The Executive Strategy Manager (ESM) is a web-based software application that takes you step by step through both the construction of, and reporting on, Balanced Scorecards and strategy maps. The only application built and managed by the creators of the Balanced Scorecard, Drs. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, the ESM will help you create strategic alignment and execute strategy at the corporate, division, and individual level.
The Executive Strategy Manager allows for better meeting management by enabling you to communicate your corporate strategy and identify the key performance drivers at all levels of your organization. It is designed to help your organization quickly get started with the Balanced Scorecard (through structured coaching, templates, and processes), then grow with your organization as the Balanced Scorecard program matures.
Palladium pioneered the On-Demand Strategy Execution delivery model in 2000, with the first release of the BSC Online Design Center. The Executive Strategy Manager (ESM) is the latest release of this application, which builds on over 15 years of expertise in helping organizations execute their strategy.
The ESM not only embraces the BSC concept, it's built on it. Our design wizards, best practice libraries, and coaching modules guide you through the rapid construction of your scorecards. The design area is a simple interface where you click on a template to add perspectives, themes, objectives, measures, initiatives, and milestones. The strategy map designer allows you to drag and drop your scorecard elements to create dynamic and meaningful strategy maps. This interface has been perfected over thousands of scorecard implementations here at Palladium. Your dedicated ESM account manager is always just a click or phone call away.
Organizations which have successfully made strategy execution a core competency have turned to the ESM to support their efforts in aligning firm-wide strategic priorities. The ESM helps manage the process of codifying the enterprise value proposition, translating that into an enterprise scorecard and then cascading that scorecard down to functional and business unit areas. Imagine the power of viewing your entire organization's strategy on one page. The ESM alignment tab does exactly that!
Additionally, once the organization's alignment framework has been developed, the ESM features tools which aid in the process of enterprise reporting, helping to answer questions such as, "How do our business units contribute towards achieving our customer value proposition?" or "What support unit synergies can we create to positively impact organizational efficiency?"
The ESM also serves as a communication tool, allowing organizations to share any subset of information with interested parties, both internal and external. Because we never charge by user, hundreds of employees often have access to their organizations strategy, creating a healthy and sustainable reporting environment.