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The haphazard department and document-centric approaches for policy and training management of the past compound the problem and do not solve it. It is time for organizations to step back and implement a centralized strategy and approach to authoring, approving, maintaining, and communicating policies across the organization.

Workiva Wdesk is a solution that GRC 20/20 has researched, evaluated, and reviewed with organizations that are using it in complex, distributed, and dynamic business environments. It allows organizations to manage GRC processes and content for internal control management, audit management, risk management, compliance management, and policy management. Wdesk is a cloud platform with capabilities to create and combine text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, dashboards, and charts in an easy-to-use and intuitive environment that delivers significant business value and brings a contextual understanding of organization policies and controls. In this context, GRC 20/20 has recognized Workiva Wdesk with a 2017 GRC Innovation Award for the best user experience in Policy Management.

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Description

Innovation in User Experience for User Experience for Policy Management

Executive Summary

The haphazard department and document-centric approaches for policy and training management of the past compound the problem and do not solve it. It is time for organizations to step back and implement a centralized strategy and approach to authoring, approving, maintaining, and communicating policies across the organization.

Workiva Wdesk is a solution that GRC 20/20 has researched, evaluated, and reviewed with organizations that are using it in complex, distributed, and dynamic business environments. It allows organizations to manage GRC processes and content for internal control management, audit management, risk management, compliance management, and policy management. Wdesk is a cloud platform with capabilities to create and combine text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, dashboards, and charts in an easy-to-use and intuitive environment that delivers significant business value and brings a contextual understanding of organization policies and controls. In this context, GRC 20/20 has recognized Workiva Wdesk with a 2017 GRC Innovation Award for the best user experience in Policy Management.

Table of Contents

  • Policy Management Requires Attention
    • The Foundational Role of Policies in GRC Strategies
    • Hordes of Policies Scattered Across the Organization
    • Inevitable Failure of Policy Management
  • Workiva Wdesk
    • Innovation in User Experience for Policy Management
    • What Workiva Wdesk Does
    • Workiva Wdesk Enables Policy Management Processes
    • Benefits Organizations Have Received with Workiva Wdesk
    • Considerations in Context of Workiva Wdesk
  • About GRC 20/20 Research, LLC
  • Research Methodology

Author

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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