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Optus Joins BlackLine Systems, SAP for Webinar on Automating Account Reconciliations for a Faster Financial Close Sr. finance managers from Australian mobile, broadband leader to discuss ease of integration with SAP® solutions, benefits of BlackLine, cost-savings realised since using solutions from SAP and BlackLine

SYDNEY and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian mobile and broadband leader Optus is teaming up with financial and accounting software company BlackLine Systems  and enterprise application software leader SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) for a webinar entitled "See How Optus Closes with Confidence Using Solutions from BlackLine and SAP."  The webinar will be geared at finance, accounting, audit and compliance managers in mid- to enterprise-size organisations in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region, an increasingly fast-growing market for BlackLine's flagship account reconciliation software.

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The session will focus on how finance directors and compliance officers can further ensure the integrity of their balance sheets – and ultimately financial reports – by implementing enterprise-class financial software packages, such as BlackLine's SaaS-based Financial Close Suite, to automate the traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation process.  Ben Gray and Peter Zarin of the Financial Operations team at Optus will present a case study on the benefits of BlackLine, ease of integration with SAP® solutions, and return on investment (ROI) the telecom industry leader has realised since using BlackLine alongside SAP software.

The webinar is designed to inform customers, whether operating in an environment of only SAP solutions or applications from multiple vendors, how account reconciliation process optimisation can help them achieve a quicker and more accurate financial close process.  The session will demonstrate the importance of the account reconciliation process as a critical step on the path to "closing with confidence." 

What:  "See How Optus Closes with Confidence by Using Solutions from BlackLine and SAP"

When:  Thursday, 17 October 2013, 15.00 AEDT / 06.00 CEST

Speaker lineup:

  • Stefan Karl, chief solution expert, Finance Solutions, SAP
  • Ann Furlong, director of operations, APAC, BlackLine Systems
  • Ben Gray, finance director, Financial Operations, Optus
  • Peter Zarin, finance manager, Financial Operations, Optus

Attendees will learn 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
  • Realise exceptional ROI in a very short timeframe
  • Improve the accuracy and timeliness of compliance reporting
  • Manage compliance while servicing multiple locations

To register please go here.

BlackLine is an SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP PartnerEdge®program.  The company is also a participant in SAP Store, the online e-commerce channel or "e-channel" for enterprise solutions and services from SAP and its partners, designed to provide SAP customers with information on relevant, complementary technology solutions that are certified by SAP.

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

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.  With more than 75,000 users in over 100 countries, 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 financial 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. 

BlackLine headquarters are in Los Angeles, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Melbourne, New York City and Sydney to serve the company's growing global client base.  For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.  

SAP, PartnerEdge and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Media Contact:
Kimberly Uberti
Director of Corporate Communications
BlackLine Systems
kimberly.uberti@blackline.com

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