BLACKLINE SYSTEMS, COMPLIANCE WEEK TO DELIVER JOINT WEBCAST ON THE OBSOLESCENCE OF SPREADSHEETS IN THE FINANCIAL CLOSE PROCESS

FORTUNE 500 FINANCIAL SOFTWARE PROVIDER, LEADING INDUSTRY RESOURCE TEAM UP TO OFFER CFOS GUIDANCE ON IMPROVING ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, CONTROL OF ACCOUNT RECONCILIATIONS

Calabasas, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2008 – Financial software provider BlackLine Systems and leading industry resource and trade magazine Compliance Week will be presenting a joint webcast offering CFOs and other accounting department staff guidance on maintaining control and visibility over their account reconciliations and overall financial close process. Matt Kelly, editor-in-chief of Compliance Week, will moderate the webcast scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at 2 p.m. ET.

“Today, spreadsheets represent one of the biggest risks to ensuring a timely and accurate financial close. Finance and accounting department executives are searching for ways to eliminate spreadsheets from the critically important account reconciliation portion of the financial close,” said Kelly. “Attendees of this webcast will learn about ways they can improve their overall financial close process by removing spreadsheets and increasing visibility and control over account reconciliations.”

Webcast attendees will leave this session with insight into how they can improve their reconciliation process and financial close by automating it end to end. The discussion will focus on ways accounting staff can leverage a combination of technology and process improvements so they can report faster with increased confidence in their numbers.

About Compliance Week
Compliance Week is the leading information resource on governance, corporate compliance and risk for public company executives.

About BlackLine Systems
Founded in 2001, BlackLine Systems was the pioneer of Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation software applications. An experienced provider of enterprise software to Fortune 1,000 companies, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that, for the first time, automate the entire financial close process and help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes. BlackLine software applications complement and are an integral component of existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers customers a choice between enterprise or OnDemand delivery. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the effort the financial close places on the CFO. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ashley Dyer
Sr. Public Relations Manager
P. 818.936.7166
E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com

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