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XBRL International, a global consortium of more than 200 accounting, technology and financial service organizations, releases version 2.1 of extensible business reporting language (XBRL), a protocol for electronic financial reporting ( www.xbrl.org/newsandevents/index.asp?sid=4 ). The new implementation will make it easier for software developers to create XBRL tools that work without major modifications to operating systems.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.