Items tagged with "standards"

XBRL US Comment RE: SEC Proposal Updated Disclosure for Variable Annuity & Variable Life Insurance

On March 13, 2019, XBRL US submitted a comment letter responding to the SEC proposal, Updated Disclosure Requirements and Summary Prospectus for Variable Annuity and Variable Life Insurance Contracts, File Number S7-23-18. Variable annuities represent a $96 billion industry, according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (2017 figures)*. XBRL US supports the Commission proposal to require reporting […more]


XBRL US Comment Letter RE: FERC Proposed XBRL Requirement

XBRL US has submitted a comment letter responding to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposal to require the use of XBRL for reporting Commission Form Nos. 1, 1-F, 2, 2-A, 3-Q electric, 3-Q natural gas, 6, 6-Q, 60, and 714 for utilities. The Commission proposal sought input first, on whether the XBRL standard should be […more]


FERC Issues RFP to Replace Current System with XBRL Solution

On February 22, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published an RFP to replace their current VFP Forms and applications with a technical XBRL solution that allows filers to file in a system that uses XBRL and to allow Commission staff to update taxonomies, filing, and reporting requirements for these Forms independent of IT […more]


NYU and Columbia Paper: The Data Standardization Challenge

Richard Berner, Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Global Economy and Business at the NYU Stern School of Business, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics, and Kathryn Judge, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.  from New York University and Columbia have written a white paper, The Data Standardization Challenge, which examines the numerous public […more]


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Proposes XBRL Requirement

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) posted a proposal to require the use of XBRL for reporting Commission Form Nos. 1, 1-F, 2, 2-A, 3-Q electric, 3-Q natural gas, 6, 6-Q, 60, and 714 for utilities. The proposal is out for a 30 day comment period which ends March 6, 2019. Read the proposal.


GREAT Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives

The GREAT Act (H.R. 150) unanimously passed the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress. The GREAT (Grants Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency) Act calls for the creation of a comprehensive and standardized data structure (“taxonomy”) covering all reported federal grant and assistance data. Read the bill.


OPEN Government Data Act Passed

The Open (Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary) Government Data Act passed. The goal of the bill is to improve data portability, openness, and transparency without specifying certain formats or technology. It defines open data, creates minimal standards for making federal government data available to the public, requires the federal government to use open data to […more]


The XBRL API

A standard to retrieve XBRL data

The XBRL API (Application Program Interface) is a set of endpoints developed to help data users access timely, highly granular, structured XBRL data. This standardized API allows developers and data utilities, with limited XBRL knowledge, to learn a single interface to access data from any database that contains XBRL data, including the XBRL US Database of Public Filings.


The right tools for when it absolutely, positively, has to be done right.

Ami Beers, Director — Assurance and Advisory Services, Corporate Reporting, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA); Member, XBRL US Data Quality Committee

Preparing a perfect turkey is critical for a successful Thanksgiving. Preparing quarterly financial statements is another activity where “getting it right” is critical. The risk of mistakes has significant downsides, ranging from SEC sanction to negatively affecting your company stock price.


Point of View

What were the ten biggest filings in 2017?

Conducting simple queries, like identifying the filings that contain the most reported facts, used to be extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive to perform. Today, the availability of structured, machine-readable (XBRL) data and the XBRL API makes getting answers – using simple or complex queries – easy.