BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform Recognized for Business and Technology Innovation in the Chief Financial Officer Category

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 18, 2016 – Ventana Research has selected BlackLine, a leading provider of financial controls and automation software, for a 2016 Technology Innovation Award for “business innovation in the office of the CFO.”

BlackLine’s Finance Controls and Automation Platform was recognized for delivering a fresh approach to Finance & Accounting known as Continuous Accounting, a model in which automation, control and tasks typically not performed until the period-end, are embedded directly within day-to-day activities, allowing the rigid accounting calendar to more closely mirror the dynamic nature of actual business cycles.

The Technology Leadership Awards cover 30 business and technology categories spanning big data to mobile technology to CIO and CFO awards. Submissions were evaluated by Ventana Research based on an established set of criteria. A complete list of categories, winners and the judging criteria can be found 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 Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day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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