Pricing

Free
Power users:

US$ 0.00

Start for free, upgrade when you need to scale.

Business
Power users:
Data input users:

US$ 321.77 / month

Unlimited number of view-only users. More about types of users.

  • Unlimited scorecards, indicators, initiatives
  • 10 business frameworks, 31+ strategy scorecard templates
  • Onboarding session via Zoom

What BSC Designer is Used For?

BSC Designer automates the key steps of strategic planning process.

Senior Leadership Team
Strategy Team
Operational Team
Provide stakeholders with a single source of truth. Implement a culture of formal strategy description and execution. Facilitate strategy definition and description with strategy maps. Automate the technical side of regular strategy meetings. Execute strategy in a disciplined way with KPIs and initiatives. Ensure accountability via audit trail.
  • Formulate initiatives with budgets, timelines, statuses
  • Tracks performance using KPIs with weights and performance formulas
  • Comment on changes of the KPIs

How to Implement Strategic Planning in Practice

Our implementation guide answers this question – it focuses on these three steps:

Step 1. Cultural Change Step 2. Strategy Workspace Step 3. Alignment and Execution
Learn strategy decomposition
Train your team on value-based decomposition and principles of strategic planning.
Create a prototype of the functional scorecards
Create a strategy workspace where teams can work on prototypes of the functional scorecards.
Align scorecards to create comprehensive strategy
Link together
functional and strategy scorecards into a comprehensive strategy.

Use professional strategy execution software to save time when designing, discussing and reporting strategy.

Plans Comparison

Free Plan Business
General
Access to 31+ scorecard examples (?)
Yes
Yes
Automation for all steps of the strategic planning process (?)
Yes
Yes
Calculation of the scorecards (?)
Yes
Yes
Localizations (English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Italian)
Yes
Yes
Unlimited scorecards/KPIs (free plan is limited by 5 scorecards, up to 36 indicators) (?)
Yes
Customize strategy scorecard templates (?)
Yes
Unlimited view-only users (?)
Yes
Power users according to the subscription (?)
Yes
KPIs KPIs: Setup (?)
Multilevel KPIs
Yes
Yes
Aligning KPIs with goals
Yes
Yes
Customizable update intervals (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc.) (?)
Yes
Yes
Customizable aggregation types (sum, average, etc.)
Yes
Yes
Owners
Yes
Yes
User-defined properties for the KPIs
Yes
Yes
Different views for the KPIs table (performance, budgets, updates, initiatives, custom views)
Yes
Yes
KPIs: Measurement units (?)
Quantitative/qualitative
Yes
Yes
Natural-choice (bad, good, excellent)
Yes
Yes
Binary (yes /no)
Yes
Yes
KPIs: Calculation
Relevant/absolute weights (?)
Yes
Yes
Performance formulas (minimization, maximization, etc.) (?)
Yes
Yes
Aggregation by periods (quarters, years, etc.)
Yes
Yes
Accumulated values (YTD, QTD, etc.)
Yes
Yes
Inherited data for periods without specifically entered data (?)
Yes
Yes
Leading/lagging indicators (?)
Yes
Yes
Measurement scale for performance: min/max (?)
Yes
Yes
Measurement scale for progress: baseline/target (?)
Yes
Yes
Calculations for containers/groups of KPIs (average, sum, etc.) (?)
Yes
Yes
KPIs: Data sources (?)
Formulas with values/performance of other KPIs
Yes
Yes
External database (?)
Yes
Yes
Import from spreadsheets (?)
Yes
Yes
KPIs from other scorecards (?)
Yes
Yes
RESTFull API
Yes
Yes
Strategy Discussion
Cascading/alignment (link two scorecards by copy-pasting items) (?)
Yes
Yes
Comments on the values of KPIs
Yes
Yes
Direct links to KPIs, dashboards, maps
Yes
Yes
Capture ideas received by email to initiatives
Yes
Yes
Strategy wizard
Yes
Yes
Strategy attributes (Mission, Vision, Values)
Yes
Yes
Strategy map Live strategy maps (?)
Cause and effect connections
Yes
Yes
Custom objects
Yes
Yes
Strategic themes
Yes
Yes
Export for presentation/print
Yes
Yes
Multimaps
Yes
Yes
Calculation of quality score for a strategy map
Yes
Yes
Alerts Notifications (?)
Assign owners for initiatives, KPIs, goals
Yes
Yes
Customize type of the notifications for owners
Yes
Yes
Custom notifications (Alerts tab)
Yes
Yes
Notifications to external services (via webhooks)
Yes
Yes
Customization and workflows
Custom logo for interface and reports
Yes
Customizable fiscal year
Yes
Yes
Adjustable columns for KPIs table
Yes
Yes
Adjustable reporting profiles
Yes
Yes
Customizable workflow for the initiatives
Yes
Yes
Customizable measurement units
Yes
Yes
Customizable performance formulas
Yes
Yes
Templates for dashboard layouts
Yes
Yes
Compliance and administration
Audit trail for general activity
Yes
Yes
Audit trail for the values of KPIs
Yes
Yes
Lock historical data
Yes
Yes
Accounts data backup/restore
Yes
Yes
Access rights (?)
Private scorecards
Yes
Yes
View only/edit rights
Yes
Yes
Rights for the groups of scorecards
Yes
Yes
Rights for selected scorecards
Yes
Yes
Rights for the specific KPI only
Yes
Yes
Rights for the value field of a KPI
Yes
Yes
Public scorecards
Yes
Yes
Reporting Reporting: formats (?)
HTML
Yes
Yes
Excel
Yes
Yes
PDF
Yes
Yes
Scheduled reports by email
Yes
Yes
Reporting: profiles
Values report (all KPI values by dates)
Yes
Yes
Efforts vs. results report (combines leading and lagging indicators)
Yes
Yes
Action plan report (the list of the initiatives)
Yes
Yes
Cost of strategy report (the sum of the budgets of all initiatives)
Yes
Yes
Overview report (KPIs with key data tables and charts)
Yes
Yes
Dashboard report (a copy of a dashboard from the scorecard)
Yes
Yes
Strategy map (a copy of a strategy map from the scorecard)
Yes
Yes
Custom report profiles
Yes
Yes
Initiatives Initiatives (?)
Align initiatives with goals/KPIs
Yes
Yes
Types (initiative, success factor, expected outcome, rationale, hypothesis, risk)
Yes
Yes
Statuses (comment, analysis, in progress, review, done)
Yes
Yes
Progress indicators
Yes
Yes
Budgets in different currencies
Yes
Yes
Earned Value calculation
Yes
Yes
Aligned documents
Yes
Yes
Dependencies, timelines, owners
Yes
Yes
Visualization on the Gantt charts
Yes
Yes
Visualization on the time charts for relevant dates
Yes
Yes
Risk Risk Initiatives (?)
Risk mitigation plans
Yes
Yes
Key Risk Metrics (KRIs)
Yes
Yes
BI Dashboards Dashboards (?)
Many dashboards per scorecards
Yes
Yes
Templates for dashboard layouts
Yes
Yes
Export to presentation/print
Yes
Yes
12 types of charts
Yes
Yes
Analysis (?)
Biggest gain/loss
Yes
Yes
Highest impact on performance (finding indicators with the highest absolute weight)
Yes
Yes
Forecast (linear prediction of the future values by using historical data)
Yes
Yes
Update time (finding indicators that were not updated on time)
Yes
Yes
Templates for strategic planning (?)
Balanced Scorecard (?)
Yes
Yes
OKR – Objectives and Key Results (?)
Yes
Yes
PESTEL – analysis of external factors (?)
Yes
Yes
VRIO – analysis of competitive advantage (?)
Yes
Yes
SWOT+S (?)
Yes
Yes
Five Forces – competitive analysis (?)
Yes
Yes
Customer service
Onboarding tutorials (?)
Yes
Yes
Customer support by email (?)
Yes
Yes
Free strategic planning course (?)
Yes
Yes
Premium strategic planning course (starting 9-users subscription)
Yes
Help migrating data from spreadsheets
Yes
Online training sessions (depending on the subscription type)
Yes

Payment Options

Available payment options: Credit Card, PayPal, Bank/Wire Transfer, or Invoice.

Supported Payment Methods

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some typical questions that people ask before buying BSC Designer.

How many licenses does our organization need?

The answer depends on many factors such as:

  • The number of employees directly involved in the Balanced Scorecard and the discussions around strategy.
  • Planned use of the software (KPIs only or full-cycle from strategy discussions to performance measurements and reporting).

We have discussed some of these nuanced in this article here. Also, you can find more information about possible implementation and cascading models for the Balanced Scorecard in this article.

How do I move my data from the free account to the paid one?

If the account and subscription emails match, then our system will convert your free account to the paid one automatically. If not, you will need to enter the received subscription code into the subscription textbox.

Your free account will become a paid account, and all your data will be there.

Can I get pricing in local currency?
The prices in the price calculator are in US dollars. Click on the “Buy Now” button to get to the ordering page of our eCommerce partner, PayPro Global. There you will see the prices in your local currency, applicable taxes, as well as the payment methods available for your country.

Can I have a refund?
Refunds are available within 30 days of product purchase. We recommend checking out the free plan before placing an order.

Will I have an invoice for my purchase?

Yes, our eCommerce provider will generate an official PDF invoice for you.

How can we get a quote?
Please follow these steps to get an official quote:
1. Choose the number and type of licenses and click the “Buy Now” button.
2. Fill in the company details and select the payment method you plan to use.
3. Click the “Get Quote” button.

Can BSC Designer Online be installed on-premise?

The SaaS model of BSC Designer Online is the most popular one.

It is also possible to install BSC Designer Online on private cloud hosted by Digital Ocean or similar platform. This option is available for the annual subscriptions starting from 10 power users. Contact BSC Designer team for more information.

Do you update software regularly?
Yes, we do regular updates to improve user experience.
How long is BSC Designer on the market?

We started BSC Designer in 2004. The software is regularly updated with new features.

Do you have clients from my country/business domain?

Here you have some public case studies that you can filter by country or business domain. Contact us to discuss more specific cases.

How does BSC Designer stand among Balanced Scorecard software?
BSC Designer is recognized as one of the best software solutions for the Balanced/Business Scorecards. Check out these video reviews to get an impression of how other Balanced Scorecard software tools feel like.

What are the maintenance costs for a subscription?
For the subscription plans, all maintenance costs are already included in the price.

Will I have access to my scorecards if stop my subscription?
When you cancel your subscription with BSC Designer Online, the account data will be deleted after a short period of time. We recommend backing up your scorecards before account cancelation or export scorecard data to Excel spreadsheet.