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November 16, 2020

Clearsulting & Alexion: How to Reap the Full Benefits of BlackLine

Customer Success
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Shannon Maynard

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Clearsulting has spent years implementing BlackLine and sharing their record-to-report process expertise with the BlackLine community. This year, they are a Gold sponsor at BeyondTheBlack 2020 and teaming up with BlackLine customer and Clearsulting client, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, to speak about their accounting process improvement journey thus far.

Given the virtual nature of the conference this year, Clearsulting wanted to highlight a client journey that has progressed in both a face-to-face and virtual environment. Alexion first engaged with Clearsulting in late 2019 as their partner of choice for a journal entry module implementation.

During our BeyondTheBlack session, Kate Apuzzo, senior manager at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, and Paige Howard, director in the Finance Systems practice of Clearsulting will discuss the role each of them plays in this project, why they saw it as such as success, and the tangible benefits this implementation brought the Alexion Pharmaceuticals accounting team.

This presentation will be helpful for anyone looking to implement or optimize BlackLine’s Journal Entry solution.

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A Holistic Approach to Maximize ROI

Clearsulting’s holistic approach toward implementing BlackLine is vital to seeing the highest ROI possible out of the technology. Alexion will provide insight into why they initially chose a firm like Clearsulting along with their role in the project. They will also dive into the drivers behind technology implementation and process improvement.

Clearsulting and Alexion will walk attendees through the importance of taking a process, policy, and technology-driven approach and why they built in the business validations that ensure accuracy across journal entries.

Finally, you’ll get a taste of the tangible benefits Alexion is experiencing and learn how redesigning journal entry policy while implementing the Journals solution and putting in-place thresholds for journal posting reduced Alexion’s journal entries by 20%.

The floor will be yours after the presentation to ask Kate and Paige any questions you have about Alexion’s BlackLine journey or Clearsulting’s BlackLine expertise.

Join us live at BeyondTheBlack on Tuesday, November 17 at 1:30 pm. You can earn 0.5 CPE/CPD credits in the Information Technology field of study by attending.

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Shannon Maynard