Notation standards in business communication and their practical benefits

Rolf Hichert and Jürgen Faisst

IBCS® white paper sponsored by SAP, May 2014

The practical benefits of notation standards in business communication are obvious: Better, faster, and cheaper results in all stages of the decision-making process: from provision of data and systems, to business analysis and elaboration of messages, and on to the final decision of the executive.

Analytical software packages supporting the notation standards are essential for leveraging the bene-fits of their implementation. Adoption of HICHERT®IBCS notation standards by major software vendors like SAP will dramatically increase the speed of its dissemination. Perhaps in years to come, it will be a matter of course to have notation standards in business communication as has been the case in music and cartography for hundreds of years.