The balanced scorecard template is a free PowerPoint download that was created for executive planning and management. It will provide a summary view of any strategic plans required in order to achieve a business objective. This balanced scorecard is a PowerPoint template so it can be quickly modified to suit the scorecard needs of any department or division.
Executives want to see scorecards that are fresh and graphical. They want to see progress reports for strategic plans presented as charts on their balanced scorecards, rather than spreadsheet tables. They are familiar with PowerPoint and want their scorecards presented visually as slides which can be stored, edited or added to their presentations.
This template creates an executive level view of a strategic business plan or project. It was designed to show the progress of a plan and is intended to be used on a balanced scorecard. The template can also be used to supplement any scorecard that requires a timeline for reporting on progress.
Balanced scorecards evolved from early metric driven business practices. They were created to more accurately measure any of the project activities behind a particular business objective. The idea of balanced scorecards is to apply even more relevant metrics to the business so it can be better managed. As a result of this intense focus on metrics, balanced scorecards have become difficult to read. They are often kept in complex spreadsheets which are complicated to present. More recently, simple visuals and charts are being used on scorecards to make them easier for executives to understand quickly.
The balanced score card template was created for that purpose. It can easily be edited in PowerPoint by an individual or a team. It can also be edited automatically with the Office Timeline add-in for PowerPoint. Office Timeline was created to instantly build planning and progress timelines and Gantt charts for business reviews and scorecards.