LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zurich North America 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 Global Insurance Leader Zurich Closes with Confidence and Achieves Balance Sheet Integrity with Solutions from BlackLine and SAP" at the Financials 2012 conference this week in Las Vegas.
Zurich North America's VP of Close Operations & General Accounting will present a case study on the ease of integration with SAP® solutions and key benefits and return on investment (ROI) the company has realized since using BlackLine on a global basis.
The presentation with Zurich 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," 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.
Stefan Karl, chief solution expert, Finance Solutions, SAP AG
Mario Spanicciati, executive vice president, Operations, BlackLine Systems
Laura Darbro, vice president, Close Operations & General Accounting, Zurich North America
Attendees will leave each session with insight into how, by automating their account reconciliations, they can:
Virtually eliminate spreadsheets (and the manual errors that come with them) from their account reconciliation process
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, member of 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 2012 in booth No. 365.
BlackLine and SAP will be presenting together again on similar topics at the upcoming Financials 2012 - Europe show in Milan in June.
About BlackLine 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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Contact: Kimberly Uberti Director of Corporate Communications BlackLine Systems [email protected]