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Semantic Notation – The Next Big Thing in BI?

We are proud to announce this free two week course on the openSAP Thought Leaders channel. Starting on October 11, 2016, the course is open for 4 weeks. The weekly assignments have to be completed by November 9, 2016.

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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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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 tables' is an SAP and IBCS® certified add-on visualizing complex data directly from queries on SAP BW, BusinessObjects or SAP HANA by the rules of IBCS®.

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arcplan recertification confirmed

arcplan 8 is the ideal environment for the creation and distribution of highly customized Business Intelligence and analysis solutions for mobile and desktop deployment.

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extensions² 1.0 by ks quadrat IBCS® certified

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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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.

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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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IBCS® compliant templates for charts and tables

Get inspired by 13 templates for charts and 4 templates for tables. These templates have been developed as best practice examples for the IBCS® visual notation concept.

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IBCS® Newsletter 2016|03

Here you find latest news regarding IBCS®.

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openSAP course on IBCS®; Save the date for Mallorca

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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 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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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

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

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IBCS® workshop

Application of the SUCCESS formula

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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Software course

Excel module 1 -
Professional charts based on IBCS®

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

IBCS® 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

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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Ernst & Young

Wilfried Weber

Wilfried Weber works as Senior Consultant in the area of Enterprise Intelligence at the Advisory Service Line of Ernst & Young (EY). EY operates as a network of member firms providing assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services.

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Föry Consulting

Michael Föry

Michael Föry is founder and CEO of Föry Consulting AG (Office Basel, Switzerland), a company specialized in BI-, DWH- and Analytics Solutions.

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Anna Knaub

Anna Knaub works as a Business Intelligence Consultant at areto consulting GmbH, a technical consultancy specialized on all aspects of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Data Science.

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Latest IBCS® Certified Software products

ks quadrat


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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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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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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