LOS ANGELES, LONDON and SYDNEY – April 15, 2014 – Forging ahead on a strong and consistent corporate growth path, financial software company BlackLine Systems today announced key highlights of its recent quarter, including accelerated revenue growth and the addition of new brand name organizations to an already impressive list of more than 800 client companies around the world.
Bebe Stores, Hormel Foods, H&R Block and T-Mobile are just a few of the new BlackLine clients that have signed on in North America. BlackLine is also seeing solid growth in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) regions, recently adding British Gas, KCA Deutag Drilling and Misys in the United Kingdom and Panini Group S.p.A. in Italy; as well as AGL Energy and SkyCity Entertainment in Australia and the Auckland City Council in New Zealand.
The company also reported its revenues were up 55 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter a year ago. BlackLine attributes its success to a constant focus on client satisfaction and increasing market demand for its enterprise-class SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering in North America, as well as in the APAC and EMEA regions, from companies looking to improve, accelerate and streamline their account reconciliation and financial close processes. Over the past five years large enterprises worldwide have signed on to implement the BlackLine Financial Close Suite in a SaaS/Cloud environment across their global organizations – many of which made the transition from older legacy systems running on-premise/in-house software once they realized the benefits a Cloud solution, such as BlackLine, could offer.
BlackLine has made the Software 500 list of the world’s “largest and best performing” software companies for the past three years and the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 for the past six years in a row, joining the ranks of such companies as Jamba Juice, Microsoft and Patagonia.
In addition to strong revenue growth, BlackLine also quadrupled its headcount in the past few years, adding jobs in the United States, London and Australia.
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 https://www.blackline.com/.