Mondelez International Joins BlackLine Systems, SAP, ASUG for Webinar on Automating Account Reconciliations for a Faster Close

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Finance transformation manager from former Kraft Foods brand to discuss ease of
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LOS ANGELES,  March 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --  Mondelez International, formerly
Kraft Foods, is teaming up again with financial software provider  BlackLine
Systems   and enterprise application software leader  SAP AG  (NYSE: SAP) for a
webinar entitled  "See HowMondelez International  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 the Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG).


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.  A senior finance executive
from Mondelezwill present a case study on the ease of integration with SAP
solutions and key benefits and ROI the 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 HowMondelez InternationalCloses with Confidence and Achieves
Balance Sheet Integrity by Automating Account Reconciliations with Solutions
from BlackLine and SAP"

When:  Thursday, March 14, 2013,  10 a.m. PDT  (Los Angeles) /  1 p.m. EDT  (New

Speaker lineup:

* Stefan Karl, chief solution expert, Finance Solutions, SAP AG  
* Mario Spanicciati, executive vice president, Operations, BlackLine Systems  
* Steve Caloway, finance transformation manager, Mondelez International
(formerly Kraft Foods)

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

* Virtually eliminate spreadsheets (and the manual errors that often come with
them) from their account reconciliation process  
* Automate traditionally manual accounting functions  
* Have a faster, more efficient close cycle - maintaining more control and
visibility worldwide, while reducing risk  
* Realize exceptional ROI in a very short timeframe  
* Improve the accuracy and timeliness of compliance reporting  
* Manage compliance while servicing multiple locations

To register or for more information, contact  

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

Kimberly Uberti, +1-310-721-6850

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