For Contractors

WIP XBRL add-in for Excel
Work in Process (WIP) XBRL add-in for Excel
The Altova Work in Process (WIP) XBRL add-in for Excel makes it easy for contractors to submit WIP reports to sureties in a valid XBRL format – simply by entering the information into a spreadsheet in Excel. With a built-in toolbar ribbon and Document Actions pane, the add-in provides all the guidance you'll need to quickly build reports in Excel for submitting WIP XBRL data to sureties and other stakeholders.

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Contractors Create WIP XBRL in Excel

The Work in Process (WIP) XBRL add-in for Excel makes it easy for contractors to build XBRL WIP reports in Excel. After installing the add-in once, you'll have access to a feature-rich Excel template with preset rows and columns, as well as a helpful Document Actions entry-helper pane to guide you while entering your WIP report.


It's just as easy to import existing WIP XBRL reports into Excel for easy analysis. Just click the Import XBRL button, and browse to select the XBRL instance file you wish to import. Once the data is in Excel, it's easy to view, understand, and/or re-use.


Once your report is complete in Excel, simply click the Export XBRL button, and the add-in will generate a valid WIP XBRL document for submission to sureties. No technical XBRL expertise is required to get your data into a valid XBRL format according to the WIP Taxonomy!


Easy Data Re-Use

The information you put into the WIP XBRL template can come from any of your existing spreadsheets via easy-to-use data mapping tools. Or, you can use this spreadsheet can replace your previous tracking spreadsheets, and you can simply update the information on a quarterly basis going forward.

WIP XBRL add-in Highlights

  • Contractors create XBRL directly in Excel
  • No technical XBRL expertise is required
  • Excel template makes it easy to enter WIP data
  • Interactive mapping of data from any existing in-house spreadsheet(s)
  • Export XBRL button generates WIP XBRL data
  • Import XBRL button imports WIP XBRL data into Excel
  • Document Actions pane assists with data entry
  • Report Properties entry-helper includes property descriptions
  • Cell Documentation window provides useful information about cell contents
  • Data validation with comprehensive messaging about errors and inconsistencies

Mapping data to WIP report templates

WIP Report Pane includes a Data Mapping tab that makes it easy to map data from existing spreadsheets into WIP in Process and WIP Completed templates. This way you can designate specific ranges of cells as data mappings and import values into them automatically, either from a different sheet in the same workbook, or from an external workbook.

Furthermore, if you have data in NASBP (National Association of Surety Bond Producers) templates, it can be mapped automatically into a WIP template in Excel.

The advantage of this approach is that you can keep the WIP report source data in a layout that is perhaps more convenient in your organization, and quickly import it into the WIP in Process or WIP Completed sheets to generate the required XBRL when necessary.

Mapping data into WIP XBRL
Document Actions pane

Try Free for 30-Days

It's easy to get started with the Altova Work in Process (WIP) XBRL add-in for Excel. Simply download the software using the link to the right, and install it to begin your free, 30-day trial.

Please note: The add-in requires Excel 2010, 2013 or 2016. It is not compatible with prior versions.



For Sureties & Underwriters


Once WIP data is in XBRL format, it’s easy for sureties and underwriters to map it to an in-house database for storage and further analysis using MapForce, Altova’s graphical, drag-and-drop data mapping tool.

Simply map fields visually, and add functions to filter, process, and calculate data. Once your MapForce data mapping project is created, it can be applied to any XBRL WIP document, either using MapForce directly or automated via MapForce Server.

Learn more about using MapForce for WIP XBRL mapping in this presentation

Download a free, 30-day trial of MapForce now.

Mapping WIP XBRL to a database

RaptorXML+XBRL Server

When more control or more advanced programming logic is desired, or for large volumes of XBRL WIP reports, XBRL WIP documents can be analyzed and processed by RaptorXML+XBRL Server, and data can be extracted to a database server via Python scripts.

RaptorXML+XBRL Server is an XBRL processing engine that is focused on high-speed and parallel processing on modern, multi-core CPUs to achieve advanced throughput for XBRL validation.

Download a free, 30-day trial of RaptorXML+XBRL Server now.

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