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What is the difference between KPI and Scorecard with respect to SharePoint 2010?

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A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a visual cue that communicates the amount of progress made toward a goal.

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A scorecard is a type of report that displays a collection of key performance indicators (KPIs) together with performance targets for each KPI.

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So basically we can say that a scorecard is a collection of KPIs? – Frank Martin Mar 17 '13 at 10:42
indeed it is as stated by Microsoft. – Muhammad Raja Mar 17 '13 at 10:43

a scorecard is NOT a collection of KPIs as suggested here but rather threasholds defined regarding the KPIs.

If for example. I have a KPI of the number of products sold by a vendor over a month. A scorecard can be defined as 100 products sold and so if this KPI for the last month is 90 then the related scorecard will indicate a negaive alerts (e.g. red icon).

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