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


Calabasas, Calif. – July 15, 2010 Financial software provider BlackLine Systems and global Internet hosting leader Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) will be conducting a series of three webinars designed to clarify what SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) is and remove the obscurity and fear surrounding the term; show how businesses can benefit from hosting critical applications with a reputable provider; and, demonstrate how finance organizations, in particular, can optimize their account reconciliation and financial close processes by implementing a SaaS solution.

The first session entitled “SaaS is not the Enemy” is scheduled for Thursday, July 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. ET and will be led by Jeff Adler, CPA, VP, product expert at BlackLine, and Andy Schroepfer, Rackspace’s VP of strategy. This initial webinar will focus on alleviating concerns surrounding hosting sensitive company data off-site. Attendees will leave the discussion with an understanding of:

  • SaaS Basics – the evolution of SaaS and a general overview of what it means to move to a hosted provider
  • The Truth about SaaS – what is happening in the background to ensure that your data is protected (data security, confidentiality, system reliability, back-up precautions, etc.)
  • Key Questions To Ask Upfront – what you should ask before selecting a SaaS provider
  • Baby Steps: Getting Started on SaaS – how you can get up and running quickly and easily

To register, go to

The second webinar in the series will be held on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, with the third to follow on Wednesday, September 15th. For more information, contact Howard Goldstein 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 Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day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


Ashley Dyer
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