Workiva Wins 2017 BIG Innovation Award

February 7, 2017

Wdesk Recognized for Modernizing the Way People Work

AMES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Workiva (NYSE:WK), a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions for improving productivity, accountability and insight into business data, today announced that its Wdesk platform has been named a leader and winner in the 2017 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.

The Business Intelligence Group named 32 companies as leaders and winners in its 2017 BIG Innovation Awards. This annual business awards program recognizes those who have brought new ideas to life and seek to change the way we all experience the world.

Wdesk was recognized for how it has modernized the way people work at over 2,700 organizations, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. “The technology features people have come to expect as consumers – speed, access and sharing – are available at work with Wdesk,” said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva.

“The sheer pace of innovation is accelerating in virtually every industry as new technology allows corporations and other organizations to rethink how they approach and solve real problems that affect the way we work, love and play,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Operating Officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring Workiva as they are leading by example and making real progress on improving the daily lives of so many.”

What makes Wdesk different is that all of the data inside the platform – in spreadsheets, documents, presentations and reports – is linked together. Wdesk also records every change by every user, which means it has a complete audit trail. “With Wdesk our customers can trust their data from beginning to end, which helps them save time, reduce risk and make better decisions,” said Rizai.

In the fall of 2016, Workiva enhanced its Wdesk Data Platform, which powers one of the largest and fastest spreadsheet applications in the cloud and improves data relationships for Sarbanes-Oxley and internal control teams. The Data Platform offers dynamic dashboards, automates reporting and supports advanced testing workflow.

Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the 2017 BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions and provide feedback.

About Workiva

Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a collaborative work management platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 70 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 risk, improves productivity and gives 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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About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

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