Securing the future of Arelle

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Editor

Earlier this week, Workiva announced its acquisition of Mark V Systems, the company behind Arelle, in a move intended to provide this widely used open source software with a long-term home and additional development resources. Read more about our thinking on the news in a piece from our CEO, John Turner, over here.

We think this is very good news for those that use Arelle – and also good news for Herm Fischer, who started the project and – extraordinarily – has been largely the sole developer since its inception in 2008. Herm has been a key part of the XBRL technical community from the outset and continues to innovate and to lead important aspects of work today.

We know that “finding a home” for Arelle has been important for Herm for a long time and are delighted that this week’s announcement achieves exactly that. Don’t panic! He’s not going anywhere. But please take a moment to join with us in congratulating Herm for all of his achievements in our field!

Read the press release here.

Other Posts


Would you like
to learn more?

Join our Newsletter mailing list to
stay plugged in to the latest
information about XBRL around the world.

By clicking submit you agree to the XBRL International privacy policy which can be found at xbrl.org/privacy