Eckerle and her team began evaluating software solutions to automate the reconciliation process in 2009. The challenge was finding a solution that would both handle a tremendous volume of transactions and remain available to all users, regardless of time zone or location. Users had to be able to work from the office, from home, or on the road. And while data had to be accessible everywhere, security was also paramount.
In 2010, Kempinski implemented BlackLine’s Account Reconciliation and Task Management tools. Because BlackLine is a cloudbased service, Eckerle and her team can now access the entire platform from anywhere, yet still implement strict controls on who can see what and when. The team always has complete visibility and control over global accounting operations, but each company is securely limited to viewing its own data. BlackLine’s reporting tools also provide visibility and allow Kempinski to track certifications and financial reports to help ensure compliance with growing regulations in Europe and abroad.