Update: I think you should ignore this offer. And I think Hitachi did itself a disservice.
OKAY, you have to
pay $1.90 (see comments below) for postage and handling and it has to ship to an address in the US, but the book itself is “free.”
Hitachi America’s XBRL Business Unit, one of the leaders in deep enterprise implementations of XBRL, is giving it away out of the goodness of their marketing budget.
According to the promo, it is only 84 pages, but it packs in the information that financial professionals need to understand XBRL and its role in the upcoming SEC mandates for financial reporting.
There should be demand for this
freebie because a study last year by Grant Thornton LLP found that almost half of senior finance executives did not know about XBRL.
Copies of the book are only available online by visiting https://store.nationalmailing.com/xbrl/default.php?order.
Hitachi is a pioneer in the development of XBRL products and services. It has developed its own offerings and also partners with systems integrators, auditing firms, and service providers. The company has working partnerships with Merrill Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Hitachi America, Ltd. XBRL Business Unit focuses on developing business relationships with four types of companies:
- those who want to reduce their time for financial analysis and reporting;
- those with multiple divisions that are in a merger/acquisition process;
- those trading on foreign or multinational exchanges; and,
- those that want to be perceived as leaders in technology adoption.
A copy of the business unit’s white paper “The XBRL-Enabled Company” can be downloaded at www.hitachi.us/XBRL.