BING Align Your SAP Strategy with BlackLine at InTheBlack 2016

Align Your SAP Strategy with BlackLine at InTheBlack 2016

BlackLine’s annual user experience on November 13-16 provides the opportunity for SAP to join BlackLine to deliver revolutionary concepts, paradigm shifts, and exclusive industry insights. This experience is especially exciting for SAP because BlackLine’s mission and strategy align so closely with ours.

SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Our customers look to us to help them Run Simple – to seamlessly connect people and technology, in real-time. We help them re-imagine business and life to drive meaningful impact globally.

BlackLine’s mission is to transform the lives of accountants and finance professionals through software that automates the most time-consuming, manual processes, so they can focus on adding more value to their organization.

BlackLine is the only SAP-Endorsed Business Solution for Financial Close. Our solutions integrate together to help automate the financial close process and provide real-time financial data. BlackLine aligns with your SAP investment strategy to deliver dramatic value and results to your organization.

Driving Continuous Improvement – Monday, November 14 at 10:15 am

During this year’s InTheBlack, we will share our vision and the value we bring to our customers at an even deeper level. Ivo Bauermann, Global Vice President and General Manager EPM & ERP Financials at SAP, will share the main stage with Molly Boyle, Senior Manager Corporate Accounting at Under Armour.

During this keynote presentation, Molly and Ivo will discuss how organizations around the world are realizing the benefits of running SAP Software and BlackLine together for a more efficient financial close. Continuous improvement has become imperative in our modern business world, and you will learn how to integrate this into your organization through Under Armour’s story.

The Soft Close – Monday, November 14 at 3:30 pm

My breakout session will dive into the SAP BlackLine partnership and the SAP solutions available to help you accelerate your close to disclose process. You’ll discover new ways to increase speed, efficiency, and quality while closing your books using SAP ERP, SAP solutions for EPM, and SAP S/4HANA. These innovative ideas will help you:

  • Achieve real-time insight into the financial close progress and financial results
  • Automate financial consolidation, accelerate the close process, and remove error-prone manual processes
  • Improve financial statement production and management reporting

I’ve had the pleasure of attending InTheBlack in previous years, and found the greatest value in BlackLine’s thought leadership and listening to customer experiences. This year is sure to be the best one yet, and I hope to see you there.

SAP & BlackLine’s Partnership

The BlackLine Financial Close Suite has been an SAP-Endorsed Business Solution since 2013 and supports the completeness of SAP’s Accounting and Financial Close technology.

These solutions help customers reduce risk and achieve compliance in account reconciliation and financial close processes, gain efficiencies and increase employee productivity, thus freeing up resources for value-adding activities and supporting the business and enabling Continuous Accounting.

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