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 SystemsWhen:Thursday, December 17, 2009, 1 p.m. ETHow:Please go here to: Register

About BlackLine

BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralising and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize enterprises.  Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, BlackLine’s cloud platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation.

BlackLine’s mission is to continuously improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of Finance and Accounting by centralising key functions within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities. BlackLine helps companies modernise accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.  To date more than 2,800 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

BlackLine is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.

Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney servicing its 14 global locations.For more information, please visit


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