Use the command line interface to automate scorecard reporting and integrate BSC Designer PRO with another business application.

The interface for the command line is:

[filename] [-export filename] [-overwrite] 

Goals and KPIs Report

scorecard_file.bsc -export report.html -goalsandkpis -report-profile %profile_name_or_index%

Where %profile_name_or_index% is 0, 1, 2, or "Custom report name" (with quotes).

Scorecard Performance Report

Specify the start and end date for the report, add -html option:

bsc_designer.exe scorecard-file.bsc -date1 01.01.%last-year% -date2 01.11.%last-year% -html -export report.html -overwrite

Export to Excel

"scorecard-file.bsc" -export "report.xls" -overwrite

Export to Excel for Specific Date

To generate a report for a certain date, use this syntax:

"scorecard-file.bsc" -export "report.xls" -overwrite -date 01.24.%last-year% 

Note: the date must be according to Windows settings (for example, DD.MM.YYYY or MM.DD.YYYY).

PowerPoint Report

Use the -powerpoint option to generate a PowerPoint report:

bsc_designer.exe scorecard-file.bsc -powerpoint -export report.ppt -overwrite

Strategy Map Report

Below is a command line syntax for strategy maps.

bsc_designer.exe scorecard-file.bsc -export PictureFileName -StrategyMap [-StrategyMapPlacement <SnowFlake|HTree|Tree|Classical|Cascading|Table|Cyclical|Strategic>] [-StrategyMapLevel <MaxLevel>]
bsc_designer.exe scorecard-file.bsc -export REPORTFILE -allmaps

Export of an existing map:

bsc_designer.exe scorecard-file.bsc -export "C:\output-file.jpg" -StrategyMap

Use the -overview option to generate overview report:

bsc_designer.exe scorecard-file.bsc -html -export report.html -overwrite -overview

Export of a "snowflake" map:

bsc_designer.exe scorecard-file.bsc -export
"C:\output-file.jpg" -StrategyMap -StrategyMapPlacement SnowFlake -StrategyMapLevel 1

Export all supported strategy maps:

bsc_designer.exe scorecard-file.bsc -export C:\report.html -allmaps

Updating SQL indicators

To update SQL indicators via the command line, use this syntax:

bsc_designer.exe scorecard-with-sql-indicators.bsc -silentsqlupdate