About Calcbench, Inc.tm
Calcbench is one of the first companies to fully harness the power of the new, government mandated data standard called XBRL.
This gives us an unprecedented direct line into the SEC’s corporate financial data repository.
→ Result: we are able to provide data with a whole new level of detail, faster, and at a much better value.
XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is a ‘machine readable’ format for financial reporting. All significant facts within a quarterly or annual report are assigned a standardized tag for input into a computing process. Since 2011 XBRL has been mandated for use by all U.S. public companies by the SEC.|
OPPORTUNITY: Priceless data being created, BUT extremely complicated to decipher.
Process and store all XBRL filings in a uniquely structured, cloud based data universe
Use advanced computing techniques to identify and correct errors (close to half a million corrections made so far), and increase comparability between companies
Data is available to you within minutes after a filing leaves the CFOs hands
What can we help you with?
Need XBRL data? Interested in using parts of our platform for your own purpose? Let us know! We'd love to try to help.
||Pranav Ghai, CEO & Co-Founder, is an analytics professional who has built expert systems which interact
with information and return actionable ideas. Most of his professional career has been based
in financial services, with time spent at Morgan Stanley and ITG. Most recently, he has gotten the
start-up bug and joined a few. He is also a contributing member to the Microsoft Technical Computing
Customer Advisory Board. When not working, Pranav enjoys family time and biking. He is also an avid
sports fan, loving teams that don't love back. Pranav graduated with an MS in Applied Mathematics from
the Courant Institute at New York University and a BS from Bates College.|
Alex Rapp, President, CTO & Co-Founder, has 15 years' experience in innovation and problem solving in the financial services,
communications, and mobile/wireless industries. He holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in math and computer science
from Bates College. When not working on complex analytical problems, Alex is also a top contender in the highly competitive Dogpatch Labs ping pong league.
Ariel Markelevich, Ph.D., CMA is Calcbench’s Chief Product Development Officer, and leads the company’s efforts to create easy to use benchmarking, valuation, and analysis tools for financial professionals. He is also an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Sawyer Business School of Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Dr. Markelevich has devoted his research agenda, the last few years, to the study of XBRL. He has studied the adoption process and implementation of XBRL in different countries and the benefits of the use of XBRL based information. Dr. Markelevich serves on XBRL US’s Communication Steering Committee and on the IMA’s XBRL Advisory Committee. Dr. Markelevich earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from Baruch College – CUNY and his Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance at Tel-Aviv University in Israel.