Novelis Joins BlackLine Systems, SAP, for Webinar on Automating Account Reconciliations for a Faster Close

   Novelis Joins BlackLine Systems, SAP, for Webinar on Automating
                  Account Reconciliations for a Faster Close

Sr. finance director from aluminum manufacturing giant to discuss ease of
integration withSAP® solutions, benefits, cost-savings realized since using
BlackLine globally

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2013

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global aluminum manufacturer
Novelis, is teaming up again with financial software provider BlackLine
Systems and enterprise application software leader SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) for a
webinar entitled "See How Novelis Closes with Confidence and Achieves Balance
Sheet Integrity by Automating Account Reconciliations with Solutions from
BlackLine and SAP." The webinar, geared at finance, accounting, audit and
compliance managers in mid- to large size organizations, will be hosted by
leading corporate finance industry resource Publishing.


The session will focus on how finance/compliance executives can further ensure
the integrity of their balance sheets – and ultimately financial reports – by
implementing software, such as BlackLine's SaaS-based Account Reconciliation
solution, to automate the traditionally manual, labor-intensive and
spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation process. Josh Morris, CPA, director
of accounting and financial reporting at Novelis, will present a case study on
the ease of integration with SAP® solutions and key benefits and return on
investment (ROI) the $11 billion public company has realized since using
BlackLine on a global basis.

The webinar is 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. The session will demonstrate the
importance of the account reconciliation process as a critical step on the
path to "closing with confidence and achieving balance sheet integrity."

What: "See How Novelis  Closes with Confidence and Achieves Balance Sheet
Integrity by Automating Account Reconciliations with Solutions from BlackLine
and SAP"

When: Wednesday, April 10^th, 2013, 11 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 2 p.m. EDT
(New York)

Speaker lineup:

  oStefan Karl, chief solution expert, Finance Solutions, SAP AG
  oMario Spanicciati, executive vice president of Operations and executive
    director, EMEA, BlackLine Systems
  oJosh Morris, CPA, director of accounting and financial reporting, Novelis

Attendees will learn how, by automating their account reconciliations, they

  oVirtually eliminate spreadsheets (and the manual errors that often come
    with them) from their account reconciliation process
  oAutomate traditionally manual accounting functions
  oHave a faster, more efficient close cycle - maintaining more control and
    visibility worldwide, while reducing risk
  oRealize exceptional ROI in a very short timeframe
  oImprove the accuracy and timeliness of compliance reporting
  oManage compliance while servicing multiple locations

To register please go to:

BlackLine is an SAP software solution and technology partner in 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.

About BlackLine Systems
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

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SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their
respective companies.

Media Contact:
Kimberly Uberti
Director of Corporate Communications
BlackLine Systems

SOURCE BlackLine Systems

Contact: Kimberly Uberti, 310-721-6850
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