BlackLine Joins Elite Group of Companies that Have Made the Inc. 500/5000 List for 8 Straight Years

Finance controls and automation software leader shows 3-year sales growth of 263%

LOS ANGELES – Aug. 12, 2015 –BlackLine, a leading provider of finance controls and automation software, has been named to the 2015 Inc. 500/5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for the eighth year in a row. In the 34 years that Inc. has been tracking America’s fastest-growing private companies, fewer than 150 organizations have accomplished this feat. In making the list, BlackLine joins such prestigious brands as Microsoft, Jamba Juice and Patagonia.

The 2015 Inc. 500/5000 companies are ranked according to percentage revenue growth comparing 2011 to 2014. BlackLine achieved the No. 1555 spot nationally in the software industry sector, demonstrating 263 percent growth in the time period. To view the complete BlackLine profile, please visit

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-in-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

BlackLine provides a host of tightly integrated applications and packaged solutions that automate and accelerate the financial close and other key accounting and finance processes – from within a single, unified cloud-based platform. Leading companies of all sizes are now integrating finance controls and automation solutions as part of their efforts to transform legacy, back-office operations into world-class, ‘Modern Finance’ organizations with greater efficiencies and reduced compliance risk.

Many of the world’s largest organizations, including Boeing, Costco, Dow Chemical, eBay and Northrop Grumman, use BlackLine to ensure greater accuracy in the numbers, mitigate compliance risk and improve their bottom lines. In the past three years, the company also has tripled its number of employees and clients (to more than 1,100 companies) and quadrupled its annual revenues and number of users.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at