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Merrill Corporation Receives XBRL Data Quality Certification

Apr 14, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merrill Corporation (, a global provider of secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services, announced it has received XBRL Data Quality Certification from the XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC).

“The XBRL Data Quality Certification assures customers that Merrill’s applications properly incorporate the DQC validation rules,” said Lou Rohman, Vice President, XBRL Services. “Receiving this certification is the result of Merrill’s taking a leadership role in the implementation and growth of XBRL, and a hallmark of quality to our customers as they unlock the value of XBRL. Additionally, with evidence the SEC is significantly increasing their use of XBRL data to review companies’ filings, there’s a clear incentive for filers to ensure the quality of their XBRL submissions.”

“This certification is designed to help issuers identify applications that can successfully run the XBRL US Data Quality Committee rules to produce expected results,” said Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US. “Issuers who run these rules can identify potential errors and obtain detailed information and guidance on how to correct XBRL-related problems in their filings.”

Merrill, an XBRL innovator and industry leader, partners closely with XBRL US in its shared mission to further improve the usability of XBRL data. Through its Merrill BridgeTM SaaS disclosure management platform, backed by a deep pool of XBRL subject matter experts, Merrill helps its customers achieve consistently high-quality XBRL submissions.

“We are delighted with the recent Data Quality Certification,” said Rusty Wiley, Merrill’s President and CEO. “This is yet another example of how Merrill’s relentless focus on security, data quality, and service gives our customers confidence at every stage in the filing process.”


XBRL US is the non-profit consortium for XBRL business reporting standards in the US and it represents the business information supply chain. Its mission is to support the implementation of XBRL business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies for use by US public and private sectors, with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting XBRL adoption through marketplace collaboration. XBRL US has developed taxonomies for US GAAP, credit rating and mutual fund reporting under contract with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and has developed a taxonomy for corporate actions. For more information:

About Merrill Corporation

Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content, perfect and distribute critical financial and regulatory disclosures, and create customized communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,000 people in 34 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.


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