Agenda

Start here to navigate your way through 3 general sessions, 11 workshops, 38 breakout sessions, and a special after-hours event with Trevor Noah. With 3 days of amazing content and certification opportunities, BeyondTheBlack is the ultimate Modern Accounting Experience.

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Schedule at-a-glance
GENERAL SESSIONS
9:00am - 11:00am PT
BREAK
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
AFTERNOON PROGRAM
12:00pm - 2:00pm PT
AFTER HOURS
4:00pm - 5:00pm PT
DAY 1
Tue, Nov. 17
DAY 2
Wed, Nov. 18
DAY 3
Thu, Nov. 19
President’s Keynote and Customer Innovation Showcase
BlackLine U Workshops (1 hour each)
Guest Keynote (Mike Walsh) and Product Roadmap
Breakout Sessions (30-60 minutes each)
Innovation Session and Strategic Partner Panel
The SAP Experience
Virtual Booths, Product Demos & 1:1 Meetings
“Off The Books” with Trevor Noah
General Sessions
President's Keynote & Customer Innovation Showcase

Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Guest Keynote with Mike Walsh & Product Roadmap

Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

"Off The Books" with Trevor Noah

Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We are excited to have Trevor Noah join our virtual BeyondTheBlack lineup as his life story is one of resilience and agility. Two qualities we’ve all come to embrace in 2020 whether we’re talking about finance transformation or just getting by in this most challenging of years. In a one night only special event, Trevor Noah will host Off The Books, a late night style show that will see Trevor interview BlackLine customers to explore the challenges, successes, and hilarity of Accounting in 2020. No stress, no politics, just fun. Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Trevor received a 2020 Grammy Nomination for Best Comedy Album for “Trevor Noah: Son Of Patricia” and 2020 NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special). Trevor recently received a 2020 Webby Award for Best in Comedy “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Series. Trevor originally joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.

Innovation Session & Strategic Partner Panel

Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are 30 – 60 minutes long and provide an opportunity for attendees to engage more closely with BlackLine customers, BlackLine and industry experts, and their peers around topics of common interest, including top-of-mind F&A trends and BlackLine solution best practices. Many of these sessions are CPE or CPD (Canada) eligible.

Art of the Possible

Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Imagine a world where your accounting team is best-in-class—free from manual, routine, and cumbersome processes, and strategically focused on higher value activities. Join members of BlackLine's Strategic Innovation Team as they help you envision next steps in your accounting innovation journey.

Mapping Out Your Future with BlackLine

Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Finance transformation, change management, and closing with a distributed workforce can sound intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Follow our Modern Accounting Playbook for a guided approach to achieve modern accounting and set your organization up for continued success.

Overcoming Automation Stagnation: Expand Your Use Cases

Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

The reality for Accounting is that data reconciliation and manipulation is a large, arduous part of many processes. Goodwill, T&E, leases, and payroll are just some of the many examples of general ledger accounts and processes that require significant manual effort to close out and reconcile period over period. Don’t get stuck on your automation journey with BlackLine. Join this session to hear how you can expand automation to additional use cases as we walk through one of the highlighted use cases from Tammy Coley’s keynote: lease accounting.

Virtualizing Finance & Accounting: Ground Rules for Closing the Books from Anywhere

Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

The ramifications of the pandemic will long outlast it. How companies close the books and where the accounting staff who perform these tasks are located has unequivocally changed. BlackLine will explore how to redesign your accounting operating model so that it can securely function from anywhere, from period-end to audit. After this session, you will be able to: determine how to achieve a virtual close using five keys, apply three methods that will empower your remote accounting team to operate virtually, recognize ways to mitigate work-from-home cybersecurity risks, and explain how to conduct a virtual audit.

UHY - BlackLine Case Study: Migration From One to Multiple Products

Tuesday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

The power of BlackLine is most evident when all of its products work together synergistically. UHY Consulting, a trusted BlackLine partner since 2006, was hired by T-Mobile and Sprint following their merger to help integrate their BlackLine products and transform their financial organizations. During this insightful session, you will hear from UHY and T-Mobile/Sprint leaders as they share lessons learned during the integration of BlackLine in the newly merged organization. Both companies were Blackline users, but T-Mobile was using multiple products, whereas Sprint was only using Account Reconciliations. UHY worked to integrate the two organizations and maximize their BlackLine usage. The end result is a truly transformed financial organization that has the ability to see the companies’ performance both individually and consolidated. This unique project brought to light the power of BlackLine as well as the ways it can serve as a multi-functional and layered solution.

Customer Insights: Proactive Accounting with Matching

Tuesday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

In an ideal world, accountants would love to take a more proactive approach, but due to the very reactive nature of their work-reconciliations, adjusting entries, and reporting—it's seemingly impossible. But proactive accounting is achievable with BlackLine, and Dun & Bradstreet has the Transaction Matching use cases to prove it. Join this session for customer insights on how you can be efficient, investigative, and proactive with Transaction Matching.

Best Practices for Achieving a Successful Remote Audit

Tuesday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

While it's unclear how long this distributed working environment will be our reality, we can all likely agree that resiliency and the ability to adapt to virtual work is critical. And when you take a process like the audit-which has traditionally been conducted on site-there are additional concerns. It's become essential to rethink how control testing and procedures, PBC lists, and even status meetings with auditors can be virtualized. Modern accounting technology like BlackLine's platform solutions help facilitate audit activities between the customer and the auditor with added control and collaboration—from wherever you may be working. Join this session to learn the best practices you need to ensure a successful remote audit.

Modern Accounting - A Day in the Life with BlackLine

Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

If you still close with lots spreadsheets, lots of emails, and lots of paper-based processes—all done manually, then this session will give you insight into the modern accounting experience. During this session, we’ll pull back the curtain and take you inside our platform for a peek at features and functions through the eyes of a user.

Genpact - Virtues of the Virtual Close

Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

In March, when most countries went into a sudden lockdown, most finance teams were closing the books virtually for the first time, with little opportunity to prepare. Today, most organizations have gone through at least two cycles of a virtual quarter-end close and have moved away from adjusting processes on the fly to new, carefully crafted ways to ensure a smooth close. Genpact not only closed the books for over 100 clients remotely, but also made it happen half a day or two faster. In this session, we'll share our learnings and best practices, including re-prioritizing tasks to build business and operations resilience, key close strategies adopted across industries to make the transition to a virtual environment, process, policy, and technology adaptations—some temporary and some that will continue to be in focus, and some existing and some new virtual workplaces and close processes post-COVID-19.

Are you getting the most out of your BlackLine solution?

Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Many of our customers are still using BlackLine Account Reconciliations as a workflow tool. Attend this session to learn how to get the full benefit of what BlackLine has to offer as a complete month-end close process solution.

Vaco - Better Together: An Innovative Perspective on BlackLine, RPA & Complimentary Technologies

Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Everyone here knows the power of the BlackLine platform to one extent or the other, but in today’s business environment there is still confusion and uncertainty around how it ties in with other technologies like RPA, data aggregation and normalization platforms, etc. Do they do the same thing? Is there overlap? Maybe, but there is also great opportunity in there somewhere. Come hear from industry thought leader Vaco and their client World Fuel Services on what a progressive and forward-leaning finance transformation journey looks like. You will hear first-hand thoughts, insights, and considerations that anyone can take away in helping craft their vision and roadmap to embrace end-to-end process automation and how to get there.

Clearsulting - Policy as a Foundation for Automation & Standardization

Tuesday, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A holistic approach toward implementing the Journal Entry solution is vital to seeing the highest ROI possible out of BlackLine technology. Clearsulting and Alexion will discuss the importance of taking a process-, policy-, and technology-driven approach. They will also share how redesigning journal entry policy while implementing BlackLine's Journal Entry solution and putting thresholds in place for journal posting reduced journal entries by 20%.

Riveron - 5 Ways to Maximize Your BlackLine Investment

Tuesday, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Does your organization own BlackLine products that are sitting on the shelf (aka shelfware)? Are you not experiencing the automation or efficiency you'd like to achieve with BlackLine? Based on experience in the field advising clients, Riveron will share common challenges our clients are experiencing and discuss solutions to achieve additional value from the platform. Riveron's BlackLine SME, Jonas Melton, will discuss creative ways to unlock ROI from the system and provide an automation roadmap. Don't miss this opportunity to discuss financial close improvements that will help create a best-in-class finance and accounting function.

How BlackLine Augments Your Intercompany Technology Ecosystem

Tuesday, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Intercompany is very challenging for many global organizations due to its global and cross-functional nature. To complicate things further, a company's technology ecosystem plays a critical role in streamlining the end-to-end intercompany process. Do you understand what role different technology plays in your intercompany process? Are you utilizing technology solutions to help manage your intercompany processes, but there are still gaps? Learn how BlackLine's Intercompany Hub fits into your technology ecosystem and how it can augment the technology you are currently utilizing.

Deloitte - Creating an Ecosystem Enviornment with BlackLine, Your ERP & Other Financial Applications

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

With an explosion of systems, continued M&A activity, and an influx of data, it can be challenging to create a seamless and integrated financial ecosystem. Join Deloitte as we discuss leading practices around creating more seamless processing between applications, including how to integrate your ERP with BlackLine and other financial applications.

BlackLine Account Analysis: Discover the Latest Innovation to BlackLine Account Reconciliations

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Discover the latest innovation to BlackLine Account Reconciliations. The new Account Analysis reconciliation template enables users to manage balance sheet accounts at a transactional level. Review and analyze transactions related to accrued expenses, deferred revenues, prepaid expenses, GR/IR, and many more, to speed up the reconciliation process and ensure the ongoing health of your accounts. Join this session to learn how with Account Analysis.

The Art of Matching: High-Volume Reconciliations Master Class

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Did you know that Accounting is both an art and a science? Like science, many accounting processes follow a systematic pattern, otherwise known as matching transactions between data sources to uncover exceptions. The art of Accounting is the investigative exception-handling process that requires accounting skills that extend past the science. Join this session as we take you through a deep dive into recent advanced enhancements to Transaction Matching, including a firsthand look at the new Unmatched Transactions page! Let us help you automate the science of Accounting so you can focus on the art.

Getting Started with Automated Journals in an Oracle Environment

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Ansys, a global leader in engineering simulation, knew that it needed a consistent and automated approach for journal entries to sustain its acquisitive business model. The company implemented BlackLine Journal Entry in January 2020 and rolled out Automated Journals globally in February 2020. In this session, Amy Fallon, accounting integration and system manager at Ansys, will discuss best practices for transitioning from manual, paper-based and Oracle-driven journal entries to centralized and streamlined journal entries with BlackLine. She will highlight low-hanging fruit for Automated Journals, such as intangibles and prepaids, as well as next steps for expanding Automated Journals use cases.

Don't Slow Your Roll(out): A Proactive Approach to ERP Change

Wednesday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Changing or upgrading ERPs is overwhelming in itself, let alone considerations for other platforms. Join this session to hear the importance of involving Finance and Accounting, how BlackLine compliments ERPs, and tips & tricks that other customers have shared along the way.

Become a Journals Master with Automated Journals & Journal Masters

Wednesday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

You have Transaction Matching and Account Reconciliations integrated into your F&A routine, but how can you further streamline and automate your record-to-report process? BlackLine Journal Entry gives you the opportunity to manage, create, and approve adjusting entries and supporting items from the same centralized, cloud-based platform. Attend this session to learn how to further streamline journal entries with Automated Journals. We'll walk you through various use cases, including monthly rent, payroll, bank service charges, and depreciation or interest expenses, and how to set them up. You'll also learn how to reduce workflow bottlenecks by streamlining recurring journal entries with Journal Masters.

Quick Win for Efficiency & Control with Bank Rec Automation

Wednesday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

It's been months since the first virtual close, yet the feeling of uncertainty lingers. Large improvement projects that preceded the pandemic are increasingly daunting. At the same time, according to McKinsey, we've leapt five years forward in digital adoption in a matter of eight weeks. Accounting organizations are continuing to look for quick wins to improve efficiency and control, especially in higher risk areas. With this in mind, we've created BlackLine Bank Reconciliations, a new solution-driven approach to automating your end-to-end bank reconciliation process in the cloud. Join this session to help your organization enable greater operational resilience, automation, and control.

BlackLine Platform Connectivity & Technical Advancements

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

BlackLine has taken strides to increase our platform connectivity and API availability to add security, flexibility, and modern architecture to scale with customer demands. These technical advancements will ultimately enable customers and partners to potentially build “apps” on top of BlackLine, enable usage of RPA bots, and improve integration with other technology vendors. Come to this session to learn more about BlackLine’s new Developer Portal and API Gateway.

A Better Way to Unify & Reconcile High-Volume Data

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Repetitive transactional processes like VLOOKUPS, rainbow spreadsheets, copying and pasting data, and inconsistent data files and formats are just simply not sustainable. There IS a better way to unify and reconcile high-volume data with automation. BlackLine Transaction Matching eliminates the time and effort needed to locate, import, validate, and process your data. Join this session as we walk you through an in-depth look at how to set up the foundation for Matching with the Data Import Utility.

EY - Modern Finance in the Digital Age with EY & McKesson

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As both business and society react to and recover from a pandemic crisis that has highlighted the need to be agile, flexible, and driven by purpose, many companies are reevaluating their priorities and approach. Companies of all sizes have been focused on, among other things, developing a modern finance function that is capable of meeting the challenges presented by a globally-connected, complex business environment. By operating in a virtual environment due to the pandemic, companies have identified a need for policies, processes, and technology that support resilience and adaptability, as well as value creation through business insights in a manner that is both cost effective and focused on speed-to-value.

RSM - Flatten the Curve: From Implementation to Optimization

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Accounting and finance professionals rarely look forward to the close process. And when it comes to the close, faster doesn't always equal better. Indeed, the key to properly implementing BlackLine is understanding how it can be used to holistically improve your close process. It is harnessing the knowledge gained from a deep understanding of the solution, coupled with how it uniquely fits into your business processes. That is why we have pioneered implementation methodologies such as our proprietary BlackLine accelerator, SmartLaunch to ensure that you rightsize your close to fit your unique needs. Whether you are implementing BlackLine for the first time or optimizing your current environment, learn how a risk-based, data-driven approach can stabilize and enhance the quality of your close, increase automation, and flatten the curve in the most practical manner possible.

RGP - Beyond the Basics: Innovating with BlackLine

Wednesday, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

BlackLine's suite of solutions brings vast capability, but some of that potential is overlooked or underutilized. Join RGP's experts to discuss real-world innovation with BlackLine, including creative uses of Transaction Matching, automated Journal Entries, and more.

Selecting the Right Automation for the Future of F&A Work

Wednesday, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The need to automate is top of mind for Accounting and Finance, but the definition of automation can vary widely with terms like Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence bandied around, with vague technology offerings or mixed results. So, how can you determine what type of automation is going to deliver value for your business? Join this session for a look into the automation technologies that are available today, the purposes they serve, and how they can be effectively and efficiently leveraged to automate your business processes.

Boosting Employee Morale with Effective Change Management

Thursday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In modern accounting today, change management is essential for every organization to keep up with automation, new rules, and regulations. But all too often, productivity suffers. Change isn’t easy, and when your accountants are asked to shift the way they do their jobs, the result can often be frustration and a lack of motivation. The good news is that finance transformation is not just about reducing cost, managing risks, and improving quality and efficiencies. It’s also about generating empowerment and engagement. It's about nurturing talent in your finance and accounting functions. Join BlackLine strategic innovation experts, Brandee Bible and Jennifer Ryan, and BlackLine customer, Annette Strenge from Knowles as they share insights for effective change management.

Workiva - No-Go Status Quo: Why Financial Transformation Can't Wait

Thursday, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

If we've learned anything this year, it's that the status quo is broken. But financial transformation doesn't have to be as hard as you might think. Hear from Workiva and The Hershey Company as they detail their financial transformation journey—how they started and where they're headed. This session will help you learn how to chart your own financial transformation path that brings value faster and with less effort than you might think.

Expand Your Automation with Additional Process Use Cases & BlackLine

Thursday, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

From lease accounting to payroll to T&E—attend this session to learn how to automate even more processes with BlackLine.

Optimizing the Close with Task Management Intelligence

Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

As a catalyst for helping businesses work faster and smarter, Qlik wanted to apply the same principles to their month-end close. Join this session to learn Qlik's best practices for organizing and tracking close activities using BlackLine Task Management. Theresa Malone, Accounting Supervisor at Qlik will walk through the company's task workflows, provide daily task list recommendations, and show various status reports and visualizations. She will also discuss how to take close visibility to the next level by using Qlik's reporting integration to display and analyze month-end activity.

Planful - Modernize Your Close & Reporting Processes

Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Hear how one of our customers improved their close, consolidation, and reporting processes and brought transformational change to FP&A. Then, hear how BlackLine and Planful can help you do the same. We'll explore all the details in this virtual fireside chat.

Armanino - Integrate Siloed Financial Systems into Value Streams with Record-to-Report

Thursday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CFO organizations need to reduce time, effort, and costs associated with silos of financial activities which cause delays and increase lead times. Hear from our experts on how a full technology stack helps businesses integrate and automate the record-to-report (R2R) process, enabling them to deliver a faster financial close, improve compliance, and enhance decision making. Learn how to design, implement, and maintain your R2R process to help you collect, organize, and analyze your company's financial information to produce meaningful data with actionable insights. As a result, you can free your organization's talent from handling day-to-day financial activities to focus on strategic business opportunities.

Building a Better Business Case: Getting Your Executives on Board with Modern Accounting

Thursday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Traditional, manual accounting is not sustainable. In order to modernize how they work, accounting organizations must automate the manual, repetitive processes that are holding them back. But for F&A teams across the globe, securing budget for technology can be a tall task. A compelling and robust business case is a critical requirement to starting your finance transformation, and this shouldn't be overlooked. In this session, we'll review the value that financial close solutions can bring to your organization. We'll also cover common pitfalls and leading practices for building your business case and garnering support for accounting automation.

How to Achieve Compliance Across Teams

Thursday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

COVID-19 has undoubtably placed renewed focus on companies' control environments and teams must adjust rapidly to ensure all risk areas are adequately addressed. Join this session to learn how to integrate compliance and controls into your existing accounting automation framework. Product expert, Evan Leung will discuss various BlackLine Compliance use cases supporting the business, governance and compliance, and internal audit. You will also learn best practices to ensure risks are mapped to relevant controls, controls are properly assigned to process owners, required testing is performed, and issues and remediation are appropriately tracked.

BlackLine Account Analysis: Discover the Latest Innovation to BlackLine Account Reconciliations

Thursday, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover the latest innovation to BlackLine Account Reconciliations. The new Account Analysis reconciliation template enables users to manage balance sheet accounts at a transactional level. Review and analyze transactions related to accrued expenses, deferred revenues, prepaid expenses, GR/IR, and many more, to speed up the reconciliation process and ensure the ongoing health of your accounts. Join this session to learn how with Account Analysis.

Building Sustainable Compliance Processes Across Worldwide Entities

Thursday, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join this session to learn how Carrier Corporation, a global provider of sustainable building and refrigeration solutions, made the move from home-grown software to leading-practice technology to enable more comprehensive control processes. Since adopting BlackLine Compliance to manage a unified set of controls and issue tracking for 270 entities, Carrier has continued to innovate. Meghan Boyd, Senior Manager, Business Controls at Carrier, will discuss best practices for designing and executing Compliance use cases such as SOX testing, statutory audits for tax reconciliations, sign-off procedures for narratives and flow charts, and more. She will also highlight how Carrier uses Qlik's reporting integration to gain better visibility over the control environment.

More Breakout information is coming soon.

Workshops

BlackLine U workshops are quality-learning sessions that provide a deep dive into a specific topic. They’re designed to bring conference attendees the best and most up-to-date information and help BlackLine users and administrators make the most out of their BlackLine solutions. All sessions are 1 hour and many of these workshops are CPE or CPD (Canada) eligible .

BLU Workshop - Success Starts Here: Your BlackLine Resources

Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you a new BlackLine user wondering what resources you have available to you? Or, are you a longtime user who wonders if you are utilizing everything we have to offer? We want to make sure you know the various methods of support and resources available. In this session, learn how to utilize the Community, BlackLine U, Champion Rewards, and more!

BLU Workshop - Accelerate Your Use of Account Reconciliations with Templates

Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Not sure which BlackLine reconciliation template to choose for your reconciliations? Want to know the best one to use for better visibility, reliability, and efficiency? This workshop provides an overview and use case examples so you can make sound choices in your reconciliations. Also, you will see how to add, import, and manage items to your organization's benefit.

BLU Workshop - Gain Efficiencies with Auto-Certification

Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In this workshop, you'll learn to explore how auto-certification works at the global and account levels. Key characteristics associated with specific auto-certification rules will be covered, as will best practices for utilizing auto-certification rules.

BLU Workshop - Obtain Critical Insights with Reporting: Metrics Scorecard

Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This workshop explains how BlackLine's Reporting product is used to gain rich insights and trends into key metrics around financial, operational, and process-related risks. Build several reports that can immediately be used on your metric scorecards.

BLU Workshop - Lifecycle of the BlackLine Administrator

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Administrative tasks and responsibilities are critical to the overall success of BlackLine. They ensure that your BlackLine instance stays in optimal shape, no matter what stage of the game you're in. In this workshop, discover the various resources available to enhance your administrative knowledge.

BLU Workshop - All About Reconciliation Items

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you understand all the available features and functions for adding reconciliation items and is your reconciliation process maximizing them? Whether you're a Preparer, an Approver, or a reader of reconciliations, gaining this understanding of BlackLine is essential. Using items effectively provides a high level of visibility and efficiency while elevating the internal control environment. In this workshop, we walk through item classes, currency, dating, the power of using summary items, how to import items from Excel, cloning, copying, and more!

BLU Workshop - Overview of Task Management

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This workshop will walk you through the key functions and features of BlackLine Task Management. Review different use cases in action and learn how this product will help you achieve greater visibility, efficiency, and control.

BLU Workshop - Mitigating Risk Using Modern Accounting

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

One of Accounting's key functions is to mitigate risk when it comes to the completeness and accuracy of a company's financial records. The BlackLine platform boasts a variety of helpful features to assist in these efforts. Join this training session to explore multiple ways BlackLine can enable your organization to mitigate risk, including Account Rules, Risk Ratings, Item Aging Settings, Impact Types for Required Adjustments, Alert and Application Settings, Reporting, and more!

BLU Workshop - Match & Reconcile Millions of Transactions in Minutes

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tired of ticking and tying? Learn how BlackLine's Transaction Matching solution matches and reconciles millions of transactions in minutes. In this workshop, we'll walk through how to create a basic proof of concept. Experience how simple it is to import data from an Excel file, create a match set, add pass rules, and run the matching engine. Our automation solutions are sure to free up time for value-added analysis.

The Intercompany Journey: Enabling Your Top Use Cases

Thursday, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Intercompany accounting spans the areas of accounting, tax, and treasury. It is often overwhelming to understand how to begin to streamline your intercompany process. Learning from successful intercompany transformation use cases fosters better decisions in our own organizations. Join BlackLine for a presentation of common intercompany use cases and how the Intercompany Hub facilitated transformation in these use cases.

Close Faster by Optimizing Your Journal Entry Process

Thursday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In today's data-driven world, Accounting is evolving. Accountants are tasked with doing more with the same resources and in less time, all while maintaining the agility to look into and understand the financials at a transactional level. That's why it's more important than ever to optimize your close and ensure your journal entries aren't muddying the water. Join this session to explore how the number of journal entries your organization books is directly correlated with the time it takes to close.

BLU Workshop - Your Journey to Journal Entries with BlackLine

Thursday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Eliminate manual, labor-intensive processes, errors, and lack of transparency with BlackLine Journal Entry. This workshop will walk you through the core and advanced functionality of Journals in BlackLine. Explore the various types of BlackLine Journals that are available and learn what to expect and how to prepare for a BlackLine Journal Entry implementation. Wondering how and when Journal Masters and Automated Journals could be used to your organization's advantage? During this session we'll also determine workflow and template logic options that can enhance efficiencies for journal entries within your organization. Finally, you'll learn about the cross-functionality available with BlackLine Journals and our Account Reconciliations, Task Management, and Intercompany Hub solutions.

More workshop information is coming soon.

SAP Experience

The SAP experience is a curated agenda of keynote, breakout, and other sessions relevant for companies running SAP. In these sessions industry experts from BlackLine, SAP, and alliance partners will share thought leadership, solution information, and use cases, and BlackLine customers running SAP will share their journeys, successes, and lessons learned.

Better Together: BlackLine & SAP

Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Thack Brown, Chief Operating Officer for SAP North America, solution experts from SAP and BlackLine, and a panel of innovative customers for an afternoon focused on our modern accounting solutions. You'll hear SAP's perspective on the importance of collaboration between finance and operations, the benefits of financial close automation, and why BlackLine is a strategic partner. Experts will illustrate how SAP Solution Extensions by BlackLine help customers transform the financial close to save time, reduce risk, simplify audits, and increase transparency. Finally, accounting and finance leaders from SAP customers will share their experiences and answer your questions.

Deloitte - Creating an Ecosystem Enviornment with BlackLine, Your ERP & Other Financial Applications

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

With an explosion of systems, continued M&A activity, and an influx of data, it can be challenging to create a seamless and integrated financial ecosystem. Join Deloitte as we discuss leading practices around creating more seamless processing between applications, including how to integrate your ERP with BlackLine and other financial applications.

EY - Modern Finance in the Digital Age with EY & McKesson

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As both business and society react to and recover from a pandemic crisis that has highlighted the need to be agile, flexible, and driven by purpose, many companies are reevaluating their priorities and approach. Companies of all sizes have been focused on, among other things, developing a modern finance function that is capable of meeting the challenges presented by a globally-connected, complex business environment. By operating in a virtual environment due to the pandemic, companies have identified a need for policies, processes, and technology that support resilience and adaptability, as well as value creation through business insights in a manner that is both cost effective and focused on speed-to-value.

How BlackLine Enables a Successful Move to SAP S/4HANA

Thursday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Accounting and finance teams play a key role in digital transformation. From reevaluating legacy processes to updating the chart of accounts, a move to SAP S/4HANA is an opportunity for F&A to positively impact the broader initiative while maintaining visibility and control. In this session, industry specialists from BlackLine's SAP Center of Excellence will illustrate top reasons BlackLine solutions help companies move to SAP S/4HANA. Additionally, a panel of customers running SAP S/4HANA will highlight complementary use cases and share their journeys, results, and lessons learned.

SAP Open Item Clearing Automation

Thursday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Millions of open items can build up quickly in SAP, creating IT and operational challenges, slowing system performance, and leading to unexpected write-offs or control issues. These issues span many GL accounts—cash, prepaids, accruals, T&E, and many more. BlackLine helps SAP customers automate manual open item matching and clearing processes to save time and reduce risk. This session will provide an overview of top use cases, highlight the BlackLine solution, and highlight customer successes.

November 17-19, 2020