Are you a business analyst, a management accountant or a dashboard designer and feel that your work is not duly appreciated? We show you how using a consistent notation ensures your reports are actually read and understood, reducing wrong decisions by 61% and speeding up comprehension by 46%

Get to know the why and what of the consistent IBCS report notation and learn how to apply it to your charts and tables. We also touch briefly on what it takes to establish a standard notation in your organization. To the benefit of managers, analysts, dashboard designers and last but not least – yourself and your career.

How the content is conveyed


The course consists of 5 sections with about 30 digestible lessons in total. Every lesson lasts between 5 and 10 minutes. Most of them are interactive videos, i.e. videos enriched with polls, quizzes and exercises. You also get a workbook which you can fill to perform the exercises. After finishing a section you can check your learning progress with the help of a test.

Course curriculum

  Welcome to our course "Solid, outlined, hatched"
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  The "why": Understand the way we visually perceive reports
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  The "what": Make your reports look similar with IBCS notation
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  The "how": Apply the IBCS notation to charts, tables, and entire reports
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  Start introducing IBCS notation in your organization
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J├╝rgen Faisst

Hi, my name is Jürgen Faisst and I'm your instructor


My mission is to enhance your reports and dashboards by applying consistent design standards.

They say I'm a well-versed notation expert, appreciated instructor and experienced manager. And I'm a passionate musician writing arrangements. I also frequently serve as a key-note speaker at international conferences with topics such as "What business management can learn from musicians".

Together with my partner Rolf Hichert I've been writing Solid, outlined, hatched – How visual consistency helps better understand reports, presentations and dashboards, the book this course is based upon.

Ishitaa Ashley

"What we learn with pleasure we never forget”. And this was one such learning. A wonderful online-course by Jürgen Faisst – do check it out!


Ishitaa Ashley

Solutions Developer, Visual BI, USA and India

Select a pricing plan and sign up

$350

1 student gets access for 12 months

+VAT if applicable

This edition of the course Solid, Outlined, Hatched will start on November 9, 2020.

$2,400

10 students get access for 12 months (31% off)

+VAT if applicable

This edition of the course Solid, Outlined, Hatched will start on November 9, 2020.

The person placing the order receives immediate access plus a coupon code for 9 additional students.

Want to get a larger group trained?


Groups of more than 10 students can get an individual offer. Please send us a request detailing the desired number of students.

Some additional material that might be helpful throughout the course

Solid, outlined, hatched - book
The book: Solid, outlined, hatched

This course is based on the contents of this book. Perfect for looking up and studying in depth.


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The IBCS Standards

Reference book for all rules of the International Business communication Standards.


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IBCS notation manual
Notation manual template

Template (PDF or editable PPT) for a company specific notation manual for creating IBCS compliant charts and tables.


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