Altova is the creator of XMLSpy and other leading XML, database, and UML tools. A key player in the software tools industry and the leader in XML development tools, Altova is the choice of over 3 million clients worldwide, including 91 percent of the Fortune 500.

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Whitepaper: XBRL: An Overview For Technical Users

by AltovaJan 13, 2012

Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is an XML-based vocabulary for electronic transmission of business and financial data. XBRL was developed to facilitate business intelligence (BI) automation by enabling machine-to-machine communication and data processing for financial information with an eye toward cost reduction through the elimination of time-consuming and error-prone human interaction. This XBRL white paper gives developers and other technical users an overview of financial

Whitepaper: Web Services: Benefits, Challenges, and a Unique, Visual Development Solution

by AltovaJan 13, 2012

Using Altova XMLSpy 2006 and MapForce 2006 together, one can create Web services from start to finish in a visual manner. This speeds development and reduces the occurrence of errors that may be introduced by manual coding. By creating a WSDL file in XMLSpy, then building the corresponding Web service and generating program code in MapForce, and creating and testing SOAP messages in XMLSpy, one can effectively build a complete Web service without having to write a single line of code. These