Dear newsletter readers,

Here you find latest news regarding IBCS® and the SUCCESS formula:

+1    Next IBCS® Annual Conference on June 2, 2017
+2    IBCS® course at openSAP Thought Leaders
+3    More Certified Consultants
+4    trueChart recertified
+5    IBCS® Roundtables in Berlin and Stuttgart
+6    Seminar dates 2016
+7    Latest news from IBCS® Certified Software products

+1  NEXT IBCS® ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON JUNE 2, 2017 – this time in Mallorca

To all members of the IBCS Association and – especially – all Certified Consultants – please save the date:

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 18:00 General Assembly
Friday, June 2, 2017, 9:00..17:00 Annual Conference

The location will probably be a seminar hotel in Mallorca, Spain.

+2  IBCS® COURSE AT OPENSAP THOUGHT LEADERS – 3’000 registrations already

We are proud to announce a free two week course on IBCS® starting at October 11, 2016: “Semantic Notation – The Next Big Thing in BI?”
This course is hosted by the openSAP Thought Leaders channel but the content is created and provided by HICHERT+FAISST.

Starting: October 11, 2016
Duration: 2 weeks (2-3 hours per week), however the course is open for 4 weeks
Course language: English
Weekly assignments to be completed by November 9, 2016

+3  MORE CERTIFIED CONSULTANTS – congratulation!

We are proud to present the following new IBCS® Certified Consultants who successfully passed the examination:

Felix Becker from avantum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Greg Davey from gdBI, Darwin, Australia
Michael Föry, from Föry Consulting, Basel, Switzerland
Miriam Funke, from ORAYLIS, Düsseldorf, Germany
Anna Knaub from areto consulting, Cologne, Germany
Matthias Stede from Woodmark Consulting, Grasbrunn, Germany
Wilfried Weber from Ernst & Young, Eschborn, Germany

These consultants present themselves and their work examples on their respective profile pages.


HighCoordination succeeded in the bi-annual recertification of QlikView-based truechart 2.0. The visual design of business charts and tables is certified to be compliant with the Standards proposed by the IBCS Association.


The first IBCS® Roundtable in Berlin will take place on November 3, 2016. If you want to know more about this event please contact Tilo Sommerwerk from Ceteris.

The first IBCS® Roundtable in Stuttgart will take place on October 27, 2016 – for more information contact Tilman Hagen from Braincourt.

There is already an IBCS® Roundtable organized in Bonn – contact Jens Herrmann.


These are the dates for next one-day seminar IBCS® with SUCCESS:

October 11, Zurich (in German)
November 7, Frankfurt (in German)
November 16, Düsseldorf (in German)
November 17, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL (in English)

The next German certification course will be on April 26..28, 2017 (the October event is booked out). The next English certification course will take place May 10..12, 2017.

Further dates for seminars and training courses you find here.


gIV for IBM Cognos 2.0: gIV introduces two new visualization elements – Treemap for identifying correlations and Tornado for direct comparisons
graphomate has followed our suggestions to improve Few’s Bullet Graphs and recently announced the new graphomate bubbles.
ZebraBI: Error correction: In the minutes of the Warsaw conference we wrote that Zebra PLANS an extension for SharePoint, but Zebra already DELIVERS SharePoint extensions to its IBCS® compliant product – see this movie.

With kind regards,
Jürgen Faisst and Rolf Hichert


IBCS Association