1. ParsePort FAQ
  2. Review and Consumption

Are we allowed to share access to the ParsePort XBRL Inspector with our auditors?

The short answer is no. When you send your zip package to your auditor, some auditors may ask you for access our XBRL Inspector, but as is stated in the contract you signed with ParsePort, it is not allowed to share access to our tools with a third party.

Your auditor can, however, purchase access to the ParsePort XBRL Inspector for themselves, in which case they will be able to benefit from the same functions you have when consuming XBRL and iXBRL reports.

We've also made it easy for you to provide them with a range of information regarding your report without needing them to access it through dedicated software. All you need to do, is upload your zip-file to the Inspector and then download things like the viewer file, fact list and extension list, which you can then share with your auditor. The things you can, and should, share with your auditor are:

  • A Viewer File, which is an iXBRL file with a viewer embedded. This makes it openable with a standard web browser. You can find out how to generate a viewer file here
  • A Fact List, which is a list of every single XBRL element used within your report. You can find out how to generate a fact list here
  • An Extension List, which is a list detailing which extensions are used within your report as well as how they are anchored. You can find out how to generate an extension list here