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New course starts on November 9, 2020

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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Free online lecture on Oct 13

Solid, outlined, hatched - How visual consistency helps better understand reports, presentations and dashboards

IBCS Annual Conference on July 2, 2021

Join us at the virtual IBCS Annual Conference on July 2, 2021.

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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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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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 Inforiver Charts & Matrix

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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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 hi-chart

hi-chart® is the platform-independent reporting solution with an extensive template library. The software has connectors to IBM Planning Analytics TM1, SAP BW, Jedox and many other systems, and runs in a web browser, Excel, Power BI, Qlik Sense and SAP.

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Newsletter 2021|02

Virtual IBCS Annual Conference on June 2, 2021

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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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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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