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Introduction in English


XML Sweden is an IT consulting company specialized in the XML data storage and exchange format and connected standards. Our interest in XML began in spring 1997, while it still was a draft, and the company was formally started that summer. Since then we have worked with XML fulltime and have kept a watchful eye on the development of standards and tools. This background gives us a unique position as one of the leading XML consultants in Sweden. We arrange courses and seminars in XML standards and tools. We also build XML applications.

In 2006 we have released F.R.I.D.A. (Financial Reporting Instance Document Application), a form based editor built on Microsoft InfoPath for editing Annual Reports. It consists of some 60 Infopath forms, from which instance data is integrated and transformed to XBRL for retrieving and XHTML for viewing. The balance sheet form and the income statement form also import SIE standard data. The SIE (Standard Import Export) format is used by most General Ledger software applications in Sweden.

In 2007 we released Exelerator, an application for viewing and editing XBRL instance documents in Excel. Exelerator adds taxonomy and linkbase functionality to Excel. After editing in Exelerator you can choose to save the information either in Excel format (.xls) or XBRL format (.xbrl).

To be able to send XML documents between organizations we have recently engaged in handling of electronic signatures. In a world where companies play a decisive role sending and receiving signed and especially encrypted documents, the companies must be so called top nodes distributing signatures to their emplyees. If the signing of documents would be realized by Swedish "e-legitimation" distibuted by swedish banks, only supervised by the employee or the bank, the companies will lose control of the signed documents. Furthermore the companies must be able to govern the use of the distributed electronic signatures by binding them to roles with given rights. Such roles can only be defined by the company itself and not possibly by any central state authority. During the year coming we will develop our arguments in these issues.

First in the world to be certified by XII

On the 16th of May 2012 Erik Mjöberg, Project Manager at XML Sweden, was first in the world to be certified by XBRL international, Inc. (XII).