Operations manager from leading source of intelligent information to discuss benefits achieved using the BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions alongside SAP S/4HANA Finance

LONDON and LOS ANGELES – June 20, 2016 – BlackLine, a leading provider of financial controls and automation solutions that enable “Continuous Accounting,” will be presenting with enterprise application software leader SAP (NYSE:SAP) and Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, at the Financials 2016 show being held this week in Vienna, Austria.

The session, entitled “Extending the Power of SAP® S/4HANA Finance with Cloud Technology,” will provide best practices for using a cloud-based platform such as theBlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP Solutions alongside SAP S/4HANA Finance to optimise the reconciliation and financial close processes. The presentation with Thomson Reuters is one of two that BlackLine will deliver alongside SAP during the conference. The second, entitled “Best Practices to Streamline the Account Reconciliation Process for a Faster Close,” will dig even deeper into specific best practices and innovative strategies for optimising the reconciliation process for companies operating in an environment running only SAP software, as well as for those using multiple ERP/general ledger systems.

Featured Speakers:

·Josh May, solutions consultant and Finance Transformation expert, BlackLine

·Dr. Christoph Ernst, senior director, Finance Solutions, SAP SE

·Bob Abercrombie, CPA, director of Corporate Infrastructure & Operations,Thomson Reuters

BlackLine’s cloud-based software platform helps organisations remain competitive, reduce risk and transform their existing Finance & Accounting (F&A) departments into Modern Finance organisations by automating key processes such as the financial close, account reconciliations, intercompany accounting and controls assurance. BlackLine’s Financial Close Suite for SAP Solutions is an SAP-endorsed business solution that complements the functionality inherent in the SAP ERP Financials solution and the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution, bringing enhanced control and automation to F&A departments worldwide.

For more information, contact BlackLine Senior Vice President of Marketing Howard Goldstein at

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


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