XBRL US announces key findings
XBRL US announced key findings from its first-ever XBRL US Pacific Rim Technology Workshop last week, hosted by Hitachi America Ltd., at their headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Two major themes were identified throughout the workshop: 1) significant opportunities lie ahead for XBRL in non-compliance related areas such as corporate actions, social networking and social impact investing, and 2) the importance of continuing the dialogue surrounding the underlying technology and architecture to ensure global standardization and interoperability.
The workshop was designed to bring together XML and XBRL experts from Pacific Rim countries to share ideas and brainstorm about advanced development topics including rendering, maintenance, versioning, business intelligence and data quality. Case studies from Pacific Rim countries were presented to highlight how XBRL is being put to practical use.
A discussion paper is being developed that will provide important findings from the 2 1/2 day workshop and will be available on the XBRL US Web site  within the next few weeks. Highlights from the workshop that will be included in the discussion paper include:
A group of senior-level interns who have been working with XBRL US over the summer presented the results of project assignments, including the buidling of an extension databse, review of adherence to the EDGAR Filer Manual, corporate actions, and use of the XBRL formula linkbase.
Other discussions centered on topics in XBRL development including versioning, data consistency, database and business intelligence, tagging and rendering to outline the challenges, possible approaches and potential solutions.
Expert speakers at the conference represented CoreFiling, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Ernst & Young Global, Fujitsu Research Institute, Goffengel Consulting, Hitachi America, Ltd., IASC Foundation, Informatica, ISO, JustSystems, Morningstar, Oracle Corporation, Q4 Web Systems, Inc., Rivet Software, Salesforce.com Foundation, SimpleX Data Technologies, SWIFT, UBmatrix, and XBRL US.
You can read more information about the Workshop , including presentations, detailed agenda and speaker bios, visit
About XBRL US
XBRL US is the non-profit consortium for XML business reporting standards in the United States and is a jurisdiction of XBRL International. It represents the business information supply chain, including accounting firms, software companies, financial databases, financial printers and government agencies. Its mission is to support the implementation of XML business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies relevant for use by US public and private sectors, working with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting adoption of these taxonomies through the collaboration of all business reporting supply chain participants. XBRL US has developed taxonomies to support U.S. GAAP and common reporting practices under a contract with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You can review the XBRL US GAAP Taxonomies ..