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Posted Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Calcbench Newsletter (February 2017)

In this issue: U.S vs International Sales at Large Filers. Early look at large banks’ 2016 revenue streams. Revenue and PPE trends in retail. Sizing the FCPA pipeline. FASB proposes tweaks to debt classification. Look, a non-GAAP enforcement action!


Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Newsletter for the Business Reporting Standard

January 2017   Regulatory & Legislative News ESMA Announces Inline XBRL Requirement Securities and Exchange Commission Publishes Updated EDGAR Filer Manual Securities and Exchange Commission Updates Inline XBRL Viewer XBRL US News 3rd Set of Approved Data Quality Committee Rules Published Covering Over 3,300 US GAAP Concepts XBRL US and Consensys Form Working Group to […more]


Posted Thursday, January 26, 2017

Data Quality Committee Announces 3rd Set of Approved Rules Covering Over 3,300 US GAAP Concepts

The freely-available rules and guidance developed by an industry coallaborative help public companies detect inconsistencies or errors in their XBRL-formatted financial data. Several tools are certified for implementation of the approved rules.


Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

Approved Guidance & Validation Rules

Version 3 of the freely-available rules and guidance developed by an industry collaborative and effective January 1, 2017 helps public companies detect inconsistencies or errors in their XBRL-formatted financial data.

Several tools are certified for implementation of the approved rules.


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Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Calcbench Newsletter (January 2017)

In this issue: Walmart anti-corruption costs. Walmart has been mired in a long-running investigation of possible bribery to secure permits in Mexico, India, and elsewhere. Just how much money has this cost the world’s largest company since the investigation began in 2011? At least $820 million—a number you can find quickly and easily in the […more]


Point of View

Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017

XML, CSV, XBRL – what’s the difference?

David Tauriello, VP Operations, XBRL US

Formats are sometimes mistaken as financial data standards by regulators, government agencies and businesses. It’s a misunderstanding with significant consequences for comprehensive, comparable, interoperable data collection and use.


Posted Thursday, December 8, 2016

How to cut $billions out of government spending

The Australian government and business saves $1.1 billion every year thanks to a program introduced seven years ago that brought financial data standards into the business to government reporting process. Translated to the American economy, which has a GDP 10 times the size of Australia, the adoption of the right format, information and identifiers – a financial data standard – has the potential to create $11 billion in savings across the US economy.


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Posted Thursday, December 8, 2016

Calcbench Newsletter (December 2016)

In this issue: Predictive analysis and going concern warnings. A new standard goes into effect this month to impose more discipline around how companies assess their ability to continue as a going concern. Calcbench did an experiment to see how quickly we could identify filers with multiple poor financial metrics—which, in turn, could help analysts […more]


Point of View

Posted Monday, December 5, 2016

Pension fund reporting – a process ripe for standardization

Every once in awhile a data collection process comes along that is ripe for standardization – the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Form 5500 Annual Report for pension fund data is one such system. The DOL’s Employee Benefits Securities Administration (EBSA) published proposal to modernize the data collection process of the annual report and corresponding schedules, with an eye towards giving data users the ability to perform better analysis of individual plans, multi-plan comparisons and trends; aid the agencies efforts at enforcement and at monitoring compliance issues; assist auditors; and provide new research opportunities.


Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016   Regulatory & Legislative News SEC Chair Mary Jo White Announces Plans to Resign SEC Commissioner Stein Presents Vision for Data at the SEC SEC Publishes Draft EDGAR Filer Manual SEC Updates Inline XBRL Viewer XBRL US News Corporate Actions Message in Inline XBRL Created by XBRL US Standards in Solar Financial Reporting: […more]


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