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IBCS® version 1.1 is released

The general assembly of the IBCS Association adpots version 1.1 unanimously.

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"Communication skills are key for FP&A"

American thought leader Brian Kalish names IBCS® one of the "interesting things taking place in FP&A".

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Vancouver (CA): Free IBCS® evening lecture @SAP on June 14, 2017

Jürgen Faisst: What data analysts and report designers can learn from musicians

New York (USA): Free IBCS® evening lecture on June 22, 2017

Jürgen Faisst: What data analysts and report designers can learn from musicians

Vancouver (CA): Free IBCS® lecture @Microsoft on June 13, 2017

Jürgen Faisst: Clear financial reporting and analytics with IBCS® and Microsoft technology

gmc² prize competition

gmc² celebrates the triple certification with a prize competition. Martin Streller from Viessmann has won a weekend in Barcelona including a free pass for the IBCS® Annual Conference.

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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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Latest news

IBCS® Newsletter 2017|01

Main topics: Registration for Barcelona; gmc² prize competition

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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

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 Consultants


Meinert Jacobsen

Meinert Jacobsen is the CEO and owner of the analytical agency marancon GmbH and founder of the BIG DATA Start-Up B2B Smart Data GmbH in Bonn.

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KI performance

Patrick Roeder

Patrick is Senior BI Consultant with Lead Data Provision at KI performance GmbH, an IT consulting company, which is a certified Microsoft® partner for innovative solutions in the focus areas Analytics (BI), SharePoint, software and mobile solutions.

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Bernhard Puscha

Bernhard Puscha is an Analytics consultant at scc EDV-Beratung AG. Mapping the business processes of a company-wide standard software to fit individual customer specifications is the core business of scc EDV-Beratung AG. As a leading partner of SAP in Austria, the scc Group focuses on SAP solutions and SAP-related services.

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Julian Vogelbacher

Julian Vogelbacher is a Professional Consultant in the Business Analytics unit of Axians IT Solutions GmbH. Axians’ corporate portfolio addresses all components of core ICT requirements, providing for digital transformation solutions engineered to customer specification.

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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 & 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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