BlackLine is the world’s most trusted solution for Finance Controls and Automation, and enables clients to move beyond the antiquated record-to-report process with a new approach known as Continuous Accounting. Continuous Accounting represents a dramatic shift in the way organisations manage the accounting function, utilising automation and controlled workflows which allow tasks typically performed during the period-end to instead be embedded within day-to-day activities. Nearly 2,000 companies, across all industries and in more than 130 countries, trust BlackLine software to automate and manage complex, manual and repetitive accounting processes, ensuring balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements, with many organisations relying on BlackLine to play an integral role in their finance transformation initiatives and shared services environments. The BlackLine Finance Controls and Automation platform helps organisations to fill in the gaps left by ERP and CPM systems and thereby strengthen controls, lower compliance risks, and introduce greater efficiencies and visibility into every step of the accounting process – including financial close, reconciliation management, journal entry management, intercompany transaction management, and controls assurance. The company has been named by Gartner as a Leader for Cloud Financial Corporate Performance Management (FCPM) Solutions, with Gartner positioning BlackLine in the Leaders Quadrant of its recently released 2017 Magic Quadrant for FCPM.