BlackLine to Deliver Two Presentations with SAP at Financials 2015 Europe Conference in Nice

Tate & Lyle finance business manager to discuss benefits of BlackLine Financial Close Suite, an SAP-endorsed business solution

LOS ANGELES and PARIS, June 11, 2015— Representatives from Tate & Lyle, BlackLine and SAP (NYSE:SAP) will present together at the Financials 2015 Europe conference next week in Nice, France.

A finance business manager from BlackLine client company Tate & Lyle will present a case study on the ease of use with SAP® solutions and key benefits the UK-based global food and beverage giant has realized using BlackLine and software solutions from SAP. The presentation with Tate & Lyle is one of two that BlackLine will deliver alongside SAP during the conference.

The second, entitled “Best Practices for Streamlining 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 educate customers, whether operating in an environment of only SAP solutions or applications from multiple vendors, on how account reconciliation process optimization can help them achieve a quicker and more accurate financial close process.

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Attendees will leave each session with insight into how, by automating their account reconciliations, they can:
BlackLine’s Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions is a cloud-based software tool and SAP-endorsed business solution. The BlackLine suite complements the functionality inherent in the SAP ERP Financials and SAP Simple Finance solutions, bringing enhanced control and automation to finance and accounting departments worldwide. Alongside SAP Simple Finance, which is powered by the SAP HANA® platform, the BlackLine suite provides strategic value with visibility across the finance organization – all via a personalized and simple user experience.

  • Mario Spanicciati, Executive Director for EMEA, BlackLine
  • Stefan Karl, Chief Solution Expert, Finance Solutions, SAP
  • Simon Gray, IS/IT Business Relationship Manager for Finance, Tate & Lyle
  • Virtually eliminate spreadsheets (and the manual errors that often 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

The BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions joins the ranks of fewer than 40 other SAP-endorsed business solutions globally. BlackLine is an SAP gold partner in the SAP PartnerEdge® program and a participant in SAP Store, the online destination to discover and buy solutions and services from SAP and partners, including business analytics, mobile apps and cloud solutions.

BlackLine was named an SAP Pinnacle award 2011 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 partnerships with SAP and driving customer success.

To learn more, visit BlackLine at Financials 2015 in booth No. 920.

About BlackLine

BlackLine is a leader in enhanced finance controls and automation (EFCA) software and offers a unified cloud platform supporting the entire close-to-disclose process. The BlackLine Finance Controls and Automation Platform is designed to help midsize companies and large enterprises strengthen controls, lower compliance risks and gain greater efficiencies and visibility. Delivered through a scalable and highly secure cloud model and built from a single code base, the platform supports many key accounting and financial processes including the financial close, account reconciliations, intercompany accounting and controls assurance, fueling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle.

More than 100,000 users across 1,000 global companies in over 100 countries currently leverage BlackLine software to increase accountant productivity and elevate controls and compliance functions to ‘modern finance’ status, with customers comprising more than 25 of the Fortune 100 and over 100 of the Fortune 500.

BlackLine complements existing enterprise systems for corporate performance management, governance, risk and compliance and enterprise resource planning. The BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions is an SAP-endorsed business solution, joining the ranks of fewer than 40 other software offerings. BlackLine also is an SAP gold partner, Oracle gold partner and participates in the partner programs of NetSuite and several other ERP providers.

BlackLine global headquarters are in Los Angeles, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Melbourne, New York City, Paris and Sydney. For more information, please visit

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