Magazine article Strategic Finance

Intangible Assets

Magazine article Strategic Finance

Intangible Assets

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RECENT ESTIMATES SHOW THAT CORPORATE MANAGEMENT SPEND BETWEEN 50% and 90% of their time on managing and measuring intangible assets. U.K.-based Lafferty Publishers has just released a study that describes how some of the world's largest financial institutions are managing their intangibles and leveraging the knowledge of the organization to increase shareholder value.

The study, Knowledge Management in International Financial Services, features 15 case studies of financial services companies in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. It presents leading-edge examples of knowledge management strategy; issues in developing a knowledge management infrastructure and architecture, the latest knowledge discovery techniques applied to data mining and profitability analyses, total cost of ownership issues, and other issues related to maximizing and leveraging the intellectual capital within a firm.

Ramona Dzinkowski, a regular contributor to Strategic Finance and other financial journals around the world, prepared the study. If you're interested in finding out how to obtain a copy, contact her directly at

More XBRL Vendors

Since we previewed XBRL (eXtensible Business Markup Language) vendors in the June issue, two more vendors have offered new developments. e-Numerate's Prototype XBRL Tool provides users with a complete package of software tools to integrate XBRL into a company's financial reporting. And a new company, IBMATRIX, has introduced an accounting system with tools for creating and editing XBRL taxonomies and instance documents.

e-Numerate's Prototype XBRL Tool is the first in the marketplace to automate all of the processes required to integrate XBRL into financial reporting. Its "Taxonomy Builder/Editor" allows a company to automatically create a customized internal taxonomy that operates as an extension to the standard XBRL taxonomy to meet its own financial reporting practices. …

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