Workiva and BlackLine create platform integration

Workiva, which provides Cloud-based reporting and compliance solutions, and BlackLine, which makes financial close software, have created and integration between their platforms. The integration will enable accountants who use either product to connect and transfer data between the two platforms.

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Both Workiva and BlackLine were named leaders in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.

“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, in a statement. “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.”

“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 and compliance,” added 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.”

The data integration is available Sept. 4. It will be showcased at the Workiva Amplify user conference in Dallas, September 9-11, and at BlackLine’s InTheBlack user conference in Los Angeles, September 16-19.

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