RR Donnelley: XBRL Delivers Increased Accuracy & Productivity

Danny Kermode, assistant director of water and transportation and energy policy ad- visor at the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC), recently took the time to speak with RR Donnelley about the UTC’s pilot to begin collecting data in XBRL rather than through PDF reports. Kermode believes that this transformation will allow UTC professionals to spend far less time transcribing and validating data, and far more time analyzing the information submitted. In times of governmental budget cuts, he is convinced that XBRL will lead to more accurate data while allowing his agency to become leaner, saving money through productivity gains.