Brown, Frank; Willis, Mike
May 2003
Financial Executive;May2003, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p70
Academic Journal
In this article the use of extensible business reporting language (XBRL), an Internet-based computer language for business reporting, is discussed. The applications of XBRL and containerization are compared and analyzed. A set of specific benefits of XBRL in the dissemination and management of business information is given. Information is provided on the challenges facing accountant using XBRL. The article discusses why the transport of business information along the corporate reporting chain is full of logistical conflict.


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