Innovation

Our customers’ need for data integrity is at the forefront of our innovation.

Our customers’ need for data integrity is at the forefront of our innovation.

We help people work smart

We founded our company to transform the way people were managing disparate business data with numerous collaborators, documents and spreadsheets. Today, thousands of corporations, including over 70 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use our Wdesk platform to improve productivity, accountability and insight into their business data.

Wdesk makes static, isolated data and documents a thing of the past. Inside Wdesk, not only is the data linked together, but users can link data relationships as well. This powerful capability enables our customers to ascribe meaning and context to their data, which significantly increases the value of their data and the quality of their decisions.

Customers have linked more than 2.5 billion data values among Wdesk documents to ensure data accuracy.

Flexible and scalable

Our customers love Wdesk because we deliver a platform that they want and need. Wdesk is so flexible and scalable that users can easily adapt it to optimize their business processes and workflows on the fly.

Wdesk gives our customers the same features at work – speed, access, and sharing – that they use at home. Even though Wdesk 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.

Data-linking pioneers

What makes Wdesk different is that all of the data inside the platform – in spreadsheets, word-processing documents and presentation decks – is linked together. Wdesk records every change by every user, providing complete transparency with a full audit trail.

With a powerful data-collection tool, our users can gather data from any format and link it inside a centralized platform; no more emailing around rolling versions. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk because data is entered just once and then available to be referenced or distributed wherever it’s needed.

As Wdesk expands across risk, audit, finance and compliance teams, time and resource efficiencies improve throughout the organization.

Partner ecosystem

From small teams to enterprise-wide projects, Workiva works with our partners to help our customers do more, see more and know more with Wdesk.

Our consulting and accounting partners offer our customers more services and capabilities to leverage Wdesk to improve a wide range of financial, regulatory and corporate performance management functions.

Our technology partners provide data and process integrations to enable our customers to directly connect the datasets they need into a central hub of trusted data, with powerful linking, auditability and control features. Wdesk gives users the ability to combine narrative with their data, which further amplifies the power of our platform throughout our customers’ organizations.

With the click of a button, Wdesk users add a layer of access, collaboration, control and accountability to their enterprise business data. Our data integration framework helps our customers greatly improve the business value of their ERP and other data.

Clean energy

Workiva is committed to taking every measure to protect natural resources.

We built our Wdesk platform to enable collaboration and control from anywhere with an internet connection, eliminating excess travel and excess paper. Plus, Wdesk helps our customers lower their carbon footprint and waste by reducing printing and delivery of physical documents.

One of our cloud providers is Amazon, which has a long-term commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage for its global infrastructure footprint. As an AWS customer, we use 84 percent less power and utilize a 28 percent cleaner power mix, for a total reduction in carbon emissions of 88 percent by using the AWS Cloud instead of operating our own data centers.

Google, our other cloud provider, has an infrastructure that is entirely carbon-neutral. Their data centers consume 50 percent less energy than the typical data center. In 2017, Google will purchase 100 percent renewable energy to match consumption for their global datacenter operations.

Security

The largest corporations in the world trust us with their most sensitive data, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We employ stringent data security, reliability, integrity and privacy practices at every level. We aggressively test the security of our operations by subjecting them to ongoing penetration and vulnerability testing.

The quality of our data security efforts is validated by our annual completion of the rigorous Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 report. Maintaining our ongoing SOC 1 audits continues to give customers the assurance they need around using Wdesk for financial processes like SEC filings. In 2016, we completed our first SOC 2 report, which expands the scope of our audited controls to additionally meet the demands of a broader range of customers and help them make apples-to-apples comparisons with Wdesk. Completing these reports demonstrates our continued commitment to keeping customers’ data secure.

Customer-driven innovation

We don’t just develop technology; we listen to our customers and create solutions to meet their needs. We create light-weight data elements that store numbers and text so they can quickly be found and used in multiple ways.

We employ Agile Software Development methods that place customers at the heart of the design process. This includes constant collaboration and iteration that delivers new software functionality at a very fast pace.

At Workiva we are consistently recognized for our innovation, which wouldn’t be possible without dedicated employees and customers who are responsible for our success.

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Awards

Collaboration is the key to our success, and it ignites fresh ideas at all levels. So, it’s no surprise that Workiva won 22 awards in 2016. Our solutions in corporate performance management, data integrity and control, and SOX and internal controls management in the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) market all won prestigious awards.

  • Deloitte 2016 Technology Fast 500

    Deloitte Technology Fast 500

  • Training Magazine Top 125

    2017 Training Magazine Top 125

  • 2017 BIG Innovation Award

    2017 BIG Innovation Award

  • Technology Great Place To Work 2016

    #4 on Fortune Magazine's Best Large Workplaces in Technology

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    #34 on Fortune Magazine's Best Workplaces for Millennials

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    #55 on Fortune Magazine's Best Workplaces for Women

  • Edison Award

    Edison Award for Wdesk and Internal Controls

  • Bronze Stevie Award

    Most Innovative Company of the Year

  • Silver Stevie Award

    Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year

  • Silver Stevie Award

    Software Company of the Year

  • Bronze Stevie Award

    Communications Program of the Year

  • GRC 2020 innovator award

    GRC 20/20 Innovator

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    Most Innovative Technology Company of the Year

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    Great Employer in Computer Software

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    Employer of the Year Among Large Software Companies

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    Most Innovative Company of the Year

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    Top 10 Risk Management Solution Providers

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    Apps that Run the World Cloud Top 500

  • Camaraderie Great Place To Work 2015

    20 Most Promising ERM Providers