The Financial Perspective examines if the company’s strategy will contribute to the bottom-line improvement of the company. The Financial Perspective represents the long-term strategic objectives of the organization and thus it incorporates the tangible outcomes of the strategy in traditional financial terms. The Financial performance is a lag indicator and provides the ultimate definition of an organization’s success and describes how to create growth in the shareholder value. Depending on strategy, leaders of the organization follow a combination of growth strategy (i.e., to increase revenues) combined with varying emphasis on productivity strategy (i.e., to cut costs through efficiency). Some of the most common financial measures that are incorporated in the financial perspective are EVA, revenue growth, costs, profit margins, cash flow, net operating income, etc.

A generic slide showing the Financial Perspective

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