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
Founded in 2001, BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution. An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes. BlackLine software applications complement existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in an easy to implement OnDemand/SaaS platform. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals. For more information, please visit

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