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:

Bringing Transparency to the Mortgage Backed Securities Market
- January, 2009

This white paper provides a detailed description of the complexities of the MBS marketplace and how the use of XBRL could make MBS information more transparent and functional, giving investors what they need to value the assets.

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Get the big picture on selected topics with one of our standardized financial data infographics.

How Auditors Use Structured Data & Why

- January, 2017

Auditors evaluate the reasonableness of client projections such as future revenue growth, profitability and capital expenditure requirements. To evaluate the reasonableness of these projections, BDO USA, LLP often looks at data from similar companies within the same industry. XBRL allowed them to perform a more robust analysis with more companies over a significantly shorter time period.

Government Data is Better with Standards

- June, 2020

This infographic compares current models of government data collection processes with an open, non-proprietary standards-based environment. Watch a brief video comparing these systems.


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