Koolis and his team searched for a software solution that would enable them to standardize, automate, and simplify the close process while simultaneously increasing visibility. When the decision came down to two vendors, BlackLine and a competitor.
“While the competitor said they could tweak things for us, customize this and that because our users wanted to retain that ability, we knew that was exactly what we were trying to avoid. We wanted our people in the United States, China, and other countries to do reconciliations in the same way. We didn’t want them to be able to change the process to fit their preferences,” said Koolis. “BlackLine offered us both control and standardization, which was critical to ensuring a squeaky clean balance sheet.”
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 to help our business with account reconciliations. We were partnering with a company that was invested in improving our overall financial close process from beginning to end.”