The latest on Using XBRL Data

Posted Monday, March 1, 2021

February, 2021 Newsletter

February, 2021 SEC EDGAR System supports XBRL US DQC rules. In its draft EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II), the Commission announced that EDGAR Release 21.1 will support XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) rules in the US GAAP Taxonomy Release 2021, noting: EDGAR will support new data quality-enhancing checks included by FASB in the US-GAAP […more]


Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2021

January 2021 Newsletter

January, 2021 Momentum around sustainability reporting continues to grow in 2021. Climate change and sustainability reporting is a critical topic this year. The incoming Biden administration has expressed a greater focus on environmental issues. And the current acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee has been outspoken in support of greater standardization for ESG data. In […more]


Posted Thursday, January 7, 2021

December 2020 Newsletter

December, 2020 XBRL US commented on SEC proposal on tailored shareholder reports. The SEC proposal, Tailored Shareholder Reports, Treatment of Annual Prospectus Updates for Existing Investors, and Improved Fee and Risk Disclosure for Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds; Fee Information in Investment Company Advertisements, recommends changes to modernize the disclosure framework for open-end management investment […more]


Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2020

November 2020 Newsletter

November, 2020 This year’s XBRL US Investor Forum provided an insightful lens into the future of structured reporting. SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee touched on several topics in her keynote address (watch video). The Commissioner noted several areas including proxy, ESG, MD&A and earnings releases as disclosures that could benefit from structured data formatting: “As […more]


Posted Friday, October 2, 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

September, 2020 College Of DuPage leads move to electronic financial reporting for Illinois community colleges. The forward-thinking college worked with XBRL US to prepare their own financial statements in XBRL format, using the CAFR Taxonomy, and plans to create a data repository containing electronic financials for other Illinois-based community colleges. Oakton Community College, based in […more]


Posted Friday, October 2, 2020

October 2020 Newsletter

October, 2020 SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee, and PwC Vice Chair Wes Bricker will provide keynote addresses at the XBRL US Investor Forum 2020, November 17-18, 2020. Commissioner Lee has been an outspoken advocate for transparency and greater accountability to help small business, increase diversity and improve access to information for investors. Wes Bricker, who […more]


Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2020

August 2020 Newsletter

August, 2020 The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published EE 2.0 impact on XBRL service providers and software. The impact study, called Extensible Enumerations 2.0 Implementation Impact on Service Providers and XBRL Creation Software – Are You Ready?, addresses the implementation of this new XBRL International technical specification in the 2021 US GAAP Taxonomy. Providers […more]


Posted Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Calcbench Insider: August 2020

In this issue:

  • Delta’s bad luck on investments
  • Egg prices cracked, and Cal-Maine got fried
  • On the rise: loan loss provisions
  • Rolling up on toilet paper sales
  • Looking at Q2 coronavirus disclosures

Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2020

July 2020 Newsletter

July, 2020 The XBRL standard was developed, and is supported, by a global community of accountants, technologists, data and software providers, issuers, investors, and standard setters. Our community supports regulators and businesses that adopt the standard by responding to changing technologies, continuously expanding on the specification to meet new demands, and providing education and support. […more]


Posted Monday, August 3, 2020

Video: XBRL for Analysts and Investors

Analysts and investors gain from widespread availability of structured (XBRL) data. Find out how from: Adrien Cloutier, CFA, Global Director of Equity Data, Morningstar Pranav Ghai, CEO, Calcbench Diana Serbu, Head of Company Data Strategy and Management, Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) See excerpts from the video below. Pranav Ghai, CEO, Calcbench: “We can make data […more]


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