Former NASA Astronaut, Sr. Execs from Deloitte, to Deliver Keynotes at BlackLine Systems Annual User Conference;

  Former NASA Astronaut, Sr. Execs from Deloitte, to Deliver
  Keynotes at BlackLine Systems Annual User Conference; ABB, Atlas Air, Cox,
                       Zurich Among Clients Presenting

4-day agenda in San Francisco to highlight creative industry-specific
applications, benefits and ROI of SaaS; plus, pre-conference community service
day planned with GLIDE

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Leading financial close software
provider BlackLine Systems will be hosting its 2012 Annual User Conference
next week from Sunday to Wednesday, Nov. 11 to 14, at the iconic Westin St.
Francis Hotel in San Francisco.


Former NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Ph.D., will deliver a keynote drawing
on his experience and life lessons learned from two space shuttle missions,
during which he logged over three months in space including three spacewalks
and two trips to the International Space Station. Other keynotes will be
given by Deloitte Principal Lee Dittmar, who will speak on "Finance in the
Post Digital Enterprise" and Peter Coffee, vice president and
head of platform research, who will give a presentation entitled "Social
Connection and the Enterprise."

Speakers also include senior finance executives from more than 20 BlackLine
client companies including ABB, Atlas Air, Cox Communications and Zurich
Insurance Group.

Several sessions are expected to hone in on the benefits of selecting a SaaS
(Software-as-a-Service) provider to automate traditionally manual financial
close processes, rather than hosting (and having to maintain) the software

More than 300 clients, partners and prospects from around the globe are
registered to attend the four-day event. 'BlackLine Certified Implementation
Professional' firms from the company's global network, including conference
sponsors Deloitte and UHY Advisors, will be presenting. Ernst & Young, Horn
Solutions, KPMG LLP, Resources Global Professionals and Robert Half
International each have BlackLine Certified Implementers signed up and
planning to present, as well. 

The day before the conference begins BlackLine employees and interested
clients and partners will volunteer their time with GLIDE, a San Francisco
organization that, for more than 45 years, has been providing a range of
holistic services – from meals to housing to healthcare – to the poor and
disenfranchised in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. Participants
will assist with the GLIDE Daily Meals Program, providing food to families in
this poor, harsh urban community. BlackLine will be making a donation on
behalf of the group and encourages others to contribute, as well.

At the BlackLine Annual User Conference, clients from around the world are
given an opportunity to:

  oLearn best practices from BlackLine's team of experts
  oHear how experienced users from other companies, and in specific
    industries, creatively use BlackLine
  oPreview upcoming software enhancements
  oDirectly influence the product direction going forward

For more information, contact Howard Goldstein at

About BlackLine
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.

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

Media Contact:
Kimberly Uberti
Director of Corporate Communications
BlackLine Systems

SOURCE BlackLine Systems

Contact: 310-721-6850
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