The Xbrl Book

Simple, Precise, Technical

Author: Ghislain Fourny

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535117746

Category:

Page: 184

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This book provides an introduction to the basics of XBRL targeting specifically technical people: developers, software engineers, data scientists. It leaves business considerations or concrete applications aside, since they are covered extensively in other books. While it includes coverage of the XML syntax of XBRL, most of the book is focused on the tabular data model specific to XBRL, in a way compatible with the new Open Information Model currently under development. It does not require any knowledge of XML, as the sections on XML syntax can conveniently be skipped without understanding XBRL any less. This provides a higher level of abstraction that makes it easier to learn XBRL without having to deal with the complexities and intricacies of XML technologies. This makes the book accessible to people with other backgrounds than IT, such as accountants, if they enjoy diving into the technical side. This first edition covers instances, facts, taxonomies, schemas and linkbases, concepts, abstracts, label linkbases, presentation networks, calculation networks and some patterns commonly used in practice (SEC) such as hierarchies, roll-ups and text blocks, relying on Charles Hoffman's work.

The Xbrl Book

Simple, Precise, Technical

Author: Ghislain Fourny

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979990721

Category:

Page: 282

View: 2665

[Summer offer -- currently $10/ 10/£10 off -> $34.99/ 29.99/£24.99. Price may need a few hours to refresh] This is the new, second edition, augmented with coverage of XBRL Dimensions 1.0. This book provides an introduction to the basics of XBRL targeting specifically technical people: developers, software engineers, data scientists. It leaves business considerations or concrete applications aside, since they are covered extensively in other books. While it includes coverage of the XML syntax of XBRL, most of the book is focused on the tabular data model specific to XBRL, in a way compatible with the new Open Information Model currently under development. It does not require any knowledge of XML, as the sections on XML syntax can conveniently be skipped without understanding XBRL any less. This provides a higher level of abstraction that makes it easier to learn XBRL without having to deal with the complexities and intricacies of XML technologies. This makes the book accessible to people with other backgrounds than IT, such as accountants, if they enjoy diving into the technical side. This second edition covers instances, facts, taxonomies, schemas and linkbases, concepts, abstracts, hypercubes, dimensions, domains, members, line-items, label linkbases, presentation networks, calculation networks, definition networks, presentation-based (EDGAR-like) filings. vs DPM-based (EBA-like) filings some patterns commonly used in practice (SEC) such as hierarchies, roll-ups and text blocks, relying on Charles Hoffman's work.

Essentials of XBRL

Financial Reporting in the 21st Century

Author: Bryan Bergeron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471458082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4664

Provides a complete overview of what XBRL is and how companies can use it effectively. Explains the benefits of XBRL to corporate executives (CEOs, CFOs). Written in nontechnical language that financial managers can understand. Provides numerous examples and illustrations.

XBRL for Interactive Data

Engineering the Information Value Chain

Author: Roger Debreceny,Carsten Felden,Bartosz Ochocki,Maciej Piechocki,Michal Piechocki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642014372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 6634

Interactive data supports organizations to communicate effectively with their stakeholders and partners on the Internet and the World Wide Web. XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is a key enabling technology for interactive data. XBRL links organizations and knowledge consumers in a variety of information value chains. XBRL is now in use in many countries and important settings. This book provides, for the first time, an in-depth analysis of XBRL. Thorough and up-to-date, this book explains the most popular constructs in XML, on which XBRL builds, and XBRL. The book provides business and policy makers, technologists and information engineers with an essential toolkit to understand the complete implementation of XBRL. The book begins with an overview of the business case for interactive data and XBRL. There is an introduction to XML and XBRL and the design and construction of XBRL taxonomies including extensions and multi-dimensional XBRL implementations. It provides a detailed analysis of the interaction of instance documents and taxonomies. The book also provides a synopsis of the most current XBRL technologies.

The Edgar Online Guide to Decoding Financial Statements

Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Becoming a Savvy Investor

Author: Tom Taulli

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 6166

Navigating through a company's financial statements can be tricky for investors. This concise and easily understood guide covers not only how to find the red flags, but also how to find the signs of underlying financial strength for making sound investing decisions.

XBRL For Dummies

Author: Charles Hoffman,Liv Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470583207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 680

The perfect guide to help you understand XBRL-from the "father of XBRL" What is XBRL and how can it help you streamline your business reporting? This plain-English guide from the "father of XBRL," Charles Hoffman, will tell you what it is, why it is, and how you can get on the bus with this new SEC-mandated business reporting standard for publicly-traded companies. A CPA, Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying XML data to financial reporting; XBRL is the language that resulted. Learn to prepare financial statements with XBRL, use it for strategic planning, move all relevant departments in your company to the same system, and more. XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is an XML-based open standard for accounting data; author Charles Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying XML data to financial reporting Plan for XBRL implementation, set action-oriented agendas, and identify stakeholders and subject-matter experts within your organization Learn to choose from and adapt existing XBRL taxonomies to comply with US GAAP and IFRS standards Topics also include how to adapt your existing financial information into XBRL.

Financial Reporting Using XBRL

Author: Charles Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781411679795

Category: Accounting

Page: 513

View: 566

Guide to using XBRL for financial reporting written by Charles Hoffman, CPA and the father of XBRL. This is a great resource for those who want to get started using XBRL.

Dance of the Photons

From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation

Author: Anton Zeilinger

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429963794

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2425

Einstein's steadfast refusal to accept certain aspects of quantum theory was rooted in his insistence that physics has to be about reality. Accordingly, he once derided as "spooky action at a distance" the notion that two elementary particles far removed from each other could nonetheless influence each other's properties—a hypothetical phenomenon his fellow theorist Erwin Schrödinger termed "quantum entanglement." In a series of ingenious experiments conducted in various locations—from a dank sewage tunnel under the Danube River to the balmy air between a pair of mountain peaks in the Canary Islands—the author and his colleagues have demonstrated the reality of such entanglement using photons, or light quanta, created by laser beams. In principle the lessons learned may be applicable in other areas, including the eventual development of quantum computers.

Traditional Box Projects

Author: Strother Purdy

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 160085110X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 153

View: 7437

These elegant designs, from some of the world's finest craftsmen, range from traditional to contemporary and offer inspiration for workers of all skill levels. No project has more universal appeal among woodworkers at every skill level than the blanket chest. It's a simple form and yet it can be complex, elaborate and intricately detailed. This collection of 30 original designs by artisans from around the globe illustrates the versatility of the chest, one of the oldest forms of furniture. The book opens with an overview of chest-building techniques; following are the chests, each of which features design and construction details, working drawings and technical details of the more challenging pieces. Chests range from traditional to contemporary and offer inspiration to woodworkers and furniture makers of all skill levels. Approximately 200 photos and 50 drawings illustrate these designs.

Basic Box Making

Author: Doug Stowe

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561588520

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 153

View: 9642

"Learn the art of box making from one of the foremost experts of the craft. Through Doug Stowe's decades of experience, you'll learn the basic techniques to get started, as well as more advanced ways to approach finely crafted boxes"--Publisher website (publisher website (December 2007).

Collateralized Debt Obligations and Structured Finance

New Developments in Cash and Synthetic Securitization

Author: Janet M. Tavakoli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471481362

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6913

The most cutting-edge read on CDO and credit market structures Collateralized Debt Obligations and Structured Finance provides a state-of-the-art look at the exploding CDO and structured credit products market. Financial expert Janet Tavakoli examines securitization topics never before seen in print, including the huge increase in the CDO arbitrage created by synthetics; the tranches most at risk from this new technology; dumping securitizations on bank balance sheets; the abuse of offshore vehicles by companies such as Enron; and securitizations made possible by new securitization techniques and the introduction of the Euro. This valuable guide comprehensively covers one of the fastest growing markets on Wall Street, predicting where new bank regulations and other developments may lead to product growth or product extinction. While providing an overview of the market and its dynamic growth, Collateralized Debt Obligations and Structured Finance explores the types of products offered, hedging techniques, and valuation and risk/return issues associated with investment in CDOs and synthetic CDOs. Janet M. Tavakoli, MBA (Chicago, IL), has over eighteen years of experience trading, structuring, and marketing derivatives and structured products with major financial institutions in New York and London. She is also the author of Credit Derivatives and Synthetic Structures, now in its Second Edition (0-471-41266-X).

Banking, Finance, and Accounting: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466662697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1593

View: 1502

With the global economy still in recovery, it is more important than ever for individuals and organizations to be aware of their money and its potential for both depreciation and growth. Banking, Finance, and Accounting: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates recent advances and undertakings in the financial industry to better equip all members of the world economy with the tools and insights needed to weather any shift in the economic climate. With chapters on topics ranging from investment portfolios to credit unions, this multi-volume reference source will serve as a crucial resource for managers, investors, brokers, and all others within the banking industry.

New Horizons for a Data-Driven Economy

A Roadmap for Usage and Exploitation of Big Data in Europe

Author: José María Cavanillas,Edward Curry,Wolfgang Wahlster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319215698

Category: Computers

Page: 303

View: 8427

In this book readers will find technological discussions on the existing and emerging technologies across the different stages of the big data value chain. They will learn about legal aspects of big data, the social impact, and about education needs and requirements. And they will discover the business perspective and how big data technology can be exploited to deliver value within different sectors of the economy. The book is structured in four parts: Part I “The Big Data Opportunity” explores the value potential of big data with a particular focus on the European context. It also describes the legal, business and social dimensions that need to be addressed, and briefly introduces the European Commission’s BIG project. Part II “The Big Data Value Chain” details the complete big data lifecycle from a technical point of view, ranging from data acquisition, analysis, curation and storage, to data usage and exploitation. Next, Part III “Usage and Exploitation of Big Data” illustrates the value creation possibilities of big data applications in various sectors, including industry, healthcare, finance, energy, media and public services. Finally, Part IV “A Roadmap for Big Data Research” identifies and prioritizes the cross-sectorial requirements for big data research, and outlines the most urgent and challenging technological, economic, political and societal issues for big data in Europe. This compendium summarizes more than two years of work performed by a leading group of major European research centers and industries in the context of the BIG project. It brings together research findings, forecasts and estimates related to this challenging technological context that is becoming the major axis of the new digitally transformed business environment.

Harnessing Green IT

Principles and Practices

Author: San Murugesan,G. R. Gangadharan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111830652X

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 3107

“Ultimately, this is a remarkable book, a practical testimonial, and a comprehensive bibliography rolled into one. It is a single, bright sword cut across the various murky green IT topics. And if my mistakes and lessons learned through the green IT journey are any indication, this book will be used every day by folks interested in greening IT.” — Simon Y. Liu, Ph.D. & Ed.D., Editor-in-Chief, IT Professional Magazine, IEEE Computer Society, Director, U.S. National Agricultural Library This book presents a holistic perspective on Green IT by discussing its various facets and showing how to strategically embrace it Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices examines various ways of making computing and information systems greener – environmentally sustainable -, as well as several means of using Information Technology (IT) as a tool and an enabler to improve the environmental sustainability. The book focuses on both greening of IT and greening by IT – complimentary approaches to attaining environmental sustainability. In a single volume, it comprehensively covers several key aspects of Green IT - green technologies, design, standards, maturity models, strategies and adoption -, and presents a clear approach to greening IT encompassing green use, green disposal, green design, and green manufacturing. It also illustrates how to strategically apply green IT in practice in several areas. Key Features: Presents a comprehensive coverage of key topics of importance and practical relevance - green technologies, design, standards, maturity models, strategies and adoption Highlights several useful approaches to embracing green IT in several areas Features chapters written by accomplished experts from industry and academia who have first-hand knowledge and expertise in specific areas of green IT Presents a set of review and discussion questions for each chapter that will help the readers to examine and explore the green IT domain further Includes a companion website providing resources for further information and presentation slides This book will be an invaluable resource for IT Professionals, academics, students, researchers, project leaders/managers, IT business executives, CIOs, CTOs and anyone interested in Green IT and harnessing it to enhance our environment.

Quantitative Value, + Web Site

A Practitioner's Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors

Author: Wesley R. Gray,Tobias E. Carlisle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118328078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5475

Legendary investment gurus Warren Buffett and Ed Thorp represent different ends of the investing spectrum: one a value investor, the other a quant. While Buffett and Thorp have conflicting philosophical approaches, they agree that the market is beatable. In Quantitative Value, Wesley Gray and Tobias Carlisle take the best aspects from the disciplines of value investing and quantitative investing and apply them to a completely unique and winning approach to stock selection. As the authors explain, the quantitative value strategy offers a superior way to invest: capturing the benefits of a value investing philosophy without the behavioral errors associated with "stock picking." To demystify their innovative approach, Gray and Carlisle outline the framework for quantitative value investing, including the four key elements of the investment process: How to avoid stocks that can cause a permanent loss of capital: Learn how to uncover financial statement manipulation, fraud, and financial distress How to find stocks with the highest quality: Discover how to find strong economic franchises and robust financial strength. Gray and Carlisle look at long-term returns on capital and assets, free cash flow, and a variety of metrics related to margins and general financial strength The secret to finding deeply undervalued stocks: Does the price-to-earnings ratio find undervalued stocks better than free cash flow? Gray and Carlisle examine the historical data on over 50 valuation ratios, including some unusual metrics, rare multi-year averages, and uncommon combinations The five signals sent by smart money: The book uncovers the signals sent by insiders, short sellers, shareholder activists, and institutional investment managers After detailing the quantitative value investment process, Gray and Carlisle conduct a historical test of the resulting quantitative value model. Their conclusions are surprising and counterintuitive. This reliable resource includes a companion website that offers a monthly-updated screening tool to find stocks using the model outlined in the book, an updated back-testing tool, and a blog about recent developments in quantitative value investing. For any investor who wants to make the most of their time in today's complex marketplace, they should look no further than Quantitative Value.

Towards the Multilingual Semantic Web

Principles, Methods and Applications

Author: Paul Buitelaar,Philipp Cimiano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662435853

Category: Computers

Page: 333

View: 8582

To date, the relation between multilingualism and the Semantic Web has not yet received enough attention in the research community. One major challenge for the Semantic Web community is to develop architectures, frameworks and systems that can help in overcoming national and language barriers, facilitating equal access to information produced in different cultures and languages. As such, this volume aims at documenting the state-of-the-art with regard to the vision of a Multilingual Semantic Web, in which semantic information will be accessible in and across multiple languages. The Multilingual Semantic Web as envisioned in this volume will support the following functionalities: (1) responding to information needs in any language with regard to semantically structured data available on the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud, (2) verbalizing and accessing semantically structured data, ontologies or other conceptualizations in multiple languages, (3) harmonizing, integrating, aggregating, comparing and repurposing semantically structured data across languages and (4) aligning and reconciling ontologies or other conceptualizations across languages. The volume is divided into three main sections: Principles, Methods and Applications. The section on “Principles” discusses models, architectures and methodologies that enrich the current Semantic Web architecture with features necessary to handle multiple languages. The section on “Methods” describes algorithms and approaches for solving key issues related to the construction of the Multilingual Semantic Web. The section on “Applications” describes the use of Multilingual Semantic Web based approaches in the context of several application domains. This volume is essential reading for all academic and industrial researchers who want to embark on this new research field at the intersection of various research topics, including the Semantic Web, Linked Data, natural language processing, computational linguistics, terminology and information retrieval. It will also be of great interest to practitioners who are interested in re-examining their existing infrastructure and methodologies for handling multiple languages in Web applications or information retrieval systems.

Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP

Author: Birgit Starmanns,James Fisher

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 9781592294466

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 7765

• Explore the entire financial close process from financial accounting to entity and corporate closing• Maximize the potential of SAP Financial Solutions like FI, CO, and Disclosure Management• Meet the latest regulatory and reporting requirements with ease• Based on ERP 6.0 and EPM 10.0Your course is set and the light is green. Enable your business to navigate the hairpin turns of the financial close process with this end-to-end overview. Guided by practical workflow scenarios and customer examples, learn how to maximize the potential of SAP's financial close solutions. From start to finish, manage data integrity issues, optimize your financial close processes, and handle system integration. Close your books in record time with this one-stop resource for all your financial closing needs!Streamlined Financial Close WorkflowAlign your business workflows to support a streamlined financial close process. A Financial Close Action PlanLearn how to build a business case, create a clear action plan for your financial close process, and avoid the common barriers.ReportingProactively address disclosure management and weather regulatory change with finesse and flexibility. Real-Time VisibilityVisualize your financial close success and identify issues with real time analysis and the Financial Closing Cockpit.Practical Case Studies and ExamplesLearn how industry peers have improved their financial close processes and reduced risk.Highlights• General Ledger close• Controlling close• Inventory management• Entity close management• Intercompany reconciliation• Information management• Process governance• Financial consolidation• Disclosure management• Financial reporting

Challenging the Chain

Governing the Automated Exchange and Processing of Business Information

Author: N. Bharosa,R. van Wijk,N. de Winne

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614994978

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

View: 1684

What is digital business reporting? Why do we need it? And how can we improve it? This book aims to address these questions by illustrating the rise of system-to-system information exchange and the opportunities for improving transparency and accountability. Governments around the world are looking for ways to strengthen transparency and accountability without introducing more red tape, which is a source of growing frustration and costs for businesses. In 2004, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands started to investigate the potential of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) as a uniform data standard for business-to-government information exchange. In 2006, there was a comprehensive architecture for Standard Business Reporting (SBR), including the requirements for the information infrastructure. One year later the first reports in XBRL were successfully delivered to the Tax and Customs Administration and the Chamber of Commerce via a secure infrastructure. Today, millions of business reports are being exchanged using SBR. As a solution, SBR empowers organisations to present a cohesive explanation of their business operations and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, shareholders and creditors. Challenging the chain describes the journey of SBR from challenge to solution. Specialists in the field – flanked by academics – provide detailed insights on the challenges actors faced and the solutions they achieved. In its versatility, this book exemplifies the necessary paradigm shifts when it comes to such large-scale public-private transformations. Policy makers, managers, IT specialists and architects looking to engage in such transformations will find guidance in this book.