Workiva Named Software Company of the Year and Technology Company of the Year at Tenth Annual Prometheus Awards
Ames, IA, - April 17, 2015 - Workiva Inc. (NYSE: WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for business data collaboration and reporting, announced today that it has been named Software Company of the Year and Technology Company of the Year at the Technology Association of Iowa’s (TAI) tenth annual Prometheus Awards ceremony held on April 16, 2015.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Technology Association of Iowa,” said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva. “It helps to be supported by a state that provides companies like ours the right resources and local support systems required to scale our rapidly growing business.”
The Prometheus Awards are Iowa's largest and most prestigious distinction that recognizes innovative companies and individuals in the state’s high-tech industry. Since 2011, Workiva, which is based in Ames, Iowa, has won nine Prometheus Awards: five in the category of Software Company of the Year and four in the Technology Company of the Year (Large Enterprise) category.
Workiva was honored for 2014 accomplishments, which included becoming a publicly traded company, surpassing 2,200 corporate customers, and reporting $112.7 million in revenue. CIO Review Magazine recognized Workiva as one of the “20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Providers of 2014,” and analyst firm Gartner cited Workiva as a “best-of-breed” vendor of enhanced financial controls and automation.1
Workiva created Wdesk, a cloud-based platform for enterprises to collect, manage, report and analyze business data in real time. Wdesk includes a sophisticated productivity suite for business data collaboration and reporting that is used by thousands of corporations, including more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Wdesk proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are fully integrated and built upon the Workiva data management engine. Wdesk helps reduce enterprise risk and increase productivity with synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. This gives users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva (NYSE: WK) employs more than 950 people with offices in 15 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit workiva.com.
1. “Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation Fills the Gaps in ERP and CPM Processes,” John E. Van Decker, Gartner. October 2014.
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