Meet the ESEF requirements and tag your consolidated financial statements according to IFRS!

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We support you in meeting the regulatory requirements with SAP BO Disclosure Management! 

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Compliance with the new EU regulation

Check financial report at the touch of a button

The electronically readable file format iXBRL enables the digital analysis and interpretation of financial data. This will revolutionise the way analysts and investors do their company and industry analysis. In future, regulators will be able to check reports at the touch of a button. This will lead to more transparency and optimised investor protection. In addition, the use of AI will further improve the analysis possibilities in the future. The prerequisite for this is that the data is machine-readable.

 

Improve reporting quality

Individual software companies were already called upon to participate in ESMA's field tests in 2017. The tests also involved the reconciliation of the annual financial statements in iXBRL. Without going into detail about the results, they can be seen as an indicator for an increase in the quality of company reports.

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What is Disclosure Management?

Disclosure management - translated into German as management of disclosure - is the retention of internal and external reporting obligations (e.g. IFRS (International Financial Reporting Structure)) in business reporting and the associated group consolidation.

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What is the current legal situation in disclosure management?

As of 1.1.2020, all European companies issuing securities within the EU will be obliged to to implement a new challenge: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) requires with the introduction of the new ESEF-Reporting, company reports in XHTML format or with the iXBRL-technology.

In the Final Report of ESMA of 18.12.2017 states it reads: "All annual financial reports shall be prepared in XHTML. If the annual financial report contains IFRS() consolidated financial statements, these must be marked with XBRL tags that are embedded in the XHTML document using inline XBRL technology. In the first two years, only the primary financial statements must be tagged. Thereafter, the entire IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) consolidated financial statements will be XBRL tagged."

What has the situation been like so far?

In most parts of the EU area, the use of a uniform machine-readable reporting format is not yet required by law. As a result, there are numerous system breaks in the preparation of financial reports. The non-continuous data supply chain is an enormous source of errors and makes report generation laborious and inefficient. Data has to be entered and transferred by hand. The individual work steps are often repetitive. With the introduction of a uniform European solution for digital financial reporting, the situation will change fundamentally. 

What are the advantages of the new file format iXBRL?

The electronically readable file format iXBRL enables the digital analysis and interpretation of financial data. This will revolutionise the way analysts and investors do their company and industry analysis. In future, regulators will be able to check reports at the touch of a button. This will lead to more transparency and optimised investor protection. In addition, the use of AI will further improve the analysis possibilities in the future. The prerequisite for this is that the data is machine-readable. 

What is the aim of the new regulation?

With the new European Single Electronic Format (ESEF), the digitalisation of corporate reporting is being advanced. The aim is to optimise the availability and accessibility of corporate reports. On the basis of IFRS, an own ESEF taxonomy has already been developed, with which all standard and documentation labels are available in all languages.

Which parts of reporting are affected by the introduction of ESEF?

In principle, the regulatory technical standards of ESEF concern (RTS for short) in the first two years concern the primary components of the annual financial statements. This includes the income statement, the balance sheet, the statement of comprehensive income, the cash flow statement and the statement of changes in equity. After two years, the notes to the IFRS consolidated financial statements must also be marked with so-called XBRL block tags.

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