BLACKLINE SAN FRANCISCO EVENT FEATURES LEADING TECH COMPANIES ON THE JOURNEY TO BUILDING MODERN FINANCE ORGANIZATIONS
‘Modern Finance Tour’ Targets 45 U.S., Europe, APAC cities; BlackLine Customers Autodesk, ServiceNow, Zendesk to Discuss Best Practices
LOS ANGELES – March 15, 2016 – Following on the heels of its 2015 debut tour, BlackLine is again embarking on a 45-city ‘Modern Finance Tour’ in 2016, with its upcoming San Francisco event on Tuesday, March 22, set to feature such technology companies (and BlackLine customers) as Autodesk, ServiceNow and Zendesk. In addition, a senior director from The Hackett Group will give a presentation on trends and best practices in finance transformation.
The BlackLine Modern Finance Tour is comprised of full and half-day seminars designed to demonstrate how Finance & Accounting (F&A) professionals can leverage BlackLine’s cloud-based platform for finance controls and automation, including the company’s data analytics software BlackLine Insights, to transform and elevate their departments to Modern Finance status. BlackLine and other industry experts will show how the BlackLine platform can help reduce the time and resources required to execute financial close tasks with accuracy and efficiency, fueling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle.
A key theme for this year’s tour will be ‘Continuous Accounting’ where the distribution of period-end activities throughout the accounting cycle can help avoid workload spikes, enable real-time reporting and analysis and ultimately accelerate the close. At each Modern Finance Tour seminar, attendees will learn:
● Best practices for finance transformation
● How other successful companies are using cloud tools to accelerate the financial close
● How they can reduce risk, increase efficiency and enforce controls through automation
● How to ensure visibility and transparency for key F&A processes
● How Modern Finance is changing the way F&A works
● The importance of using data to measure the quality and efficiency of F&A operations
● How technology can help F&A benchmark against industry best practices.
BlackLine has 45 cities on the schedule for 2016 spanning the United States, Europe and the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region. The tour kicked off in January with stops including St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Glasgow and Paris, with representatives from BlackLine client companies on hand in their respective cities to discuss the benefits and ROI they have seen since implementing BlackLine as part of their finance transformation efforts. Partner firms such as Connor Group, Protiviti, Robert Half, UHY Advisors and Vaco also are on tap in select cities. For more information, to register for an event near you, or to view the latest schedule, go here.
BlackLine is a leading provider of Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation (EFCA) software and the only one that offers a unified cloud platform supporting the entire close-to-disclose process. BlackLine’s EFCA Platform helps midsize companies and large enterprises improve the accuracy and reliability of their financial reporting, achieve process efficiencies and improve visibility into their Finance & Accounting (F&A) operations. The platform enables customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a ‘Continuous Accounting’ model. With Continuous Accounting, real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities, allowing the rigid accounting calendar to more closely mirror the broader business.
Delivered through a scalable and highly secure cloud model and built from a single code base, the BlackLine platform supports many key F&A processes including the financial close, account reconciliations, intercompany accounting and controls assurance, fueling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle. Through BlackLine’s cloud analytics software, BlackLine Insights, CFOs access real-time data to benchmark, analyze and improve the efficiency and performance of their F&A organizations. The software utilizes live, aggregated and anonymized data collected from BlackLine customers.
In an era of ever-increasing business complexity, transaction volumes and stringent regulatory requirements, BlackLine’s platform is purpose-built to transform and modernize mission-critical F&A processes—with enterprise-grade accuracy, automation and transparency. More than 125,000 users across 1,300 companies in approximately 100 countries depend upon BlackLine to increase accountant productivity and elevate controls and compliance functions to Modern Finance status.
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, Singapore, Sydney and Vancouver. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.