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  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (27 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470499796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470499795
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Understand XBRL and its implications for your organization

  • Plan for XBRL implementation and set action–oriented agendas

  • Adapt existing US GAAP and IFRS financial information into the XBRL format

  • Make sense of XBRL using simple, hands–on exercises

Are you ready for XBRL? Get up to speed with this friendly guide!

Extensible Business Reporting Language XBRL is revolutionizing business reporting, including financial reporting. It′s complicated, but this book isn′t! Here′s how to get business and IT folks on the same spreadsheet so that everyone can grasp the concept and be ready for the switch. You′ll discover the important details you need to make smart business and technical decisions about XBRL.

  • What is it? understand what XBRL is, its parts, and how it works

  • Learn from the masters discover how gurus including Marc van Hilvoorde; Christine Tan, PhD; Raynier van Egmond; and Eiichi Watanabe put XBRL to work

  • Information, please see how information is used and why new ways to exchange it are necessary

  • Making it happen be able to identify stakeholders, find a common vocabulary, and build an implementation team

  • Step by step see how to create and use XBRL modules and taxonomies

Visit the companion Web site at to find links to URLs in the book and bonus material

Open the book and find:

  • Common misconceptions about XBRL

  • Ten ways to make learning XBRL easier

  • A look at the information supply chain

  • How to make a business case for XBRL

  • Pitfalls to avoid

  • All about meeting the SEC mandate

  • The future of business information exchange

  • Various implementation approaches

About the Author

Charles Hoffman is considered the father of XBRL. He is coeditor of the US GAAP Taxonomy Architecture and was named one of the 100 most influential people in accounting by Accounting Technology.

Liv Apneseth Watson is among the founders of XBRL International and was vice chairman of XBRL International.

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