“We have additional time for analysis and review of financials due to less time spent keying manual journal entries, and our approvals are completed before the close is finalized. Our controller is much happier.”
Brooks Rehabilitation’s criteria for a new close solution were extensive. The team wanted a system that would improve workflow, allow real-time reporting, and enable access to both journal entries and reconciliations in one platform. “We wanted to reduce time spent keying, streamline the process, and be able to spend more time analyzing data instead of just reporting it,” said Hannah Marshall, senior accountant, Brooks Rehabilitation. “We wanted to say goodbye to our binders and increase transparency.”
According to Marshall, BlackLine’s Financial Controls and Automation platform was the only solution that offered Brooks’ their entire wish list. “BlackLine is cloud-based, so we could get real-time visibility across all our facilities, from anywhere. We knew from the company’s reputation and referral calls that their customer service was good, and the platform worked with our Meditech (EHR). BlackLine was easy to use and free training through BlackLine U was always available. Finally, the price was right.”
Reduced manual journal entries by 36%, increased visibility across the entire organization, streamlined workflow.