“We, previously, had a system that needed everybody to upload their account reconciliations to one network location for corporate visibility,” says Lori Musil, director of finance at Volaris. “With BlackLine, we have a real-time view on the status of all account reconciliations across Volaris”
Musil was an early advocate for moving to BlackLine. “I’d learned about BlackLine several years ago from one of our accounting communities. And, some of our employees had used BlackLine previously, and spoke very highly of it. Through their feedback and my own research, I knew that the platform would give us more visibility and control. It felt like a really good fit for us because we are so decentralized.”
Out of CSI’s six operating groups, Harris and Volaris were the first to implement BlackLine’s Account Reconciliations. In addition to rolling out the solution to more than 300 employees, both groups also viewed implementation as an opportunity to start with a clean slate. “The implementation process was a great activity for us. It was a chance for us to delete old accounts we were no longer using, clean up existing accounts, and establish individual responsibility,” says McGuire. “BlackLine’s single ownership per account forced us to do an honest review of who should own what and why.
The decision to partner with BlackLine was also influenced by BlackLine’s commitment to both customer service and continuous innovation. “The BlackLine Community is a perfect example of how BlackLine is focused on meeting customers’ wants and needs. With BlackLine, we knew that we weren’t simply buying a product. We were partnering with a company that was invested in improving our overall financial close process from beginning to end.”