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A scorecard is a data visualization tool that helps organizations, individuals, or groups of individuals to reach goals by displaying progress toward objectives against the objectives themselves.

Scorecards can be arranged into many visual configurations, but most will at least place goals alongside a running tally of current totals, in order to provide an at-a-glance measure of progress.

Though the term “scorecard” is often used synonymously with “dashboard,” there is at least one significant difference: scorecards must exhibit progress against a goal, while dashboards can simply display individual pieces of data, without any particular context.

Sources :

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/balancedscorecard.asp           http://searchbusinessanalytics.techtarget.com/definition/performance-scorecard   http://alignment.wordpress.com/2006/08/15/scorecards-vs-dashboards/

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