Achieve Consistent Reporting Across Your Company with IBCS

In this webinar, you’ll learn the key elements of typical IBCS compliant reports, we’ll show you the examples of reports that follow these rules and show you how to achieve clear and consistent report design across your company.

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A visual language for your reports in Power BI and Excel

When creating a business report either in Power BI or Excel, report designers often stumble upon typical mistakes, such as bad choice of charts, having poor labels, inconsistent colors, etc.  The management might then receive hundreds of reports from different employees and waste valuable time while trying to understand each one of them.

Additionally, each report creator designs their reports in their own way. The management might then receive hundreds of reports from different employees and waste valuable time while trying to understand each one of them.

It doesn't have to be this way. By following a visual language for designing business reports like IBCS (International Business Communication Standards) you’re able to create clear and consistent reports that turn data into action.

Meet the experts of management reporting

Meet the person that paved the way for the International Business Communication Standards. We're honored to introduce you to a special guest of this session, the guru of management reporting, the legendary Dr. Rolf Hichert!

He joined Zebra BI's CEO & Founder Andrej Lapajne.

"If we want to make business communication more effective through pattern recognition, then things that mean the same have to look the same." - Rolf Hichert

You can see there are no similarities and patterns to recognize between these dashboards, even though they serve the same purpose.

By following the IBCS standards, you can do exactly this - and achieve consistent and clear reporting across your company.

You'll Learn: 

Key elements of typical IBCS compliant reports
How to achieve clear and consistent report design across your company

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Rolf Hichert

President of International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) Association
Dr. Rolf Hichert was working at Fraunhofer Institute, was a consultant at McKinsey and Co., worked at two software companies, founded one, was a professor at the University of Constance and eventually started his company, now called HICHERT & FAISST where he developed SUCCESS rules, which are very well known and have solved communication problems and reporting issues within companies. Now all this is culminating in International Business Communication Standards (IBCS).

Andrej Lapajne

Founder & CEO at Zebra BI
Andrej brings 25 years of experience in business intelligence and software development and 20 years as a consultant. Helping numerous international and regional companies achieve consistent and efficient internal reporting throughout the organization inspired him to build Zebra BI.

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