LOS ANGELES – June 5, 2012 – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is teaming up with financial software provider BlackLine Systems and enterprise application software leader SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to give a presentation entitled “How Scotts Miracle-Gro Closes its Books with Confidence and Achieves Balance Sheet Integrity with Solutions from BlackLine and SAP” at the Financials 2012 Europe conference this week in Milan.
A senior finance manager from Scotts France, SAS will present a case study on the ease of integration with SAP® solutions and key benefits and return on investment (ROI) the company has realized since using BlackLine on a global basis.
The presentation with Scotts Miracle-Gro is one of two that BlackLine will deliver alongside SAP during the conference. The second, entitled “How to Overcome Weaknesses and Inefficiencies in the Account Reconciliation Process for a Faster Close,” will show how finance, accounting, audit and compliance executives can further ensure the integrity of their balance sheets – and ultimately financial reports – by implementing software to automate the traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation process.
Both presentations are designed to inform customers, whether operating in an environment of only SAP solutions or applications from multiple vendors, how account reconciliation process optimization can help them achieve a quicker and more accurate financial close process.
Attendees will leave each session with insight into how, by automating their account reconciliations, they can:
BlackLine is an SAP software solution and technology partner, member of the SAP PartnerEdge™ program and a participant in the SAP EcoHub solution marketplace – SAP’s premier online destination designed to provide SAP customers with information on relevant, complementary technology solutions that are certified by SAP (such as the BlackLine 5.1 solution).
Stefan Karl, chief solution expert, Finance Solutions, SAP AG
Therese Tucker, CEO, BlackLine Systems
Don Antonellis, manager, International Controlling, Scotts France SAS
Virtually eliminate spreadsheets (and the manual errors that come with them) from their account reconciliation process
Automate traditionally manual accounting functions
Have a faster, more efficient close cycle - maintaining more control and visibility worldwide, while reducing risk
Realize exceptional ROI in a very short timeframe
Improve the accuracy and timeliness of compliance reporting
Manage compliance while servicing multiple locations, worldwide
BlackLine was named a 2011 SAP Pinnacle award finalist in the “Software Solution Newcomer of the Year” category. SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the “best and brightest” of the SAP partner ecosystem, recognizing partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and driving customer success.
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