WebFilings Releases: "The Devil is in the XBRL Details: Multiple Endings to Your Business Reporting Story"

XBRL—More important than ever to the SEC’s mission

Earlier this year, WebFilings introduced a two-part white paper series on XBRL written by Dean Ritz, Director of XBRL Solutions. Part I of the white paper, "The Devil is in the XBRL Details: Year 2 Compliance," examined one of the biggest challenges faced by filers detail tagging their financial reports—namely the number of facts reported, and the complexity of each fact.

Part II of this white paper series, "The Devil is in the XBRL Details: Multiple Endings to Your Business Reporting Story," explores another aspect of complexity of Year 2 compliance: the availability of multiple ways to represent your financial reporting ideas through dimensional and non-dimensional asset classes.

Download the complimentary "The Devil is in the XBRL Details: Multiple Endings to Your Business Reporting Story" white paper or access other white papers and business briefs brought to you by WebFilings.

Dean Ritz

About the author

Dean Ritz is a subject matter expert in information modeling with over three decades of experience in various data-dominated domains, including artificial intelligence, expert systems, object-oriented programming, and most recently the modeling of financial information. As a Senior Director at Workiva, he applies his expertise to product strategy for collaborative work management and the management of the company’s expanding patent portfolio. His interests extend to the topics of rhetoric and ethics, with scholarly work in these areas published by Oxford University Press (2011, 2009, 2007), and Routledge (in press 2017).