The latest for Industries

News Item

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016

XBRL US Joins SunSpec Alliance to Develop Data Standards for Solar Industry

XBRL US joins a SunSpec Alliance project team establishing data standards as part of the Department of Energy’s Orange Button program to make it easier to aggregate and share solar data, facilitating more efficient and cost-effective financing of distributed energy projects.

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016


XBRL US, in partnership with the SunSpec Alliance and the solar industry have developed a Candidate release of the Orange Button Taxonomy 1.2, for the financing of solar projects. While the initial release is now available, comments can still be submitted through the taxonomy viewer, Yeti, and will be considered for the second release of […more]

News Item

Posted Friday, May 13, 2016

SEC Publishes Crowdfunding Regulation

Under the Securities Act of 1933, the offer and sale of securities must be registered unless an exemption from registration is available.  Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 added Securities Act Section 4(a)(6) that provides an exemption from registration for certain crowdfunding transactions. In 2015, the Commission adopted Regulation […more]

News Item

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016

Altova Introduces Work in Process (WIP) XBRL Add-In for Excel

The Altova Work in Process (WIP) XBRL add-in for Excel makes it easy for contractors to submit WIP reports to sureties in a valid XBRL format – simply by entering the information into a spreadsheet in Excel. Learn more.


Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions – FinTech

News Item

Posted Monday, May 2, 2016

XBRL US Surety Working Group Publishes WIP Taxonomy Release and Business Case

Data standards in surety underwriting will improve efficiencies, accuracy and timeliness The Surety Working Group formed under XBRL US announced today the completion of the Proposed Recommendation of the Work-in-Process Taxonomy, a digital dictionary of terms to describe reported values for costs, revenues and gross profit used to identify risks and determine eligibility for surety […more]

Posted Sunday, May 1, 2016


Technology can automate financial services, creating efficiencies and reducing cost. Accurate, timely information drives financial markets. And within the past two decades, technology-driven data standards have dramatically increased the efficiency of financial products. So it’s only logical to consider how they can be incorporated into fintech offerings. Without data standards, the automation and speed promised by new financial technologies, like […more]

XBRL Taxonomy

Posted Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 Surety Work in Process Taxonomy

The 2016 XBRL WIP Taxonomy (Taxonomy) contains concepts for Contractors to prepare Work in Process reports to submit to Surety insurance companies. We encourage all interested parties to review and provide feedback.

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FinTech Forum Announced: Crowdfunding & Data Standards, June 28, NYC

XBRL US announced a free half-day FinTech Forum: Crowdfunding & Data Standards which will provide an introduction to crowdfunding, the practice of funding a company or initiative by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, through Internet-based funding portals. The event is hosted by Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business at their 151 E. 25th Street campus and sponsored by the CFA Institute and features speakers from SEC, FINRA and more.

Posted Friday, April 15, 2016

XBRL US Response to SEC Concept Release on Transfer Agent Regulations

XBRL US responds to SEC Concept Release on Transfer Agent Regulations on April 14, 2016, proposing that inline XBRL be used for transfer agent financial disclosures and that data standards be used to improve corporate actions processing.