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The pages of this comments archive list all public comments on the latest version of the IBCS® Standards in chronological order.


Rolf Hichert

Yes you are both right. And we should make clearer, that the lines (without Plan) belong to “horizontal” and not to “vertical”: May be we can use longer columns and lines positioned further down (overlay chart?).

Something else:
In our new book we have consequently used two highlighting colors:  Blue for highlighting in the chart itself (supporting the message etc.) – and orange for “highlighting from outside” (like in this case). These are two very different things and I suggest to do the same in the coming update of the Standards.

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Rolf Hichert

I have just discussed this topic with Jürgen and we both think that you are right.

PS
When updating the figure, we should also take away the black dots at the difference markers (here they are not necessary).

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Ronald van Lent

Remark and point of exchanging thoughts:

Remark: For the table I would suggest the sequence PY, PL, FC, AC. This is the sequence in time when data has been generated.
Thought: By adding all scenario’s in 1 bar it is becoming crowded. In earlier comment Beat mentions “In the new Figure it should be clear that PY (grey) is compared to AC (2018)”. Would it not be visually more powerful to show in this specific case the PY as column instead via the traingle?

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Ronald van Lent

3 small remarks:

being consistent the actual scenario should be applied to the table, as the solid has been applied for the column/bar chart and line graph
unclear why the PL scenario is shown in line graph (as the reason is to exclude the scenario’s from the table, why keeping them in the line graph)
to make the example exhaustive, a structure in form of a table should be added as well (for example countries with key figure sales). Suggestion is to group everything logically. So a bar chart and table for structure; a line chart, column chart and table for time series.

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