BlackLine - A tool to improve efficiency in finance and accounting
October 26, 2021

BlackLine - A tool to improve efficiency in finance and accounting

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BlackLine

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.
  • Journal entry module is a huge time saver during month end close. It keeps the team on task and integrates seamlessly with our ERP System.
  • Matching is a powerful tool that assists in reconciling large data sets.
  • The reconciliations module makes it incredibly easy to find the details needed to explain the balance sheet accounts.
  • BlackLine can be a bit slow during month end close.
  • The grid can be improved by allowing users to click anywhere in a row to select the item.
  • Journal Entries
  • Reconciliations
  • Matching
  • BlackLine frees up time associates used to spend explaining balances. Associates can now focus on working exceptions and other value add work.

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BlackLine is great for large companies that need to organize their accounting tasks and assign them to associates. It helps make getting through audit a breeze. It is also great for reconciling multiple and/or large data sets and freeing up associates from manual data manipulation. The cost may be prohibitive to smaller organizations.