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Calcbench Newsletter (July 2017)
Posted July 13, 2017

In this issue:

  • Sector in focus: Gift card revenue in retail
  • Mentioning Trump Administration in risk factors
  • New reporting technology catching on

Calcbench Newsletter (June 2017)
Posted June 13, 2017

In this issue:

  • Employee severance costs, 2014-2017
  • Gleaning intelligence on Hulu’s finances
  • SEC speaks on new revenue standard

The SEC and XBRL – New Developments in Financial Reporting
Event: 1:00 PM EDT Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Financial reporting is changing! The new structured data (XBRL) format for disclosing financial information has significant impact to all SEC filers. The SEC is now consuming XBRL data with increasing frequency and sophistication and recently proposed a new Inline XBRL format. Are you up-to-speed on the new developments? Join us for this complimentary webinar and […more]

XBRL for IFRS – Implementation
Event: 11:00 AM EDT Thursday, May 25, 2017

Includes: IFRS taxonomy update and review, training tips, SEC deadlines, filing success plans and implementation options. Speaker: Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US

Altova Launches MobileTogether 3.2 with New Features for NFC, Text-to-speech, and More
Posted May 11, 2017

Altova announced the release of MobileTogether 3.2, its cross-platform mobile development framework. This release introduces over 18 important new features for building sophisticated, data-centric mobile apps. Highlights include support for NFC (near field communication), the ability to access mobile device contacts, text-to-speech functionality, numerous enhancements for table and chart creation, and much more. “With each […more]

Invitation to Comment on Efficiency and Effectiveness of GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy
Event: Wednesday, May 10 - Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Invitation to Comment is designed to allow it to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy.

Comments are due by Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Calcbench Newsletter (May 2017)
Posted May 4, 2017

In this issue:

  • Goodwill impairment turns around
  • Leasing costs in the Internet sector
  • Patterns in deferred revenue, 2011-2016

DATA Act Hackathon
Event: Thursday, April 27 - Friday, April 28, 2017

With the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act), federal agencies and citizens alike now have access to federal spending data that can answer that question. But access to the data is just the first step toward gaining insight, assessing performance, and making decisions. In order to not only understand where the money […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (April 2017)
Posted April 6, 2017

In this issue:

  • Reading the tea leaves of net income in Q4
  • R&D Spending on the Rise, 2013-2016
  • Long look at banking sector interest income

Altova Tools Receive Upgrades and Innovative Features in Latest Release
Posted April 5, 2017

Altova announced the release of Version 2017 Release 3 of its MissionKit desktop developer tools and server software products. This release includes new revolutionary back-mapping of XSLT and XQuery output in XMLSpy, a powerful new ‘join’ component for data mapping in MapForce, and the ability to convert a StyleVision design to a MobileTogether mobile app […more]

2017 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Improvements and SEC Update
Event: 1:00 PM EDT Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The upcoming webcast will discuss the 2017 GAAP Taxonomy Release and cover enhancements that improve usability and include an update on current XBRL initiatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff. Topics that are expected to be discussed include: Update from the SEC staff Overview of the 2017 Taxonomy Release with a focus […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (March 2017)
Posted March 7, 2017

In this issue:

  • An early look at 2016 annual reports
  • Operating margins at large filers, 2013-2016
  • Share repurchase programs, through Q3 2016

Calcbench Newsletter (February 2017)
Posted February 7, 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!

SEC Reporting & Filing in the Trump Administration: Advising Your Corporate Clients
Event: 1:00 PM ET Thursday, January 26, 2017

Join this 60-minute webinar moderated by Bradley Smith of Vintage, where panelists will discuss considerations for advising your clients, and strategies for maintaining compliance in a landscape with potential to change drastically. Panelists: Julie H. Valpey Assurance Partner, National SEC Department, Head of Global Offerings and Support Services, BDO Jane Whitt Sellers Partner, McGuireWoods LLP […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (January 2017)
Posted January 10, 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]

Calcbench Newsletter (December 2016)
Posted December 8, 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]

The SEC and XBRL: Financial Reporting in a New Light
Event: 1 PM ET Thursday, December 1, 2016

Join Merrill Corporation and its guests for this complimentary webinar and hear our expert panel discuss the areas that are critical to understanding the fast-paced world of XBRL, including how the SEC and analysts are realizing significant benefits from its use; and how this impacts all SEC reporting companies.

Make Your Proxy Pop!
Event: 2 PM ET Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Move your proxy report from mere compliance to valuable communication with your shareholders. The presentation and narrative supporting your data can sometimes be more impactful than the numbers themselves. In this 60 minute webinar, you will learn how to use visuals to highlight important data and add personality while conveying the larger strategic picture via […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (November 2016)
Posted November 10, 2016

In this issue: Time between filing the earnings release and the 10-Q. Ever wonder how much time companies take between filing their earnings release and then following up with the Form 10-Q to report those earnings? We did, so we did some digging. While the average time gap in second-quarter 2016 was four days, when […more]

Altova releases 2017 MissionKit
Posted October 5, 2016

Big Data, Database, and XBRL Tools Get a Huge Boost   It’s time for the latest release of Altova’s MissionKit and server software products, and this one delivers a huge boost in functionality for working with big data, databases, XBRL, and much more.   With support for Apache Avro in multiple products, additional databases and […more]

5 Steps to Improved Financial Reporting
Event: 2:00 PM EDT Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Improving the quality of your company’s financial reports is a critical element to your job, but looming deadlines and disjointed workflows can make this task feel impossible. Even when time is not on your side, there are strategic processes you can implement today that will streamline your company’s financial reporting process while improving quality. Join […more]

Certent Disclosure Management Platform Overview
Event: 2 PM ET Thursday, December 8, 2016

Join Certent for a 30 minute demonstration of the Certent Disclosure Management platform. Certent staff will discuss how they can help you collaborate, communicate and connect – streamlining your financial reporting process. The session will also explore how you can eliminate “pencils down” and gain: Improved document management, analytics, and quality assurance One-click filing to the SEC in XBRL […more]

Financial Data Provider Intrinio Launches Fintech Marketplace
Posted September 20, 2016

The Intrinio Fintech Marketplace has launched with the goal of making financial data more affordable and easier to use for developers. Intrinio’s mission is to help investors save money and make time by making financial data affordable and easy to access, and their new platform is positioned to do just that. CEO Rachel Carpenter believes […more]

Certent Disclosure Research Overview
Event: 1:30 PM EDT Thursday, October 13, 2016

Join us for a 30 min. demonstration to learn more about Certent Disclosure Research. Disclosure Research provides quick, intuitive access to more than 20 million public filings to locate qualitative, unstructured data. Whether your team is looking to establish best practices or compare disclosure language and footnotes within the proxy of a competitor or peer, […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (September 2016)
Posted September 9, 2016

For those who took a summer vacation in August, Calcbench has been busy expanding our product lineup and doing more dabbling in financial data research. Whether you’re new to our products or looking to learn more about how we can improve your day-to-day, we hope you find the newsletter useful.

Certent Regional XBRL Training Event- Cincinnati
Event: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Friday, September 16, 2016

Join Certent for a morning of CPE learning, and upgrade your XBRL knowledge. Our experts will deepen your skills and bring you the latest information on XBRL. You will learn: Implications for your company’s filings from the recently released changes to the taxonomy. How to correctly address specific XBRL challenges such as the treatment of […more]

FASB Announces Public Review of Proposed 2017 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy
Posted September 1, 2016

The proposed 2017 U.S. Financial Reporting Taxonomy contains updates for accounting standards and other improvements since the 2016 Taxonomy as used by issuers filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Interested parties are encouraged to review and provide feedback on the Proposed 2017 Taxonomy. The 60-day comment period ends October 31, 2016, and […more]

2017 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Public Review
Event: September 1 - Monday, October 31, 2016

The proposed 2017 U.S. Financial Reporting Taxonomy contains updates for accounting standards and other improvements since the 2016 Taxonomy as used by issuers filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Interested parties should review and provide feedback on this Proposed 2017 Taxonomy by October 31, 2016.

2017 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Changes and SEC Update
Event: 1:00 PM ET Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is holding a webcast to discuss the 2017 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Release for recently issued FASB Accounting Standards Updates and other significant changes. In addition, the webcast will include an update from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff.

XBRL 101
Event: 2 PM EDT Wednesday, September 7, 2016

eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) standardizes the way companies communicate and present business information by applying computer readable tags to information across financial statements and other mandatory periodic reporting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). With the SEC putting a closer eye to the quality of public disclosures, now is a critical time […more]

Certent Regional XBRL Training Event- Boston
Event: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Join Certent for a morning of CPE learning, and upgrade your XBRL knowledge. Our experts will deepen your skills and bring you the latest information on XBRL. You will learn: Implications for your company’s filings from the recently released changes to the taxonomy. How to correctly address specific XBRL challenges such as the treatment of […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (August 2016)
Posted August 4, 2016

During one recent expedition into the Calcbench databases we took a look at patterns of deferred revenue, and how steady those numbers have been as a portion of corporate revenue overall. Check out this month’s newsletter to see how much corporate cash streams depend on deferred revenue (and which may feel some stress in future […more]

Certent Disclosure Management Platform Overview
Event: 2 PM EDT Thursday, September 1, 2016

Join Certent for a 30 minute demonstration of the Certent Disclosure Management platform. Certent staff will discuss how they can help you collaborate, communicate and connect – streamlining your financial reporting process. The session will also explore how you can eliminate “pencils down” and gain: Improved document management, analytics, and quality assurance One-click filing to the SEC in XBRL […more]

Workiva Customer Submits First Inline XBRL Filing with the SEC
Posted July 5, 2016

Workiva, creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, announced today that one of its customers used Wdesk to submit the first Inline XBRL filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Certent, Inc. Acquires DisclosureNet
Posted June 30, 2016

Acquisition Expands Financial Compliance Capabilities and Bolsters Management Team Certent, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire DisclosureNet, a provider of software-as-a-service solutions that improve the quality of external and internal reporting by enabling peer comparisons and analysis, access to accounting standards, and quantitative benchmarking. DisclosureNet’s technology helps users reduce risk, […more]

Certent Disclosure Research Overview
Event: 1:30 PM EDT Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Join us for a 30 min. demonstration to learn more about Certent Disclosure Research. Disclosure Research provides quick, intuitive access to more than 20 million public filings to locate qualitative, unstructured data. Whether your team is looking to establish best practices or compare disclosure language and footnotes within the proxy of a competitor or peer, […more]

Data Coalition News (June 16, 2016)
Posted June 16, 2016

The latest: SEC Announces Voluntary Inline XBRL Filings Third Annual DATA Act Summit: A Critical Tipping Point Reached, but Big Challenges Remain to be Solved in 2017 Watch the Morning Sessions from DATA Act Summit Read Former OMB Director Shelley Metzenbaum’s Keynote Speech from DATA Act Summit

Workiva supports Inline XBRL
Posted June 16, 2016

The SEC has released new rules that allow companies to voluntarily file data in the Inline XBRL format. This milestone shows the value that the SEC places on XBRL data, data quality, and reducing the regulatory burden.

Managing SEC Financial Disclosure With A SaaS Solution
Event: 1 PM ET Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Join Merrill Corporation for an upcoming webinar being held exclusively for companies either currently using or considering a web-based platform for financial disclosure management. This event is offered several times – use the registration link to select a session that fits your schedule Presenter: Lisa LaSota, Director, Technical Sales, Merrill Corporation The learning objectives for this […more]

Certent Disclosure Management to Support Inline XBRL
Posted June 15, 2016

Certent Disclosure Management will provide companies the ability to create and submit Inline XBRL documents in time for the September 30, 2016 filing season.  The platform’s integration of Inline XBRL will allow clients to easily incorporate the creation of the new Inline XBRL document into their existing SEC submission process.

Inline XBRL
Event: 3:00 PM EDT Thursday, June 16, 2016

Join Rob Blake, director of product management at Certent and founding member of XBRL reporting standard, as he discusses the SEC’s recent announcement supporting Inline XBRL requirements. In this 30 minute session, Blake will explore: What are the details of the SEC’s voluntary program announcement? What is Inline XBRL? How can you prepare to adopt […more]

Managing SEC Financial Disclosure With A SaaS Solution
Event: 1 PM ET Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Join Merrill Corporation for an upcoming webinar being held exclusively for companies either currently using or considering a web-based platform for financial disclosure management. This event is offered several times – use the registration link to select a session that fits your schedule Presenter: Lisa LaSota, Director, Technical Sales, Merrill Corporation The learning objectives for this […more]

5 Strategies For High Quality XBRL
Event: 2:00 PM EDT Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Whether you are tagging your company’s financial documents in-house or working with an outsourcing vendor, making sure your disclosures are high quality is critical. The pressure of looming deadlines can sometimes lead to compromised quality, but it doesn’t have to. While XBRL is a labor-intensive task, by implementing these 5 tips you and your team […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (June 2016)
Posted June 2, 2016

Historical data is always useful to good financial analysis, so Calcbench has decided to serve up a bunch more of it to our customers. When researching a company (through the Company in Detail page), you can now use our Show All History feature to see all line items the company has disclosed—including line items a […more]

Managing SEC Financial Disclosure With A SaaS Solution
Event: 1 PM ET Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Join Merrill Corporation for an upcoming webinar being held exclusively for companies either currently using or considering a web-based platform for financial disclosure management. This event is offered several times – use the registration link to select a session that fits your schedule Presenter: Lisa LaSota, Director, Technical Sales, Merrill Corporation The learning objectives for this […more]

Gartner Names Workiva a Leader in 2016 Magic Quadrant for Financial Corporate Performance Management Solutions
Posted June 1, 2016

Workiva, creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Workiva as a Leader in its May 31, 2016 Magic Quadrant* for Financial Corporate Performance Management Solutions (FCPM). Gartner’s FCPM market includes solutions in financial consolidation, financial reporting, management reporting, costing and forecasting, reconciliations/close management, intercompany transactions and […more]

Managing SEC Financial Disclosure With A SaaS Solution
Event: 1 PM ET Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Join Merrill Corporation for an upcoming webinar being held exclusively for companies either currently using or considering a web-based platform for financial disclosure management. This event is offered several times – use the registration link to select a session that fits your schedule Presenter: Lisa LaSota, Director, Technical Sales, Merrill Corporation The learning objectives for this […more]

Managing SEC Financial Disclosure With A SaaS Solution
Event: 1 PM ET Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Join Merrill Corporation for an upcoming webinar being held exclusively for companies either currently using or considering a web-based platform for financial disclosure management. This event is offered several times – use the registration link to select a session that fits your schedule Presenter: Lisa LaSota, Director, Technical Sales, Merrill Corporation The learning objectives for this […more]

Certent Disclosure Management Platform Overview
Event: 1:30 PM EDT Thursday, June 16, 2016

Join Certent for a 30 minute demonstration of the Certent Disclosure Management platform. Certent staff will discuss how they can help you collaborate, communicate and connect – streamlining your financial reporting process. The session will also explore how you can eliminate “pencils down” and gain: Improved document management, analytics, and quality assurance One-click filing to the SEC in XBRL […more]

New Developments in SEC XBRL Reporting
Event: 1 PM ET Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The critical nature and pace of developments in SEC structured data (XBRL) reporting have intensified; plus the use of XBRL data is more widespread and increasingly sophisticated. Join Merrill Corporation for this complimentary webinar to learn how the SEC, investors and XBRL US are all actively responding to the changing environment.

SEC Looking More Closely at XBRL Filings
Posted May 16, 2016

Lou Rohman, vice president of XBRL services at Merrill Corporation, a member of XBRL US’s Data Quality Committee, recommends that financial statement preparers take a closer look at the guidance being issued by his committee. Documents on the committee’s website provide guidance and validation rules that should be used for the filings. “The SEC gets […more]

DATA Act Summit
Event: 8 AM EDT Thursday, May 26, 2016

The third annual DATA Act Summit will bring together supporters of the open data transformation from across government and the private sector.

Altova Introduces Work in Process (WIP) XBRL Add-In for Excel
Posted May 12, 2016

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.

Tackling Your XBRL Review with Confidence
Event: 2 PM EDT Wednesday, May 25, 2016

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to: Review the US-GAAP Taxonomy and tag updates Understand US-GAAP Taxonomy updates and know when to update your taxonomy Learn how to review the three main tag attributes (period type, balance type, data type) Learn how and when to create extended tags for your custom […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (May 2016)
Posted May 5, 2016

Spending on share-based compensation to employees is always an interesting item for financial analysts, so we recently did a study of how much the S&P 500 have been spending on line item over the last four years. Among the companies that do spend money on equity compensation (23 percent of the S&P 500 do not), […more]

Workiva XBRL Essentials Training
Event: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday, May 26, 2016

Workiva, the SEC reporting solution market leader with the highest volume of XBRL facts filed, is hosting an XBRL training provided by experts for a day-long workshop of CPE learning. Participants of the training will be taken from the fundamentals of XBRL through the steps towards ensuring data quality in your filing. You will learn: […more]

FASB Publishes Video on Importance of GAAP Taxonomy
Posted April 27, 2016

On April 27, the FASB published a new video on the US GAAP Taxonomy: Why It’s Important. Members of the FASB XBRL Team provide context around key aspects of the GAAP Taxonomy.

Merrill’s Dimensions Newsletter – April 2016
Posted April 21, 2016

Filers on alert as XBRL consumption soars and market adoption takes hold. XBRL submissions have quickly and quietly become a key source of data relied on by the SEC, and spawned many innovative products for use by financial analysts and individual investors. Major data providers, including Bloomberg and S&P Capital IQ, now incorporate XBRL disclosure […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (April 2016)
Posted April 5, 2016

Big changes are coming to how companies account for leasing activity. By 2019, the cost of operating leases will need to be moved from disclosure in the footnotes to disclosure on the balance sheet—with potentially big consequences for companies. Calcbench has taken a preliminary look at how large those new balance sheet disclosures might be […more]

Formatting Fundamentals Equal Remarkable Reporting
Event: 3:30 PM EDT Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Back to Basics You’ve been in financial reporting for years, or maybe you’re new to the job. Either way, you know formatting can make all the difference to your internal and external reporting processes and can significantly impact the experience of your readers. In this 60 minute CPE session, you will gather tips and tricks […more]

Certent Disclosure Management Overview
Event: 1 PM EDT Thursday, March 24, 2016

Join Certent for a 30 minute demonstration of the Certent Disclosure Management platform. Certent staff will discuss how they can help you collaborate, communicate and connect – streamlining your financial reporting process. The session will also explore how you can eliminate “pencils down” and gain: Improved document management, analytics, and quality assurance One-click filing to the SEC in XBRL […more]

Certent NorCal Regional XBRL Training
Event: 8 AM - 2 PM PDT Monday, May 23, 2016

Join Certent for a morning of CPE learning, and upgrade your XBRL knowledge. Our experts will deepen your skills and bring you the latest information on XBRL. You will learn: Implications for your company’s filings from the recently released changes to the taxonomy. How to correctly address specific XBRL challenges such as the treatment of […more]

SEC Comments Letters Impact on the Rulemaking Process
Event: 2 PM EDT Thursday, March 31, 2016

As the SEC begins to pick up the pace of Dodd-Frank rule making, RR Donnelley and Financial Executives International (FEI) conducted a study to shed light on the SEC commenting process, with a focus on components of effective comment letters and their impact on the rule making process. Join a panel of experts as they […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (March 2016)
Posted March 3, 2016

Calcbench conducted a Q&A interview with Jack Ciesielski, head of the Analyst’s Accounting Observer, to get his thoughts on OCI and AOCI: how to understand its intended purpose, what should be reported there, and its potential to cause financial analysis headaches. Read below to see what else Calcbench is doing to provide sharper, more precise […more]

FinTech Forum Announced: Smart Contracts, Blockchain & Data Standards, April 4, NYC
Posted February 25, 2016

Financial technologists, investors, analysts, regulators, investor relations professionals and data providers are invited to the free FinTech Forum: Smart Contracts, Blockchain & Data Standards. The blockchain is a distributed public ledger that describes confirmed transactions between counterparties, and that prevents tampering or revision. Best known as the enabling technology behind BitCoin, the blockchain promises significant new ways to transact a vast array of transactions that today rely on trusted intermediaries.

Merrill Corporation’s Mike Schlanger Elected Vice Chairman of XBRL US Board of Directors
Posted February 24, 2016

Merrill Corporation, a global provider of secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services, announced that Mike Schlanger, an XBRL industry leader and member of the XBRL US Board of Directors since 2009, has been elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the XBRL US Board. His appointment is effective immediately. Read the release

Calcbench Newsletter (February 2016)
Posted February 2, 2016

10-K Season is Here! The first few months of the calendar year are when most financial analysts prepare to start crunching data from companies filing their prior year’s statements. Through its Earnings Indicator, Calcbench is already tracking fourth-quarter results disclosed by 313 companies as of Feb. 1. So far that group has seen revenue up 1 […more]

FEI Daily: The XBRL US Center For Data Quality: How It Will Help Filers Produce Accurate XBRL Disclosures
Posted January 27, 2016

Mistakes in XBRL-tagged (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) financial disclosures remain a major concern for companies, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the market. To help filers tag XBRL data accurately XBRL US and several major companies have established the XBRL US Center for Data Quality. This initiative seeks to address public concerns about XBRL and improve […more]

FASB Announces Availability of 2016 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Pending SEC Acceptance
Posted December 17, 2015

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today announced the availability of the 2016 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy (Taxonomy) pending final acceptance by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The FASB staff is responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of the Taxonomy applicable to public issuers registered with the SEC. The GAAP Financial Reporting […more]

Altova Publishes New Company Financials App for Android, iOS and Windows
Posted December 16, 2015

Altova just published the free Company Financials App for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.1/10 that lets you explore and analyze US public company high-level financial reports automatically extracted from XBRL filings in the SEC’s EDGAR database. You can search by company name or stock ticker symbol and view the financial reports of the […more]

New RaptorXML Scripts Added: XBRL US DQC Rules, EFM V35 and EBA Filing Rules
Posted December 11, 2015

Altova is a member of XBRL US and has recently joined the XBRL US Center for Data Quality to support the Data Quality Committee’s initiative to address the public’s concerns about the quality and usability of XBRL financial data filed with the SEC. As such, we are pleased to announce that we have just released […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (December 2015)
Posted December 1, 2015

Since early October, Calcbench has been incorporating non-interactive data in the form of ‘Earnings Press Releases’ into its platform. Calcbench maps the income statement and balance sheet items from the release into the financial statements for easy comparability. More on this and the full newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bH1ni1

MobileTogether Continues to Redefine Mobile Development in Version 2.0
Posted November 10, 2015

Today Altova® (http://www.altova.com) announced new features in the 2.0 release of MobileTogether, its paradigm shifting mobile development framework for multi-platform, data- centric apps. What’s revolutionary about MobileTogether? Using your in-house developers with no mobile development experience necessary, you can create sophisticated, native apps for all platforms in record time: anywhere from a couple days to […more]

Calcbench Newsletter (October 2015)
Posted October 7, 2015

Calcbench has entered into a relationship with the SEC that will provide a significant number of analysts access to its platform, normalized metrics, raw XBRL search tools, data about XBRL filing errors, and more. It’s a great step forward for the XBRL movement and finance professionals as a whole. More on this and the full newsletter: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f573a7b42cdce2d803a4ecbcf&id=e17267cc23

Altova Debuts JSON Schema Editor, Data Mapping Debugger, and More
Posted September 30, 2015

Altova® (http://www.altova.com), today announced the release of Version 2016 of its MissionKit desktop developer tools and server software products. This latest release introduces innovative new functionality including the first enterprise-grade graphical JSON Schema editor in XMLSpy, the revolutionary, long-anticipated MapForce Data Mapping Debugger for diagnosing and perfecting data mapping projects, Windows 10 support and updated […more]

CFA Institute’s Sandra Peters to Keynote XBRL US Investor Forum, November 4 in New York
Posted September 29, 2015

Speakers from Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, OFR/Treasury, SEC, S&P Capital IQ confirmed XBRL US today announced a ½ day forum for investors, analysts, regulators, data and analytical tool providers:  Improving Financial Analysis through Structured Data. The forum is hosted by Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business at their E. 25th Street campus and offered through partnerships […more]

Dimensions – The Newsletter for Compliance Professionals
Posted September 7, 2015

September 2015: http://resources.merrillcorp.com/DimensionsV21 Seven Rules Proposed By The New XBRL US Center For Data Quality FASB Finalizes Four Taxonomy Implementation Guides And Proposes Another EDGAR No Longer Supports 2013 GAAP Taxonomy For XBRL Tagging Proposed SEC Disclosure On Clawbacks Will Need To Be Tagged In XBRL Noted XBRL Expert Joins The SEC’s Division Of Economic And […more]

FASB Publishes 2016 Proposed GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy for Review & Comment
Posted September 1, 2015

On September 1, the FASB announced the opening of a public review and comment period for the 2016 release of the XBRL US GAAP Taxonomy. The exposure period ends October 31, 2015. Read the FASB release here.

Center Formed to Address XBRL Data Quality Concerns
Posted June 24, 2015

Market leaders join forces to improve the utility of XBRL data XBRL US and an alliance of five companies – Merrill Corporation, RDG Filings, RR Donnelley, Vintage (a Division of PR Newswire), and Workiva Inc. – today announced the joint formation of the XBRL US Center for Data Quality to improve the utility of XBRL […more]

Altova Meets the Need for Speed Head on with its Latest Release
Posted June 10, 2015

Hyper-fast validation speeds for XML and XBRL, even more flexibility for data integration processes, and more Beverly, Mass., June 10, 2015 – Altova® (http://www.altova.com) today announced the availability of Version 2015 Release 4 (v2015r4) of its Altova MissionKit desktop developer tools and complete line of server software products. This release provides new functionality to greatly […more]

Top 10 Robust Enhancements That Just Made MobileTogether Even Better
Posted April 23, 2015

Beverly, Mass., April 23, 2015 – Altova® (http://www.altova.com) today announced the availability of MobileTogether® 1.5. Version 1.5 includes more than 18 important new features and enhancements, adding even more power to this unique, multi-platform mobile development framework for building and deploying in-house app solutions. “We are constantly working to add new features to make development […more]

Financial Regulation Summit to Feature Rep. Hultgren, SEC Chief Economist
Thursday, February 12, 2015 – The Data Transparency Coalition and RR Donnelley are pleased to announce that Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, and Securities and Exchange Commission Chief Economist Mark Flannery will participate in the inaugural Financial Regulation Summit: Data Transparency Transformation.

Mobile Cross-Platform Framework Updated to Add Android 5, Geo-location Support
Thursday, February 12, 2015 – Altova® announced the release of version 1.4 of its multi-platform mobile development framework, MobileTogether®. MobileTogether is an easy to use solution that enables companies of any size to quickly design and deploy custom enterprise mobile solutions that are accessible on any mobile device. This release has robust support for geolocation services, support for the latest versions of Android and iOS® mobile device operating systems, and much more.

Altova Announces Commercial Availability of MobileTogether & the Top 10 Reasons Your Business Needs It Now
Monday, November 10, 2014 – Altova® announced the commercial availability of MobileTogether®, a new, cross-platform mobile development environment. Beta testers of the platform agree: MobileTogether finally makes it practical for businesses to connect to their back-end data and create enterprise mobile solutions for their workforce – regardless of which devices they use – in record time. Read the top 10 reasons you should be looking at this solution for your organization.

Altova Launches Version 2015
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – This release offers exciting new features including support for XQuery Update Facility in XMLSpy®, JSON data mapping and conversion in MapForce®, enhanced support for XBRL Table Linkbase and XBRL Formula in multiple products, performance-enhancing options for workflow automation, and much more.

Time is Running Out to Register for the Next Data Transparency Breakfast
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Data Transparency Breakfast: Transforming Government Reporting Around the World When: Tuesday, July 29th, 7:30 am – 9 am Where: Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center 901 K Street NW 11th Floor Washington DC 20001

MobileTogether Public Beta Announced
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – MobileTogether is a drag-and-drop mobile development environment that lets organizations connect to back-end data to create mobile solutions for their end users – in record time. Features: Cross-platform support with native apps for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, & more || Connectivity to all major SQL databases, XML, HTML, Web services, etc. || Drag and drop design process that requires no manual coding || Mobile solutions are created in-house, by current development team || No knowledge of mobile programming languages required || Elegant mobile solutions deployed in days – not weeks or months || Instant updates to existing mobile solutions If you would be interested in scheduling a briefing and/or demo of this new product, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: 978.816.1567 or via email at: cindy.neely@us.altova.com

Altova MobileTogether Lets You Design Powerful Mobile Solutions in Record-Time and Deploy Them to All Device Platforms
Monday, May 12, 2014 – Altova® announced the upcoming release of Altova MobileTogether®, a unique cross-platform mobile solution that enables companies to easily put relevant data at the fingertips of their employees, wherever they are. Using MobileTogether, companies design custom enterprise mobile solutions that are accessible on any mobile device, with native support for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets, as well as any other device via a browser-based client.

Members of Congress Push DATA Act at House Oversight Hearing
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) appeared January 9 before a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform addressing the issue of “Waste in Government.”

DATA Act Passes U.S. House
Monday, November 18, 2013 – The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) passed the United States House of Representatives this evening by a 388-1 vote. The landmark transparency bill (H.R. 2061) would standardize and publish federal spending data.

Government must lead the way on structured data
Monday, November 04, 2013 – Data Coalition CEO Hudson Hollister on the lessons Congress can learn from the SEC’s transformation to structured data.

Coalition announces first federal open data policy conference
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – On September 10th, the Data Transparency Coalition will host Data Transparency 2013, the first public conference to explore the standardization and publication of the U.S. federal government’s data – from regulatory filings to spending data to consumer disclosures.

Data Transparency Coalition Applauds Simultaneous Introduction of Bipartisan DATA Act in House and Senate
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – Coalition Says that by Opening Federal Spending, DATA Act would Enable Anti-Fraud Analytics, Create Tech Business Opportunities, and Ensure Accountability for Taxpayers

DATA Demo Day May 16 Hosted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 – On May 16, at 10am, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will host a public “DATA Demonstration Day” to show how today’s data technologies could illuminate waste and fraud, improve federal management, and enhance taxpayer accountability if federal spending data were fully standardized and published, as would be required by the proposed Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).

CFTC Dodd-Frank Data “Unusable” As a Result of Inconsistent Data Formats
Monday, April 22, 2013 – The CFTC now collects data on thousands of swap transactions daily – with over a thousand data points on each swap. Unfortunately, as CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia put it, the data is “unusable.” The mess is attributable to the CFTC’s failure to set data standards for the new reporting requirements – and, ultimately, to Congress’ failure to include data standards as a component of the Dodd-Frank reporting mandate.

Tech Companies Praise President Obama’s Embrace of Data Transparency for Nonprofit Tax Returns in 2014 Budget
Thursday, April 11, 2013 – The Data Transparency Coalition, the only trade association unifying the technology industry in support of federal data reform, today applauded President Obama for including a landmark data transparency initiative as part of his proposed budget for fiscal year 2014.

Coalition Lobbies Congress for the Reintroduction of the Financial Industry Transparency Act
Monday, April 08, 2013 – On April 4, members of the Data Transparency Coalition met with key Capitol Hill offices to urge the reintroduction of the Financial Industry Transparency Act of 2010 (“FIT Act”). The FIT Act will require U.S. financial regulators to adopt standard structured data formats for all regulatory filings; use government-wide, nonproprietary identifiers, such as the Legal Entity Identifier, for entities, instruments, and transactions; and make all public filings easily available online.

SEC Enforces Use of XII Units Registry
Friday, March 29, 2013 – DataTracks, a global leader in XBRL services, with seven years’ track record and more than 12,000 XBRL statements per annum in US and UK announced plans to launch a next generation “minds on, hands off” XBRL service to financial printers and corporations in the United States. This means that, if a filer or their service provider creates an element for which the units have already been defined in the Units Registry, they must use the unit type as defined in the registry. Using unit type that does not match Unit Registry will result in the XBRL submission failure. This applies to all filings that are created using the 2012 US GAAP Taxonomy and of course, will apply to the 2013 as well.

Coalition Advisor Harper Testifies to Congress: Federal Spending Data Should Be Machine-Readable
Monday, March 25, 2013 – On March 13, Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute and member of the Data Transparency Coalition’s Board of Advisors, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing to address transparency in the federal government.

Sunlight Foundation confirms USASpending.gov failure, builds case for DATA Act
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 – On February 4, the Sunlight Foundation released the fiscal year 2011 edition of Clearspending, its annual survey of the quality of data reported on USASpending.gov, the U.S. government’s main spending transparency website. As in previous years, Clearspending showed USASpending.gov’s data to be laughably bad. Of all federal grant and assistance programs, nearly 70% (judged by program size rather than a numeric count) reported amounts to USASpending.gov that were inconsistent with their reports to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

With $1.55 Trillion in Federal Spending Misreported in 2011, Data Transparency Coalition Calls for Reintroduction of DATA Act
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 – Yesterday the Sunlight Foundation released the results of its Clearspending study for fiscal year 2011, showing that $1.55 trillion in U.S. federal grant spending was misreported on the government’s flagship spending transparency website, USASpending.gov – see http://clearspending.com/ Without consistent data standards for its spending – especially common, nonproprietary identifiers for grants and contracts and for the grantees and contractors who receive the money – the U.S. government will never deliver the transparency that taxpayers deserve. Without data standards for federal spending, it will remain impossible to apply Big Data analysis tools to find waste, fraud, and abuse – the DATA Act should be reintroduced.

Challenging the IRS to open nonprofit data
Monday, February 04, 2013 – Hudson Hollister of the Data Transparency Coalition joined the Advisory Committee on Transparency last Monday for its first-ever Capitol Hill kickstarter event – a series of rapid-fire three-minute presentations on how Congress can act immediately to improve the transparency of the U.S. government.

Connecting big business (regulation) to Big Data: Columbia report shows the need for action
Monday, January 28, 2013 – The Columbia report is a call to action by both the SEC and Congress. The Data Transparency Coalition is going to pursue that action in 2013.

XBRL – Moving from Production to Consumption
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – John O’Rourke of Oracle with an update – “with the emergence of more end-user tools for consuming and analyzing XBRL-based data, and the ability to perform quick comparisons of one company versus its peers and competitors in an industry group, will soon accelerate the benefits to corporate finance staff, as well as individual investors.”

 

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