IBCS-Like Charts

IBCS provide practical proposals for the design of business communication. You can create IBCS-like charts using Pyramid.

IBCS (International Business Communication Standards) is popular particularly in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland), and the standards are most commonly applied to the design of charts and tables.

Pyramid IBCS-Like charts are NOT certified by IBCS

Business communication typically meets IBCS Standards if it relays content clearly through the following three methods:

  • Conceptually, with a storyline.
  • Perceptually, with an appropriate visual design.
  • Semantically, with a uniform (IBCS) notation.

IBCS Notation

IBCS Notation is the semantic rule set suggested by IBCS Notation covers the unification of terminology (for example, words, abbreviations, and number formats), descriptions (for example, messages, titles, legends, and labels), dimensions (for example, measures, scenarios, and time periods), analyses (for example, scenario analyses and time series analyses), and indicators (for example, highlighting indicators and scaling indicators). Some of these concepts are not enforced in Pyramid.

IBCS-Like Charts

Pyramid offers the option to display data in an IBCS-Like format with the following charts: