IBCS Standards 1.2
The International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®) are practical suggestions for the consistent design of reports, presentations, dashboards and the charts and tables they contain. The further development of the IBCS Standards is an ongoing process, which is managed by the not-for-profit IBCS Association.
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The SUCCESS formula of the IBCS Standards
Business communication meets the IBCS Standards when it complies with the rules of the seven areas that form the acronym „SUCCESS“:
S AY Convey a message
U NIFY Apply semantic notation
C ONDENSE Increase information density
C HECK Ensure visual integrity
E XPRESS Choose proper visualization
S IMPLIFY Avoid clutter
S TRUCTURE Organize content
We would like to thank all the contributors and sponsors who helped to transform the first drafts of the IBCS Standards into today’s version 1.2. Please find a list of all contributors on page 8 of the document below.