eBay, AMR Research To Team with Blackline Systems for Webcast on Transforming the Global Finance Function in Today’s Economy

Calabasas, Calif. - June 17, 2009 - A finance department executive from Internet giant and BlackLine Systems customer eBay and two senior analysts from leading IT/finance industry consulting firm AMR Research are teaming up with the financial software provider to present a webcast on how technology is impacting today’s global finance organizations, with an emphasis on what can be done to help companies operating on a multi-national level in today’s economic environment.

The discussion will focus on outsourcing and off-shoring opportunities, challenges and dynamics for finance and accounting departments, based on new survey findings from AMR.
Webcast attendees will gain strategic insight to help them evaluate outsourcing and off-shoring opportunities and challenges they may be presented with in the future. The AMR analysts will discuss the advantages they see in outsourcing and off-shoring finance and accounting functions and also will highlight the challenges companies should take into consideration. Participants also will learn firsthand how eBay overcame many of these challenges to make outsourcing a success despite the current economic climate.

What: “Transforming the Global Finance Function in Today’s Economy”
Who: John Hagerty, AMR Research Phil Fersht, AMR Research Joe Spears, eBay Dominick DiPaolo, BlackLine Systems
When: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Register: Click Here To Register

Mr. Hagerty and Mr. Fersht have each been covering the financial software industry for many years. eBay has been using BlackLine’s flagship account reconciliation and financial close software suite across multiple offices worldwide for the past two years.

About BlackLine Systems
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 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.


Ashley Dyer
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E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com