BlackLine Systems, Rackspace To ‘Demystify the Myths of SaaS’ in Part 3 of Webinar Series

FINAL SESSION TO FOCUS ON FINANCE ORGANIZATIONS HOSTING SENSITIVE DATA OFF-SITE TO STREAMLINE

Calabasas, Calif. – Oct. 13, 2010 Financial software provider BlackLine Systems and global Internet hosting leader Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) will be conducting the final session in a 3-part webinar series designed to clarify what SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) is and remove the obscurity and fear surrounding the term.

Demystifying the Myths of SaaS Part 3, entitled “SaaS: A Safe, Secure Solution for Sensitive Data,” is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at 2 p.m. ET, and will focus on how finance organizations in companies of all sizes are adopting SaaS to streamline accounting processes.

The discussion will be led by Jeff Adler, CPA, VP, product expert at BlackLine. Jenelle Perez, CPA, division controller, Rackspace, Inc./Rackspace Asia, LTD, will present a case study sharing her experiences using BlackLine in a hosted environment. Andy Schroepfer, VP of strategy for Rackspace Hosting, also will participate.

During the hour-long session, BlackLine and Rackspace experts will focus on:

  • How finance organizations are adopting SaaS to streamline accounting processes
  • The importance of selecting both hosting AND application providers that have the appropriate controls, policies, procedures and technology in place to ensure security, privacy/confidentiality and reliability for hosting sensitive data off-site
  • Specific benefits, ROI seen by Rackspace’s own accounting/finance department since using BlackLine globally to automate its account reconciliation process

To register, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/167186570.

If you have any questions, need additional information or missed Parts 1 or 2 and would like access to the recorded webcasts, please contact Howard Goldstein, director of marketing at BlackLine Systems, at howard.goldstein@blackline.com.

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 existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in a simple and secure OnDemand/SaaS platform. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.

Media Contact:
Kimberly Uberti
Director of Corporate Communications
BlackLine Systems
310-721-6850
kimberly.uberti@blackline.com

Customer Contact:
Howard Goldstein
Director of Marketing
BlackLine Systems
818-223-9008
howard.goldstein@bla

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

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