This advisory case is designed to develop data analytics skills using multiple large real-world datasets based on eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). This case can also be used to introduce students to XBRL concepts such as extension taxonomies. Students are asked to recommend an XBRL preparation software for a hypothetical company (ViewDrive) that is adopting XBRL to satisfy the financial report filing requirements imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Students perform data cleansing (extract, transform, load) procedures to prepare large datasets for data analytics. Students are encouraged to think critically, specify assumptions before performing data analytics (using analytic software such as Tableau), and generate visualizations that support their written recommendations. The case is easy to implement, promotes active learning, and has received favorable student and instructor feedback. This case can be used to introduce technology and data analytics topics into the accounting curriculum to help satisfy AACSB’s objectives.

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