Workiva Is the Answer for ICFR at Pharmaceutical Firm

 

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So when I took over the ICFR project, I found again, I was stuck in this hole of just so much manual work, where just making sure that my narratives, and my test sheets, and my RCM, and everything all matched up took hours. Just way too much time. That's when I thought, you know what, I'm going to look at Wdesk again, because it seems like this company is open to making things better or being more efficient. When I saw the changes from a few years back to what was available just last year when they were doing the sales pitch, my mind was like, "I have to get this. It's so much better." The PBC requests and how everything is linked and the test forms—it just looked to me like it was going to save me a tremendous amount of time.

The benefits of Workiva for internal controls

PBC requests. Love it. The linking of everything is awesome. And then the certification process. That alone has saved me a lot of hours as well.

I feel much more confident in the numbers that I'm reporting to management as for where we are on status. I know when is the last someone's been reached out to. I know when a request has been made, what has been asked for.

User-friendly, easy to learn

For me, I didn't feel like it was a very steep learning curve. Even thinking about the process owners that we opened up Wdesk for them to go in and update their narratives, I had very few questions.

Insights for peers

I would say if they're doing something that's manual, they're crazy not to find something that takes that manual effort out.

I would say for me and for my group, Wdesk was the answer.

The benefits of Workiva for internal controls

PBC requests. Love it. The linking of everything is awesome. And then the certification process. That alone has saved me a lot of hours as well.

I feel much more confident in the numbers that I'm reporting to management as for where we are on status. I know when is the last someone's been reached out to. I know when a request has been made, what has been asked for.

User-friendly, easy to learn

For me, I didn't feel like it was a very steep learning curve. Even thinking about the process owners that we opened up Wdesk for them to go in and update their narratives, I had very few questions.

Insights for peers

I would say if they're doing something that's manual, they're crazy not to find something that takes that manual effort out.

I would say for me and for my group, Wdesk was the answer.

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