In some cases, it is hard to get a quantification of a business goal's performance.
For example, it's hard to say if a proposed innovation idea is good enough, and how it compares to the alternatives. In those cases, a solution is to survey several experts and use the average of their opinions as an estimated value for the indicator. Data Series function in BSC Designer will help to keep track of such surveys.
To enable data series in BSC Designer Online:
A new tab "Data series" will appear.
Data series can be organized into groups.
For example: use "Innovation analysis" as a group name.
Survey questions or evaluation parameters are the indicators from a scorecard. Follow these steps to add a new indicator to the data series group:
A new indicator will appear as a new column name.
Data series can be the name of experts that will participate in the survey. To add a new data series:
A new data series will appear as a new row name.
Use the data series table to enter performance data.
Another way to enter data:
Go back to the Data Series tab to make sure that the data was entered properly.
Indicators used in the Data Series are normal indicators of BSC Designer with all of their properties, including time points.
For example: It is possible to capture the survey results for different days and later analyze how the survey score was changing over time.
The group results for all KPIs will be displayed in the last raw.
The data for the group results is calculated using the KPIs' values and their grouping type. You can use KPIs with different grouping type (e.g. average, sum, min, max).
The last column of the Data Series table contains several buttons with caption "Active."
The value for the active data series will be visualized: