Global Commercial Data and Insight Giant to Share How it Achieved ‘Best-in-Class’ Account Reconciliations Using BlackLine Cloud Platform in a Shared Services Environment

LOS ANGELES AND LONDON – May 4, 2016 – A senior finance team leader from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is slated to headline an upcoming sharedserviceslink webinar, highlighting D&B’s use of the BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform to achieve ‘best-in-class’ account reconciliations in a shared services environment.

With the number of companies moving to shared services (often overseas) continuing to increase, it is increasingly critical for proper controls to be in place surrounding the financial close. This session is designed to show how global organizations operating in a shared services environment can optimize their account reconciliation and financial close processes by leveraging technology such as BlackLine’s cloud platform. Gretchen Sikora, senior finance leader, Dun & Bradstreet, will present a case study showing the key benefits and ROI the commercial data and insight leader has realized since using BlackLine on a global basis.

What: “How to Achieve Best-in-Class Recs: the Dun & Bradstreet Story”

When: Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 10:00 New York, 15:00 London, 16:00 Paris

Featured Speakers:

·Gretchen Sikora, senior finance leader, Dun & Bradstreet

·Sarah Fane, head of research, sharedserviceslink

Attendees will leave the session with insight into how, by automating their account reconciliations, Dun & Bradstreet was able to:

·Dramatically increase transparency, visibility and accuracy during the close process across 70 operating entities worldwide

·Virtually eliminate spreadsheets (and the manual errors that often come with them) from their account reconciliation process

·Create a 24/7-accessible global data repository

·Reduce the resources and costs related to audit and SOX compliance

·Improve employee engagement by removing tedious, manual tasks from the close process

To register go here.

Sharedserviceslink,an online community for leaders in Finance shared services, is designed to provide a place where professionals can go to learn from their peers and find out how they have achieved the exceptional.

About BlackLine

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 can 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 regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information or to see a complete list of offices, please visit www.blackline.com.


Ashley Dyer
Sr. Public Relations Manager
P. 818.936.7166
E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com