International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®)

The International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®) are practical proposals for the conceptual and visual design of comprehensible reports and presentations. The IBCS® Standards are defined in a Creative Commons project hosted by HICHERT+FAISST and governed by the not-for-profit IBCS Association.

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IBCS® Standards

Explore the comprehensive SUCCESS formula of the IBCS® Standards for the design of reports and presentations, in particular charts and tables.

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IBCS Association

The IBCS Association is a not-for-profit organization that develops and publishes the IBCS® Standards for free under a Creative Commons license. Members of the IBCS Association engage in extensive public consultation and discussion prior to issuing new versions.

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The SUCCESS formula of the IBCS® Standards

The IBCS® Standards consist of seven rule sets forming the acronym SUCCESS: