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International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®)











The International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®) are practical proposals for the conceptual and visual design of comprehensible reports and presentations.


The IBCS® Standards are defined in a Creative Commons project hosted by HICHERT+FAISST and governed by the not-for-profit IBCS Association.



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What business management can learn from musicians

See Álvaro Alcolea, CFO at Prensa Iberica Media in Barcelona, and Jürgen Faisst (IBCS Association) talking about what business management can learn from musicians on how to benefit from a standard notation implemented with SAP Design Studio and graphomate chartsView...



Coca-Cola Içecek

Gökhan Kipçak, Group CIO of Coca-Cola Içecek (CCI) in Istanbul gives us his view on the benefits of implementing the IBCS Standards. CCI has started an international project to implement a new standardized reporting based on Zebra BI in 2014. View…



The Philips journey towards IBCS

Strategic Finance Magazine*, October 2016

Maurice Verhagen, head of Reporting Services, is in charge of the concept and rollout of reporting standards at Philips. Verhagen talked recently with Jürgen Faisst about reporting at Philips, implementation of the IBCS, the benefits achieved, and his recommendations for readers of Strategic Finance.


* Strategic Finance is the member magazine of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).





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