Certent Acquires IBM Cognos Disclosure Management

Heard the news that Certent is expanding their Disclosure Management capabilities? On June 30th, Certent announced the acquisition of several IBM products: IBM Cognos Disclosure Management (CDM), IBM Cognos Disclosure Management on Cloud (CDM on Cloud), IBM Cognos Financial Statement Reporting (FSR), and IBM Clarity 7.

FASB – Current Taxonomy Process & Suggestions for Improvement

In part one of our blog series on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) invitation to comment, we addressed common quality issues in XBRL data. In part two, we’ll discuss the current taxonomy update process, identify areas of concern around this process, and discuss several suggestions for potential improvements.

FASB Taxonomy – 5 Main Quality Issues for Comment

On May 10, 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Invitation to Comment in which it discusses the areas for improvement in the US GAAP taxonomy, as well as the taxonomy update process itself. Here are the five main quality issues that FASB addresses…

SEC Amendment Includes “Check Box” Notice of Emerging Growth Company Status

As you have seen over the past month or two, the SEC has released a number of new rulings set to impact your upcoming filings. One of the most recent, published on March 31, 2017 as a Final Rule, and effective April 12th, 2017, the SEC adopted technical amendments to Titles I and III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act. This latest amendment includes an additional check box on the cover page entity filer category of Emerging Growth company for qualifying issuers with less than $1B in total annual gross revenues during its most recently completed fiscal year.

Tired of Manually Searching Peers’ Exhibit Index? Hyperlinking is on the Horizon

We all know that whenever previously filed exhibits are referenced in a filing, those exhibits are listed in that filing’s exhibit index. If more information is needed surrounding that exhibit, instead of simply clicking a link to point users directly to that exhibit, users must spend time manually navigating back and forth to reference exhibit information with other filings.

Say goodbye – these days are soon behind us! On March 1st, 2017, The SEC recently announced its Final Rule on Exhibit Hyperlinking as part of its initiative to improve ease of access to exhibit information – all but eliminating the need to search.

Foreign Filers: What You Need to Know about Filing with XBRL

On March 1, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced support for the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) interactive data (or XBRL) mandate. This directly impacts over 500 Foreign Private Issuers (FPI) – over 40% of which are in Canada – that have not previously had to create, review, and submit XBRL to the SEC. This means 20-Fs, 40-Fs, and 6-Ks with periods beginning on 12/15/2017 must now be submitted in interactive date format.

5 Things You Need to Know About Inline XBRL

By Rob Blake, Vice President of Product Management Now that the dust has settled on the SEC press release and proposed rule from last week (more on that in our previous blog), let’s take a closer look at the operational impact. If you’re one of the many who saw the 121-page Proposed Rule on Inline […]

SEC Proposes Inline XBRL Filing of Tagged Data

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Inline XBRL, but so far not a lot of concrete answers could be found. That’s all about to change. In an SEC press release dated March 1st, the SEC unanimously voted to require the use of iXBRL for public company reporting. Citing benefit to investors, improved accessibility, and […]

Disclosure Research and Peer Analysis isn’t for Dummies

There’s a sea of valuable information in your competitor’s SEC filings. But as anyone who has researched public disclosure can attest, they’re not easy to follow. It’s not just finding the filing you’re looking for, but interpreting the dense, hard to read material is both time consuming and tedious. Surely there are better ways to get after this information…

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