About Certent Disclosure Management

Certent streamlines the disclosure management cycle by automating your end-to-end external financial and regulatory reporting processes and connecting directly to your in-house financial and transactional systems. Certent delivers HD Reporting and a superior viewing experience for your executives, investors, and customers. Whether you want a cloud-based or on-prem solution, Certent is the right fit when your reports must be perfect, on time, and error free. Strong data-management and access controls combined with full audit-trail visibility let you report with confidence.

Certent provides a team of corporate reporting professionals for software training, implementation, XBRL tagging and validation support. The solution integrates natively with Microsoft Offic...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

14 Reviews of Certent Disclosure Management

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.71 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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September 2020

Stephanie from SBA Communications

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Very user friendly product

Pros

I love how easy it is to use this product after some basic training. My favorite aspect of this software is that it allows us to link an Excel file and quickly refresh numbers, tables, and text within the Word document (10-Q or 10-K financial statement file). We have Hyperion retrieve formulas in our Excel files and have had no issues refreshing our Certent Word file with Hyperion formulas. We also utilize Certent's XBRL tagging service and have been very impressed with the Company's knowledge. We've always been able to have our questions answered quickly. We are able to quickly upload our files to the SEC website through the software, and we've never had a delay in our filing due to using this software.

Cons

We have been very happy with the software and the services provided by the staff working at Certent.

Reasons for Choosing Certent Disclosure Management

Certent had the ability to link an Excel file into a Word document. At the time of our switch, very few other company's were offering that. Some companies required you to copy and paste your tables into their software which added too much time to our filing process. Certent was also 3x cheaper than Wdesk which was the other software that we narrowed our choices down to.

Reasons for Switching to Certent Disclosure Management

Software didn't allow us to upload files directly to the SEC website. We had to hire a third party.

September 2020

Elissa from ResMed Inc

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Medical Devices

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Certent Disclosure Management has taken days of our reporting cycle

Our Corporate Accounting team produce a number of internal and external reporting each quarter that is analyzing the same financial data. We have created automation by creating excel formulas for the numbers but even words like whether something "increased" or "decreased" has been automated. Then it is just a matter of opening up each file in Certent, hitting refresh and editing non-routine content that is more judgmental or does need to be updated each quarter. During a quarter end, we are able to deliver our reporting about 2-3 days quicker and it is far more accurate.

Pros

Certent DM's integration between Word (access through Certent DM) and Excel has allowed our team to automate a significant amount of our internal and external reporting. This has not only taken days off our quarterly reporting process but has also improved the accuracy. Our first drafts are high quality and allows us to focus on more complex issues. We also started using the Filing Wizard to submit our filings directly to EDGAR rather than sending them to a printer/filing agent. This has given us more control and time over our process as well as saved on paying an additional party in the process. Certent 'held my hand' through our first filings as it was a little nerve racking but they are always there to support.

Cons

- To have Excel integrate with Word (accessed through Certent DM), "named ranges" need to be created in Excel. This was not something I was familiar with but once I started using them, they are very easy to manage. They are essentially book marks. - Otherwise, the tool does require a little practice to get used to setting up linked content. - There are tips and tricks you need to be careful of such as only selecting the specific number or word you want to link but not the space immediately after it otherwise when you refresh the content, it removes that space and makes words merge together. - We have tried to use Powerpoint and the functionality is not as easy to navigate so we have not progressed with this.

Reasons for Choosing Certent Disclosure Management

- Donnelly's product didn't appear to offer anymore features or functionality but was about 20-30% more expensive. Plus their sales team were pushy and put us off. - Certent's software is excellent and we are extremely happy with it. - Certent's staff are also EXTREMELY friendly, supportive and responsive and we really like working with the, I have just renewed our 3 year contract for a second time.

September 2020

Ethan from BancorpSouth Bank

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2020

Slow and Clunky

Pros

I liked being able to work within Excel and Word since I am very familiar with those programs.

Cons

It seemed slow and clunky and somewhat unstable.

September 2020

Mei from Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Nanotechnology

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

My review on Certent Disclosure Management from my past over 7+ years of user experience

I really think Certent is a great solution for SEC filing. In addition, like any other software app in today's world, it works best with the current devoted service rep team who has decent SEC filing knowledge. Sometimes our rep can give us the solution we don't even know how to ask. Totally amazing!

Pros

1) service support is most important: specifically we have [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] as our service support for the past 7 years without interruption. She has a devoted working attitude and we really love her service. 2) supporting service rep has sophisticated knowledge of SEC filing: when we first launched Certent and even in the beginning years of using Certent, unavoidably we would run into various not-working conditions. Whenever this happens, our service support rep [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is always available by our side and patiently provides us the real solution precisely pin-pointing to the problem, which greatly reduce our anxiety toward Certent and gradually foster our trust to Certent. Result is, after 7 years of using Certent, we now not only use Certent to do 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K and DEF14A proxy filing, but also use it to do S-8, equity offering related multiple 424B and SEC comment letter response, etc. 3) from user feedback perspective, I feel that Certent is a clean and sharp design to handle SEC filing. It is a great solution for in-house do-it-yourself SEC filing. We have not found other SEC filing application solution as robust as Certent.

Cons

So far everything is fine, except that IT support for Certent could be improved in a more efficient manner.

Reasons for Choosing Certent Disclosure Management

after 7+years of working together we have built up trust with Certent and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and we would not easily say Goodbye.

September 2020

Andy from LV=

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

CDM Reporting

This added a lot of control and automated a very manual process. The software does what you expect and is pretty easy to use. The support you get is good. We have used it for over 10 years with very few issues.

Pros

We have used the product for over 10 years now. It is easy to use and eliminates the manual input from the last mile reporting for statutory accounts/financial statements. We have deployed it for other reports where you want to combine financial information and words and have an approval process to guarantee accuracy and completeness. The product introduces many additional controls to ensure casting and cross referencing all work. It makes approvals visible and auditable. It allows auditors to see track changed versions provided to them reducing the need for checking everything again. The software removes a lot of the pain from producing accounts (even rolling to a new year or adding a new company is so much easier). Having used it for so long you forget how much pain there is in some of these processes as they have been removed.

Cons

The integration with Adobe InDesign is okay but not great, improving this would make the last 100 yards of the last mile reporting even easier. The iXBRL tagging does what it needs to do but is not the quickest thing to use. Once built you should not need to amend.