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Sensation at ARC competition in New York

Golden Award for Graz Holding

After the ‚Österreichischen Verwaltungspreis‘ for its Annual Report 2014, Graz Holding’s Annual Report 2015, co-designed by IBCS® trainer Dietmar Pascher, has sensationally been winning the International Golden Award of ARC in New York.

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5,500 registrations on openSAP Thought Leaders Channel

Semantic Notation – The Next Big Thing in BI?

We had a two week IBCS® online-course on the openSAP Thought Leaders channel. While the interactive course is over now, the videos of the 10 units are still available for free.

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Maurice Verhagen in IMA Strategic Finance

The Philips journey toward IBCS

Maurice Verhagen, head of Reporting Services, talked recently with Jürgen Faisst about reporting at Philips, implementation of the IBCS, the benefits achieved, and his recommendations for readers of Strategic Finance.

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Sybit & Peers became IBCS® Certified Provider

Sybit & Peers AG is a highly specialized Swiss consulting company with focus on customized SAP BI transformations. Sybit & Peers is an SAP Silver Partner and has already been awarded as an SAP Recognized Expertise Partner in the Data Warehousing field.

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Chart-me WEB recertification confirmed

With Chart-me WEB you create sophisticated management reports, presentations and interactive dashboards easily in a web browser.

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trueChart recertification confirmed

trueChart is HighCoordination's QlikView extension to implement the SUCCESS rules of IBCS®.

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graphomate recertification confirmed

'graphomate charts' and 'graphomate tables' are SAP and IBCS® certified extensions visualizing complex data directly from queries on SAP BW, BusinessObjects or SAP HANA by the rules of IBCS®.

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Save the date: IBCS® Annual Conference on June 2, 2017

Please save June 2, 2017 for the next IBCS® Annual Conference. The location will probably be a seminar hotel in Mallorca, Spain.

Review: IBCS® Conference 2016 in Warsaw

Visit the IBCS® Annual Conference 2016 website to find some pictures taken in Warsaw, the conference program, and the minutes.

Conference website
LinkedIn Group

IBCS® Report Design Forum

This is the place to discuss real world challenges in the conceptual and visual design of reports and presentations, in particular the proper choice and design of business charts and tables. Post your questions, get answers, and share your thoughts.

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Latest news

IBCS® Newsletter 2016|03

Here you find latest news regarding IBCS®.

Current topics

openSAP course on IBCS®; Save the date for IBCS® Annual Conference 2017

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98 before-and-after pictures

IBCS® with SUCCESS (poster)

Get our 'IBCS® with SUCCESS' poster explaining the 98 rules of the SUCCESS formula with before-and-after pictures.

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Editable template

Notation manual (PPT)

Editable PPT template for the creation of a company specific notation manual covering the major design principles for IBCS® compliant charts and tables.

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Edited transcript

IBCS® Standards (PDF)

Edited PDF transcript of the IBCS® Standards as published on www.ibcs-a.org. 150 pages illustrated with more than 180 instructive figures, covering all conceptual, perceptual, and semantic rules for the design of comprehensible reports and presentations.

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Selected resources

SAP IBCS® promotion and testimonial video

What business management can learn from musicians

Álvaro Alcolea, CFO at Prensa Iberica Media in Barcelona, and Jürgen Faisst talking about what business management can learn from musicians on how to benefit from a standard notation implemented with SAP Design Studio and graphomate charts.

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Testimonial video

Coca-Cola Içecek

Gökhan Kipçak, Group CIO of Coca-Cola Içecek (CCI) in Istanbul gives us his view on the benefits of implementing the IBCS® Standards. CCI has started an international project to implement a new standardized reporting based on Zebra BI in 2014.

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Rolf Hichert and Jürgen Faisst

Notation standards in business communication and their practical benefits

IBCS® white paper about the practical benefits of notation standards in business communication.

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Two minute trailer

Seminar impressions

This two minute trailer gives an atmospheric picture of the seminar "IBCS® with SUCCESS - Successful reports and presentations".

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Selected seminars

Successful reports and presentations

IBCS® with SUCCESS

Introductory one-day seminar with universal guidelines and numerous practical examples.

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Application of the SUCCESS formula

IBCS® workshop

Supplementary two-day workshop on the practical application of the IBCS® SUCCESS formula. Deepening the 98 conceptual, perceptual, and semantic rules for easier creation and better understanding of reports and presentations. With numerous practical examples and exercises.

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Columns, bars, and variances

Business charts with Excel, part 1

This seminar is currently held in German language only. Please switch to our German website if you are interested.

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IBCS® Certified Consultant

Certification course

Training on how to implement the IBCS® Standards in an organization. With a final exam and subsequent filing of work samples.

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Latest IBCS® Certified Consultants

msg systems

Mark A. Michel

Mark Michel is head of business consulting at msg systems in the business intelligence division focusing on reporting and analytics. With more than 100 employees 'msg business intelligence' provides full-cycle BI solutions with various technologies in selected industries.

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Sybit & Peers

Matthias Feldle

Matthias Feldle is a Senior Consultant of Sybit & Peers AG. Sybit & Peers AG is a highly spezialized IT consulting firm in the Swiss market with focus on solutions with SAP technologies.

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Infor (Österreich)

Peter Claus Kriebernegg

Peter Claus Kriebernegg is Senior Application Consultant at INFOR (Österreich) GmbH. He is an expert in report design to optimize the user experience.

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gdBI Business Intelligence

Greg Davey

Greg Davey is an Australian Business Intelligence specialist and works as a freelance consultant in the Asia Pacific region.

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Latest IBCS® Certified Software products

ks quadrat

extensions²

extensions² is 100% integrated into the Qlik environment, offering the users the Qlik functionalities and the display options of the IBCS® Standards.

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HI-CHART

Chart-me WEB

With Chart-me WEB you create sophisticated management reports, presentations and interactive dashboards easily in a web browser.

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gmc²

gIV for IBM Cognos

gIV for IBM Cognos enables IBM customers to create visualizations in accordance with the IBCS® Standards.

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Zebra BI

Zebra BI

Zebra BI is an Excel add-in empowering users to create standardized, focused and impactful reports and presentations, which meet the IBCS® guidelines.

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