When we started Workiva, our goal was to help build trust in the global economy. We've gone from helping companies file with the SEC easily and securely to connecting a broad range of data, processes, and people across entire organizations—for everything from internal reporting to investor relations. Back in the summer of 2017, Adobe® announced that it would retire Flash® on December 31, 2020. Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash as of this date.
For nearly 15 years, Flash was the standard way to create dynamic user experiences online. It helped us build features that simply weren't available any other way at the time.
But by January 1, 2021, every browser and device on the planet is saying good-bye to Flash—Workiva included. But all is not lost! Together, we can manage this transition away from Flash, as we have managed other technologies that have gone obsolete, forcing us all to adjust how we work. And we've been here to help you tackle each one.
Our team has worked diligently to roll out the next generation of the Workiva platform in preparation for this day. The resulting technology is even more powerful—like, millions of records powerful—while also being faster and easier to use. (Big thanks to the team for figuring that out!)
What does this mean for you? We are asking you to plan your upgrade to the next generation of our platform now, if you haven't done so already. Here are some next steps for you.
💻 Visit this page on the Support Center for details on upgrading.
💁 Work with your CSM—they're here for you (as always), ready to talk the latest developments and provide recommendations based on your specific documents and processes.
👉 Learn even more in our Statement of Direction, filled with all the details you and your IT team will want to know. Let your CSM know if your organization or IT department is planning on removing support before the end of the year. That way we can be ready to help when needed.
❓ Got questions? No problem! Ask your questions here in the Community and we'll be happy to answer 'em. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming announcement as we'll be hosting an Ask Me Anything event on the topic of Flash and disabling Classic (i.e. Flash-based) Workiva functionality.
✅ Already transitioned to next gen and would like to disable Classic functionality on your account? That's awesome! You can request to have Classic disabled by reaching out to your CSM.
I love the next generation of the Workiva platform. (Fun fact: I'm writing this message in it right now.) And once you get started, I'm sure you'll love it, too.
EVP & Chief Customer Officer
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