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Registration open for Annual Conference

IBCS® 2018 ON JUNE 8 IN LONDON

Join the IBCS® Community at the Annual Conference in London to share experience and to discuss the further development of the Standards. And don’t miss the General Assembly of the IBCS Association the evening before.

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IBCS® Version 1.1

BOOK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

A paperback edition of IBCS® Version 1.1 is now available on Amazon in many countries. We decided to publish this book in order to offer hard copies globally and to serve as a qualified resource (including an ISBN number) for proper quotation.

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mediaFACTS at ProSiebenSat1

The consistent application of IBCS® Standards in the visualizations in mediaFACTS ensures that the complex content to be conveyed is reduced to the essential.

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First IBCS® publication in Spanish language

Reglas y guías de estilo para el diseño de informes y presentaciones empresariales: los estándares internacionales IBCS®

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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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SAP Analytics Cloud gains IBCS® seal

SAP Analytics Cloud is an IBCS® certified solution for business intelligence and organizational planning; enhanced with the power of predictive analytics and machine learning technology.

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Cubeware C8 Cockpit became IBCS® Certified Software

The Cubeware Solutions Platform (CSP) provides an integrated - IBCS® certified - Business Intelligence and Performance Management software platform that allows users to independently create applications and reports based on the IBCS® SUCCESS rule set and make them accessible to different audiences.

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Zebra BI recertification

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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Chart-me XLS recertification

The Chart-me XLS Excel add-in makes it fast and easy to create high quality reports and presentations based on the IBCS® Standards.

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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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IBCS® Newsletter 2018|01

Main topics: Cubeware und SAP Analytics Cloud certified, Annual Conference in London on June 8

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IBCS® Newsletter archive

Get an overview of the topics in earlier newsletters.

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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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Free for members of the IBCS Association

IBCS® Standards (PDF)

PDF transcript of the IBCS® Standards as published on www.hichert.com/standards. 150 pages illustrated with more than 180 instructive figures, covering all conceptual, perceptual, and semantic rules for the design of comprehensible reports, presentations, and dashboards.

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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

Training impressions

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

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Selected seminars

Successful reports and presentations

IBCS® with SUCCESS

Introductory one-day training 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 training 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 Software products

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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Cubeware

Cubeware C8 Cockpit

The Cubeware Solutions Platform (CSP) provides an integrated - IBCS® certified - Business Intelligence and Performance Management software platform that allows users to independently create applications and reports based on the IBCS® SUCCESS rule set and make them accessible to different audiences.

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SAP

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is an IBCS® certified solution for business intelligence and organizational planning; enhanced with the power of predictive analytics and machine learning technology.

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HI-CHART

Chart-me XLS

The Chart-me XLS Excel add-in makes it fast and easy to create high quality reports and presentations based on the IBCS® Standards.

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Latest IBCS® Certified Consultants

AMSEL ASSESSORS SL

Sergi Pizarro

Sergi Pizarro is Senior Accountant and Junior Tax Advisor at AMSEL ASSESSORS SL, an accountancy, tax, and management consultancy firm for small and medium enterprises.

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JUGO

Tim Groenen

Tim is a Business Intelligence Consultant for JUGO, a highly specialized BI Consultancy firm located in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Within JUGO he is active in SAP BI, QlikView and IBCS® at different customers on European level within The Netherlands.

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oh22data

Christian Storms

Christian Storms is a BI Consultant and reporting expert at oh22data AG. As Microsoft Gold competency partner for data analysis, data platform and application development, oh22data AG has been advising and supporting renowned international clients in all areas of business analytics for more than 25 years.

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IBSS

Esin Özkan

Esin works as a senior business intelligence consultant at IBSS Consulting. IBSS is an analytics company specialized manly on SAP’s analytic products’ implementations.

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