CONTINUOUS ACCOUNTING AND MODERN FINANCE KEY TOPICS AT INTHEBLACK EMEA 2016
6th Annual BlackLine European User Conference to Feature Speakers from Achmea, Aker Solutions, British Gas, Bureau Veritas, Fiat Chrysler, PepsiCo and Unisys
LONDON and LOS ANGELES – June 7, 2016 – Financial controls and automation software company BlackLine will host InTheBlack EMEA 2016, its sixth annual European User Conference, next week in London, home of the company’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters. The conference will feature speakers from BlackLine customers, including Achmea, Aker Solutions, British Gas, Bureau Veritas, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PepsiCo and Unisys, with accounting and finance professionals sharing best practices learned in transforming their organization’s Finance & Accounting (F&A) processes using the BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform.
A key theme for this year’s conference is Continuous Accounting, an advance over the traditional record-to-report process where real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities enabling companies to continually capture, validate and analyze financial data in a timely and precise manner.
Keynotes will be delivered by business and leadership speaker and renowned author Rene’ Carayol; Gilles Bonelli, practice leader, EPM and BI, The Hackett Group; and Gary Simon, CEO of FSN and leader of the Modern Finance Forum for CFOs at FSN.com.
Representatives from other BlackLine customer companies from around the world are registered to attend, joining BlackLine’s team of experts in London. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to provide its EMEA customers with superior service, BlackLine has designed the two-day event as an interactive forum for attendees to share their ideas on how F&A can get the most value out of the BlackLine platform. Through a dual-track program, both new and experienced users will be given an opportunity to:
·Learn best practices from BlackLine’s team of experts and other clients
·Hear how experienced users from other regional companies creatively use BlackLine
·Preview upcoming software enhancements
·Directly influence the product direction going forward.
InTheBlack EMEA 2016 will be held Tuesday to Wednesday, 14-15 June, at Bishopsgate London. For more information, contact Howard Goldstein at email@example.com.
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 135,000 users across 1,400 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 regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information or to see a complete list of offices, please visit www.blackline.com.