Corporate Planning purchases reporting specialist Hi-Chart

Hamburg software company upgrades business communication with IBCS

Corporate Planning AG (CP) is strengthening its position as one of the leading providers of business management software on the German-speaking market. The Hamburg-based company is taking over Berlin-based Hi-Chart GmbH, a software company specialising in the creation of sophisticated management reports and presentations according to International Business Communication Standards (IBCS). Corporate Planning is keeping on all employees, carrying on Hi-Chart’s “Chart me” brand, and continuing to develop its various other products. The software solution for IBCS management reporting will also be fully integrated into the Corporate Planning software and is expected to be available to CP customers as early as autumn 2020.

Growing importance of business visualisations

“Hi-Chart is a key component of Corporate Planning’s future success. The flexible preparation of clear and comprehensible management reports and presentations is gaining importance for medium-sized companies”, says Matthias Kläsener, CEO of Corporate Planning AG. “With Hi-Chart, we are taking on not just software that offers our clients real added value but also an innovative team that will play a central role in the further development of the Corporate Planning software.”

Greater efficiency in business communication 

Since 2011, Hi-Chart GmbH has developed software for the creation of powerful business graphics and tables according to the notation standards of the IBCS Association, a non-profit association for the dissemination, maintenance and development of International Business Communication Standards. This set of rules for efficient business communication is the basis for the successful design of reports and presentations in an increasing number of companies. It ensures that senders always feel understood and that receivers feel well-served.

IBCS-compliant reporting at the click of a mouse

Following the acquisition of Hi-Chart, Corporate Planning is the only provider of software for business management with fully integrated reporting according to IBCS. “We make efficient business communication easy”, says Sven Baade, Chief Product Officer at CP Corporate Planning AG. “Our customers don’t have to process their data first in order to display it according to International Business Communication Standards in their reports and presentations. The Corporate Planning software structures the data and automatically applies the IBCS standards. Our customers just have to press the button.”

Learn more about our new IBCS-certified reporting HERE.