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Modern Accounting Playbook for Medium-Sized Businesses

THE WORLD’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES TRUST BLACKLINE

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The Leading Solution for an Efficient & Controlled Close

Using our learnings from thousands of customers, BlackLine has developed an expertly-curated playbook for your finance transformation journey.

Companies come to BlackLine for consumable solutions to the traditional, manual closethat continue to scale with growing and evolving organizations. Whether you’re a team of five accountants or 100, BlackLine provides informed expertise with a clear vision and route for any company to achieve their modern accounting goals.

Our leading practices position you to achieve results quickly. In 60 to 90 days, Accounting gains standardized reconciliations, key reports and dashboards, structured tasks and workflows, and automated high-volume bank matching. This frees teams from dependencies, saves time, and enables real-time visibility.

Even better, companies can continue to advance their modern accounting journeys using a path that BlackLine has already traversed.

What is the

Modern Accounting Playbook?

The path from traditional to modern accounting is different for every organization. BlackLine’s Modern Accounting Playbook delivers a proven-practices approach to help you identify and prioritize your organization’s critical accounting gaps and map out a practical, achievable path to success along each stage of your transformation journey.

THE PLAYBOOK

Modern Accounting Begins with BlackLine

BlackLine sets you up quickly on the essentials for a streamlined and automated close. We’re dedicated to delivering the most value in the shortest amount of time. To start fast with modern accounting, adopt the first solution in our playbook, which includes the following elements.

The path doesn’t stop there. BlackLine will guide you through next steps as your business needs grow. Unite even more of your daily work and fine-tune F&A processes when the time is right.

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“Our BlackLine implementation was very straightforward. I’ve been implementing systems for many years, and this was one of the most organized and smooth-running implementations I’ve ever experienced.”

Jade Lee

DIRECTOR, CORPORATE ACCOUNTING, HASHICORP

5 Reasons Midsize Companies Choose BlackLine

Benefits for Your Team

Preparer

Gain a complete pre-close certification checklist and workflow. Reduce manual inputs and use automation to enable timely financial results.

Approver

Access neatly packaged close activities from a centralized system that locks down controls and ensures segregation of duties. Benefit from a fully-documented audit trail.

Accounting Manager & Controller

With dashboards and reports, gain transparency and visibility into financial operations to understand your organization’s potential

CFO

Mitigate risk and manage business complexity by leveraging BlackLine’s leading practices. Gain efficiency and cost savings, all while retaining top talent.

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5/5Stars

"I love that BlackLine is able to consolidate our closing process and gives us a central repository for all documentation and support. With BlackLine, we have been able to speed up our closing process and reduce the amount of time necessary to complete it. This has given our team extra time to complete more in depth analysis and reviews."

Daniel K.

MID-MARKET, 51-1000 EMPLOYEES

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The Future of Accounting Is Here