Dear newsletter readers,

It’s funny – the virtuality we’ re being forced into actually makes us reach more people than ever:

  • With an all-time high of 13 IBCS lectures since the beginning of the year we have raised interest among more than a thousand attendees.
  • No matter where you are from you can now learn the IBCS notation in a video course and attend both the IBCS WITH SUCCESS training and workshop online for becoming an IBCS Certified Analyst.
  • You can also attend the IBCS Annual Conference on July 2 because it will be hybrid, so also online.

Let’s be happy about this ‘Doctor Jekyll’ side of the situation.

Stay safe and healthy
Jürgen Faisst, Rolf Hichert and Edyta Szarska

Join one of our two upcoming online courses on March 30..31 (two half days):

IBCS with SUCCESS – Successful reports, presentations, and dashboards

We will make you understand the SUCCESS formula of IBCS – the comprehensive framework for storytelling in management reports and dashboards.

IBCS online training…

Start with self-paced learning of consistent IBCS notation until April 15 (video course):

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

Go through 35 short lessons with quizzes, tests and drawing exercises. We are happy to meet you at the kick-off on April 15.

SOH video course…
For the first time in history we also offer the English version of the two-day IBCS Workshop online. After completing the workshop you are invited to take an online test for getting certified as an IBCS Certified Analyst.
IBCS online workshop…
IBCS Annual Conference

Save the date and register

Join us either online or in Berlin at the IBCS Annual Conference to discuss

What business expects from
reports and dashboards

Please contact us if there are any specific topics of particular interest.

More about the IBCS Annual Conference…


We have been giving 13 IBCS lectures since the beginning of the year. Here is a short selection of the latest ones:

2021-03-24 | eCapital Advisors, USA
Storytelling with data – but without common language?
Jürgen Faisst and Brian Kalish

2021-03-18 | Poslovna učinkovitost, Croatia
How to achieve better and faster understanding of reports and dashboards
Jürgen Faisst

2021-03-16 | IBSS, Turkey
Düz, Çevrili, Tarali
Esin Özkan

2021-03-16 | ConsultNetwork, Austria
IBCS compliant reporting with Power BI
Mario Rosenfelder

2021-03-09 | FP&A Trends, UK and USA
FP&A Dashboards: CFOs don’t like it colorful
Jürgen Faisst

2021-02-26 | Braincourt, Germany
Successfully implementing an IBCS notation manual
Viktoria Winkler

2021-02-25 | GenerationCFO, UK
What executives really want from dashboards
Jürgen Faisst

Please find all 13 lectures here.

IBCS Certified Software

Here are the recertified software packages and their major improvements:

graphomate | Profile…
Broader scope of supported platforms (SAP Analytics, Power BI, Tableau, Excel) in combination with a very strong new graphomate matrix.

extensions² | Profile…
Major improvements in both the breadth and depth of IBCS template usage and usability in Qlik environments.

Significant step towards storytelling by adding cross-platform (Qlik, Power BI, Excel) commenting and chat functionality. 

Congratulations to all for the successful recertification!

IBCS Certified Consultants
Moritz Hofmaier

Moritz Hofmaier

BI Consultant at avantum consult AG, Germany. Profile…

Konstantin Ullherr

Konstantin Ullherr

BI Consultant at b.telligent, Germany. Profile…

Severin Willig

Senior Associate in the Data & Analytics team at PwC GmbH WPG, Germany. Profile…

These guys are now invited to participate at the monthly ICC workshops for IBCS Certified Consultants. The next one is on March 26 with

  • Guest speaker Bernie Smith from Made To Measure KPIs discussing “Are targets dangerous?
  • Esin Özkan discussing “Project management of an IBCS project

The next English Certification Course for IBCS® Certified Consultants (ICC) on May 05 to 07 in Warsaw is already fully booked but you can still contact us for the next one.

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