Browse our growing collection of case studies, white papers and resources documenting the significance of the business reporting data standard, or check out one of our Infographics to get a clear picture of the hows and whys of the financial data standard.

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Case Studies & White Papers


Review case studies, white papers and research from XBRL US and others. Here’s a sample:

CFA Institute Study – Data and Technology: Transforming the Financial Information Landscape
- June, 2016

The CFA Institute published a study supporting structured data, naming the following benefits to investors:

  • Improves financial statement accuracy
  • Improves productivity
  • Increases opportunity for higher returns
  • Allows for better risk management
  • Empowers the analyst

The study goes on to note that other areas of corporate disclosures that are not currently tagged would be helpful to analysts if in tagged format, stating “Requiring this section [the MD&A] and other numeric data to be tagged would open up a trove of valuable data for all investors.”

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Find Out About Inline XBRL

- July, 2018

Inline XBRL was approved by the SEC for operating companies and fund companies. Find out how Inline XBRL works.

Streamline Data Collection in Surety Underwriting

- May, 2017

The clock is ticking toward modernization as sureties embrace the Work in Process Taxonomy to save thousands of hours of data entry, while improving their own analysis and giving contractors faster access to credit.


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