Coles Joins BlackLine Systems, SAP for Presentation at Mastering SAP Financials Conference in Sydney

     Coles Joins BlackLine Systems, SAP for Presentation at Mastering SAP
                       Financials Conference in Sydney

Sr. finance manager from Australia supermarket giant to discuss benefits,
cost-savings realised since using BlackLine, ease of integration with SAP®

PR Newswire

SYDNEY and LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2013

SYDNEY and LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coles is teaming up with
financial software provider BlackLine Systems and enterprise application
software leader SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to deliver a presentation entitled "The
Road to Reconciliation: See How Coles Closes with Confidence and Achieves
Balance Sheet Integrity with Solutions from BlackLine and SAP" at the
Mastering SAP Financials conference next week in Sydney.


A senior finance manager from Coles will present a case study on the ease of
integration with SAP® solutions and key benefits and ROI the company has
realised since using BlackLine alongside SAP ERP Financials. The session is
designed to inform customers, whether operating in an environment of only SAP
solutions or applications from multiple vendors, how account reconciliation
process optimisation 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

Featured Speakers:

  oAnn Furlong, solutions consultant, BlackLine Systems
  oLorelie Oswald, managing principal, Financials, SAP Australia
  oStephen Creasey, manager, Financial Reporting, Coles

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 control and
    visibility, 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

BlackLine is an SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP
PartnerEdge®program. The company is also a participant in SAP Store, the
online e-commerce channel or "e-channel" for enterprise solutions and services
from SAP and its partners, and the SAP EcoHub solution marketplace, SAP's
online destination designed to provide SAP customers with information on
relevant, complementary technology solutions that are certified by SAP (such
as the BlackLine 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.

BlackLine and SAP will be presenting together again on similar topics at the
upcoming Financials 2013 - Europe show in Amsterdam in June.

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, Melbourne, New York City and Sydney to serve the company's growing
global client base. For more information, please visit

SAP, PartnerEdge and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of
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: 310-721-6850
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