Russell 2000 Component
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
|Therese Tucker, CEO and founder|
Marc Huffman, COO
Mark Partin, CFO
|Revenue||$289.0 million (2019)|
Number of employees
Blackline is an American enterprise software company that develops cloud-based services designed to automate and control the entire financial close process. The Los Angeles-based company has 11 offices worldwide.
BlackLine was founded in 2001 by Therese Tucker, a former CTO at SunGard Treasury Systems. The initial goal was to help customers replace their use of Excel with a suite of accounting software.
Blackline reached an agreement to form a strategic alliance with the financial consulting firm McGladrey, in 2015. As part of the alliance, the companies began offering a business process as a service (BPaaS) platform.
The software's "automation of recurring financial processes" adds "visibility and transparency" and strengthens "internal controls and compliance documentation" of data maintained by SAP.
2018 SAP agreement
In October 2020, the company acquired UK-based accounts receivable automation company Rimilia for $150 million.
Blackline provides software for more than 3,100 companies including Costco, Netflix, Coca-Cola, Google, Kraft Heinz, Under Armour, Sirius XM Holdings. The company creates enhanced financial controls, in contrast to basic general ledger applications. BlackLine's software manages financial data, reconciles balances from sub-systems, ensures accurate and complete closings, and monitors regulatory controls through a system known as continuous auditing. The company's software is cloud-based, primarily running on the Google Cloud Platform, and meets ISO 27001 standards.
BlackLine was ranked number 43 on Forbes Cloud 100 list in October 2016. With its current market cap of $3.5 billion, the company is the largest tech company having a single female founder.
In May 2016, a Gartner Magic Quadrant report on the 10 major financial corporate performance management solutions ranked BlackLine among the top four "Leaders" with Oracle, IBM and Workiva. Additionally, in 2018, Blackline was positioned as a "Leader" again in Gartner's Magic Quadrant but for "Cloud Financial Close Solutions", a new category developed around cloud based financial technologies by Gartner.
In March 2020, Blackline received the SAP North America Award for Partner Excellence for SAP Solution Extension Growth - Cloud.
In June 2020, BlackLine, Inc. has received a 'Top Rated Award' for 2020 from TrustRadius in the category Financial Close.
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