AMR Research, Protiviti Join BlackLine Systems for Webcast on Using Technology


Calabasas, Calif. - December 15, 2009 - Senior analysts/executives from leading IT/finance industry consulting firm AMR Research and global business consulting and internal audit firm Protiviti are teaming up with financial software provider BlackLine Systems to present a webcast on how technology can help mitigate risks in the financial close process.

The discussion will focus on research findings from a BlackLine customer case study recently conducted by AMR. The customer, a global 100 retailer, has been using BlackLine’s software for nearly three years.

With increasing government and SEC regulations, executives are no longer willing to turn a blind eye to business practices which may expose their companies to risks. Webcast attendees will learn how one of the world’s largest organizations has reduced risk and improved its bottom line by implementing automated technology and putting monitoring procedures in place to gain visibility and control over the financial close process.

Webcast Details
What: “How To Mitigate Risks while Improving Visibility and Efficiency: A Global 100 Retail Case Study”
Who: John Hagerty, Vice President, Research Fellow, AMR Research Philip Boken, Director of Finance Process Optimization & Integration, Protiviti Jeff Adler, CPA, MBA, Product Specialist, BlackLine Systems
When: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 1 p.m. ET
How: Please go here to: Register

About BlackLine

Founded in 2001, BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution. An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to 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 clients its enterprise-class software in an easy to implement OnDemand/SaaS platform. 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

Customer Contact:

BlackLine Systems
Howard Goldstein
Director of Marketing

Media Contact:
Kimberly Uberti for BlackLine
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