Access Handisoft vs. BlackLine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Access Handisoft
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Access Handisoft is a suite of solutions for accountants and advisors who want to optimise their practice. It is based on technology acquired with Sage Australia (Sage HandiSoft).N/A
BlackLine
Score 8.4 out of 10
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BlackLine automates the the processes required to finalize periodic closing of the books. Beyond close/reconciliation management the product includes capabilities to enhance the management and control of financial processes throughout the accounting cycle. In October 2020, BlackLine acquired Rimilia, an AR automation solution. Rimilia's capabilities are now part of the BlackLine platform.N/A
Pricing
Access HandisoftBlackLine
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Access HandisoftBlackLine
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Access HandisoftBlackLine
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Features
Access HandisoftBlackLine
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
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Ratings
BlackLine
8.5
58 Ratings
1% above category average
Financial data consolidation00 Ratings7.625 Ratings
Journal entries and reports00 Ratings8.441 Ratings
Multi-currency management00 Ratings8.928 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails00 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Customizable Workflows00 Ratings8.935 Ratings
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User Ratings
Access HandisoftBlackLine
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(243 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(21 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(51 ratings)
Availability
-
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9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
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9.0
(135 ratings)
Online Training
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8.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.9
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Access HandisoftBlackLine
Likelihood to Recommend
The Access Group
The software is great and does what we need for our day-to-day accounting, but when it comes to our in-house IT, we seem to have issues with our internal server complementing our ability to work outside of the office on the software. Data has been lost, work time wasted twice.
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BlackLine
BlackLine has worked well for our companies, as we have a very old ERP system that is limited to what can be done within the system. Everything was done manually through Excel and binders to keep everything together, and each location had their own way of closing, so there was no consistency. It took longer to complete our close, and it created opportunities for a lack of separation of duties within the process. BlackLine has everything in one place, easy viewing of past months, strict separation of duties implemented (based on your specifications,) easy viewing for an auditor to get everything they need without a lot of hands on from the team, and works the same across all of our global locations, but in their local language and currency. BlackLine may not be a huge assist to those that have ERP systems that can handle doing the Recs, the JE's, the approvals, etc., all within its own system, as long as every location is on the same system. If they are all on different accounting systems, BlackLine can assist in providing consistency across all accounting locations, so processes can be the same no matter where they are located.
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Pros
The Access Group
  • Productivity
  • Dashboard/reporting
  • Ease of use
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BlackLine
  • Saving time! Our manual process became automated the minute we "turned on" Blackline!
  • Focus! By saving time using Blackline, our employees are able to focus on other job responsibilities and profit-generation
  • Support! Blackline's support throughout our implementation and post-implementation has been exceptional. We always receive timely responses and get answers fast, when needed
  • User Friendly! Their system is very easy to navigate. Even individuals in our organization that don't like or embrace change said the transition to Blackline was smooth and painless
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Cons
The Access Group
  • Inventory building
  • Reboot necessity
  • Internet Lag
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BlackLine
  • Early functionality for Oracle users - a lot of the new products are only for use by SAP users.
  • Access to API data to improve the reporting of data out of BlackLine.
  • Ability to create reports in BlackLine across data sources.
  • Ability to email reports out of BlackLine (either ad-hoc or scheduled reports) as opposed to the current process of having the user access BlackLine to retrieve the report.
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Likelihood to Renew
The Access Group
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BlackLine
Because this is a great tool with many possibilities and cool perks. Plus, as an admin - because I am both user and admin - I can say that this is easy to handle, you don't even have to be able to write a single piece of code to do so
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Usability
The Access Group
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BlackLine
BlackLine could use a little work in getting around the system. The interface is not without its issues including lots of scrolling up and down and a lack of using the entire screen. Importing of the initial setup data could be better defined and reimporting data to add additional fields could pose an issue of overwriting data in a negative way.
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Reliability and Availability
The Access Group
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BlackLine
We never experienced an outage with BlackLine. The only time the system was unavailable was during planned outages for updates and upgrades usually Friday evening after 6pm pst until Saturday morning at 6am pst.
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Performance
The Access Group
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BlackLine
BlackLine performs rather quickly considering the amount of data we were pushing in and out of it.
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Support Rating
The Access Group
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BlackLine
In my experience, the support team is beyond exceptional. They are incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to the customer. You can expect prompt, professional and succinct responses. I have been working with the support team for BlackLine for more than ten years where I have been a customer four times. If anyone does Support right, it is definitely BlackLine. Not only can you trust your financials, but you can trust the team to support you through all your objectives!
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Online Training
The Access Group
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BlackLine
Trainings are available for all topics on the BlackLine U portal. These were incredibly helpful when first starting with BlackLine to get the hang of it. Trainings are useful for any module. I have personally used this to teach myself how to use the tasks and variance modules, which are now fully utilized by my organization. The support team is also very helpful in training our team on anything additional we have needed.
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Implementation Rating
The Access Group
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BlackLine
You will have to meet up with your final users, approver, internal auditor and accounting policy holder. Everyone has to agree. When you have a well written process, workflow, policy, approval requirement, and control, your implementation process will be much easier
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Alternatives Considered
The Access Group
Because we work with a CPA as our Finance Manager, it is best to have the ability to track our workflow and progress, as well as our own Due Date Tracking in order to remind him. They use QuickBooks to document their business, but using Access allows us to easily manage our number to send to them for general use.
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BlackLine
I have not used any products similar to Blackline. However, Excel does offer many similar functionalities to Blackline in terms of reconciling accounts. Blackline offers many benefits over simply using Excel. The reconciliations are organized and easy to find, and they roll over each month on their own. They include the ability to auto-certify if they meet the criteria that your team selects. They also include an audit trail of documentation and approval for each step.
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Scalability
The Access Group
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BlackLine
After implementing BlackLine our company acquired another large company with multiple operations. We were able to use the COVID shutdown to bring them on board with BlackLine with little effort in the setup and training of the users.
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Return on Investment
The Access Group
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BlackLine
  • More insight into balance sheet account balances. Our team is more timely with getting errors fixed and monitoring important accounts.
  • The task management tool helps us ensure that we are completing all accruals and reviews each month. This has led to fewer errors and missing accruals.
  • Our use of BlackLine has greatly increased our efficiency by reducing manual work.
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