BlackLine Smart Close enables a streamlined and automated financial close. With purpose-built automation, finance and accounting teams can automate traditionally manual close activities, all from directly within their SAP ERP, to accelerate the close with increased visibility and control.
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Orchestrating, executing, and monitoring critical finance and accounting activities is complex, takes too long, and lacks transparency and standardization across the enterprise. Activities like running jobs or allocations, monitoring outcomes, and managing dependencies can slow down reporting and limit reliable data needed to make important business decisions.
BlackLine Smart Close is a purpose-built solution, embedded in SAP, that streamlines and automates SAP closing activities to save time and reduce risk.
Purpose-built automation allows users to automate task and job scheduling, execution, and monitoring of close tasks. Smart Close can automatically verify outputs and take next steps like raising alerts, making corrections, or pushing the closing process to the next steps. This allows finance and accounting teams to focus on reviewing reports, analyzing results, and addressing exceptions.
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Templates make it easy to get started quickly. After set-up, users can replicate activities to other entities to coordinate processes from corporate headquarters to local entities or shared service centers. Activities can be monitored directly within SAP with traffic light indicators that highlight completion levels, issues, and objections in real time, enabling teams to reduce risk and close with control.
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Smart Close automatically uses SAP user roles and authorizations, works with single sign on, and mirrors the SAP user experience. Designed for finance and accounting users to own, Smart Close is self-service, without dependencies on IT to change processes, fostering an environment of agile, continuous improvement in the close.
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Smart Close is designed to accelerate the close by simplifying, standardizing, and automating traditionally manual close activities performed within your SAP ERP.
Purpose-built automation streamlines close processes, saves time, and reduces risk, allowing finance and accounting to focus on what matters most.
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