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BlackLine

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OneStream

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Likelihood to Recommend

BlackLine

Blackline is an excellent tool for balance sheet reconciliations and month-end close tasks. If you need to get control of your financial close processes, implementing the tool is a great start. It can do it. The variable is company and staff adoption. The other great thing about the tool is the organization supporting it. Blackline organization does a fantastic job in the following ways: (1) Asking for feedback on how the tool can be improved (2) Hosting free webinars/workshops giving novice and expert users and admins the opportunity to increase their competence and, ultimately, customer effectiveness (3) Experts from the salesperson who sold the solution, to the implementer, to Blackline Support....they all know what they are talking about....true SMEs (4) A 9 rating from me has to be earned and Blackline does the job. A solid tool for a fluid business world!
Kelly Singletary, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

Financial Reporting, Consolidations, Intercompany, Transaction Matching, Account Reconciliations, Budgeting and Forecasting, Long Range Planning, Analytics are all out of the box. In addition, you can do many things with the OneStream XF platform. People Planning allows you a granular approach to headcount planning. Thing Planning allows you to plan things like Inventory, CapEx, and other major expenditures.There's really nothing the CFO wants to do, that this product can't do!
Andy Jorgensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

BlackLine
OneStream
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
BlackLine
OneStream
7.7
Customizable dashboards
BlackLine
OneStream
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
BlackLine
OneStream
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

BlackLine
OneStream
8.1
Drill-down analysis
BlackLine
OneStream
7.7
Formatting capabilities
BlackLine
OneStream
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
BlackLine
OneStream
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

BlackLine
OneStream
8.3
Publish to Web
BlackLine
OneStream
7.6
Publish to PDF
BlackLine
OneStream
8.9
Report Versioning
BlackLine
OneStream
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
BlackLine
OneStream
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

BlackLine
OneStream
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
BlackLine
OneStream
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
BlackLine
OneStream
8.0
Predictive Analytics
BlackLine
OneStream
7.8

Access Control and Security

BlackLine
OneStream
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
BlackLine
OneStream
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
BlackLine
OneStream
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
BlackLine
OneStream
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
BlackLine
OneStream
9.4

Mobile Capabilities

BlackLine
OneStream
7.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
BlackLine
OneStream
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
BlackLine
OneStream
7.3

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

BlackLine
OneStream
8.6
Long-term financial planning
BlackLine
OneStream
8.6
Financial budgeting
BlackLine
OneStream
8.4
Forecasting
BlackLine
OneStream
8.1
Scenario modeling
BlackLine
OneStream
8.3
Management reporting
BlackLine
OneStream
9.4

Consolidation and Close

BlackLine
OneStream
8.7
Financial data consolidation
BlackLine
OneStream
9.6
Journal entries and reports
BlackLine
OneStream
8.2
Multi-currency management
BlackLine
OneStream
9.2
Intercompany Eliminations
BlackLine
OneStream
8.2
Minority Ownership
BlackLine
OneStream
7.8
Local and consolidated reporting
BlackLine
OneStream
9.4
Detailed Audit Trails
BlackLine
OneStream
8.6

Financial Reporting and Compliance

BlackLine
OneStream
9.3
Financial Statement Reporting
BlackLine
OneStream
9.2
Management Reporting
BlackLine
OneStream
9.2
Excel-based Reporting
BlackLine
OneStream
9.8
Automated board and financial reporting
BlackLine
OneStream
9.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
BlackLine
OneStream
9.1

Analytics

BlackLine
OneStream
8.5
Personalized dashboards
BlackLine
OneStream
9.6
Color-coded scorecards
BlackLine
OneStream
8.2
KPIs
BlackLine
OneStream
8.6
Cost and profitability analysis
BlackLine
OneStream
8.3
Key Performance Indicator setting
BlackLine
OneStream
8.3
Benchmarking with external data
BlackLine
OneStream
8.3

Integration

BlackLine
OneStream
9.5
Flat file integration
BlackLine
OneStream
9.5
Excel data integration
BlackLine
OneStream
9.7
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
BlackLine
OneStream
9.3

Pros

BlackLine

  • Integrated reporting features are extremely helpful to do quick and customized analysis
  • Visibility to task and process status across the organization allows us to identify and focus on our biggest pain points and areas of improvement
  • Near seamless integration with existing reporting software and ERP systems makes it easier to use real-time data rather than waiting on periodic reports and processes to analyze data
David Tilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

  • Easy data integration with multiple data sources.
  • Same user experience throughout the platform.
  • The ability to add on to the platform is very good. The platform is designed so that a company can use it as a central source of information. The only limitation to creating new pieces of the platform by a developer is time.
Nawal Saraf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BlackLine

  • The User Interface is clunky and strange to navigate. It's fluid somehow at the same time. Perhaps organization efforts would help.
  • Their Support organization could use training. I've had too many frustrating conversations because of (or about) basic communication skills. They're all very polite, in my experience, but lacking in basics (e.g. come prepared to a meeting/call). I've explicitly and constructively shared this with them with almost no change.
Joshua Henke | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

  • Dashboards are very useful to business users, but can be time consuming to build.
  • Best practice documentation, the product is evolving and is relatively new (about 10 years old) so best practices are still be developed and communicated to the OneStream community.
  • New product feature documentation and examples.
Michael Gialanella | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BlackLine

BlackLine 9.0
Based on 8 answers
  • To continue to enjoy and leverage on the automation functionalities BlackLine offers for this process.
  • Make more gains on running this process efficiently and keep our Finance Teams on high-end value addition projects
  • With a foreseeable increase in transaction volumes when activities pick up, we need a tool we can really on to handle the volume
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BlackLine

BlackLine 8.8
Based on 47 answers
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.
Jennifer Nicholoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

OneStream 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall usability as an end-user is very easy. There are more people in the system getting information now than the prior platform used. People are gathering their information quicker as well. From an administrator standpoint, there are fewer glitches and issues than the prior platform. This is very good.
Jonathan Derkits | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BlackLine

BlackLine 8.8
Based on 174 answers
When needed they are there. In 3 years we haven't needed much with regards to support after our implementation. That being said I feel scheduled consulting and personal reach outs would go a long way to helping support customers as new features and opportunities are pushed out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

OneStream 10.0
Based on 1 answer
OneStream is extremely responsive with support.
Jonathan Derkits | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BlackLine

BlackLine 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Matt Gustus, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

BlackLine

BlackLine 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Change is something you deal with on any new implementation. Users were already experienced with SAP Gen template. This was a new way of doing things so education of everyone was critical to success. Selling folks on this was an easier way to do their job was the key to success
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BlackLine

Blackline outperformed both FloQast and Vena in our RFP. The staff felt that Blackline was the most user-friendly. Both FloQast and Vena try to sell you on linking to already saved documents instead of saving documents onto their systems. They're both more of an Excel Add-On. We felt that Blackline allowed more flexibility and I actually like the idea of having support saved in the reconciliation system. Also, you don't necessarily need Excel experience to use it and we have some staff (non-accountants) that we wanted to use the system to track grants, claim submission due dates, etc., not related to month-end close. These staff members easily grasped Blackline but struggled with Vena and FloQast.
Anitra Myrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

I came from a Company that used HFM for consolidation and reporting. It was pretty much limited to that use only and was always very frustrating as far as processing times and system limitations, so OneStream has so much more to offer as far as functionality, and OneStream is so much more user friendly and beneficial. OneStream has endless options as far as what the tool can be used for, and if it doesn't exist, their team can typically create it for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BlackLine

  • Our organization manages our whole accounting and financial lifecycle in this one unified, secure, and efficient system, as well as easily receiving a wider picture of tasks and processes.
  • It completely automates our intercompany reconciliation and bank reconciliation process as well as eliminates the need for excel.
Brandon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneStream

  • Significantly reduced the cost of upgrading
  • Ability to start with a minimum and then scale the environment as needed which is typically due to adding capabilities and users
  • Reduced IT deployment time due to desktop application deployed from the browser
Terry Ledet | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BlackLine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

OneStream

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BlackLine
9.1
OneStream
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

BlackLine
9.0
OneStream

Usability

BlackLine
8.8
OneStream
8.0

Support Rating

BlackLine
8.8
OneStream
10.0

Online Training

BlackLine
9.0
OneStream

Implementation Rating

BlackLine
9.1
OneStream

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