The Wdesk Platform by Workiva: Innovation in User Experience for Internal Control Management

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Documents, spreadsheets, and emails by themselves fail in GRC, particularly internal control management. Organizations need to address the limitations in manual document, spreadsheet, and email approaches by implementing GRC management solutions that provide for audit trails, consistency, and integrated reporting. Organizations need GRC solutions for internal control management that actively engage and are useable at all levels of the organization, in addition to supporting the needs of audit, risk, and compliance professionals. Solutions that bring efficiency (both human and financial capital efficiency), effectiveness (accurate and auditable reporting), and agility (timely and relevant information when it is needed) are necessary.

The Wdesk platform by Workiva is a GRC solution that GRC 20/20 has researched, evaluated, and reviewed with organizations that are using it in dynamic business environments. GRC 20/20 has evaluated and verified the innovation found in Wdesk and sees this as a compelling offering for internal control management. With an intuitive and engaging user experience, Wdesk makes organizations more efficient, effective, and agile. In this context, GRC 20/20 has recognized Wdesk with a 2015 GRC Innovation Award for the best user experience in Internal Control Management in 2015.

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The Wdesk Platform by Workiva

Innovation in User Experience for Internal Control Management

Documents, spreadsheets, and emails by themselves fail in GRC, particularly internal control management. Organizations need to address the limitations in manual document, spreadsheet, and email approaches by implementing GRC management solutions that provide for audit trails, consistency, and integrated reporting. Organizations need GRC solutions for internal control management that actively engage and are useable at all levels of the organization, in addition to supporting the needs of audit, risk, and compliance professionals. Solutions that bring efficiency (both human and financial capital efficiency), effectiveness (accurate and auditable reporting), and agility (timely and relevant information when it is needed) are necessary.

The Wdesk platform by Workiva is a GRC solution that GRC 20/20 has researched, evaluated, and reviewed with organizations that are using it in dynamic business environments. GRC 20/20 has evaluated and verified the innovation found in Wdesk and sees this as a compelling offering for internal control management. With an intuitive and engaging user experience, Wdesk makes organizations more efficient, effective, and agile. In this context, GRC 20/20 has recognized Wdesk with a 2015 GRC Innovation Award for the best user experience in Internal Control Management in 2015.

  1. The Inevitability of GRC Failure
    • Organizations Encumbered by Silos of Complexity
    • Spreadsheets, Documents, and Emails, OH MY!
  2. The Wdesk Platform by Workiva
    • Innovation in User Experience for Internal Control Management
    • What Wdesk Innovation is About
    • How is Wdesk Innovation Different?
    • Benefits of Wdesk
    • Considerations in Context of Wdesk
  3. About GRC 20/20 Research, LLC
  4. Research Methodology

rasmussenMichael Rasmussen – The GRC Pundit @ GRC 20/20 Research, Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of GRC strategy, process, information, and technology architectures and solutions. With 23+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architectures, and select solutions that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the “Father of GRC” — being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester Research, Inc.


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