Our member, Findynamics, has a free XBRL Analyst Viewer for Excel available which you can find on their website at http://findynamics.com/xbrlanalyst/viewer/ 

On May 14, 2014, a Webinar on Standard Business Reporting using XBRL was hosted by CPA Canada Magazine and presented by Gianluca Garbellotto, who has had extensive experience with the implementation of SBR in several countries, including Australia. About 4000 people attended. To listen to the archive, click this link: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=767088&s=1&k=78442D471EF69F159B688A0A286C41F0  .

Commons Finance Committee Recommends XBRL

Encouraging news among the recommendations issued by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance following its pre-budget hearings.

One recommendation calls for the federal government to explore the possibility of standardizing business reporting (SBR) and specifically XBRL, to reduce compliance costs for taxpayers and enhance federal data collection. SBR was as one of three main issues profiled by CPA Canada earlier this year during a presentation to the finance committee and in a co-branded pre-budget submission with the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (www.cpacanada.ca/2013Pre-Budget).

The XBRL Canada Online Course recounts the experience of a filer with the SEC filing XBRL. The course offers an introduction to the process followed in doing a filing and discussed the issues encountered. Overall, the company had a positive experience. The seminar is very relevant to many companies as the need to file with the SEC using the IFRS Taxonomy grows closer.  

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Implementing XBRL for Electronic Filing of Information with the Government of Canada
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XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is an XML-based, royalty-free, open standard to enhance and streamline business reporting. The XBRL standard was developed and is maintained by XBRL International, a not-for-profit consortium of leading companies and organizations from around the world. For more information about the standard, please visit the XBRL International site at www.xbrl.org.

XBRL Canada is a not-for-profit consortium of leading Canadian companies and organizations, whose role is to foster the awareness, knowledge and understanding of XBRL and its uses in Canada and is largely funded and administered by CPA Canada (formerly CICA).

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