ESEF Plug & Play with the AMANA XBRL Tagger

With our stand-alone solution, you can easily tag your annual report without an imple­mentation project and without IT knowledge. As a result, you can create an ESEF- and iXBRL-compliant annual report in no time!

The con­version of any MS Word, PDF, HTML or InDesign documents, the processing of all taxonomies as well as the focus on user-friendly handling shortens the time needed to create the annual report enormously. In addition, once you have created a mapping, you can carry it over into the follo­wing year, which saves you time in the long term.

Due to the new ESEF regulation, the full note of financial reports ending after 01.01.2022 must be provided with text block elements. Our XBRL Tagger can implement comfortable text block tagging in Word as well as in PDF.

Advan­tages with the ESEF XBRL Tagger

Time saving through implementation without a roll-out project
  • Time saving through instant tagging with­out implemen­tation project
Reduce time with auto-tagging and mapping
  • Reduce time with auto-tagging and mapping
Experience from projects with more than 500 customers
  • Experience from projects with more than 500 customers
Corporate design compatible export
  • Save costs: Corporate design compatible export
Consistent reports thanks to processing of all taxonomies and consistency check
  • Consis­tent reports thanks to processing of all taxono­mies and consis­tency check
User-friendly handling and tagging
  • User-friendly handling and tagging

XBRL Tagger as a stand-alone ESEF solution

SmartNotes Workflow

Features of the XBRL Tagger:

  • ESEF and iXBRL com­pliant reporting
  • Textblock-Tagging
  • Certified XBRL reporting software with full XBRL validation
  • Processing of all taxono­mies and languages
  • Processing of any data format - MS Word, PDF, HTML or InDesign docu­ments
  • Transfer of the created mapping into the following year
  • Smart AI with auto­matic mapping
  • Auto­matic creation of multi­lingual reports
  • Extension with "anchoring" at the touch of a button
  • Inte­grated disclosure checklist and ESEF consis­tency check

The XBRL Tagger as an
inte­grated process solution in Disclosure Management SmartNotes

SmartNotes Workflow

In addition to the stand-alone solution, the XBRL Tagger is available as an inte­grated process solution within our Disclosure Management solution SmartNotes. The leading editorial system serves as an end-to-end software solution from the first data import to the print-ready layout without media discon­tinuity. Through the flexible use of our ESEF solutions, we put your require­ments first and guarantee reliable ESEF reporting.

By integrating the XBRL Tagger, you can use SmartNotes as a "built-in" variant. This provides you with a wide range of functions to eliminate non-value-added activities in the long term. These include the up­dating of affected content after changes to a data import, a built-in role concept and the full audit trail for revision security. In addition, imported values, rounding adjust­ments or created taggings can be transferred to the sub­sequent reports.

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ESEF Whitepaper

ESEF Whitepaper

With our easy-to-use AMANA XBRL Tagger, you can create ESEF-compliant reporting in no time. Learn more about ESEF and the AMANA XBRL Tagger in our whitepaper.

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SmartNotes text block tagging


The new challenge is the so-called text block tagging of the annex, which can also have a significant impact on the reporting process. In our whitepaper on text block tagging, you will find all the information you need to ensure that the ESEF business report preparation process runs smoothly.

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In our last blog post you will find important information about the benefits, challenges and solutions of text block tagging in Word and PDF documents.

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XBRL Webinars


Find out more about the features and benefits of the AMANA XBRL Tagger in one of our live webinars.

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ESEF Webinars

SmartNotes ESEF XBRL module-new features

Join us for an in-depth webinar of the latest developments in the ESEF XBRL module of the SmartNotes Disclosure Management System. This webinar is specifically tailored for clients who are currently utilizing the ESEF XBRL module and are eager to streamline their financial reporting processes. Our consultants will guide you through the newest features and functionalities, addressing some aspects of XBRL reporting and disclosure management.

Key Topics:

Report Comparer tool:

Learn how the Report Comparer tool can enhance your understanding of the content in both current and previous reports. See how this feature assists in identifying changes and maintaining consistency across reporting periods.

Handling Validation Messages:

Get advice on managing and resolving validation messages. Understand the common issues that trigger these messages and how to address them efficiently.

Understand the new functionalities, such as seamless reordering of chapters, Copy Table to Layer for Enhanced Table Tagging, Navigating the XBRL Tree Structure etc.

We will also address the common issues faced by users during the last reporting season.

Referents: Nomsa Chirwa and Hyun-Su

ESG reporting – the next challenge? For AMANA XBRL Tagger users the solution is quite close!

Our LucaNet end-to-end ESG solution incorporates more than 20 years of expertise in data collection and consolidation, reporting know-how and the market leadership of our certified XBRL solutions, which you as XBRL Tagger user already use – all from a fine source.

ESG/CSRD reporting is easy to handle with our LucaNet ESG end-to-end solution, of which the XBRL Tagger logic is a central component. We want to show you how in our ESG webinar for XBRL Tagger users. We will focus on the structured automatic collection of non-financial ESG data (over 300 interfaces to pre-systems) that can be adapted to the customer situation, of course manual deliveries are also possible: be it for the more than 1100 ESRS data points already stored, the CO2 calculation and the Assignment of the business figures to the six environmental activities of the EU taxonomy.

We will show you the logical next step of processing the numbers and texts in MS Office and the editorial system for reporting SmartNotes. Our Disclosure Management SmartNotes increases the efficiency in the creation of annual reports and iXBRL reports and helps you to fulfill the ESEF and ESG requirements. Work with SmartNotes from the first data import, through the input of corrections, to the publication of the annual report in a print-ready layout without media discontinuity. Our Disclosure Management System relieves you of the manual work steps so that you can concentrate on essential content.

The last part of preparing financial and ESG reporting is the XBRL tagging included in SmartNotes: the good message is, you will see many similarities. The result is then an (i)XBRL document at the push of a button, which displays both the human-readable report and the machine-readable part.

In short: Connect – Collect – Comply with our ESG end-to-end solution.

Speaker: Georg Schenk

How to get ready for auditing the upcoming ESEF season

The ESEF regulation mandates listed companies to publish their annual financial reports in iXBRL digital format. In many EU countries, the ESEF reports also have to be audited or reviewed. The main challenge of auditing iXBRL reports is the technical validation, checking of tags selected by the report creator and the comparison of the traditional format (PDF) with the new iXBRL format. Auditing iXBRL reports requires new knowledge for auditors and can only be done with a proper certified XBRL software.

In the webinar we explain how the XBRL Auditor can be used to face this challenge, and which new features have been implemented in the latest version to make the auditing process a lot easier.

The AMANA XBRL Auditor was developed on the basis of our many years of experience from hundreds of XBRL projects with a clear focus on the review and audit of iXBRL reports according to the ESEF regulation. Moreover, our software is already successfully used by numerous audit firms including Big Four firms. In our webinar, we will show you the features and benefits of the XBRL Auditor when auditing ESEF reports, as well as our experiences from the first years of ESEF.

Referent: Paul Beckmann, Holger Hinzberg

XBRL Basics

XBRL is the de facto standard for digital, structured, financial reporting. Whether it's ESEF, ESG, FINREP or investment firms, many companies use XBRL in one form or another because they have to. But why do we actually do it? In this talk, let's start from the beginning and explain the basics of XBRL, why this format is used and what the benefits are for everyone involved and where it is headed in the future.

Referent: Nomsa Chirwa and Sebastiano Mussi

XBRL Table Tagging

In the dynamic world of global finance, eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) has become an essential tool for the business community. XBRL provides a standardized method for tagging tables in financial statements, enhancing clarity, accessibility, and efficiency. Adhering to the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) is not just a compliance requirement but a strategic move that promotes automation in financial reporting, minimizes errors, and allows for effective communication across various platforms.

In this webinar, you will learn:

1. How to use our XBRL Tagger to Tag Tables in Financial Statements into XBRL:

o A comprehensive demonstration of how our innovative solution facilitates the tagging of tables in financial statements into XBRL.

o Insight into our intuitive interface, designed for both novice and experienced users.

2. ]The Basic Tools That Make Tagging Tables Easier:

o ]Introduction to the essential tools within our solution that simplify the process of tagging tables in financial statements.

o Practical examples to highlight how these tools can be employed for swift and precise tagging.

Why Attend This Webinar?
Join our experts as they explore the world of XBRL tagging of tables in financial statements and reveal the capabilities of our specialized solutions. This webinar will provide you with the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to excel in modern financial reporting.

Learn how to leverage XBRL and utilize our advanced technologies to meet ESEF's stringent demands. Register today to embark on a path toward more robust, compliant, and streamlined financial communication.

XBRL Text Block Tagging

In this webinar, we will explore the intricacies of Text block tagging, both for Word document and for PDF documents. What are the advantages and disadvantages of one source file over the other? How do I create content controls? How do I tag XHTML Table tags in PDF documents? These topics and more will be covered in our webinar. At the end of the session, there will also be time for Q&A and for further clarifications.

Referent: Nomsa Chirwa and Sebastiano Mussi

Success stories

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Arkk solutions

Arkk use AMANA's software to provide an outsourced iXBRL tagging service. The software is easy to use and intuitive for both the user and the reviewer. The team at AMANA have been very responsive with incorporating feedback into the software and have been great to work with. We have received some super feedback on the iXBRL output from a number of our clients, especially around the ease of review.
Jenny Himsley
Arkk solutions
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We have successfully integrated AMANA's XBRL Tagger, a certified XBRL solution, into CtrlPrint to enable our corporate users to make their financial reports ESEF-ready in a fast and effective way. In our tagging sessions in December 2019, 30 listed companies were able, to a very large extent, tag previous year's annual report and create iXBRL reports as a perfect basis for the 2020 report, fulfilling ESMA requirements. Our users, who in general are not familiar with XBRL, were impressed by the easy-to-use functionality of AMANA's XBRL Tagger and the way it played down ESEF/XBRL to something more familiar. We are convinced that it is a perfect addition to our report collaboration tool.
Karl Magnus Westerberg

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