Tableau Awarded Hichert®IBCS Certification for International Business Communications Standards

Certification verifies that Tableau’s visual analytics meet international standards for visual design and ease-of-use

Publish Date: February 3, 2015 - 2:00pm

Tableau Software, a global leader in easy-to-use, rapid-fire business intelligence software, today announced that it has achieved Hichert®International Business Communications Standards (IBCS) Certification. The Hichert IBCS Certificate is awarded to software that can be used to create HICHERT®IBCS-compliant charts and tables.

The set of standards were developed by Hichert+Partner, a business communication consulting group founded by Dr. Rolf Hichert. IBCS examinations are conducted by BARC, an independent research and consulting institute for business software.

“Tableau Software is known for their quick and flexible interactive number analysis. The IBCS-certification team was positively surprised to learn that The Tableau Standard Function also impressively mapped out the Reporting-Templates required by IBCS-certification,” said Hichert. “Tableau thus impressively demonstrated its applicability for sophisticated reporting systems: here functions for flexible analysis unite with those for standard reports. We wish Tableau Software much success as they work with clients using the IBCS principles for advanced reporting systems.”

“Tableau’s visual analytics help people see and understand their data,” said Henrik Jorgensen, Country Manager for Austria, Germany, and Switzerland at Tableau Software. “This is further validation for our customers in the DACH region that Tableau meets the highest international standards for business communication and visualization.”

About Tableau
Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 23,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at

About IBCS
The International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) are practical rules for the conceptual and visual design of reports and presentations based on the HICHERT®SUCCESS concept regarding a consistent visual language. The IBCS Association is a non-profit organization that supports the promulgation, maintenance, and further development of the International Business Communication Standards.

HICHERT+FAISST serves as the “IBCS Institute” and provides services for successful implementation of the International Business Communication Standards, such as the HICHERT®SUCCESS implementation concept, seminars and training courses, certification of consultants and software as well as consulting and on-site support.

About BARC
BARC is a leading enterprise software industry analyst and consulting firm delivering information to more than 1,000 customers each year. For over fifteen years, BARC has specialized in core research areas including Data Management (DM), Business Intelligence (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Along with CXP and Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), BARC forms part of the CXP Group – the leading European IT research and consulting firm with 140 staff in eight countries including the UK, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. CXP and PAC complement BARC’s expertise in software markets for BI, DM and ECM with their extensive knowledge of technology for IT Service Management, HR and ERP.

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