Point of View is a forum for opinions and thoughts from XBRL US and the XBRL community about business, industry, finance, regulation and legislation, where data standards can play a role. We welcome your feedback on the XBRL point of view.

Fact or Fiction? Let’s Set the Record Straight

Fact or Fiction? Let’s Set the Record Straight

Al Berkeley, Chairman, Princeton Capital
H.R. 5054 aims to reduce the burden on small filers, through an XBRL exemption. While the intent is good, the repercussions of the passage of an exemption like this, are anything but. Read on for the real facts.

US Public Companies Need to Stay Relevant In a Digital Age

John Turner, CEO, XBRL International

US lawmakers should reject the suggestion that smaller listed companies’ Fintech-friendly data be replaced with paper. It would be like telling smaller film makers that they can’t use Netflix anymore, but instead need to market their work on VHS tape.

SEC Sites Add the “S” in “httpS://”

Herm Fischer, XBRL Developer, Mark V Systems Limited

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is transitioning XBRL taxonomy web sites to HTTPS from HTTP.

Find out what you need to know about the changes.

Earlier (2018)

Bankers need more pieces of the financial puzzle

Campbell Pryde, President & CEO, XBRL US

Trust. It’s one of the most important considerations when hiring a guide to lead a challenging mountain climb. The same is true with developing standards. Only a specialist with the right skillset and experience can help build a good quality taxonomy or XBRL instance document. Find the right people through XBRL Achievements.

What’s in your corporate family tree?

Michelle Savage, Vice President, Communication, XBRL US

Learning about your own background — the good, the bad, and the ugly — can be interesting. But 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.