When you create a metric category or metric, you must specify a weight, a numeric value
that indicates the importance of the category or metric relative to other categories and
The greater the weight value, the more important the item is. The system uses weight values in
Consider these recommendations when choosing weight values.
- Determine a weighting scale and use it consistently. In general, use a scale with a small
numeric range. A standard 1-10 scale is usually appropriate, where 1 is least and 10 most
important. Understand that increasing the maximum value of a weighting scale impacts all
related result calculations.
- Use the same weighting scale for metric categories and metrics. Though there is no
limitation, consider using the same or very similar weighting scales for both categories and
metrics to make it easier to remember which values to use. A scale of 1-10 is an effective and
simple weighting system, but may not be suitable for all organizations.
Note: If you do not want to use weighting, set the same weight value for all categories and
metrics. The default weight value is 10.