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Online test (playground)


A new online test grants access to a bank of more than 200 questions around the IBCS® Standards with multiple choice and multiple response. Increase your knowledge on a playground and prepare yourself for the final exam which you can take after attending the IBCS® Workshop about the application of the SUCCESS formula.

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Pictures Conference 2019

We took a whole series of pictures at the conference in Vienna. Here you will find a selection.

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Review Conference 2019

At the Annual Conference in Vienna, the IBCS® Community shared experience and discussed the further development of the Standards.

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mediaFACTS at ProSiebenSat1

The consistent application of IBCS® Standards in the visualizations in mediaFACTS ensures that the complex content to bei 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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Certification VitaraCharts

VitaraCharts is an easy-to-use, intuitive library of charts. The library is an add-on for Microstrategy Desktop, Web, Library, and Mobile.

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Recertification Longview Analytics

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 Chart-me WEB & DS

Chart-me makes it easy to create sophisticated management reports, presentations, and dashboards. Chart-me runs equally in the Web browser, in SAP Lumira Designer or in Excel.

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graphomate recertified by BARC

'graphomate charts' and 'graphomate tables' are SAP- and IBCS®-certified extensions for visualizing complex data directly from queries to SAP BW, Business Objects or SAP HANA according to the rules of IBCS®.

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IBCS Newsletter 2019|02

German book release, annual conference, new trainers

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IBCS® Newsletter archive

Get an overview of the topics in earlier newsletters.

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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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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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