Your Microsoft Dynamics ERP is an indispensable tool in your organization’s financial strategy, from coordinating myriad accounting processes to ensuring compliance, tracking the bottom line to reporting to stakeholders. Yet while critical to back office finance management, your Microsoft Dynamics ERP can’t do it all. The BlackLine Finance Controls and Automation cloud platform is built to complement your ERP.
BlackLine and Microsoft Dynamics
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BlackLine and Microsoft Dynamics
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Microsoft provides world-class ERP solutions across the various Dynamics products for businesses of all sizes. Regardless of which Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution you’ve chosen, whichever is best for your organization, BlackLine is built to help your company standardize and automate your period end accounting processes.
Microsoft Dynamics AX is one of the world’s most popular ERP systems because of its breadth of capabilities to support myriad operations demands facing large corporations. Business leaders love it for the reporting and visibility on global organizations’ inventory, logistics, customers, and more. While it provides financial management functionality for strategic planning and analysis including transaction tracking across the organization and asset management, it lacks critical accounting features, leaving many in the accounting department struggling with dated finance and accounting practices. While it is a world-class ERP system for business operations, Microsoft Dynamics AX Financial Management module was not designed to fully address the manual, time consuming, and murky nature of traditional accounting practices.
Microsoft Dynamics GP represents a significant evolution for many companies moving toward adopting more advanced accounting tools, providing a transparent way for Finance & Accounting staff to collect, manage, and track business and financial data. As a relatively out-of-the-box solution, Dynamics GP helps with many accounting functions and reporting capabilities and enables rapidly growing companies to operate in an efficient, successful manner. However, most financial systems – including Dynamics GP – were not designed to meet all of the needs of modern finance and accounting processes. You can get more out of Microsoft Dynamics with BlackLine.
A lack of visibility and transparency into core financial and accounting processes, the financial close in particular, leaves room for tremendous uncertainty. This lack of confidence delays business decisions and, worse, leaves organizations vulnerable to misstatements and increased scrutiny and regulation. It’s even worse if your current financial close solution is located on premise. Software that isn’t cloud-based severely limits access, detrimental in a global economy. Because a global economy also requires a global workforce, your employees and auditors must have real-time, non-location-specific access to accounting data and analytics. By integrating BlackLine with Microsoft Dynamics, CFOs and controllers gain real-time visibility into financial data and high-risk items—at any time, from anywhere in the world. BlackLine delivers embedded analytics, dashboards, and configurable reports designed to help users identify discrepancies faster. Leaders can rapidly make smarter decisions, saving time and resources while also instilling confidence in the market and among financial analysts.
From the beginning, BlackLine was driven by customer needs. The very first incarnation of the account reconciliation product was launched when a customer described how difficult it was to track who owned what reconciliations in a spreadsheet. BlackLine’s commitment to its clients and their users persists to this day. From the always accessible learning management system, BlackLine U, to our 24/7/365 customer support, it is an organizational imperative to not only get users up and running quickly but to ensure access to resources within BlackLine around the clock. Input from client organizations filters through a community of users, providing feedback that directly informs and drives the future of the solution.