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  • 5 September 2019 08:15

Workiva and BlackLine Team Up to Transform Financial Close and Reporting Processes

New platform integration will improve data accuracy and transparency

AMES, Iowa and LOS ANGELES - September 4, 2019 -- Workiva (NYSE:WK), the leading cloud provider of connected reporting and compliance solutions, and accounting automation software leader BlackLine, Inc. (NASDAQ:BL) today announce the availability of a platform integration to help joint customers streamline financial close and reporting processes. The integration will enable users to seamlessly connect and transfer data between the two platforms, saving time and reducing risk by improving accuracy and transparency in the record-to-report process.

“Many of our customers use BlackLine to automate balance sheet reconciliations and other processes they need for a successful financial close before they use the Workiva platform for reporting and compliance,” said Mike Rost, Vice President of Partners and Alliances at Workiva. “With this new integration, our joint customers will be able to benefit from better transparency across applications and a higher level of trust and confidence in the data they report.”

The collaboration between Workiva and BlackLine combines two providers that were named Leaders in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.*

“Thousands of leading finance and accounting teams around the globe have adopted BlackLine for our comprehensive account reconciliation and close automation capabilities and Workiva for its connected and trusted reporting,” said Michael Otto, Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at BlackLine. “By working together, we believe we are creating additional customer value by offering a whole new level of control, transparency and accuracy.”

*Workiva and BlackLine were both named Leaders in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions, John Van Decker, Christopher Iervolino, 26 July 2018.

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About Workiva

Workiva, the leading cloud provider of connected reporting and compliance solutions, is used by thousands of enterprises across 180 countries, including more than 75 percent of Fortune 500® companies, and by government agencies. Our customers have linked over five billion data elements to trust their data, reduce risk and save time. For more information about Workiva (NYSE:WK), please visit workiva.com.

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About BlackLine

BlackLine, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: BL) cloud-based solutions automate, centralize and streamline financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key Finance and Accounting processes for large enterprises and midsize organisations. Designed to complement virtually all financial systems including SAP, Oracle and NetSuite, BlackLine increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation from within a single, unified cloud platform.

More than 2,800 companies with users around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements. Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, please visit: www.blackline.com.

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