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Balanced Scorecard and KPI Software – BSC Designer

Strategy map is the heart of the Balanced Scorecard

BSC Designer® is a performance management software. It supports the Balanced Scorecard framework, which according to yearly studies continues to be one of the most popular tools for planning and executing a business strategy. Learn about various functions of BSC Designer: Strategy maps Initiatives KPIs Data sources for KPI Team work and cascading Reports

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Balanced Scorecard in The Virtual Company Management Training

BSC in company management training

Sergio Valenzuela Mayer from Chile-based Consultora SVM y Cía Ltda implements BSC Designer in the business simulation class room. Students could present a whole picture of the virtual organization and share it with the professor and the other teams. Sergio was searching for packages to create dashboards of integrated KPIs, and finally decided

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Case Study: A Business Scorecard Project Started in Excel and Moved up to BSC Designer

A business scorecard project started in Excel and moved up to BSC Designer.

A case study with Pablo Avengo, MBA, IT Manager from Argentine-based manufacturing company Ventalum S.A.I.C. In this case study Pablo shares the experience of Ventalum on implementing the business scorecard. The project was initiated with Excel as an automation software, which soon was recognized as not being suitable for the purposes of the company’s

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Modeling Business Strategy With BSC Designer – Case Study

Case study: Modeling the commercial strategy for the next year with BSC Designer

Case study with a Mexico-based software development company 2Realpeople that used the Balanced Scorecard framework automated with BSC Designer to model their commercial strategy for the next year. Top managers of the companies recognized BSC Designer as a tool that helps by applying the Balanced Scorecard methodology of Norton and Kaplan in a very user-friendly

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Aggregated Values of KPIs in a Single Indicator – Case Studies

Update panel in BSC Designer

One of the main purposes of a KPI scorecard is to calculate the performance value. Technically it is possible to calculate the performance of: A single indicator. A group of indicators (container), and even The performance of the whole scorecard. Several single values can be aggregated and presented as a

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Alignment of Business Objectives, KPIs and Action Plan in BSC Designer

Alignment in BSC Designer

Business people like talking about “alignment.” It is important to align business actions and KPIs with strategic objectives. What is missing is a “how” part. In most cases behind a buzz word there is no actual tool, just a few Excel spreadsheets, where relevant KPIs are listed next to a

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Monitoring Performance and Tracking Progress with BSC Designer

Monitor KPI, plan action and track progress

The daily routine of an executive consists of two major goals: Monitor the current state of the business. If something goes wrong an executive needs to find out the reason and plan a response. Execute a business strategy, e.g. execute an action plan that will help a company achieve its

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Modeling Business Environment with Balanced Scorecard

Strategy map shows what is going on in the company

When we are talking about Business Scorecard we are actually talking about some model of the business environment. It might be tightly linked with the operational system of the company, and/or it might be focusing on a company’s general direction in the form of a strategy. Here are some case

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Get a PDF Template for 7-S Framework

7s Framework Checklist

We have discussed in this article all the benefits of using 7-S Framework.  Here you can download a PDF template for the 7-S Framework. You can print this template and use it to brainstorm your business problems. How to use the 7-S Framework Template: Download it and print it out

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KPIs for Customs Broker Service Provider Bottleneck

Process map for Customs Broker Service Provider Bottleneck

Bottle-necks exist in any business. The case study below suggests an approach for dealing with the performance bottle-necks from the view point of the performance and Key Performance Indicators. Case study details Company background: Customs Broker Service Provider receives merchandise in the warehouse, inspects the merchandise, does the classification process, prepares

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