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The BlackLine Financial Close Suite An SAP Endorsed Business Solution

The BlackLine Financial Close Suite

An SAP Endorsed Business Solution

BlackLine is the only SAP Endorsed Business Solution for Financial Close, and the only unified technology solution built entirely in the cloud, and specifically for accounting and finance. BlackLine reconciliation and accounting automation software complements SAP by streamlining key aspects of the financial close while embedding controls throughout. More than 1,700 companies around the world trust BlackLine, including over 400 who are running SAP. Add value to your SAP investment with the most integrated, complementary, and trusted financial close solution for SAP.

Under Armour runs SAP and closes with BlackLine.

“With BlackLine, we can complete our end-to-end reconciliations process
several business days earlier than before.”

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Transform Your Financial Close: BlackLine for SAP

Transforming the Financial Close for SAP Customers

BlackLine integrates with your SAP investments throughout the financial close. From transactional accounting to entity and corporate close, we automate transaction matching, account reconciliation, journal entry centralization, task management, and intercompany accounting. SAP companies running BlackLine have achieved dramatic results: 70% faster close cycles, accounting efficiency doubled, and a more satisfied, engaged, finance and accounting organization. And for finance leaders, finally, a real-time picture of the current state of the company’s financials.

Trust Your Financial Close to an SAP Endorsed Business Solution

BlackLine is proud to be the first and only SAP Endorsed Business Solution for Financial Close, so companies running SAP can be confident that they’re adding value with the most integrated, most complementary, most usable, and trusted financial close solution available for SAP. Our embedded BlackLine Connector for SAP integrates with every SAP product and solution: From SAP S/4HANA to SAP ERP, to SAP R/3. And we’re continually co-innovating with SAP to deliver powerful value and ongoing alignment.

Best in Class Financial Close Automation

Our solution fits within and across your financial close, integrating with your SAP investments every step of the way to provide: matching and reconciliation and auto-certification using configurable business rules; process and workflow management for reconciliations organized around accounts and transactions; and individual close optimizations, such as intercompany processes, variances, and consolidation integrity.

Native Integration with Your
SAP and Non-SAP Landscape

We work with your SAP and non-SAP landscape, across instances and deployment models – so whether you’re running SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP, or SAP R/3, plan to upgrade your SAP instance in the future, running on-premise or cloud, you can be confident that BlackLine will work with your current and future SAP environments.

Embedded, Certified, Real-Time Integration

Our completely packaged integration supports the full range of SAP data, from general ledger balances, to sub-ledgers, transactional data, and currency rates, and even provides point-in-time snapshots to improve auditability and traceability. Using certified integration that’s validated against SAP product standards, we securely process your account reconciliations in our cloud — no customization required.

Built for the Cloud to Maximize Efficiency and Flexibility

BlackLine’s cloud guarantees availability, innovation, and anytime-anywhere access, while working with your SAP and non-SAP investments. Native cloud delivery enables SAP customers to adapt their systems flexibly to the rapid changes in markets without having to invest in their own IT resources and the usual maintenance and support expenses, providing dynamism, transparency, security, and efficiency.

“When I think about BlackLine and SAP, seamless, transparent, greater visibility, and increased control are all words that come to mind”

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BlackLine for SAP Data Sheet

SAP-Certified Data Connector

Seamless Integration between SAP and BlackLine

The SAP Connector provides an easy-to-use interface to extract data from the SAP ERP and automatically format and import it for use in the BlackLine System.

The BlackLine Financial Close Management Platform for SAP® Solutions is designed to seamlessly integrate with SAP ERP systems with the SAP Connector. This out-of-the-box integration extracts data from SAP and formats and imports it directly into the BlackLine Financial Close Management solution’s various products, including Accounting Reconciliations and Variance Analysis. The BlackLine SAP Connector retrieves general ledger account balances and currency rates from the SAP ERP instance. Then, the connector formats the data to meet BlackLine’s specifications, so data is quickly and easily ready in BlackLine with minimal IT support. This integration, tailored for SAP users, simplifies the process of streamlining and speeding up the financial close.

Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation

The BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP Solutions is an SAP endorsed business solution and a Gartner-recognized leader in Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation (EFCA) software and the only provider that offers a unified cloud platform supporting the entire close-to-disclose process. The BlackLine Finance Controls and Automation Platform helps midsize companies and large enterprises by filling in the gaps left by ERP and CPM systems, and thereby strengthening controls, lowering compliance risks, and increasing efficiency and visibility through the last mile of finance. Delivered through a scalable and highly secure cloud model, and built from a single code base, the platform supports many key accounting and financial processes, including the financial close, account reconciliations, intercompany accounting, and controls assurance, fueling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle.