Workiva Announces Over 1 Billion Data Values Linked in Wdesk Documents

September 15, 2015

New Features and Advances in Data Platform Highlight Keynote Speeches at Wdesk Annual User Conference

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced at its annual user conference, The Exchange Community, that more than 1 billion data values have been linked among Wdesk documents.

"Our customers use Wdesk to solve a wide range of business data challenges, but they have one important thing in common: They all need to trust their data," said Workiva Chairman and CEO Matt Rizai during the conference's opening keynote session. "That's why data accuracy is a key component of our platform. No other company in the world links data like we do."

"More than a billion times, someone thought it was important to use this Wdesk feature," explained Jeff Trom, Workiva Chief Technology Officer. "That's over a billion pieces of our customers' data that do not have accuracy problems."

Also during the keynote address, Mike Sellberg, Chief Product Officer at Workiva, demonstrated upcoming developments in Wdesk, including an advanced platform for Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance and next-generation workbooks that can handle millions of rows of data at high speeds.

"We want to empower Wdesk users with even more effective ways to capture, store and connect data, and to manage workflow and documents," said Sellberg. Wdesk enhancements in development include an extremely intuitive user experience, with improved collaboration, history and cross-sheet formula features.

"Our favorite part of The Exchange Community is spending time with our customers," added Rizai. "Their great ideas and feedback help us make Wdesk better and better."

Keynote speakers addressed more than 1,500 audit, finance, risk and compliance professionals from nearly 800 companies. The three-day conference was preceded by a summit on SOX and internal controls.

About Workiva
Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65% of the Fortune 500, use Wdesk for risk, compliance or management reporting. Wdesk's proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,000 people with offices in 15 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.  For more information, visit

About The Exchange Community
The Exchange Community is the annual Wdesk user conference that brings together Wdesk customers and industry leaders for three days of networking, learning and sharing best practices. For more information, click here or visit

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