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 SystemsWhen:Thursday, June 18, 2009, 2 to 3 p.m. ETRegister: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

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 https://www.blackline.com/.


Ashley Dyer
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