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.

About BlackLine

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/.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ashley Dyer
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