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IBCS® Version 1.1


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 hardcopies globally and to serve as a qualified resource (including an ISBN number) for proper quotation.

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IBCS® Annual Conference 2018 - Save the date

Please mark June 8, 2018 in your calendar for the next Annual Conference.

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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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IBCS® in Turkey

IBSS in conversation with Jürgen Faisst about the IBCS® standards and how he feels about coming back to Istanbul for the second IBCS® Seminar in Turkey.

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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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JUGO became IBCS® Certified Provider

JUGO offers Business Intelligence consultancy and managed services related to SAP and Qlik. One of our focus areas is data visualization, where the concept of IBCS® is being applied.

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IBCS® certification of Longview extended to tables

Longview 2017 Analytics is the ideal environment for the creation and distribution of highly customized business intelligence and reporting solutions for mobile and desktop deployment.

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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 & DS recertification confirmed

With Chart-me WEB & DS you create sophisticated management reports, presentations and interactive dashboards easily in a web browser or within SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio.

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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 Special 2017|03

Main topics: IBCS® Version 1.1 available – new web, free pdf, new book

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IBCS® Newsletter archive

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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 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


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

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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 & DS

With Chart-me WEB & DS you create sophisticated management reports, presentations and interactive dashboards easily in a web browser or within SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio.

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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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Latest IBCS® Certified Consultants


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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Agfa HealthCare

Melisa Zoronjic

Melisa Zoronjic works as a key account manager and consultant in the business unit TIP HCe of Agfa HealthCare. TIP HCe offers an integrated, holistic and company-wide business intelligence software in healthcare and is the largest BI supplier for hospitals in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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Viktoria Bondar

Viktoria Bondar is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Trivadis AG. Trivadis AG is an independent IT service provider in the areas IT consulting, system integration, solution engineering and IT services.

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Marlene Mayer

Marlene Mayer is a Project Manager at Braincourt GmbH. Braincourt is specialized in designing and implementing Corporate Performance Management software solutions as well as providing comprehensive project management services.

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