Workiva, a business software company, has announced a partnership with accounting tax, and consulting services firm, Frazier & Deeter, to complement Wdesk implementation for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and risk management.

“This partnership will help our customers control collaboration, improve financial transparency and mitigate enterprise risk,” Workiva Chairman and CEO Matt Rizai said in a statement. Frazier & Deeter is the first advisory firm to be “Wdesk Partner Certified,” which signifies the firm’s deep knowledge of Wdesk solutions.

“With our experience and knowledge in finance, accounting and audit, we will help companies migrate from outdated, legacy software to leverage the control and accountability features of Wdesk,” said Jason Sammons, a Frazier & Deeter partner in its process, risk, and governance practice. “We are experts in implementing SOX and internal controls and incorporating internal audit into companies’ compliance and reporting processes.”

“The capabilities of both companies align exceptionally well,” Sammons added. “We already do business with many of the same customers, so by working together our customers will be able to achieve their project goals faster and better than before.”

In other news, Workiva announced that it was named as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Financial Corporate Performance Management Solutions (FCPM). Gartner evaluated 10 different software vendors on 15 criteria and placed Workiva in the furthest position for completeness of vision in the leader's quadrant.

With strength in enhanced financial controls and process improvement, Wdesk helps chief financial officers and other business leaders gain a clear picture of their performance by ensuring accuracy of financial information. Wdesk provides an intuitive and simple user experience and transforms the financial controls management process—from planning and design, to reporting, testing, and certification.