Stillwater Mining Says Goodbye to Pencils Down

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June 24, 2013

Barbara Hupka, Senior Financial Accountant at Stillwater Mining Company, describes the company’s old reporting process as very manual. Stillwater’s reporting process involved a number of time-consuming, repetitive steps including multiple reviews and revisions.

Sending the document to a third party for XBRL and EDGARizing delayed the process even more, leaving Stillwater’s reporting team in a pencils down period for up to 48 hours. With the demands of today’s reporting environment, it had become too difficult for Stillwater to go through that tedious process and still meet mandatory deadlines.

Hupka and her team decided to make a switch to Wdesk, gaining control and leaving stress behind. Hupka appreciates the peace of mind that comes from “being able to secure the data once it’s been input, reviewed, and approved.” She is confident that when a number has been entered, it won’t be inadvertently overwritten. Now she is fully in control of her reporting process, but WebFilings support is there—like when she needed help from her dedicated Customer Success Manager during her first in-house XBRL tagging.

“You’re not alone … there is somebody that you can call.” To learn more about Stillwater’s path to control, watch the video.

Mitz Banarjee

About the author

Mitz Banarjee is the Head of Global Client Services at Workiva. Over the past 10 years, he has been heavily involved with technology companies of all sizes at an operational level driving customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.