XBRL International Announces First Round of Certified, Third-Party XBRL Software Solutions Used for Digitising Business & Regulatory Reporting

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Certified XBRL Software Has Passed Rigorous Interoperability Testing for Conformance with XBRL Technical Standards

At the opening of its annual Data Amplified conference on the future of business reporting, XBRL International, Inc. announced that 13 third-party software applications have achieved noteworthy status as Certified XBRL Software. This inaugural group of XBRL-certified software is the first to receive this new status from XBRL International.

“XBRL software certification makes it easier for everyone involved in 21st century corporate, regulatory and enterprise reporting to ensure that information that is prepared in one place using a certified software package can be accurately and seamlessly consumed in another,” said John Turner, CEO of XBRL International. “Our certification builds confidence among those relying on the software – such as issuers, accountants, service providers and regulators – to make XBRL-tagged data easily usable across multiple platforms.”

Certified XBRL Software has been tested by XBRL International against thousands of conformance suite tests that objectively prove the interoperability of software that produces or consumes XBRL-tagged information.

The first software applications to be XBRL Certified are: AMANA XBRL Engine (AMANA Consulting); Arelle (Mark V Systems); Interstage XWand Runtime (Fujitsu); Interstage XWand Toolkit (Fujitsu); Merrill Bridge (Merrill Corporation); True North (CoreFiling); True North Connectors (CoreFiling); RS API (Reporting Estándar S.L.); RS API (Reporting Estándar S.L.); Seahorse (CoreFiling); and Wdesk (Workiva).

They each will be able to publicly display the official Certified XBRL Software mark, with details of the tests they passed available on the XBRL Certified Software Programme website (https://software.xbrl.org).

“Certification provides an objective measure about the XBRL capabilities of software in the market that users can consider when making decisions about the software packages they use,” added Turner. “Our certification also provides a performance benchmark for XBRL software vendors, and as XBRL software certification expands globally, it will not only help expand the utility and interoperability of XBRL data, it will ensure that objective measures are in place to support standardised reporting around the world.”

About XBRL International, Inc.
XBRL International is a global not for profit operating in the public interest. Our purpose is to improve the accountability and transparency of business performance globally, by providing the open data exchange standard for business reporting. The standards is used by more than 130 regulators in more than 70 countries to collect high quality, reliable and timely digital business information from millions of companies around the world. We are the standards development organisation behind the freely-licensed XBRL specifications. XBRL International produces and supports the Data Amplified Conference, and certifies XBRL Software for third party software applications.

Media Contact:
For XBRL International, Inc.
David Colgren
Colcomgroup, Inc.
Tel: +1 917 587 3708
Email: dcolgren(at)colcomgroup(dot)com

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