Implementing XBRL reporting may impact your work practices. Two types of impacts can be predicted for banks, listed corporations, insurances, investment firms, regulatory authoritiessoftware companies:

  • procedural and, even possibly, organisational changes

  • acquiring and implementing the necessary reporting system and integrate it into your existing IT infrastructure.

Your company has to tackle these changes. Acsone has developed an efficient approach to the implementation of XBRL solutions and for taking care of your specific requirements. This approach includes:

  • analyzing with you how to best introduce our tools, meet your reporting requirements and integrate it into your existing infrastructure;

  • providing interactive training sessions that smooth and speed up the introduction of the solution;

  • using a modern  issue-tracking system that guarantees traceability, collaboration and reactivity.

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You are a small or medium bank, your reports are complex but not oversized; your reports are based on EBA, ECB, SRB, IFRS taxonomies.

  • You want to replace ad-hoc reporting solutions with an unified, manageable reporting production scheme integrated into your IT landscape;
  • you spend a lot of time during submissions to fix validation issues; you want to apply the same validation process as your regulators; you need a native XBRL processor that applies formulas on XBRL instances;
  • you want to collect into your database or data warehouse information from yours customers or suppliers present in XBRL reports that you download from supervisor websites (US, UK, Belgium, Denmark, etc.);
  • you are aware that XBRL reporting is not only a constraint but also an opportunity to standardize the reporting processes of your subsidiaries.

You are a listed company and you have to prepare the implementation of the  Transparency Directive of ESMA and possibly also:

  • because of the importance of the report, you want to initialize its implementation by learning the taxonomy and by  identifying the data sources and authoring tasks;
  • XBRL reporting within your group is a complex process; XBRL taxonomy is an opportunity to standardize the reporting process between entities of your group.

You are a small or medium-sized insurance company or an actuary company that provides Solvency II pillar 3 reporting to insurance companies. And in particular:

  • You are in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany ... and you have to implement not only Solvency II reporting but also national specific templates;
  • You have to replace your current solution, for example T4U, without a heavy migration process; our experience shows that in most cases a few days are enough to move to ArelleĀ® Acsone Edition, whatever the replaced system;
  • You spend a lot of time during submissions to fix validation issues; you want to apply the same validation process as your regulators; you need a native XBRL processor that applies formulas on XBRL instances. 

You are an investment firm that has to fulfil EBA or national regulatory reporting.

  • You are searching for an intuitive, robust, cost effective tool that supports Excel data entry.
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You manage a lot of taxonomies and their versions and a huge quantity of incoming reports, and:

  • You want a smart gateway that load data reports and taxonomy specifications into a database;
  • You want to validate formulas or table specifications of draft taxonomies by drafting test instances.

You contribute to projects that deal with the XBRL standard, e.g.:

  • You want a tool for validating results or correcting instances or applying formulas and validation rules, or simply for printing an XBRL instance;
  • You want to convert inline XBRL reports to XBRL reports or vice versa;
  • You want to learn more about XBRL taxonomies or XBRL specifications.


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Implementing the XBRL financial reporting will be an important activity for you. Since these reports may be complex and changing, you can be confronted with situations that require expertise of either the tool or the XBRL standard. Acsone guarantees reactive and proximity assistance thanks to its experience in the management of geographically distributed projects.

For coordination and support, Acsone uses Planio tickets management system, accessible through a secure Internet connection. Experience shows that rigorous and careful use of an efficient tracking planner by all actors is a source of productivity and transparency. It is through this system that the set-up and release notes will be provided.

Do not hesitate to contact us!


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You are a software company convinced that a market exists in your territory for a powerful XBRL tools set. ARELLEĀ® ACSONE EDITION is a good choice: you can become an Acsone partner for the sale of our technologies in your country. Do not hesitate to contact us!