January/February 2018



Final Public Review Launched
for Orange Button Solar Finance Taxonomy

SunSpec Alliance and XBRL US announced the start of a second 30-day public review period for the Orange Button data standards for solar
financing. The digital dictionary of terms, called a taxonomy, was developed through Orange Button which is a U.S. Department of Energy Solar
Energy Technologies Office-funded program, that aims to make it easier to exchange solar data, facilitating more efficient and cost-effective
financing of distributed energy projects. The public review for the taxonomy ends March 12, 2018.

Read the release: https://xbrl.us/news/solar-20180212/
Participate in public review for this taxonomy: https://xbrl.us/events/sunspec-20180209/

Join the XBRL API Beta Test Group

We’re getting ready to publish an updated application programming interface (API) with enhanced capabilities – including the use of any/all
data sets produced using the XBRL Specification – and we’re looking for feedback from potential users on functionality, efficiency and
usability of this protocol. This updated, open, easy-to-use offering will be the API standard to extract, process, and create XBRL content,
which can include data in instance documents, XBRL databases, and taxonomies.

Request to join the XBRL API Beta Test Group: https://xbrl.us/xbrl-api
Register for the March 14 @ 3 PM ET webinar to learn about the XBRL API: https://xbrl.us/events/20180314

Replays of Recent Webinars Now Available

CFA View on Standards, January 10, 2018
Mohini Singh, Director of Financial Reporting at the CFA Institute, presented findings from a study about the costs that companies, large and
small, bear in preparing and filing their financial information in a structured format. Watch the replay: https://xbrl.us/events/20180110/

XBRL Tagging in IFRS, January 31, 2018
This 60-minute webinar, featuring speakers from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the International Accounting Standards Board,
addressed questions raised by foreign private issuers, and will cover a detailed preparers guide to aid issuers, created by the IASB.
Watch the replay: https://xbrl.us/events/20180131

Point of View: What’s in Your Corporate Family Tree?

Michelle Savage, VP of Communications, XBRL US
For investors and for companies doing business with other corporate partners, understanding the “ancestry” of the companies in which they
invest or do business, can be critical. Read this blog to find out how the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) helps businesses understand the risk
they’re taking on in partnering with or developing a relationship with another company. And helps investors understand the often complex
relationships between companies in which they invest.

Read the post: https://xbrl.us/xusnews/pov

Recent Point of View topics

Register to Attend XBRL US Data Quality Committee Meeting, Wednesday, March 14 at 3 PM ET

At this meeting, industry leaders will participate in discussions and plans for developing guidance and rules for use by public companies
complying with the XBRL requirements of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Get information about the Committee and register to attend: https://xbrl.us/dqc

Upcoming XBRL US Steering Committee Meetings

  • The Domain Steering Committee meeting will be Thursday, March 1 at 3 PM ET.
  • The Communications Steering Committee meeting will be Wednesday, March 28 at Noon ET.

XBRL US Members are invited to attend and get involved. Email membership@xbrl.us for details.

XBRL US Members

Our members are committed to engaging and collaborating with other members, contributing to the standard through involvement of their teams,
and striving to build awareness and educate the market. Members of XBRL US represent the full range of the business reporting supply chain.

Not yet an XBRL US member? Maybe it’s time to consider joining XBRL US for yourself ($50 / year) or your organization
(fees vary). Find out more about the benefits of membership and how to become involved by visiting http://xbrl.us/benefits.

About Data Quality

SEC filers should all use freely available, Data Quality Committee rules to identify and resolve errors in XBRL-formatted financials for more
consistent, better quality data.

Learn about the Rules & Guidance http://xbrl.us/rules-guidance
Find Data Quality Certified applications: http://xbrl.us/certification