AccountMate vs. BlackLine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AccountMate
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
AccountMate offers accounting software for small, midsize, or growing businesses. AccountMate SQL Software is specifically for businesses with high transaction volumes and heavy user loads. It can accommodate hundreds of simultaneous users, providing businesses with a comprehensive, real-time business and financial management solution. AccountMate Express Software is designed for businesses with up to five concurrent users that desire the stability and speed of a SQL database…N/A
BlackLine
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
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
AccountMateBlackLine
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AccountMateBlackLine
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
AccountMateBlackLine
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
BlackLine
-
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Pay calculation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
BlackLine
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
7.0
1 Ratings
6% below category average
BlackLine
-
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Dashboards6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
7.6
1 Ratings
2% above category average
BlackLine
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
BlackLine
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.6
1 Ratings
13% above category average
BlackLine
-
Ratings
Pricing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
BlackLine
-
Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
-
Ratings
BlackLine
9.0
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Journal entries and reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AccountMateBlackLine
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(188 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(17 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(50 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(173 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(10 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AccountMateBlackLine
Likelihood to Recommend
AccountMate
AccountMate is a great product for wholesale and distributors. It manages the inventory cycles comprehensively, from purchasing to stocking, to sales and delivery. There are a great many tools available to manage inventory, properties, and financials. The availability to have third-party add-ons offers even greater opportunities to meet the needs of the end-user. The system is not really suited for certain types of service industries: legal, medical, and those businesses that invoice on time.
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BlackLine
BlackLine is a very robust system and is capable of improving processes. However, it does take time and resource investments. If companies do not have the time and resources and are not willing to invest time and resources, this product will not solve their issues. This is an investment and can be an incredibly powerful tool; however, it won't do the work without guidance. The level of engagement and size of project may evolve over time, however, companies need to understand that it is not an overnight success, but the success that can be achieved in the long run is worth it. I also recommend working with a seasoned implementation partner on a new project. As a company develops the skills to lead the transformation, a partner may not be needed as much, but it is definitely recommended to start.
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Pros
AccountMate
  • Ease of use
  • Ability to easily adapt the solution to fit the needs of the end user
  • Integration of data across different platforms
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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
AccountMate
  • Custom reports: The current system uses Crystal Reports, which is a bit cumbersome.
  • True cloud-based solution is missing
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BlackLine
  • In the master journal entries, it would be nice if you could insert a line without having to rekey the entire entry over again.
  • Before I would have said the "to-do list" needed improvements, but now it is so easy to tell what I need to look at instead of searching each section for items.
  • It would be great if the "certify - next" worked on all reviews
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Likelihood to Renew
AccountMate
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BlackLine
BlackLine is invaluable to our close process. The time saved from moving paper and auto-certifying can be used for better review of the data. It allowed our CFO and Board of Directors to have confidence that our close process was timely and accurate.
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Usability
AccountMate
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BlackLine
There are some processes that we currently use that cannot be done in BlackLine. Our users don't want to change their processes or learn new processes even though it would make their jobs easier. We have very few users who have adopted BlackLine fully, and management has not made it a requirement to use the application.
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Reliability and Availability
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
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
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
BlackLine
BlackLine performs rather quickly considering the amount of data we were pushing in and out of it.
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Support Rating
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
BlackLine
My conversations with vendor representatives and our account managers have all been very positive. They provide solution suggestions that are tailored to our organization and requirements. Questions are answered quickly. The company seems genuinely interested in seeing our organization succeed, not only in the implementation and use of their product but also financially.
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Online Training
AccountMate
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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
AccountMate
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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
AccountMate
We use AccountMate for a number of reasons, particularly its ease of use and the ability to customize any part of the system (with source code residing on the end-user system--a HUGE advantage).
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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
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
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
AccountMate
  • Allows us to quickly gain insight into the current and past performance of the company
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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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