Workiva Named 2016 Edison Award Finalist

February 26, 2016

Wdesk for SOX and Internal Controls to be Recognized at Awards Gala on April 21

AMES, Iowa, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Workiva (NYSE: WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced that its Wdesk Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Internal Controls solution has been named a 2016 Edison Award™ finalist for most innovative financial solution. The awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. "It's exciting to see companies like Workiva continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' Executive Director. "Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services and the teams that brought them to consumers."

"Wdesk is a next-generation collaboration platform that is changing how SOX and audit teams work," said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva. "By integrating the risk control matrix, process narratives and flowcharts, Wdesk enables data consistency and control, which helps our SOX customers be more productive and accountable."

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the finalists' success in meeting the stringent criteria of quality. Award winners will be announced and ranked on April 21, 2016 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.

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. The platform'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 1,100 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit

About Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit

Kevin McCarthy
Workiva Inc.
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