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


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

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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

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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