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Impressions of the IBCS Annual Conference 2022

Solid, outlined, hatched (online with exercises)

Learn how a consistent notation ensures that your reports and dashboards are read and understood. About 30 short lessons with interactive videos, questions, tests and a workbook with practical exercises.

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Less means more, due to IBCS® Standards

Article in Controlling i Zarządzanie nr 1(39)/2021 in polish language with english translation.

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XLCubed article in Raconteur | The Times

Time for CFOs to say goodbye to Excel?

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IBCS - Fostering comprehension

A video showing how, by applying the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS), we can understand our reports, presentations and dashboards faster and better.

Recertification VitaraCharts

VitaraCharts is currently the only certified IBCS chart provider for Microstrategy. An easy-to-use, intuitive library of charts, the Vitaracharts library is a seamless add-on for Microstrategy Desktop, Web, Library, and Mobile.

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Recertification Longview

Longview 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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Recertification Inforiver

Inforiver is the only IBCS® certified solution that offers one-click templates for Business and Management Reporting. It is a Low Code/No Code analytics suite that provides superior capabilities in terms of self-service, personalization, and collaboration features.

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Certification CP Reporting Studio

With CP Reporting Studio, report designers can quickly and easily create IBCS-compliant charts based on intelligent one-click reporting with automatic chart suggestions.
In addition, designers can compile all types of charts themselves and link them to data.
Multi-page projects can be created in their final design with logos and leader pages with images for the distribution of fully finished PowerPoint presentations, PDFs or web reports.

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Must-have for the CFO office


Join free online lecture with Jürgen Faisst.

Consistent notation is the ultimate tip for easier-to-understand reports. Learn how to create a notation manual and how to put the most important rules on a cheat sheet so they're easy to apply.

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IBCS® Standards (PDF)

PDF transcript of the IBCS® 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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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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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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