To understand how the Calculation setting affects a KPI, it is important to understand the differences between three types of KPIs:
Calculation settings apply differently, depending on the type of KPI. In addition, be aware that each KPI has a value and a score. For Standard KPIs, the value is a number that either comes directly from a data source or is calculated based on child KPIs (such as the average of child KPIs). Values are not used with Objective KPIs.
For Standard KPIs, the score is a percentage that compares the KPI’s Actual value to its Target value. (This percentage can be a raw score or normalized score, based on its thresholds.) For Objective KPIs, the score is the weighted average of the scores of the child KPI. The score determines which indicator is shown. (Note that you can override the score by selecting Band by Stated Score in the Edit Bandings dialog box.)
Scores are shown on a scorecard, as illustrated:
The following table explains how calculations settings affect your scorecard KPIs: