Five Reasons Midsize Companies Choose BlackLine

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1600+ Midsize Companies

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2.77x Average ROI

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$77M+ R&D YoY

Top 5 Reasons Midsize Companies Choose BlackLine

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Easy to adopt, modular solution that evolves into full automation

Although BlackLine offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, our application allows companies of any size to get started with just the functionality they need. Our Modern Accounting Playbook delivers a purpose-built solution based on leading practices to get midsize companies up and running on close automation solutions quickly. Unlike other point solutions, BlackLine allows you to enhance and optimize your processes with additional areas of automation when the time is right.

“We learned that most platforms didn’t have all the features and functionalities of BlackLine. We did look closely at a smaller system, but the team didn’t think it was professional enough, and unlike BlackLine, it wasn’t easily scalable.” 

Director of Accounting at GoodRx

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Get up and running quickly to reduce manual work and save time

Manual accounting creates bottlenecks that cost valuable resources and extend the time to close. With BlackLine, accountants can automatically reconcile accounts continuously throughout the month. Customers are using our intelligent business rules to auto-certify as much as 95% of their account reconciliations each month to save time and focus on higher-risk accounts and exceptions.

Additionally, we get you implemented and trained on BlackLine rapidly to accelerate your time to value. According to Nucleus Research, it can take as little as seven weeks for customers to begin realizing payback from BlackLine. And on average, customers gain $2.77 for every dollar spent.

“With BlackLine, implementation doesn’t have to be this huge multi-year implementation where you have to wait until the very end to see benefits. You can start seeing those benefits incrementally.”

Corporate Director of Finance at a Hotel Group

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Ease of use and continuous innovation

BlackLine continuously invests in our customers. The latest innovations and updates are delivered automatically, so your teams can access the best of BlackLine immediately and configure what makes sense for your business—with little to no IT support required. As your business grows and demands on your team increase, our cloud platform delivers flexibility, security, and scalability, so you don’t miss a beat in the face of increasing complexity and disruption.

BlackLine is not only easy to use, but also powerful—a statement other close management solutions cannot support. Our application securely runs ERP and source data, performs reconciliations, processes underlying automation logic, and stores supporting detail. Each year, BlackLine dedicates millions in R&D to meet the dynamic needs of finance and accounting professionals.

“We did demos with [other companies], but BlackLine stood out as being the clear industry leader. BlackLine is more intuitive and user friendly than the others.”

CFO at Big Ass Fans

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Your modern accounting partner

As companies continue to be challenged by ongoing disruption and growing demands, BlackLine is helping accounting and finance teams focus on what matters most to the business—whether it’s retaining top F&A talent, enabling a hybrid workforce, or supporting growth strategies.

 

Through our collaborative accounting experience, we provide a guided, clear path to modern accounting and a global community of expertise. And most importantly, we are committed to your continued success.

 

“When we compared BlackLine against other tools, it was obvious that not only was BlackLine easier to use, but it was an established company with a strong support system.”

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Past success predicts future results

Past performance is the most significant predictor of success. With over 1,500 midsize customers and a 97% retention rate, BlackLine is helping companies of all sizes, across every industry embrace modern accounting. We’re dedicated to helping customers close faster with complete and accurate results.

“I had used BlackLine in a previous job. I found it easy to use, and I knew it offered a sophisticated workflow functionality. I also knew that BlackLine would have a lot more capabilities than the other platform ever would.”

Sr. Director of Finance & Corporate Controller at Marinus Pharmaceuticals

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Midsize Companies Everywhere Are Switching to BlackLine

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Shortened close time by 66% and eliminated need for overtime

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Reduced time and effort to close, even as accounting workloads doubled

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Cut their annual audit process by 2-3 weeks

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Achieved time to value in 3 months

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Achieved a 90%+ match rate on bank transactions

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Tripled the number of reviews from 4 to 12

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Achieved better than 60% auto-certification

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Realized 379% ROI and a payback period of 4.8 months

BlackLine's Modern Accounting Playbook for Midsize Companies

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