LOS ANGELES, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial software provider BlackLine Systems will be conducting a series of webinars designed to show how businesses can benefit from hosting critical applications with a reputable provider; alleviate concerns surrounding hosting sensitive company data offsite; and arm attendees with the necessary knowledge to know what to look for and what to ask when selecting a SaaS/Cloud service provider.
Chris Kradjan, CPA, a partner at internationally recognized audit firm Moss Adams LLP, will join BlackLine CTO Justin Newton for the first session in the 'BlackLine SaaS Series,' entitled How to Ensure Security When Hosting Financial Data in a SaaS/Cloud Environment. With a rapidly growing European client base, BlackLine has scheduled two live sessions next Wednesday, March 7, 2012, just hours apart, to accommodate both European and North American attendees.
All SaaS/Cloud providers have the option to voluntarily undergo internal audits and put additional processes and controls in place to ensure the highest level of data protection and security for their clients' sensitive data. Unfortunately, many don't do so. Newton and Kradjan will discuss what to look for from both a technology and also from an audit/compliance standpoint when selecting a SaaS/Cloud service provider.
Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of:
- Benefits of moving to a hosted solution
- The Truth About SaaS – what should be happening technically in the background to ensure their data is protected
- U.S. and international standards that must be taken into consideration, such as SSAE 16/ISAE 3402, and how to comply
- Key questions to ask upfront/evaluation criteria from both technology and compliance standpoints when selecting a SaaS/Cloud provider
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BlackLine SaaS/OnDemand clients include a long list of household name companies such as Concur Technologies, H.J. Heinz, Salesforce.com, Starkist, Unified Grocers, Westinghouse and Whirlpool. During the past several years, many new Fortune 500 companies have signed on to implement the BlackLine Financial Close Software Suite in a SaaS environment across their global organizations.
Founded in 2001, 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. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.
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