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BSC Designer Light is an affordable (=free) tool for KPI scorecards. Here are the key functions you have.
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 the measurement part of the Balanced Scorecard. Here we explained the difference between BSC software and KPI software.
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 the freeware tool to PRO/Online.
What functions of PRO are available in Light?
You have all the 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 do you uninstall BSC Designer Light?
Click Start, then find “BSC Designer” group, then select “Uninstall.”
Is product training available?
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, and the software will calculate the leading and lagging performance of the containers separately.
Whether you are looking for a professional Balanced Scorecard software, or just researching information about Balanced Scorecard and business strategies, we recommend you to download and try our BSC Designer software (no credit card is required).
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