Joint Customers CNH Industrial and Graham Group To Present Strategies for a More Effective and Efficient Financial Close

LOS ANGELES - April 19, 2017 – BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) announced today that it is teaming up with SAP tomorrow, Thursday, April 20, 2017, to host a virtual event designed to provide an in-depth look into Continuous Accounting—a new model for Finance and Accounting (F&A) in which automation, controls 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 the business. The complimentary webcast will feature BlackLine and SAP customers CNH Industrial and Graham Group presenting strategies for how companies can do more with less, run leaner and be more effective in their financial close processes.

In many organizations, the Office of Finance is increasingly entrusted with managing business intelligence and then tasked with tying it to enterprise performance. The focus is typically on the capture of high-quality data to develop more accurate forecasts, quickly seize opportunities and/or nimbly sidestep potential business risks. These activities require real-time access to fast-changing financial information globally. Companies with strategic F&A organizations that are instituting a Continuous Accounting model have an edge over the competition.

Topics covered during the course of the virtual event will include:

· Common challenges companies face in today’s complex business environment

· Benefits of real-time insights for Continuous Accounting and the SAP Soft Close

· Leveraging change management principles to successfully implement Continuous Accounting

· Potential problems performing financial analytics with Excel and the importance of variance analysis

· Keys to identifying the right technology partner and the steps for a successful implementation

The BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions is the only SAP-endorsed business solution for Finance and Accounting. BlackLine reconciliation and accounting automation software complements SAP software by streamlining key aspects of the financial close while embedding controls throughout. More than 1,700 companies around the world trust BlackLine, including more than 500 that are currently running on SAP software.

The BlackLine and SAP Continuous Accounting virtual event will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017, beginning at 10 am Pacific Daylight time. For more information and to register for the event, please go here.


Ashley Dyer

Public Relations Director

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