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Accounting
BlackLine launches Modern Accounting Playbook in APAC
The solution package is based on notable practices and aims to help companies get up and running on BlackLine's accounting automation platform.
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BlackLine
Ready to grow: How optimising accounts receivable can put your organisation in a prime position
Up to now, the automation wave has largely bypassed the accounts receivable department but it’s time that changed.
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Accounting
BlackLine awarded Controllers Council Seal of Approval
BlackLine has been awarded the Controllers Council Seal of Approval for Financial Operations Management, particularly for its accounting automation platform.
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BlackLine
IWD 2022: It’s time to eliminate the gender pay gap in the ICT industry
Let’s make it a collective mission to help other women in technology get paid what they’re worth.
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Cloud
BlackLine expands Google Cloud partnership to enhance digital transformation
BlackLine is continuing to expand its partnership with Google Cloud, announcing they will collaborate on joint selling and go-to-market activities.
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Accounting
BlackLine bolsters financial management capabilities through FourQ acquisition
BlackLine CEO Marc Huffman says intercompany accounting is a ‘distraction’ within F&A for many multinational organisations.
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Digital Transformation
Vital assets: Why modernising your organisation’s finance function has never been more important
Getting serious about digital transformation should be a priority in 2022.
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Accounting
Blackline achieves ISO/IEC certifications for security & data privacy
“Achieving ISO/IEC 27018 and 27701 certifications reaffirms our longstanding commitment to comply with information security protocol."
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
Oracle ERP users achieve payback in less than a year - report
Oracle ERP users achieve payback on average in less than a year and generate US $2.58 for every dollar invested in BlackLine's cloud-based platform, according to a new report.
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BlackLine
Australian financial execs prime for growth, but skill shortage an unwelcome barrier - BlackLine report
“Finding people with the right technology and F&A skills seems to be at the heart of the issue."
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Financial software
Automate or perish: why it’s past time for finance departments to scrap the spreadsheets
Around A/NZ, CFOs are making finance transformation a priority and those that don’t will be doing their employers a disservice, writes BlackLine VP Claudia Pirko.
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CFO
BlackLine and Kyriba bring digitalisation to CFOs
BlackLine has teamed up with Kyriba to further enable digitalisation of the office of the chief financial officer, in order to improve collaboration between finance and treasury departments.
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Accounting Software
FY2022: Why it’s a prime time for businesses to optimise their accounting operations
As the economies of Australia and New Zealand bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis, finance leaders should be focused on technological transformation.
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Digital Transformation
BlackLine supports latest RISE with SAP offering
The BlackLine solutions, offered as SAP Solution Extensions, align with the value proposition of RISE with SAP to help customers accelerate their digital transformations.
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Partner Programme
BlackLine greatly expands partner programme
The expansion covers multiple facets of the business: market segments coverage, marketing and sales, consulting services capacity and geographic presence.
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Awards
BlackLine picks up SAP Pinnacle Partner of the Year Award
BlackLine has secured a win in the SAP Pinnacle Awards, recognising the company’s contributions as an SAP partner.
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Cybersecurity
BlackLine achieves ISO/IEC 27017:2015 security compliance
BlackLine follows information security standards in cloud services, supported by policies that enforce data security and privacy.
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Accounting Software
BlackLine board welcomes renowned D&I spokeswoman Barbara Whye
Whye, who is currently Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, brings more than 25 years of technology experience to her position on the board.
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Cloud Banking Solutions
BlackLine pads out capabilities within accounts receivable automation
BlackLine AI Intelligence is a new offering that provides deep insights into financial risks within a customer base.
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IT Automation
How more efficient financial management can help businesses bounce back after COVID-19
To date, less than 10% of organisations globally have embraced financial automation, according to research commissioned by BlackLine in 2020.
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Women in Technology
IWD 2021: BlackLine VP on empowering employees in a diverse workplace
"Companies should ensure there are both men and women sponsors who will use their voice, support initiatives and take action."
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Accounting Software
COVID-19 halts 53% of accounting automation projects
Manual accounting is untenable in a post COVID-19 environment, according to new global research from accounting automation software company BlackLine.
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Contact Centre
How to optimise contact centres for 2021 and beyond
As the new year fast approaches, it’s a good time to check that contact centres are ready to handle whatever 2021 has in store, writes MaxContact director of Australia operations Daniel Harding.
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CFO
Why automating the finance function is critical for future growth
As well as continually struggling with tedious workflows and manual processing, many finance professionals are still finding it a challenge to complete their month-end close. This is where software can help, writes BlackLine regional vice president for A/NZ Claudia Pirko.