Volume 1, Number 5
Certent Software Helps Clients Stay on top of
By Tina Hansen
For a business that is thinking about launching a new equity plan or making changes to an existing one, or for a business that struggles with financial compliance requirements, help can be found in a technology company located right here in Hacienda.
Certent provides services for two distinct areas of financial compliance – equity compensation management and reporting and disclosure management. Their software makes it easier for companies to meet their financial compliance requirements with their user-friendly, web-based technology that streamlines equity plan management, financial reporting, and analysis.
Founded in 2002, Certent offers a best-in-class software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that has helped more than 1,400 companies worldwide innovate their stock plan and external reporting processes that ensures they are complying with all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing requirements.
Certent has been named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America for the past three years.
In February, Certent released its second book titled “Disclosure Research & Peer Benchmarking For Dummies.” The book offers a practical guide to simplify and automate public disclosure filing research and gain strategic insights.
Certent’s newly released book breaks down complex financial reporting topics such as SEC Filings and XBRL analysis in an easy to understand format that gives professionals the information they need about the value of disclosure research, and how to implement best practices.
"Understanding what your industry peers are doing in their SEC Filings gives you a competitive edge, but can take a lot of time. This resource was purpose-built for financial reporting professionals and CFOs alike as a practical shelf guide." The book contains details on accounting standards with real-world examples,” said Paul Hill, General Manager, Disclosure Management at Certent.
The goal of every business is to streamline its processes and save time. Certent's book is an all-in-one disclosure management solution that combines external and internal report creation with a built-in proprietary disclosure research engine. Certent holds a commanding presence in this market with over 800 disclosure customers.
As an industry leader, Certent is committed to making it easy for its users and clients to use their software. The company hosts an annual charity networking event that offers product training and expert thought leadership sessions to ensure their client’s businesses thrive, as well as help them build and strengthen relationships with Certent's network of industry partners.
This year’s event, the company's 6th, is in Nashville, Tennessee in May. The charity they selected is Rise Against Hunger. Volunteers and attendees will package 22,000 nutrient-rich meals destined for in-school feeding programs around the world. Rise Against Hunger, an international charity organization founded in 1998, is a meal packaging non-profit that has provided more than 225 million meals in 73 countries.
"We continue to include Rise Against Hunger in corporate events," said Aaron Bolshaw, Vice President of Marketing at Certent. "This will be the third time we've worked with them, and it aligns with our dedication to giving back to communities across the markets we serve."
For more information on Certent, visit their website www.certent.com.