What is BlackLine?

"BlackLine is an Enhanced Financial Controls and Automation (EFCA) software that streamlines financial close operations."

BlackLine is the provider of cloud-based Finance Controls and Automation Platform. It automates the process of accounting & finance management, reporting, and internal controlling as well as finalizing the periodic closing of the books.

It mostly helps accounting departments in medium-sized and large enterprises automate a lot of manual work. In the core of this solution is Accounts Reconciliation, which in larger companies means labor-intense and complicated process. BlackLine's standard templates make this job more efficient, mainly by providing standardization across operating units that use various ERP systems.

The platform offers following products: Finance Transformation Solution, Close Process Management, Intercompany Hub, Accounting Process Automation, Balance Sheet Integrity, and Smart Close. All data is available between products, so there is no need to be transferred between or over other systems. BlackLine also provides full system infrastructure and maintenance, so IT departments in organizations are not burdened with these tasks.

BlackLine scored 88/100 in the Accounting category. This is based on user satisfaction (88/100), press buzz (43/100), and other relevant information on BlackLine gathered from around the web.

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BlackLine Awards

BlackLine Financial Reporting Software Award 2020 BlackLine Quality Choice Badge 2020 BlackLine Trusted Vendor Badge 2020
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BlackLine Product Overview

  • Account Reconciliations

  • Compare Data in Different Systems or Locations

  • Task Management

  • Automated Workflows

  • Transaction Matching

  • Bank Reconciliations

  • Credit Card Matching

  • Inter Company Reconciliations

  • Invoice-to-PO Matching

  • Journal Entry

Languages: English, French, German

Accounting Software Buyer Guide 2020

Product recommendations, vendor rankings, market overview and tips on how to select Accounting software for business. Published in July 2020.

Accounting is among the most crucial tasks a business has to perform. Accounting requirements vary from basic, such as crediting and debiting accounts, to advanced, such as generating income statements and balance sheets. Accounting software solutions autom...


BlackLine Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • API
  • Balance Sheet
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • CRM Integration
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Comparison
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • General Account Ledger
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • P&L
  • Payroll
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Tax Management
  • BitCoin
  • PayPal
  • Stripe
  • SAP Integration

BlackLine FAQs

What is BlackLine generally used for?

This service is used for Finance Controls and Automation.

What are some applications BlackLine is commonly used in tandem with?

It is mostly used in SAP and Microsoft Dynamics.

Does BlackLine offer an API?


Does BlackLine offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?


Does BlackLine integrate with any other apps?

Integrations: Primaseller, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, Oracle, Infineon, Infinium, Intacct, Jack Henry, Ledger, MAS500, McKesson, Metavante, PeopleSoft Fixed Assets, PeopleSoft General, PeopleSoft HR, QAD, General Ledger, QuickBooks, Banktel, Cobalt, CostPoint, Deacom, Deltek, Dynamics SL, Epicor, Filosoft, Fiserv, Flexi, Homegrown.

What platforms does BlackLine support?

BlackLine is a cloud-based software.

Who are the main user groups of BlackLine?

Main users of BlackLine are medium-sized and large enterprises.

Does BlackLine offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Support: Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support.

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