Getting started quickly with creating Scorecards and Dashboards with Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 is possible in leveraging both SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 - there is one exception though: If you want to use the BSM Alerts you need SQL Server 2000 Notification Services. BSM Alerts currently don’t work with SQL Server 2005.

step-by-step installation instructions for BSM with SQL 2005 are available here:

Installation instructions for BSM with SQL 2000 are available here:  (download the Admin Guide for details)