Enterprise Applications & Architecture

Extensible Business Reporting Language Part 1: An Introduction to XBRL (Core Technologies)

Course Overview
The Extensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, is a language that enables the electronic communication of financial data. XBRL has truly revolutionized business financial reporting around the globe. XBRL offers an opportunity for IT professionals to closely align with their business colleagues; working jointly to solve reporting problems and issues well before financial reports are filed with government entities.

This three-part WatchIT, Core Technologies series, features educator and XBRL expert, Thomas Tribunella. Mr. Tribunella is a Certified Public Accountant and an associate professor at the State University of New York’s, Oswego campus.

This first program in the series provides an overview of XBRL and discusses its impact on IT. Part two will examine XBRL taxonomy building and coding and part three explores using XBRL with spreadsheets and other systems.

Track: Core Technologies
Technical insights and the underlying concepts of essential technologies

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Explain the nature of data and information
  • Recognize the problems with financial information reporting and how XBRL provides a solution
  • Understand the requirements for publicly held companies to submit XBRL financial information
  • Understand the application of XBRL & XML in accounting
  • Articulate the impact of XBRL on IT

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Thomas Tribunella - Presenter
Thomas Tribunella earned his PhD at the State University of New York at Albany, MBA at the Rochester Institute of Technology, BBA at Niagara University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. He has been teaching, writing, and consulting for over 20 years. Dr. Tribunella has published over 35 journal articles, case studies, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has also won four best paper awards at academic conferences. His teaching and research interests are in the field of Accounting Information Systems.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 8 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00
Subscribers: $29.00
Pillsbury U Online: $29.00
Metro State Univ: FREE


Course Code : WIT-1835

Release Date : 02/22/2017
Expire Date : 03/01/2019
Credits :
PMI PDU 0.50

Course Level : N/A

Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning

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