BSC vs. BMC

Balance Score Card and Business model canvas are both enterprise analysis technique. Both techniques useful to BA to improve organizational performance. But their applications differ. Both can be used along with Key Performance indicators to monitor and improve organizational performance. Let’s understand both the technique in detail.

Balance Score Card

Balance Score Card is a strategic planning and management tool to measure org. performance beyond traditional financial measures aligned to organization’s vision and strategy. Key dimensions for Balance Score card are

  1. Learning and growth dimension – Employee training and learning, product and service innovation, and culture.
  2. Business process dimension – How well the enterprise is operating and if its products meet customer needs.
  3. Customer dimension – Customer focus, satisfaction, and delivery of value.
  4. Financial dimension – Profitability, revenue growth and added economic value.

Business  model canvas

Business model canvas comprises of 9 building blocks describing how an organization delivers value. The 9 building blocks are

  1. Key partnerships
  2. Key activities
  3. Key resources
  4. Value proposition
  5. Customer relationships
  6. Channels
  7. Customer segments
  8. Cost structure
  9. Revenue streams

When to use Balance Score Card

Balance scorecards are used to monitor organizational performance over time. If one observes a statistical dip in the score, the organization must initiate change to arrest the performance decline.

 When to use Business model canvas

Business model canvas can be used as a diagnostic tool as a lens into the current state of business, especially wrt relative amounts of energy, time, and resources currently invested in various areas. If any of the areas of the model is underperforming, the organization must initiate change to improve the same.

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