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BlackLine Systems To Deliver Two Presentations With SAP At Financials 2013 Conference In Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global aluminum manufacturer Novelis is teaming up with financial software provider BlackLine Systems  and enterprise application software leader SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to give a presentation entitled "See How Aluminum Manufacturing Giant Novelis Closes with Confidence and Achieves Balance Sheet Integrity with Solutions from BlackLine and SAP" at the Financials 2013 conference next week in Las Vegas.


Melissa Rutten, CPA, manager of reporting projects at Novelis, will present a case study on the ease of integration with SAP® solutions and key benefits and return on investment (ROI) the $11 billion public company has realized since using BlackLine on a global basis.

The presentation with Novelis is one of two that BlackLine will deliver alongside SAP during the conference.

The second, entitled " How to Overcome Weaknesses and Inefficiencies in the Account Reconciliation Process for a Faster Close ," will show how finance, accounting, audit and compliance executives can further ensure the integrity of their balance sheets – and ultimately financial reports – by implementing software to automate the traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation process. 

Both presentations are designed to inform customers, whether operating in an environment of only SAP solutions or applications from multiple vendors, how account reconciliation process optimization can help them achieve a quicker and more accurate financial close process. 

Featured Speakers:
  • Stefan Karl, chief solution expert, Finance Solutions, SAP AG
  • Bob Davenport, senior solutions consultant, BlackLine Systems
  • Melissa Rutten, CPA, manager of reporting projects, Novelis Inc.

Attendees will leave each session with insight into how, by automating their account reconciliations, they can:
  • Virtually eliminate spreadsheets (and the manual errors that often come with them) from their account reconciliation process
  • Automate traditionally manual accounting functions
  • Have a faster, more efficient close cycle - maintaining more control and visibility worldwide, while reducing risk
  • Realize exceptional ROI in a very short timeframe
  • Improve the accuracy and timeliness of compliance reporting
  • Manage compliance while servicing multiple locations, worldwide

BlackLine is an SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP PartnerEdge ® program and a participant in the SAP EcoHub solution marketplace – SAP's premier online destination designed to provide SAP customers with information on relevant, complementary technology solutions that are certified by SAP (such as the BlackLine 5.1 solution).

BlackLine was named a 2011 SAP Pinnacle award finalist in the " Software Solution Newcomer of the Year" category SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the "best and brightest" of the SAP partner ecosystem, recognizing partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and driving customer success.  

To learn more, visit BlackLine at Financials 2013 in Las Vegas in booth No. 215.  BlackLine and SAP will be presenting together again on similar topics at the upcoming Financials 2013 - Europe show in Amsterdam in June.

About BlackLine Systems BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution.  An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes.  BlackLine software applications complement existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in a simple and secure OnDemand/SaaS platform.  With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals. 

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