Herman Miller Takes a Seat at the WebFilings Table

April 25, 2011
The SEC reporting team for Herman Miller, the Michigan-based innovative furniture company, faced some of the most common obstacles that other publicly traded companies face...a tedious, manual SEC report development process. In addition, the financial reporting team was also facing new challenges in dealing with the SEC's phased-in mandate requiring that companies add XBRL tags to SEC financial reports. The Herman Miller SEC reporting team conducted an extensive search for XBRL software, seeking a solution with a full range of capabilities at an affordable price. After seeing a product demonstration of the Wdesk External Reporting Solution, Herman Miller signed up right away. "I knew there wasn't anything out there like this," says Paul Turnes, Director of External Reporting/Assistant Corporate Controller. Utilizing Wdesk helped Herman Miller's SEC reporting team streamline report development, save time and create a better end product. Key results of adopting Wdesk include:
  • Faster, easier SEC report development and an integrated, automated filing process
  • SEC compliant XBRL taxonomy and instance document files tagged with integrated XBRL applications
  • A shorter reporting process and more review time
"With Wdesk, you can create your external filings in a more controlled, more efficient manner, and it helps 'de-risk' the entire process," says Paul Feyen, Manager of Consolidations and External Reporting. Want to learn how Wdesk can streamline your external reporting process? Read the full case study featuring Herman Miller.
Mike Sellberg

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Mike Sellberg is Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Workiva. He is the former EVP and CTO at iMed Studios and the former Divisional General Manager at Engineering Animation, Inc.