LOS ANGELES, LONDON and SYDNEY— March 29, 2016 — BlackLine, a leading provider of enhanced finance controls and automation (EFCA) software, today announced that the company’s BlackLine Connector 3.0 has achieved certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform running on the SAP HANA® platform. The BlackLine Connector is designed to integrate with the BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions, an SAP-endorsed business solution, and with systems running the SAP ERP application. Working together, the software automates and simplifies the process and ultimately helps customers accelerate the financial close with minimal IT support.
The cloud-based BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP Solutions complements the functionality inherent in the SAP ERP Financials and SAP S/4HANA Finance solutions, bringing enhanced control and automation to more than 400 finance and accounting departments worldwide. The BlackLine Connector provides embedded, real-time integration with SAP ERP and the BlackLine Financial Close Management solution’s various products, such as account reconciliations and variance analysis.
The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that the BlackLine Connector 3.0 integrates with SAP NetWeaver 7.40 running on SAP HANA using standard integration technologies. The certification underscores BlackLine’s commitment to SAP software environments and helps ensure that customers will be able to implement the BlackLine software suite quickly and with minimal effort and risk.
“Even though our software complements virtually all ERP systems, SAP, in particular, has been a key partner for us,” said Mario Spanicciati, BlackLine’s chief strategy officer. “Providing customers with certified tools that help ensure that our platform seamlessly integrates with all key SAP software environments and applications will continue to open doors for us to SAP’s broad base of enterprise customers.”
BlackLine is a member of the SAP PartnerEdge® program. Through the program, partners work closely with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of their solutions with SAP software. Integrated partner applications extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results.
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/.