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BlackLine

4.3
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BlackLine Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.2

/5

18

Total features

23

5 categories

BlackLine features

Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Trail
Bank Reconciliation
Billing & Invoicing
Budgeting/Forecasting
CPA Firms

Common features of Accounting software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Audit Management

Price starts from

105

Per month

Pricing options
Free plan
Subscription
Free trial

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Contenders comparison

Functionality

4.2

/5

18

Price starts from

105

Per month

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Total Features

23

Unique features

  • Journal Entry Processing

  • Checklists

Functionality

4.4

/5

20.2K

Price starts from

199

Per month

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Total Features

215

Features in Common

19

Unique features

  • Discount Management

  • Scheduling

  • Automatic Billing

  • Takeoff

Functionality

4.7

/5

3K

Price starts from

50

/user

Per month

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Total Features

65

Features in Common

9

Unique features

  • Communication Management

  • Reminders

  • Employee Management

  • Reporting/Analytics

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KEELY M.

Package/Freight Delivery, 201-500 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Once you have it, you won't want to be without it

Reviewed 3 years ago

I don't have a single bad thing to say about this software. The company I work for now doesn't have it, and I really wish we did. I miss it every day! It is a great month end tool. Nothing better in my opinion. For corporations looking to get a better understanding of your account balances - this was wonderful. Asking and waiting for information was a thing of the past, when all you had to do is log in and pull up an account to see it's balance and supporting detail.

Pros

I LOVE this software. As an accountant, there is no better tool at month end to get your accounts reconciled. Account Reconciliation becomes a breeze, and It makes those dreaded audits not so horrible. Everything is neatly tucked into a software, where the auditors can be set free (in their own approved audit login of course). From Account reconciliation, to matching, and bank reconciliation...I loved this software the more I used it. I even tried to find an open position to work for them!

Cons

When you get started, its like anything, you learn how it all works. In the beginning the only con for me was the level of help (this was back when this software started). But now there are so many online tools to help you with any questions you may have. And their customer service is great and helpful. Super easy to submit a ticket for an issue, and response time was great.

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Cansu K.

Consumer Goods, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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I tried but it is not suitable for me

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

It doesn't quite fit my work process. I am someone who can work with a more customizable and flexible product. Its functionality didn't appeal to me, but its customer support won my heart.

Cons

Integration is poor. And the billing process was not very professional.

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Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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blackline is a very handy tool

Reviewed a year ago

Based on my extensive experience, I will recommend Blackline.

Pros

Blackline has an easy to use interface. We also have the possibility to have different transaction data with very useful features

Cons

I haven't found any drawbacks since I started using it

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Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackline Integration with Data Management Software such as SAP

Reviewed 6 years ago

Since SAP has been integrated with BlackLine, reconciliations every day+5 of the month end processes are a lot easier. Variances and discrepancies are easily dealt with. Blackline has only been limited to its functions as well as the real-time processing of data.

Pros

It is a web-based application for performing account balances reconciliation which can be easily integrated with other financial software such as SAP.

Cons

The software is limited to reconciliations and intercompany transactions wherein the vast majority of software are investing on in-memory capacity and cloud for more flexible transactions.

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Anne K.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great software for automating accounting processes.

Reviewed a year ago

If you don't need to use a software for your day to day activities but you need to keep your weekly or monthly expenses, BlackLine handles that perfectly.

Pros

We used Backline for two and half years and mainly for weekly and monthly task management. The user-friendly dashboard came in handy in helping us with our accounting tasks.

Cons

BlackLine misses out on so many features, the "to-do list" needed improvements and compared to other software in the Accounting field, BlackLine has few features.

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Accounting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Awesome software direct and to the point

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

At a glance, all the gl account balance is there. You can also upload the report from SAP into blackline so that reconciliation can be done easier. And the approval can just easily approve the ledger at least me go. Allows you to store excel sheet inside so that approval can review it easily.

Cons

It might get be better if the blackline team is able to get back shortly after we upload the ledger balance maybe within an hour or so. This will surely reduce the time we need to take to complete the reconciliation within the timeframe.

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Real Estate, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Recommend to accounting departments going paperless

Reviewed 5 years ago

Going paperless.

Pros

I like how easy it is to see unidentified balances for each account from the main page, giving you a screenshot of where to spend your time. I used it mostly for insurance amortizations, and the schedules make it easy to do once entered, and the balances closes on the day indicated.

Cons

Not a big deal but small functional things such as having to save a schedule and then clicking cancel in order to exit out. It's not intuitive to click on cancel if you want to exit after making a change.

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Kelsi N.

Veterinary, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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I hope there is a better reconciliation software out there

Reviewed 2 years ago

We had an awful implementation, so i'm sure I'm a bit biased. The Blackline team was not responsive and it took much longer than it should have to implement. There is also not very good customer service options, so any issues that we have are not fixed in sufficient time.

Pros

It allows for uploadable data and syncs with our bank and Intacct.

Cons

This is the clunkiest software I've ever used. It's not really intuitive and seems like it's dated back from the 90s. It does the job, but I feel like they should really focus on their user interface.

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Renata U.

Accounting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Much to improve

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I use this in monthly accounts reconciliations. Great tool for store data and for making the summary of balances in accounts.

Cons

There is too many fields to fill, many not needed options. When users have many accounts assigned Blackline is realy slowly.

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Hui L.

Used other for less than 6 months

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Great Product with a lot of features

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Great product overall with a lot of features and available room for customization. Offers great workflow management on top of the automation features.

Cons

No cons to mention. Not sure how many other products are out there that offer the same type of financial solution that Blackline offers, but Blackline is a solid product.