Software Modules:
Features Benefits
The software is dedicated as an aid to creating your own Strategic Picture and then aligning your Organizational Operations to the relevant components. The "Strategic Picture" contains the Statements merged and aligned with the Third Generation Strategy Map.
It is used for aligning an organization and providing feedback to stakeholders.
The software is invaluable as a Communication and Quality Assurance tool that defines a contractor's role. Many Contracting organizations may be too small to require a Strategic Plan for themselves, however they still provide their customers with the full Strategic Picture and Balanced Scorecard as a means to define their role and to demonstrate how they will maintain the quality of their contract work.
Customers are then able to fine tune the contractor's operations to better suit their requirements.
In this role the Strategic Plan becomes a sales and interface tool.
The software is fully compatible with the Harvard University definition of Strategy Maps and Balanced Scorecards. Strategic Plans have the 5 essential requirements:
1. Strategic Statements (Vision/Mission),
2. Strategic Intent (Strategy Map),
3. Strategic Alignment (Balanced Scorecard),
4. Strategic Cross-Referencing (Dashboards) and
5. Strategic Design (Software Options).
The Systems runs under all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 2000 and later. There is a wide choice of platforms available. The computers do not have to be the latest technology.
The software runs under version 2 of the free Microsoft Dot Net Runtime Framework. The software download time is much shorter. The software runs faster and its operation is managed.
All 170,000 lines of computer code that comprises our software is written using the new C-Sharp (C#) programming language. There are a huge number of outdated oversized Software Dinoasurs around, but our software is NOT one of these.
No old-style outdated programming languages have been used which has allowed us to construct our software structures easier, faster and more effectively.
We began writing software many years ago when computer systems were much slower and have the necessary skills to focus on making our software run as fast as possible. This was done by avoiding many of the typical slow-down pitfalls that plagues most software. Hence the software runs as fast as possible and wastes the minimum amount of valuable user time.
The Software uses the latest Office-2007 Ribbon Tab User Interface which has only recently been released to private developers. This interface is licensed by Microsoft and makes the software much easier to use by concentrating all the screen controls at the top in a ribbon which adjusts for warying screen widths.
A text size Zoom feature is activated by clicking on the [+] and [-] buttons. These apply to the screen control that currently has focus. Allows the text to be condensed to a smaller than normal size or enlarged to provide clearer text vision, especially when doing large group presentations.
A popup help system is available which is displayed by clicking on the Information (i) button. A description of the function of all screen controls and text areas is immediately available.
The Screens show the Current Strategic Plan and also have a text message area in the top right of the screen. When the user's mouse moves over a control it shows a brief description of the control action. Also some software status information can be displayed.
Software License:
Features Benefits
The Version 3 software is available as a Totally Free Personal Version, without nag screens or usage timeouts. Tens of thousands of customers worldwide have downloaded the system and are using it for free.
The Version 6/7 software is available as a Totally Free Personal Version, without nag screens but has a limited timespan which can be extended by re-downloading the latest version. Users can use the latest version of the software for free (for an extendable period) so that they can either complete their task or else decide if they really need to purchase the software license.
The Free Personal Version ability is restricted to One New Strategic Plan with less than 10 Employees. If users need to unlock the restrictions then they only need to pay a relatively small amount for a software license. The money we receive allows us to continue development and make the software even better so that those who cannot afford to purchase a license still can still benefit from using better quality software.
The software comes with some demonstration Strategic Plans already in the database. An extremely valuable innovative industrial-strength Strategic Planning and Learning facility for free.
The software is written from the outset in Concurrent Multi-User mode. When users purchase a license the software is automatically multi-user ready and can be adapted to multi-user mode by locating the database on a remote shared drive letter.
The software license comes as an XML file that we email you which has the Owner Name encrypted inside. There is no Internet Validation required and computers do not need to be located on the Internet. Workstations can easily be validated over the Local Area Network by locating and copying the license file.
The Licensed software can easily change data sources. Executives can maintain a Private Strategic Plan or one located on a memory stick that they can work on when their laptop is off line. They can use our XML facilities to transfer Strategic Plans between databases.
The SQL Licensed Software can easily switch in and out of the SQL server and also swap between servers. Provides even more flexibility to choose between data sources.
All modules have a popup help system which is displayed by clicking on the Information (i) button. A description of the function of all screen controls and text areas is immediately available.
All modules have a Text Size zoom feature which is activated by clicking on the [A] and [a] buttons. These apply to the screen control that has focus. Allows the text to be condensed to a smaller then normal size or enlarged to provide clearer text vision, especially when doing large group presentations.