BlackLine to Hold User Group Meeting in Brussels to Serve Rapidly Growing European Client Base


LOS ANGELES – Feb. 27, 2012 – As part of its ongoing commitment to strengthen its global presence and provide clients everywhere with superior service, financial software provider BlackLine Systems is hosting its annual European User Group Meeting tomorrow in Brussels – serving the company’s rapidly growing base of clients in the region.

Representatives from BlackLine client companies including ACCO, Kempinski Hotels SA, Lafarge SA, Paradigm Ltd. and Rackspace Hosting, to name a few, are expected to join BlackLine’s team of experts in Brussels. Kristine Vennens, project manager for BlackLine client VF Europe BVBA, will give a presentation highlighting her experience implementing and since using BlackLine’s Account Reconciliation, Transaction Matching and Journals modules at the $9 billion global lifestyle apparel brand leader.

The full-day event will hone in on the benefits and ROI companies can achieve using BlackLine, giving users a venue to share ideas on how their accounting and finance departments can get the most value out of their BlackLine application.

“The 2011 BlackLine European User Group meeting was a great event,” said Nina Eckerle, director of corporate finance at Kempinski Hotels, referencing her experience attending last year’s event in Dublin. “I came back to the office with a lot of motivation and many, many ideas about what I wanted to change and how I could improve things. I also very much enjoyed talking to other users about how they use BlackLine.”

As at all BlackLine User events, those who attend the Brussels session will be given an opportunity to:
• Learn best practices from BlackLine’s team of experts
• Hear how experienced users from other regional companies creatively use BlackLine
• Preview upcoming software enhancements
• Directly influence the product direction going forward

The 2012 BlackLine European User Group Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace in Brussels, Belgium.

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


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