Workiva Named Most Innovative Company of the Year by American Business Awards

Workiva Also Wins Silver Stevie® Awards for Software Company of the Year and Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year

AMES, Iowa – May 2, 2017 – Workiva (NYSE:WK), a leading provider of solutions for enterprise productivity, today won a Gold Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year in the 15th Annual American Business Awards. Workiva also won a Silver Stevie® Award for Software Company of the Year, a Silver Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and a Bronze Stevie® Award for Communications Program of the Year.

“We are honored to be recognized for our innovation by the American Business Awards,” said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva. “Even though our Wdesk platform feels like a familiar consumer application to our users, it’s powered by one of the fastest, safest and most sophisticated data-management engines available today.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations: public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 20. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About Workiva

Workiva (NYSE:WK) delivers Wdesk, an intuitive cloud platform that modernizes how people work within thousands of organizations, including over 70 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Wdesk is built upon a data management engine, offering controlled collaboration, data integration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate risk, improves productivity and gives users confidence in their data-driven decisions. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.

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About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.


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