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New Accounting Breakthrough for 2016

The End to the Traditional Record-to-Report Process

Weekly Webinar: Continuous Accounting 101

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Continuous Accounting: The Future of Finance

A new automated approach to the Record-to-Report process, called Continuous Accounting, represents a paradigm shift in accounting operations and ends the reliance on Excel spreadsheets for critical accounting activities.

August 16, 2016

1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT REGISTER TODAY

Learn How Scotts Miracle-Gro Accelerates the Financial Close

Join BlackLine, SAP, and SAP Customer Scotts Miracle-Gro as we discuss how BlackLine’s reconciliation and accounting automation software complements SAP Solutions for Accounting and Closing to monitor and control the entire close process.

July 27, 2016

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APAC Webinar: Intercompany Accounting Simplified

Intercompany transactions are the primary consumer of both cost and time within Finance & Accounting. Given the immeasurable increase in volume and complexity of these transactions in the post-globalisation era, management professionals must plan for an increasingly intricate global accounting environment.

July 26, 2016

11:00 AM AEST REGISTER TODAY

Streamlining your intercompany accounting process

This webinar looks at valuable intercompany benchmarking data provided by Ventana Research, and how shared services are now being a lot more ‘timely’ and efficient in how they manage their intercompany settlements

July 26, 2016

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Intercompany Accounting is a nightmare. It doesn’t have to be.

Intercompany transactions are the primary consumer of both cost and time within Finance & Accounting. Given the immeasurable increase in volume and complexity of these transactions in the post-globalization era, management professionals must plan for an increasingly intricate global accounting environment.

July 19, 2016

10 AM PT/1 PM ET REGISTER TODAY

A Gartner quadrant so magic, you’ll need Hermione’s spells to open it

Here’s something from the real world to help you navigate the maze of the Financial Close.

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Continuous Accounting: The Modern Approach to Closing the Books

Thirty-one years ago, Microsoft Excel was first introduced. Now in 2016, Continuous Accounting, represents a paradigm shift in accounting operations and ends the reliance on Excel spreadsheets for critical accounting activities.

July 07, 2016

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET REGISTER TODAY

11 Shortcuts to Getting More Out of Transaction Matching

It’s simple genius: Transaction Matching imports your transactions, applies smart logic rules, and finishes hours of manual ticking and tying in minutes.

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The Future of Finance Contradictions

CFOs who underestimate the importance of process standardisation, automation and linking front office to back office systems are paying a heafty price. Slower to close, higher cost of finance and less likely to forecast accurately.

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The Journey to Continuous Accounting

A dramatic shift is taking place in the world of finance and accounting. In this Ventana Research white paper, learn about Continuous Accounting, a new concept that is creating a paradigm shift across Modern Finance organizations.

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APAC Webinar:  Why You Need to Modernise Your Journal Entry Management

Journal entries are a time-consuming and effort-intensive burden for many accountants. The process of manually creating and posting journals is typically spreadsheet-driven and lacks effective controls. This webinar will highlight BlackLine Journal Entry, which provides a complete journal entry management system that enables you to create, review, and approve journals, then electronically certify and store them with all supporting documentation.

June 23, 2016

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Anatomy of a SaaS Finance Team: How a SaaS Mind-set is Shaping the Future of Finance

Listen to how an innovative start-up embraced the growing influence of SaaS on finance decision making and charted a new path for finance - one rich in strategic insights and leading-edge metrics.

June 23, 2016

11:00am-12:00pm PDT REGISTER TODAY

Modernizing and Automating Period-Accounting Processes

You’ve partnered with NetSuite to save time managing your financials. But if you’re relying on spreadsheets and other manual tools to track and aggregate reconciliation data, you’re still wasting valuable accountant time while increasing your risk of errors.

June 22, 2016

1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT REGISTER TODAY

Professionnels du Retail: Optimisez vos processus de clôture avec BlackLine

Professionnels De La distribution: Optimisez Vos Processus De Cloture Avec BlackLine. Groupon, eBay, Costco, Burger King, ils font confiance à BlackLine pour leur clôture comptable !

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How did PAS increase recurring revenue? Their customers asked for BlackLine

How did accounting software and services reseller Professional Accounting Solutions (PAS) increase revenue—and create new streams of recurring revenue—while also improving customer retention?

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June 2016 Product Release

BlackLine was born out of an idea offered by one of our first customers. A challenge without a technological solution inspired CEO Therese Tucker to take action. That started a tradition and created a core value: BlackLine customers drive our innovation.

June 08, 2016

1 PM ET / 10 AM PT REGISTER TODAY

Five Steps to Evolve Your Legacy Record-to-Report Process

Learn how Dun & Bradstreet is able to use a Continuous Accounting approach to eliminate non-value work, quickly centralize key finance and accounting functions, and increase transparency, visibility, and accuracy during the entire close process across 70 operating entities worldwide. You will also learn about the key steps to transitioning your finance team to Continuous Accounting

June 06, 2016

11:00am-12:00pm PDT REGISTER TODAY

PROFESSIONNELS DU SECTEUR DE L’INDUSTRIE : OPTIMISEZ VOS PROCESSUS DE CLOTURE AVEC BLACKLINE

Dana, Hubbell, Saint-Gobain, Fiat, Michelin : ils font confiance à BlackLine pour leur clôture comptable !

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Rewiring Finance to Achieve Greater Customer Success

“Don’t be left behind”are the determined words that now lead growing numbers of finance professionals to expand their influence beyond the realm of traditional accounting and finance into the number-rich arena known as the customer experience.

May 25, 2016

1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT REGISTER TODAY

Why You Need to Modernize Your Journal Entry Management

Journal entries are a time-consuming and effort-intensive burden for many accountants. The process of manually creating and posting journals is typically spreadsheet-driven and lacks effective controls. This webinar will highlight BlackLine Journal Entry, which provides a complete journal entry management system that enables you to create, review, and approve journals, then electronically certify and store them with all supporting documentation.

May 25, 2016

10:00 -11:00 AM PST REGISTER TODAY

How to achieve best-in-class recs: the Dun & Bradstreet story

When Dun & Bradstreet moved their finance operations into a Center of Excellence, it became clear that they needed to make significant improvements to their reconciliation processes to deliver a world-class service. Watch the webinar now to find out how D&B automated and centralised reconciliations.

May 11, 2016

10:00 AM REGISTER

Continuous Accounting eBook: The Modern Approach to Closing the Books

Learn a new approach to the Record-to-Report processes - an approach in which automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within daily activities

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BlackLine for SAP: Transform Your Financial Close

Read how BlackLine immediately enhances existing Record-to-Report processes with unparalleled automation — achieving significant benefits from faster close times to reduced accounting effort for SAP customers.

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Free up time by matching and reconciling millions of transactions in minutes

At the end of every month the thought of burning the midnight oil to complete period-end close tasks is all too common in finance and accounting departments all over the world.

April 29, 2016

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The Path to Building a Modern Finance Organization

Western Union shares how they use BlackLine integrated with Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management to build a modern finance organization by reducing risk, improving efficiency, and increasing the visibility of their close while still retaining the big-picture functionality of their ERP.

April 28, 2016

11:00 AM EST REGISTER

Free up time by matching and reconciling millions of transactions in minutes

Join us to learn how Transaction Matching products are helping businesses speed up their time to close, reconciling millions of transactions in minutes and allowing accounting teams to focus on value add activities.

April 20, 2016

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Continuous Accounting Replaces the Record-to-Report Process

Thirty-one years ago, Microsoft Excel was first introduced. Now in 2016, a new automated approach to the record-to-report process, called continuous accounting, represents a paradigm shift in accounting operations and ends the reliance on Excel spreadsheets for critical accounting activities. Join us as Susan Parcells, of BlackLine, and Rob Kugel, of Ventana Research, discuss how technology and process improvements have combined to transform and modernize the way finance and accounting teams work.

March 23, 2016

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Filling in the Gaps in your Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP

Watch now to develop a better understanding of common finance challenges and how Modern Finance is transforming the finance and accounting processes in organizations. Learn why it’s important to begin updating your processes today and takeaway best practices for account and intercompany reconciliations and for accelerating the financial close.

March 30, 2016

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Setting up your finance and accounting processes for success as a public company

How should finance prepare your organization before you go public (or optimize if you already have)? Find out by watching “4 Steps to Success as Public Company; Setting Up your Accounting processes for the rigors of a Public Company

March 15, 2016

10AM PT/ 1PM ET REGISTER

Video: Midmarket Report

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White Paper: The Hackett Group

Organizations cannot afford to overlook the automation of intercompany transaction management

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FSN Brief: Control in the Cloud

Modern Finance Ushers in a New Era of Control in the Cloud

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Brief: Platform Overview

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Solution Overview: Reconciliations Management

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Solution Overview: Intercompany Hub

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Solution Overview: BlackLine Insights

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Solution Overview: Financial Close Management

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Webinar: Modern Finance Revolutionizes Accounting

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Driving innovation in the financial close process

Despite the vast sums of money that have been lavished on traditional financial and management reporting solutions, the process has remained stubbornly impervious to change. Sadly, for many organizations, the record-to-report process acts as a brake on timely decision-making, performance management and control. So how should the modern finance function respond?

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Being a Public Finance Department Isn’t Easy—Are You Ready?

Yet once your IPO is in play, what’s going on behind the scenes — and on your financial statements —may suddenly take center stage and be subject to rigorous scrutiny. Shareholders, the board, lenders, and even the media may want to know before they commit that your financial performance and foundation is on solid ground.

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Benchmarking the financial close in the cloud ushers in a new era of performance

Businesses have been benchmarking performance for more than three decades, a phenomenon that has escalated with the growth of data, the democratisation of information and of course the ubiquity of the internet. But benchmarking in real-time is something only a modern finance platform in the Cloud can deliver.

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How can CFOs move to a Continuous Close?

The trend towards more broadly based performance reporting, both for internal and external reporting purposes, requires management to have its ‘finger on the pulse’ of the business all of the time, not just at quarterly intervals or at the year end.

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The Value of Continuous Accounting for Business

Ventana Research examines a new approach to the Record-to-Report process.

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The Road to Continuous Accounting: Five Steps to Evolve Your Legacy Record-to-Report Process

Record-to-Report is a well-established process for period-end reporting and the production of financial statements. However, waiting until the end of a period to perform accounting tasks prevents timely access to key business information and creates unnecessary workload spikes.

February 24, 2016

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Filling the Gaps in your Microsoft Great Plains ERP

Watch now to develop a better understanding of common finance challenges and how Modern Finance is transforming the finance and accounting processes in organizations. Learn why it’s important to begin updating your processes today and takeaway best practices for account and intercompany reconciliations and for accelerating the financial close.

February 17, 2016

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Webinar: Introduction to Continuous Accounting

Close activities and period-end accounting processes were not built for today’s modern business economy. The traditional Record-to-Report process means waiting for the end of a period to have accurate and verified data.

January 26, 2016

10:00 AM REGISTER

5 Strategies for Creating a Dynamic Finance Function

Are you ready to make positive changes to your finance organization – immediately?

January 21, 2016

10:00 AM REGISTER

Filling the Gaps in your Oracle ERP

Your ERP can’t do it all. While it provides financial management functionality for strategic planning and analysis, it lacks critical accounting features.

December 17, 2015

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Modern Finance Can Revolutionize Your Accounting & Finance Operations

Join BlackLine, and SAP as we discuss how BlackLine’s Enhanced Financial Controls and Automation software can extend SAP’s S/4HANA to improve your financial close and reconciliation process and eliminate the need for error-prone spreadsheets.

December 15, 2015

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Accelerating Your Finance Growth Engine

Join us when Vince Burchianti, CFO of Firehouse Subs pulls back the curtain on the insightful priorities, best practices and technologies that allowed Firehouse to fire up its growth engine to the tune of more than $650 million in annual sales.

November 19, 2015

10:00 AM REGISTER

Intercompany Accounting Headaches: Find Relief with Technology

Learn about the time-consuming challenges associated with intercompany transactions, how to overcome them, and eliminate after-the-fact manual reconciliations and settlements.

November 11, 2015

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Modern Finance Can Revolutionize Your Accounting & Finance Operations

Join BlackLine, SAP, and SAP Customer Northrop Grumman as we discuss how BlackLine’s Enhanced Financial Controls and Automation software can extend SAP’s Simple Finance to improve your financial close and reconciliation process and eliminate the need for manual error-prone spreadsheets.

November 11, 2015

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Modern Finance Can Revolutionize Your Accounting & Finance Operations

SAP, and SAP Customer Thomson Reuters discuss how Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation software can extend SAP’s Simple Finance

October 27, 2015

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Introducing the Bank conncector by Yodlee

The BlackLine Bank Connector by Yodlee enables finance and accounting teams to retrieve and aggregate bank data from more than 6,000 banks worldwide.

October 26, 2015

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The World is Moving to Modern Finance and Accounting Are You Ready?

Join BlackLine, SAP, and SAP Customer Thomson Reuters as we discuss how BlackLine’s Enhanced Financial Controls and Automation software can extend SAP’s Simple Finance to improve your financial close and reconciliation process and eliminate the need for error-prone spreadsheets.

October 26, 2015

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Extending controls beyond month-end reconciliations

October 06, 2015

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Why You Need to Automate Your Journal Entry Management

Watch and Learn how to add efficiency, control, and visibility to the journal entry process through automated solutions.

September 16, 2015

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COSO Lessons Learned: The Evolution of Controls Assurance

It has been nearly 9 months since the December 15, 2014 deadline to implement the new COSO framework that was issued in May 2013. While the SEC did not explicitly require companies to adopt the new framework, companies were expected to at least disclose which framework they used. Based on 3,000 filings reviewed as of early April, three-fourths have disclosed that they have adopted the updated framework.

August 11, 2015

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Automating Journal Entries

Learn how automating journal entries can improve speed, accuracy, and visibility while reducing financial risk.

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Overcoming Challenges, Uncovering New Opportunities in Reconciliations

Watch and learn how the BlackLine Financial Close and Automation Platform create a faster and more efficient close by automating up to 99% of manual account functions.

April 28, 2015

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The World is Moving to Modern Finance and Accounting. Are You Ready?

The role of Accounting and Finance Professionals is ever evolving and new technologies have created a split between the old ways of doing things and the new “Modern Finance” ways of doing things.

April 22, 2015

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FSN Digital Edge Whitepaper

Learn more on how organizations are gaining a digital edge in finance by leveraging the power of EFCA technology.

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Reconciliations in NetSuite: Automate and scale your bank and credit card reconciliations

Reconciliations Done Right

In this webinar, Finance Transformation expert Susan Parcells, CPA, discusses how to add efficiency, control, and visibility to the bank and credit card reconciliation process. This webinar will also discuss reconciliation management in your ERP system, and will explore how Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation (EFCA) technology can be used to create a Modern Finance organization through broader automation of accounting and finance processes.

February 19, 2015

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Dow Chemical Discovers Formula for Enhanced Finance Controls

Learn how Manufacturing giant Dow Chemical accelerated the financial close and improved key processes, winning the company the Ventana Research Technology Leadership Award for business innovation.

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Challenges to Closing Processes and Balance Sheet Integrity

The role of Accounting and Finance Professionals is ever evolving. Demands are increasing; data is proliferating; regulations are even more stringent; and areas of focus are rapidly expanding.

December 18, 2014

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Are You Ready? Implementing COSO’s Updated Internal Controls Framework

In this webinar, Bob Hirth, COSO Chair, will provide a brief overview of the new COSO Framework, followed by an interactive discussion around the December 15 deadline set by COSO and what this means for companies that have – and have not yet – implemented the updated framework.

December 16, 2014

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SAP and BlackLine: An End-To-End Solution

Streamline account reconciliation for a safe and efficient financial close.

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Making the Controller’s Job Easier

Ventana Research: Making the Controller’s Job Easier - Process Automation Delivers Quality, Speed and Efficiency

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Cox Communications: Closing with Confidence

​Cox Communications presents on their success using BlackLine and Oracle ERP to build a strong and accurate financial close process.

The 6 Essential Steps for Modern Finance

​A joint webinar with BlackLine and Adaptive Insights highlighting 6 ways to modernize finance and accounting.

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COSO Deep Dive with BlackLine and UHY Advisors

The Power of BlackLine’s Finance Controls & Automation Platform

Discover why the BlackLine Finance Controls and Automation Platform is the best approach.

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Intercompany Hub

​Product Overview Datasheet for BlackLine Intercompany Hub.

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Account Reconciliations

​Product Overview Datasheet for BlackLine Account Reconciliations.

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Task Management

​Product Overview Datasheet for BlackLine Task Management.

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Transaction Matching

​Product Overview Datasheet for BlackLine Transaction Matching

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Journal Entry

​Product Overview Datasheet for BlackLine Journal Entry.

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Consolidation Integrity Manager

​Product Overview Datasheet for BlackLine Consolidation Integrity Manager.

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Variance Analysis

​Product Overview Datasheet for BlackLine Variance Analysis.

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FSN Executive Brief, A Finance Whitepaper

Learn from this FSN Executive Briefing how CFO’s can manage controls in a distributed environment.

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The BlackLine Technology Platform Brief

Discover why the BlackLine Finance Controls and Automation Platform is the best approach.

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5 Reasons to Transform Finance and Accounting

Learn the 5 reasons why finance and accounting need to modernize their processes with BlackLine.

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Supporting the Fast Close

An examination of the ‘hidden’ applications that are essential to streamlining the close process and improving finance organisation productivity.

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Critical Findings for Midmarket Success

Here’s a preview of some key findings from a recent survey, so that you can assess where you are and where you should focus next.

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An Obsolete Risky Practice

Find out why using spreadsheets for reconciliations is an obsolete, risky practice.

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Nucleus: Cox ROI Case Study

Cox Communications used BlackLine Systems’s Account Reconciliation and Task Management modules to automate key financial close processes. ROI: 227% Payback: 6 months

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Nucleus: Manufacturing ROI Case Study

An Australian steel supplier deployed BlackLine Systems to automate its account reconciliation process. ROI: 94% Payback: 1.3 years

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Nucleus: Compliance is not Enough

Companies that rely on an ad-hoc arrangement of Excel statements in order to close their financial statements and complete budgets are missing an opportunity to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and get more value from their data.

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Nucleus: Exploring the Benefits

BlackLine enables organizations of all sizes to automate account reconciliations and financial closing processes to improve data quality, staff productivity, and auditing capabilities.

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AMR Research: A GRC Case Study

How a Global 100 Retailer Mitigated Compliance Risk While Enhancing Visibility and Efficiency.

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