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How Can Outsourcing Help Improve Efficiency and Reduce iXBRL Filing Errors?

The primary reason for introducing iXBRL filing was to streamline the financial reporting process for South African companies. However, be it in the form of investment in software, ensuring validation or hiring experts, iXBRL seems to have increased the compliance burden of issuers.

There are various facets of conversion to iXBRL that companies need to keep in mind, which means you need to stay abreast of all the latest updates introduced by the CIPC. But most of all, you need an in-house team that has prowess in iXBRL taxonomy and professionals who understand the scope of tagging and different tagging approaches. Unless you decide to outsource, in which case, you can reduce the overall labour costs and the iXBRL filing errors.

Benefits of Outsource iXBRL Tagging:

Here’s how:-

  • Outsourcing Helps Relieve Pressure

For instance, you don’t outsource, and you don’t hire iXBRL experts either. Instead, you decide to train existing employees. What’s going to happen?

Your employees are going to feel overburdened. And overburdened employees are not productive employees. They work best if they are not under pressure. What’s more, the overall process of learning and preparing iXBRL reports can be daunting.

So if you outsource the entire process, you don’t need to train your employees, so they won’t have to spend time learning it. And that will relieve them of the additional pressure, allowing them to focus on their core job.


  • Outsourced Service Providers Have the Resources to Handle the Volume

While preparing iXBRL statements, you are required to tag every element of the financial information you wish to furnish. And your in-house team may not be equipped to handle the volume. This is where outsourcing comes into play.

Outsourced service providers are fully equipped to tag any number of elements or accounts without hassle. So if you strive to make things easy, financial reporting wise, outsourcing is the ideal option.


  • Outsourced Service Providers Ensure High-authority of iXBRL Reports

Before you start with iXBRL, you need to ensure that professionals handling your account have the expertise and experience in preparing high authority iXBRL reports.

Inaccurate data leads to incorrect financial information being reported, which does not instill trust in stakeholders or other users of financial statements.

This is the biggest upside to outsourcing iXBRL reporting. These service providers have years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the current taxonomy. So you don’t have to eat your heart out over being compliant or the quality of iXBRL reports.


Now All You Need is a Reputable Outsourced iXBRL Service Provider.

By partnering up with a trustworthy service provider like DataTracks, you can relieve your compliance burden and make way for error-less filing. Boasting an outstanding experience of over 16+ years, DataTracks has successfully delivered over 195,000 compliance reports to 19,400 clients worldwide. So rest assured, your accounts will be in good hands.

For more information about their services, please reach out to a DataTracks expert @ +27-10-446-9061 or email at

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