Data quality is important. While the XBRL standard goes a long way towards improving data quality, by reducing the need to manually enter and re-key data, preparers can also take further steps to ensure that XBRL financials are error free.
Why should more US (and, indeed, worldwide) government data agencies switch to standards? In a recently published video XBRL US lays out the clear case for requiring businesses, grantees, and state or local governments to report information in standardised, machine-readable format. Fundamentally, data standards are the best way to simplify, speed up and reduce the […]
Recordings of the XBRL US Investor Forum on Driving Actionable Analytics are now available online. The forum, held earlier this month in New York, provided practical information on how data standards are disrupting the information ecosystem, how modern data can be leveraged, and what comes next. Beginning with a keynote speech from FASB Chairman Russell […]
On 21 March XBRL US submitted a comment letter stating their support for quarterly filings in response to the SEC’s request for input on the effects of mandated quarterly reporting.
XBRL US is organising a webinar on US Securities and Exchange Commission’s final rule for Inline XBRL for operating companies and funds on 8th August 2018. The webinar will explain the specifics of the rule, the rationale for the rule, and the impact it is expected to have on both issuers and data consumers. Speakers include staff […]
The US House Financial Services Committee this week set out a host of measures designed to simplify or roll back a number of regulations in that country. It did not include H.R. 5054, a bill that sought to restrict the transparency and openness of corporate reporting by requiring the SEC to exempt a large number of smaller […]
Like other public markets, the US is seeing a slow decline in the number of public companies in its markets, with de-registrations outstripping registrations again in 2017. Healthy public markets are a concern, and the exact reasons for the decline appears to be a complex mix of: the macro-economic climate (debt is cheap) increasingly sophisticated […]
Fed up providing feedback on new taxonomy releases and validation rules? We thought not. And just as well. The XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) this week announced that it has initiated a public review period for its sixth-set of freely available proposed rules, which now includes rules for foreign private issuers (FPI) filing using the […]
Smart analysts and investors leverage structured data to improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase the accuracy of analysis. This half-day forum on 1st November 2017 provides practical information about where you can get structured data on US and non-US companies, on who’s using this data today, and a step-by-step discussion on how to get started […]
This week, the SunSpec Alliance and XBRL US announced the launch of a 30-day public review period for the initial draft of their Orange Button taxonomy for solar financing. The taxonomy, developed as part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Orange Button program aims to make it easier to aggregate and share data about […]