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Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Accounts, Tasks, and Matching. The product is being used globally for all legal entities and all ERP systems. Our company was created by a merger of two great companies, Clock Spring and NRI. We were on different ERP systems and needed a system-agnostic tool for balance sheet reconciliations and month-end close. Blackline provided us a way to coordinate month-end close, control balance sheet reconciliations, and status visibility for both.
Anitra Myrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Blackline really helped our organization to get visibility on the accuracy and timeliness of our reconciliations. We have over 300 month-end tasks. Prior to Blackline, it was a challenge to ensure and have confidence that all these tasks were being completed accurately. We currently have a remote workforce so it certainly helps with monitoring tasks, even those not related to month-end. You can build anything into Blackline that you need to track on a recurring basis.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are currently using BlackLine in our Financial Accounting groups for Account Reconciliations, Reconciliation Approval, and Cash Matching. This enables us to have more efficiency for our account reconciliations throughout our approval process. It also saves the company time having all of our reconciliations in one place and all the previous months data at our fingertips. We went live for Cash Matching in 2019 and it has streamlined the Cash reconciliations having all the matching data in one program for better review and audit trail.
Seth Dedmon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have used Blackline for 8 years. The rollout started with one affiliate and has since been implemented across the entire region. We utilize a suite of products including Reconciliation, Variance, Matching, and Tasks, and are currently in final testing for OIM and Auto Journals. The platform has allowed us to realize efficiencies through automation of manually-intensive processes that require large amounts of data to be grouped and explained. Tasks has been a valuable tool for monitoring closing processes and ensuring that job transitions happen smoothly. The real power is in the integration of the modules as they work together to only require us to "touch" an entry once, and then Blackline takes over and distributes the output across the products as we have designed.
November 09, 2021

Billing Made Simple

Score 8 out of 10
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Chevron is using BlackLine to allocate internal service billings for the global enterprise. We were able to streamline and standardize multiple Service Provider billing processes through this tool that automates the monthly allocations. BlackLine enables one system of record for invoicing and detailed documentation for audit, tax and partner recovery.
Brandon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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This effective and next-generation AR automation platform unleashes our working capital and collects cash also orchestrates and automates accounts receivable and intercompany accounting processes. This efficient and effective platform improves our financial close accuracy by giving our accountants a streamlined way to check the accuracy and appropriateness of their balance sheets. Its account reconciliation features automate and streamline our reconciliation process to provide highly qualitative and accurate financial statements. We have been using this unified cloud solution in our accounting and finance department to automate our financial close. Above all, it is extremely important to our company.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Accounts, Tasks, and Matching. The product is being used globally for all legal entities and all ERP systems. We moved to BlackLine globally following the merger of Shire into Takeda. We still have different ERP systems and need a best in class tool for balance sheet reconciliations, journal approval and month-end close. BlackLine provided us a way to coordinate our month-end close activities and manage our key controls.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Blackline Accounts Reconciliation, Tasks and Matching. We use Blackline in the accounting department and with our auditors and examiners. Auditors and Examiners have access as read only and this year during their review gave high marks to the software and it's ease of use. The tasks and month end closing process in Blackline has allowed transparency on where we are in the month end closing process. I no longer need to send an email or pick up the phone to ask staff where they are in the process. I can simply look at Blackline and see what still needs to be completed. The matching piece of Blackline is where the magic is. It's a powerful tool that is flexible and saves all the manual time in spreadsheets and highlighters 'ticking and tying' on account reconciliations. It also greatly reduces our errors and rework.
Nick Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Blackline Reconciliation & Matching Modules are utilized to organize and optimize the account reconciliation process. The ability to organize, manage & manipulate the data in different ways depending on account allows the user & reviewer to see what is important more efficiently. All accounts are reconciled within Blackline and the bank accounts are leveraging the matching module at the moment.
Score 10 out of 10
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We utilize BlackLine's automated journals to automate our manual hospitality journal entries. This saves a substantial amount of time in the preparation and review of the journal entries. In addition, it eliminates the potential of any manual data entry errors. We're deploying BlackLine's automated journal entries in all various departments of accounting.
Jill Pieterse | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We started to work with BlackLine in 2019. Currently, we are using the Reconciliation and the Task module. For Reconciliations, we have users all over the globe. BlackLine has centralized our data, eliminating the use of Excel files and the need to send multiple emails back-and-forth for checking. Now everything can be found in one centralized place that is always up to date and where all necessary documents are stored. It’s easy to use, helps to decrease workload with auto-reconciliation rules while letting you focus on accounts that need it. The Task module helps standardize tasks, making sure nothing is forgotten and done at the appropriate time. We use it for monthly, quarterly, and annual tasks. BlackLine has clear overviews in Dashboards, very high-quality online training available at BlackLine University (available for all users), a very good support team and is continuously improving.
October 26, 2021

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Score 10 out of 10
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BlackLine is currently used within the Accounting teams for Account Reconciliations and Tasks. It's such a user-friendly application, which is easy to learn and adapt into your organization. It's a great tool to complete all account reconciliations in one location, helps with standardization and acts as a repository for when supporting documents are needed. This application is available at any time, making it an easy process to complete a reconciliation at anytime whether you are a preparer, approver or reviewer. The task module has also been working out really well for our accounting teams. It helps list all the close and reporting related tasks that must be completed on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. Tasks are easy to create when needed and also simple to end-date when a task is no longer required. This module helps take the guesswork out of month-end close processes and will always remind you of upcoming tasks that are due.
July 22, 2021

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Joseph Healan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our entire team is using it across several plants and other divisions. It helps greatly by giving us a framework to standardize older disparate legacy charts of accounts and allows management to compare plants and similar operating divisions. Now a change in the COA is global instead of one plant or division at a time.
Score 9 out of 10
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We used BlackLine for over 4 years, first used BlackLine for account reconciliation, then matching, task management and journal entries. Matching is a very powerful tools that we can finish bank reconciliation within 1 hour. We are looking to expand more modules in next year, such as variance, amortization and AR automations.
November 08, 2021

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Score 8 out of 10
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We currently use Blackline's Account Reconciliations, Task Management and Journal entry modules. The company has had a phased approach for the rollout and has been continuing on the journey of optimizing the usage of the tool.Blackline adds a great value to the close process - from using task management, automating journal entries to account reconciliations - Blackline provides a suite of applications to manage the end to end close cycle. Blackline has been instrumental in managing the close process better.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use BlackLine for account reconciliations, journal entries, and reporting. BlackLine is being used by multi-levels of the accounting field, from the most entry-level position, processing transactions to upper management for financial reporting. BlackLine streamlines our month-end process, by having journal entries and reporting all in one place. We are able to follow month-end schedules and have automatic journal entries posted, so nothing is forgotten.
Score 9 out of 10
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Blackline is being used by the US Finance operations team to perform account reconciliations. Prior to implementation we manually performed all of our balance sheet reconciliations by hand or in excel. It was extremely time-consuming, used up a lot of paper, and made it almost impossible to monitor progress.
Score 9 out of 10
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BlackLine is used by the entire accounting department. It solves several problems for our organization. BlackLine streamlines the month-end close process by essentially creating a to-do list of entries, a seamless approval process, and integration with our ERP system. It provides us with a platform to organize and explain balances in our accounts. We are now looking to implement the matching functionality to solve the problems of large data sets within Excel.
Score 10 out of 10
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BlackLine is a key tool in the performance of global balance sheet accounts and close checklist items. It is also an integral part of our SOX compliance globally. BlackLine allows for a uniform approach to balance sheet account preparation and review/approval electronically. This tool provides key management with a click of a button view of close checklist status, analytics to show outstanding items even from prior periods. This business solution saved our SOX team hours of work by implementing programs and workflows for 100% of SOX controls globally.
November 19, 2021

Touchless Close

Score 8 out of 10
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BlackLine is an amazing tool once you set [it] up it just rolls based on rules and assignments. We use to manage [the] full close process with Task Mgmt. Account recons have many templates to help automate and even drive journal entries. We record all journal entries in [BlackLine] and use a variance tool to manage flux analysis. Set up is key to make sure you don't bring a bad process in and you think of [future] growth within your organization.
July 14, 2021

Blackline is great!

Score 10 out of 10
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Blackline is being used across the finance and accounting departments globally, and keeps all our account reconciliations in one place for all team members to access, and allows us to also keep our task list for month end close in a centralized location. This allows great efficiency during the close process.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use BlackLine for tasks & recons in the accounting department. It's mainly used by the General Ledger team, and we also have users from the Tax team in the system. It really helps us organize and be able to easily see our progress in the month end close process. I joined the company after BlackLine was implemented, so I'm not sure what they were using before. I can't imagine it being better than BlackLine.
Score 10 out of 10
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We utilize BlackLine for account reconciliations, tasks, and controls. We are looking at implementing the Variance Analysis module and are learning more every day at the many ways that we can utilize BL for process improvements as well as better accuracy. The many benefits of ease of review and reporting truly helps with many projects!
Score 8 out of 10
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We are trying to standardize our recs for all business units so they all look in sync. In addition, Blackline is tremendously helping us when it comes to our periodic audits. We are able to give the auditors access so they can pull any support they need, in turn reducing the time it takes for us to compile the data for them. Blackline is currently being used across our entire organization.

What is BlackLine?

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.

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Who uses BlackLine?

The most common users of BlackLine are from Enterprises and the Financial Services industry.