our users say). Our product line is represented by web-based BSC Designer Online and Windows desktop version BSC Designer PRO. Our products are used by individual business professionals, as well as by companies with complex cascading structure of interconnected scorecards.
Our philosophy is to make things easy to run. That’s why BSC Designer is actually very easy to install and configure:
- Anyone can download and try a fully functional trial version of our products, or signup with an account in BSC Designer online.
Free video lessons on our website help new users to get started.
Still, there are companies that prefer to stay in the contact with a local representative, be trained for a product personally, and obtain a help during implementation stage. That’s where our partners help us.
What kind of partners are we looking for?
A typical profile of our partners is a company or independent professionals that already work in the domain of strategy and business performance improvement. Some partners have a strong academic background, others are known for excellent consulting projects.
We believe in a long-term partnership thorough education: we train our partners to use BSC Designer software, and help them with specific cases. As a result, our partners can improve the portfolio of the services that they provide. An expertise in BSC Designer allows not only sell the product, but adds value to the consulting service provided by a partner.
From our side, we are happy to share a part of the profit that we get from license sales with our partners.
The scale of the expected projects
The end users of BSC Designer vary from small companies where the product is used exclusively by CEOs to work with strategy, to the large companies where BSC Designer is implemented on the workstation of each manager who is involved in the Business Scorecard project. So the project scale may vary from 1 BSC Designer PRO license to 50+ licenses. Taking into account license price one can get an idea about the possible budget of the project.
For sure, a company that plans large-scale implementation needs an assistance of a local specialist not only in software part, but in the business process part as well, that’s where our local partners play a significant role.
Here are the latest interviews with our partners:
- Juan Carlos Aranibar, a Balanced Scorecard expert based in Bolivia: “Excel is a Good Tool to Initiate and Prototype a Balanced Scorecard” (Full interview text: English, Spanish).
- Ignacio Castillo, Demsa Consulting, Mexico: “…we should not make a large number of indicators to achieve an objective, since in the end we will focus only on measuring and not in complying with the strategy outlined and its objectives.” (Full interview text: English, Spanish)
Do you have an expertise in business performance management? Does it sounds like a project where you want to participate? Feel free to contact us to discuss the details.