Strategy Maps for Business Scorecard Manager 2005

 

Would you like to use Strategy Maps associated with your KPIs and Scorecards powered by Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager 2005? This often heared customer request was possible, yet a bit difficult to achieve -- now this has become very easy and straight forward: KPIDraw is a new free BSM module which makes it very easy to create your custom Strategy Maps with VISIO and then associate the selected Visio shapes with the corresponding KPIs from your Scorecards.  

 

  • Download KPIDraw from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cfa3a4f4-16c2-4fd9-968b-7cb5232a5c65&displaylang=en

    The KPIDraw tool is a set of plug-in components for Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 (BSM2005) and Microsoft Office Visio 2003 (Visio).

    The set comprises the following components:

    1) Diagram Viewer for BSM2005. This component allows the user to select and display a Visio diagram inside the BSM2005 Report View. The color of each shape on the Visio diagram follows the indicator associated to a KPI or an Objective.

    2) Diagram Tool for BSM2005. This component adds a floating window that displays a tree of Scorecard Elements.

    The set allows users to do the following:

    · Add a new KPI / Objective button
    · Add a new KPI button to a Scorecard element
    · Add an existing KPI button to a Scorecard element
    · Associate, dissociate or delete buttons

    Note: The Diagram Tool doesn’t have a feature that accesses BSM2005 Scorecard data apart from KPIs or Objectives, nor does it have a feature to build Scorecard data from KPIDraw automatically, however, colors of any Visio shapes associated to BSM KPIs can be synchronized without any database coding by the tool.