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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There has been a fair amount written about XBRL ( eXtensible Business Reporting Language) being too difficult or too error prone to use in everyday work. We share the pain with user community. At our company, Calcbench, we are experts at making this data useable for the end user. Here is one such example: Yesterday’s WSJ had an article about company writedowns by Emily Chasan and Maxwell Murphy (i.e. Impairment).

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