Increased Internal Audit Efficiency
September 19, 2019

Increased Internal Audit Efficiency

Megan Remich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with BlackLine

BlackLine is used across my organization in the Finance Department. I specifically use the Compliance module to complete my internal audits for SOX compliance. BlackLine solved an efficiency problem for us with the way that we obtain audit documentation. By using the task and reconciliation modules, we are able to link them to the Compliance module and pull our own support for audit testing.
  • The linkage between the task/reconciliation and Compliance modules - This allows Internal Audit to pull their own support for audit testing. This reduces the manual PBC list creation.
  • Openness to customer suggestions - They are very open to hearing suggestions to make their products better for their customers. This is great, as it will make the product more useful for consumers.
  • Customization - The Compliance module is very customizable, which makes it very useful for a variety of consumers.
  • Workflow tracking capability in the Compliance module.
  • The worksheet that is a UDF in the Compliance module could have better functionality. It doesn't have all the capabilities of true Excel, so we don't currently use it. It would be great if we could copy information (including formulas and formatting) into the worksheet.
  • Increased internal audit efficiency.
We primarily chose BlackLines because of the linkage between the modules to Compliance. This allowed us internal audit efficiency because we could pull our own support instead of going through the manual PBC list process.
I have not used the support for BlackLine, but I know there is a lot available.

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BlackLine is great if you want to make your accounting and internal audit more efficient. They have come up with a variety of tools that will help you in your accounting process. One of the great things is the connection between the various modules.