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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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The IBCS Annual Conference 2019 will be held on June 28 in Vienna. Please save also the evening before the conference for the General Assembly of the IBCS Association

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Review Conference 2018

At the Annual Conference in London, 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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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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Recertification trueChart

IBCS® for Qlik, PowerBI, Excel and more…

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extensions² recertified by BARC

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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Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI became IBCS® Certified Software

Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI are the first officially certified IBCS® tool for Power BI. With fully responsive and interactive technology they allow you to build spectacular Power BI reports and dashboards in minutes.

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IBCS® Newsletter 2018|03

Main topics: Online test, Zebra BI for Power BI, IBCS 2019

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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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