Workiva Unveils Evolution of Data Platform at Wdesk Annual User Conference

September 7, 2016

Opening Speeches Highlight Data Relationships in SOX and Internal Controls and More Powerful Wdesk Spreadsheets

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK), a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions for improving productivity, accountability and insight in business data, today announced at its annual user conference, The Exchange Community, that the evolution of its data platform has significantly enhanced Wdesk spreadsheets as well as its solutions for Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and internal controls management.

"We are constantly innovating so our customers can do more, see more and know more with Wdesk," said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva, during the conference's opening general session, which was attended by finance, risk, audit and compliance professionals from nearly 1,000 companies.

Rizai provided more details about how the Wdesk data platform powers one of the largest and fastest spreadsheet applications in the cloud. The platform also adds data relationships to its SOX and internal controls solution that complement Wdesk linking – along with advanced, dynamic dashboards, reports and workflows.

"We give our customers the ability to create custom dashboards on the fly – meaning that they can choose exactly what they need to see when they need to see it," said Mike Sellberg, Chief Product Officer of Workiva. "It's just one more thing that sets Wdesk apart."

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

Rizai told the audience that over 2,600 customers have now linked more than two billion data values among Wdesk documents to ensure data accuracy. "No other platform in the world links data like Wdesk does," said Rizai.

Sellberg also revealed a new Wdesk mobile application for iOS. Users can now access the app with touch ID, search Wdesk documents, binders and workbooks and add Wdesk tasks and comments on their iPhone® mobile digital device.

The opening keynote also featured speeches by John Van Decker, Vice President, Corporate Performance Management and Financial Management Systems at Gartner Inc.; Wdesk customers Bel Fuse Inc. and Wintrust Financial Corporation among others; and Workiva executives.

The Exchange Community runs in San Diego from today through September 9, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The conference will also host a summit on SOX and internal controls on September 7, and a quarterly meeting of the SEC Professionals Group on September 8, 2016 at the same location.

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. Conference attendees can earn up to 15 CPE credits. For more information, click here or visit

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 percent 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 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit

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Kevin McCarthy
Workiva Inc.
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