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BlackLine Smart Close

Simplify, Standardize, and Automate Your Financial Close in SAP

With so many steps and dependencies in the financial close, it is easy to waste time and increase risk by missing vital tasks or skipping critical approvals. The best run accounting organizations define and standardize their close processes from corporate to subsidiary, have clear visibility into progress, ensure controls and documentation, and have accountability and assignment of tasks. BlackLine Smart Close enables a simplified, standardized, and automated financial close, embedded directly within SAP.

Product Overview: BlackLine Smart Close for SAP

Powerful Controls. Real-Time Financial Close Visibility.

Powerful Controls. Real-Time Financial Close Visibility.

Define periodic check lists, pre-close activities, closing tasks, internal controls, report verifications, manual processes, milestones, notifications and more. Customizable overviews of the close process and financial data make it simple to see issues and roadblocks in real-time. Get a live overview on the status of each aspect of the close period process with traffic light indicators showing completion levels.

Close Automation: From Task Scheduling to Escalation

Close Automation: From Task Scheduling to Escalation

Automate task and job scheduling, execution, and monitoring of close tasks, as well as outcome verification and escalation ― from corporate to subsidiary. Job scheduling even works with your organization’s own internal scheduling tools. Built-in scheduling process templates for tasks like suspense account monitoring, and open item analysis put time-consuming tasks on auto-pilot.

Built Right into SAP

Built Right into SAP

Gain access to all data in SAP, including historical data, with no need to learn a different application. Working with live SAP data makes it easy to create last-minute postings, see accounts with changes, and verify them, in real-time. BlackLine Smart Close for SAP automatically uses SAP user roles and authorizations, works with single sign on, and completely mirrors the SAP user experience, minimizing the need for end user training.

"One of our top needs in a financial software solution was the creation of a clear, documented workflow that included Robotic Process Automation so we could avoid any delays or confusion. Smart Close provides us with that."

Transform Your SAP Financial Close

BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions for Finance & Accounting (F&A) that centralizes and streamlines financial close operations and other key F&A processes for midsize and large organizations. Designed to complement SAP and other ERPs and financial systems, the BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management, fueling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle.

As the only SAP endorsed business solution for Financial Close, we’re proud to help SAP customers of every size transform their financial close, processes and co-innovate with SAP for your success. At BlackLine, we’re ready to help you elevate trust in your close, streamline your finance operations, and empower your team with the only Financial Close cloud platform that seamlessly works with SAP to improve accounting efficiency and engagement. Join SAP and BlackLine for the next wave of finance transformation.

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