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survey results show a need for technology modernization

113 private company executives were surveyed on their finance goals for 2017. How does your company compare?

Leadership Lessons From Scott Kelly

American astronaut Scott Kelly will bring awe-inspiring stories and personal reflections on leadership, teamwork, and testing limits to the Wdesk user conference in Las Vegas, Sept.19–21, 2017.

The Transformative Power of Taxonomies

Taxonomies allow you to show the relationships between the individual values in your report. This blog explains the many benefits of tagging reporting data against a taxonomy.

The Future of Audit Quality: Audit Quality Indicators

There is finally an answer to the question, how do we effectively and accurately measure audit quality? It is audit quality indicators (AQIs). Read the blog to get the scoop on AQIs and how they impact you.

Modernizing government disclosures with structured data systems

The current process of sharing PDFs and other unstructured data files to complete government disclosures is not sustainable. Find out why structured data systems are the future for government disclosures.

get the most out of TEC

Get the inside scoop on what's new at the Wdesk user conference, The Exchange Community, this year. Learn four ways we have changed things to help you get the most out of it. Read the blog.

behind the w ernest

This edition of the Behind the W blog series introduces our readers to Ernest Anunciacion, Senior Product Marketing Manager. Read the blog post.

SOX compliance trends

Learn the benefits of and how to leverage the cloud, one of the biggest SOX compliance technology trends we expect to see in 2017.

2017 regulatory trends blog

Get all the information you need about how SAB74, new FASB standards, and ICFR will affect you and how to prepare for them.

behind the w don whitt

The Behind the W blog series introduces our readers to Workiva leadership. Read on to learn about Don Whitt, Vice President of Product Marketing, and how he got to where he is today.

US GAAP 2017 Taxonomy

Now that the 2017 Taxonomy has been approved by the SEC and is supported for filing by EDGAR, here are the notable changes. Go to article.

The basics still matter for effective internal control

Despite the wide range of risks, accounting systems, and control failures, things usually go wrong because of two basic reasons. At the end of the day, here's what matters most.

Inline XBRL (iXBRL)

On March 1, the SEC voted to propose amendments to require the use of Inline XBRL or iXBRL for public companies and mutual fund filings. In addition, the SEC published the IFRS Taxonomy to the EDGAR Filer Manual.

improve risk assessments blog

We have your New Year's resolution for ERM: analyze and improve your enterprise risk assessment (ERA) process. Read the blog to find out four key considerations.

New revenue recognition standard

No need to panic over the new revenue recognition standard—regulators are giving advice on how to prepare. Read this post for the 5 questions you'll need to be able to answer.

strategic risk management

Strategic risk management is an often-overlooked aspect of enterprise risk management (ERM) that can generate value by mitigating risk and creating opportunity.

Make your voice heard in the Idea Lab at TEC 2017

The Idea Lab offers TEC attendees the opportunity to share their ideas on how to improve Wdesk with Workiva developers. The developers then begin working on implementing these features on the spot!

fpa process improvement blog

In this blog post, we highlight the universal reporting challenges faced by finance teams, discuss strategies for improvements, and provide suggestions on how to apply the framework to your FP&A process.

IPO readiness is the key to a successful public offering

When approaching an IPO, there is a lot of room for error. Get your house in order in advance to give your company its best shot at becoming a successful public company.

embrace modern finance landscape blog

Organizations need the right tools to modernize finance while still delivering against stakeholder goals. Use these three concepts as a guide to modernize your finance team.