BSC Designer Light is a freeware edition of popular Balanced Scorecard software BSC Designer. Start with your KPI scorecard at no cost!
Requirements: Windows 10
BSC Designer Light is an affordable (=free) tool for the KPI scorecards. Here are the key functions you have there.
KPI Name and Measure Units Settings
KPI Data Management: Current Value, Baseline, Target
KPI Weight and Performance Calculations
Support of Leading/Lagging Indicators
Update Interval Support
Charts and Diagrams
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to them.
Can I design a Balanced Scorecard with BSC Designer Light?
Strictly speaking, it deals with KPI scorecard. The Balanced Scorecard framework implies that you have a strategy map. With this freeware software you can automate measurement part of the Balanced Scorecard.
Are there four perspectives?
Yes you have the standard four perspectives, and you can add more if needed.
How is it better than a scorecard in Excel?
Before we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of using specialized software compared to spreadsheets. A short answer: it’s much easier to get started. Also, if one day you decide to scale your scorecard, it will be easy to move your scorecard from freeware tool to PRO/Online.
What functions of PRO are available in Light?
You have all functions needed to create a KPI scorecard and calculate its performance. There are also Initiatives that one can use to align action plans with KPIs.
How to uninstall BSC Designer Light?
Click Start, then find “BSC Designer” group, then select “Uninstall.”
Are there product training?
There are video tutorials for BSC Designer PRO, the videos related to the KPIs are relevant for the Light edition as well.
Does it deal with leading and lagging KPIs?
Yes, you can change the KPI type on the “Context” tab, the software will calculate the leading and the lagging performance of the containers separately.
What functions of PRO are NOT available in Light?
When should we upgrade to PRO/Online?
Is upgrading to PRO/Online easy?
Yes, as all tools use the same .bsc file format.
How can I get the freeware BSC Designer Light?
See the download button in the beginning of this page.
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