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 for risk, compliance, or management reporting. Wdesk 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 1,000 people with offices in 15 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.

Company details

2900 University Blvd. , Ames , IA 50010 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Software vendor
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
Over 1000

The Workiva Story

  • Corporations often struggle with outdated software that is not equipped to manage disparate business data and control numerous collaborators, documents and spreadsheets. With reputations and valuations at risk from errors, no company can afford such chaos.
  • So we founded WebFilings in 2008 and released our first cloud-based software solution in 2010 to modernize business data processes. It took us just five years to have more than 65 percent of the FORTUNE 500 use our Wdesk productivity platform.
  • We changed our company name to Workiva in 2014 to keep pace with growing demand for our solutions from finance, risk, compliance and audit teams.
  • Today, thousands of organizations around the globe use Wdesk to control, monitor and understand their business data in a single, trusted source.


Our culture is based on an innate caring and understanding of our customers’ needs. Our Customer Success Managers are embedded in our customers’ teams as they work together through all the processes and controls necessary for high-quality business data management, reporting and decision-making.

Our customers love our personal attention to detail and how we respond to them around the clock. Our customer satisfaction scores are greater than 95 percent,* and our revenue retention rates exceed 96 percent,* which confirms that we are trusted partners. When we receive poems, cards and gifts from customers, we know we are making lasting improvements.