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We performed a comparison between IBM OpenPages and Workiva Wdesk based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two GRC solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM OpenPages vs. Workiva Wdesk Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Pros
"The content, reporting, and workflow features stand out as the most valuable aspects.""The ability to keep a record of internal incidents in the company, and also the monitoring of Key Indicators.""The product’s interface is very intuitive."

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"Workiva Wdesk is pretty good in terms of getting the data from the system, automating the reporting schedules...It has a very good integration with ERP tools.""The collaboration within the platform is valuable.""It makes the compliance process more efficient and more effective.""The most valuable feature is its ability to easily upload and update financial results, creating a dynamic data sheet.""Workiva Wdesk has a flow diagram that is standardized, making it easy for people to file documents on ECDAs, which are in HTML format.""It helps you to maintain a backup of your data, including the connectivity with the tables, which provides a user-friendly way to handle and access your files."

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Cons
"IBM OpenPages needs improvement in its UI. Currently, it is difficult to see the relationships (associations/parents) between all items unless you click on the item itself.""I believe there's room for improvement in establishing connections with external information.""The solution must allow customization in reporting."

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"The speed must be improved.""At this point, I don't see a compelling reason to invest in Workiva. It may be necessary for compliance and controlling the version of SCC, but not everyone needs its high-end capabilities.""Regarding the solution, reporting has certain areas that can be considered for improvement.""With this product, it's more about the integrated data model where you can have a one-to-many/many-to-one relationship between your policies and processes, risks, and controls. They need to showcase how you can put those pieces together.""The most critical issue is the need to shift between uppercase and lowercase.""One area where Workiva Wdesk could improve is by ensuring that its cloud-based system is fully compatible with the most current versions of PowerPoint and Excel."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our clients in Asia think that the solution is too expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Here are the new features and capabilities of IBM OpenPages v8.2 The new task-focused user interface makes finding and completing tasks easier, such as creating and managing risks, incidents, and… more »
    Top Answer:The product’s interface is very intuitive.
    Top Answer:IBM can provide expertise in support and implementation rather than third-party SaaS. The pricing could also be improved.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is its ability to easily upload and update financial results, creating a dynamic data sheet.
    Top Answer:Wdesk is affordable and as far as I'm aware, there were no additional costs beyond the standard license increase. We didn't have to make any other changes; it primarily involved accessing the platform… more »
    Top Answer:One area where Workiva Wdesk could improve is by ensuring that its cloud-based system is fully compatible with the most current versions of PowerPoint and Excel. Sometimes, the features available in… more »
    Ranking
    8th
    out of 86 in GRC
    Views
    1,178
    Comparisons
    889
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    289
    Rating
    8.0
    7th
    out of 86 in GRC
    Views
    1,333
    Comparisons
    829
    Reviews
    6
    Average Words per Review
    692
    Rating
    7.0
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    OpenPages
    Wdesk
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    Overview
    Enables customers to manage risk and compliance initiatives across the enterprise, helping businesses to reduce loss, improve decision-making about resource allocation, and optimize business performance.

    Wdesk is used across the enterprise to support hundreds of data collaboration, reporting, and compliance processes. Use Wdesk to:

    • Optimize your structured and composite reports
    • Improve trust in your data, reports, and presentations
    • Transform processes to enable insight
    Sample Customers
    Nationwide, Process Innovation AG, OSRAM Licht AG, Dep‹sito Central de Valores (DCV), Delta Lloyd Group, Unum
    Noodles Company, eBay, Winnebago, American Assets Trust, AmericanEnterprise, Calpian, Capstone Infrastructure, Cascades, Circor International, Coeur Mining, Davey, Dr Pepper Snapple
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Educational Organization17%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM OpenPages vs. Workiva Wdesk
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM OpenPages vs. Workiva Wdesk and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
    771,968 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM OpenPages is ranked 8th in GRC with 5 reviews while Workiva Wdesk is ranked 7th in GRC with 6 reviews. IBM OpenPages is rated 6.6, while Workiva Wdesk is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM OpenPages writes "Enables us to manage global workflow and users' relationships with the links". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workiva Wdesk writes "A user-friendly tool useful for data consolidation and automating the reporting schedules". IBM OpenPages is most compared with RSA Archer, MetricStream, SAP BusinessObjects GRC, OneTrust GRC and AWS Organizations, whereas Workiva Wdesk is most compared with AuditBoard, Oracle Hyperion, OneTrust GRC, RSA Archer and Diligent GRC Platform. See our IBM OpenPages vs. Workiva Wdesk report.

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