Kimberly-Clark, Northrop Grumman, UTC Among Clients Presenting at BlackLine Annual User Conference; Keynotes to be Given by J.D. Power IV, Executives from SAP and Nucleus Research


LOS ANGELES – Oct. 18, 2011  Financial software provider BlackLine Systems will be hosting its Annual User Conference next week from Sunday to Wednesday, Oct. 23 to 26, in Las Vegas.

J.D. “Jamey” Power IV, formerly of world-renowned market research firm J.D. Power and Associates, will deliver a keynote speech on the importance of building a high-quality brand based on his bestselling book Satisfaction: How Every Great Company Listens to the Voice of the Customer. Other keynotes will be given by Pete Graham, director, Solution Management, SAP America, Inc., and Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at leading technology industry analyst firm Nucleus Research.

Graham and Wettemann are each expected to hone in on the transformation of technology over time, highlighting where they see the industry going based on fast-moving developments in cloud and SaaS computing, analytics and mobility applications.

Speakers also include senior finance executives from BlackLine Fortune 100 client Northrop Grumman, as well as from many other leading BlackLine client companies such as Atlas Air, Cox Communications, Kimberly-Clark and United Technologies Corp.

More than 200 clients, partners and prospects from around the globe are registered to attend the four-day event. Leading consulting firms from BlackLine’s global network, including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG LLP, Resources Global Professionals and UHY Advisors, each have representatives signed up (many of whom are presenting, as well).

Through a joint event with Habitat for Humanity, company employees and interested clients and partners will volunteer their time the day before the conference begins to help rebuild a home in the Las Vegas area. BlackLine will be making a donation on behalf of the group and encourages others to contribute, as well.

At the BlackLine Annual User Conference, customers from around the world are given an opportunity to:
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  • Learn best practices from BlackLine’s team of experts
  • Hear how experienced users from other companies creatively use BlackLine
  • Preview upcoming software enhancements
  • Directly influence the product direction going forward

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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