Elements define the performance of a company in the form of quantitative information. However, before defining elements, you must define the element types to be used in the model. For example, you could define an element type named Measure and then create an element of the type Measure, called Market Share.
A scorecard can contain as many elements as you like. Additional information on elements and reference literature can be found in the separate Measure Library document.
The element hierarchy follows this sequence: top element, compilation element, sub-element. Higher-level (compilation) elements draw values from the data entered in the lower-level (sub) elements to represent a summary of the data.
Most of an element's information can viewed and modified from the Element Properties window. In the Element Properties window you can assign values to an element, view an element's graph layout, assign users to different roles, and much more! Additionally, you can monitor the changes of an element's values with the use of the E-mail Notification System.
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