ESMA’s ESEF mandate is coming, and companies affected will need a compliance solution in place by 2021. At CoreFiling, we’ve already demonstrated that two of the major apps on our True North® data platform can be used for search (Full Beam) and review (Beacon) of the sample filings created during the ESEF field test. The power of taxonomy-agnostic, XBRL certified tooling means we were able to demonstrate consumption quickly.

We’ve also been working on the creation side of ESEF filings. Whilst the production of Inline XBRL documents is something we’ve solved using our Seahorse software for many years now, ESEF introduces a new requirement as filers are expected to provide extension taxonomies, creating their own tags which are “anchored” to parts of ESMA’s base taxonomy

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the ESEF Taxonomy Extender into CoreFiling Labs (free to use, but requires sign-up with a valid e-mail address). This demonstrates our APIs for producing ESEF-compatible extensions by letting a user search and select concepts from the base taxonomy to anchor to. At the end, the user can download a taxonomy package with their extension. The capability shown here could be integrated into existing tagging solutions – naturally, we will be integrating it into our own – but its provision as an API means others are able and welcome to integrate into their own tooling as well, using the power of our platform to do “the XBRL bit”.

By demonstrating our ability to create filings and extensions for ESEF reporting, as well as search, review, validation and consumption, we can provide tooling for the entire ESEF iXBRL lifecycle.

You can try out the ESEF Taxonomy Extender by signing up for free.