Nanoramic Laboratories is a unique US-based R&D company solving one of the most significant problems faced by the battery industry – energy storage and thermal management. They develop cutting-edge materials, structures and processes based on nanocarbon composites, through which they have positioned themselves as disruptive leaders in innovative, scalable and cross-industry technologies.
Our job was to support Nanoramic in developing the BSC app, an implementation of the Balanced Scorecard strategic planning and management system. The project aimed to create a revolutionary tool that would:
The structure was supposed to illustrate the employees’ performance reports in organizational tree charts.
The graphs visualized the metrics’ influence on each other and also how the progresses’ states were compatible with the company’s strategy.
Information stored in Excel sheets did not show a clear comparison between the state of KPIs’ accomplishments and the goals the company strives to achieve. It was extremely difficult for employees to navigate through it and draw any conclusion. Therefore the app needed to be intuitive to enable anyone to analyze data quickly and react promptly to any changes.
Even if employees understood the state of their own KPIs, they struggled to comprehend the influence of their goals on the goals of other departments (and, in general, it’s rather a tough challenge). Therefore, to take the company’s management system to the next level, it was crucial to adjust the BSC app to make the process more transparent and cause- & results-oriented.
Our Client provided us with clear requirements and video prototypes how software should work. After diving into specifications, our teams created flowcharts, graphs and diagrams that enable grouping all the data reported by employees according to their dimension. For example, grouping according to departments or certain projects.
After the POC phase, it was high time to handle creating MVP. That is why we improved diagrams that represent the most important medium and long term goals of the company’s strategy and bound them with the current achievements. Thanks to this solution, employees can track in real-time how their work resonates with the strategic goals.
Thanks to real-time visualization of the KPI’s state and the specific metrics’ influence on each other, employees become more aware of the goals they should achieve and how their performance affects the whole company’s operations.
As the app allows users to recognize the correlation between performance reports, it simplifies the data analysis and conclusion withdrawal that contributes to money & time savings.
Thanks to making mechanisms standing behind the measurements, procedures and dependencies transparent, the employees are more engaged in their daily tasks.