IBCS® with SUCCESS - Successful reports, presentations and dashboards

IBCS® with SUCCESS - Successful reports, presentations and dashboards

Join Asia Pacific's first IBCS® Certified Consultant and Trainer to find out why large corporations, such as Philips, have standardised their reporting with the SUCCESS formula of the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®).


Successful communication is based on binding rules. Creativity is not what is required, neither in verbal expression nor in visual design. Instead, it is a matter of consistent standards and simplification of the essentials, adhering to the seven core principles of SUCCESS:

SAY: Convey a message
UNIFY: Apply semantic notation
CONDENSE: Increase information density
CHECK: Ensure visual integrity
EXPRESS: Choose proper visualisation
SIMPLIFY: Avoid clutter
STRUCTURE: Organise content

Find extensive information and many examples of how this works in practice at www.ibcs.com.

Who Should Attend?

Accountants, analysts, business intelligence specialists, analytic specialists, report designers/developers, dashboard designers/developers.

Why Attend?

Attending this training will help you significantly improve your reporting:

Quality: Improved reporting quality standards means reports and presentations are much easier to understand, deliver clearer information, and ultimately lead to better decisions.

Reaction time: Reduced reaction times add value to the overall decision-making process. The delivery time of new reports and presentations will be shorter, business analysts can answer questions more quickly, and executives can make decisions faster and drive action.

Cost: Standardised, reusable report templates save time and cost for analysts and administrators.


The main objective of this training course is to present universal design standards for reports and presentations.  In turn, this will help participants report and present more effectively - with numerous before-and-after examples taken from actual practice.

Team/Corporate On-Site Training

IBCS with SUCCESS - Successful reports, presentations, and dashboards is a one day course available in Asia Pacific on-site at your premises or a location of your preference.

Contact Greg Davey, [email protected], +61(0)428 031 223, to discussion your requirements.

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Greg Davey

Greg Davey
Asia Pacific's first IBCS® Certified Consultant and Trainer


08:30 Reception and distribution of materials

09:00 Introduction: The basics of business communication

  • Management reports: Reports should have something interesting to report
  • Presentations: The PowerPoint culture must be questioned
  • The SUCCESS formula of the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®)

09:45 SAY: Convey a message

  • Focus on the message
  • Detect, explain, or suggest
  • Substantiate message

10:45 (approx) Break

11:00 STRUCTURE: Organise content

  • Use homogeneous, non-overlapping and exhaustive elements
  • Build hierarchical structures
  • Show logical structure

11:45 EXPRESS: Choose proper visualisation

  • Use correct chart type
  • Add comparisons and variances
  • Explain causes

12:30 Lunch

13:30 SIMPLIFY: Avoid clutter

  • Avoid noise
  • Avoid redundancies
  • Replace with cleaner layout

14:15 CONDENSE: Increase information density

  • Utilise space
  • Add data
  • Add report elements

15:15 (approx) Break

15:30 CHECK: Ensure visual integrity

  • Avoid manipulated axes
  • Avoid misleading representations
  • Use the same scales

16:00 UNIFY: Apply semantic notation

  • Unify terminology
  • Apply IBCS® Notation to report elements
  • Unify analyses

16:30 Summary

  • Significant results
  • Practical application
  • Next steps

17:00 End of training course