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Doing More with Less at Dun & Bradstreet

Since 1841, Dun & Bradstreet has been a trusted provider of commercial data to business, addressing such traditional information needs as counter-party risk exposure and credit history, as well as more modern social-identity matching. Today, nearly 90 percent of the...

A Formula for Giving Back – and Getting Back

Diane Romualdez is BlackLine’s director of corporate events. At any given moment she’s watching over trade shows, seminars, conferences and other events. She estimates that her group handles about 200 events in a year. And the number keeps growing. Chief...

COSO Report Card: How Companies Are Measuring Up

The practice of accounting is orderly, measured, and demands the highest levels of precision and accuracy. The new COSO framework, however, is somewhat the opposite. First announced in 2013 and still under adoption by some, it’s more interpretative than specific,...

Why CFOs Need to Care about Modern Finance

Today’s CFOs are being held to a higher standard than ever before, whether in terms of  the technology and other equipment their organizations buy, the people who are hired, or the processes that are put in place to seize competitive...

BlackLine Products: Fulfilling the Promise of Modern Finance

Modern Finance delivers transformative benefits for financial processes of all types. This year’s announcements demonstrate how Modern Finance can benefit users at all levels of the enterprise: Process Analytics Automation is the beginning, not the endpoint, of Modern Finance process...

Why It’s Good to Lose Your Systems Baggage

The second law of thermodynamics states that left to its own devices, everything in the world tends to disorder——and so it is with systems. Take any reasonably large enterprise and you will often find a staggering amount of systems, processes,...

Welcome to the Future of Finance

Last year in Chicago BlackLine introduced a new vision for the accounting and finance profession. It’s called Modern Finance, and it’s changing business – your business – in ways that might not have seemed possible a few years ago. This...