BlackLine Systems, a provider of enterprise software solutions for accounting and finance departments, has extended its alliance with KPMG LLP, a U.S.-based audit, tax and advisory firm, by signing a new agreement with the company for comprehensive solutions.
Under this alliance, KPMG will continue to provide its advisory and implementation services for account reconciliations, data matching, close cycle management and other related finance transformation projects, and BlackLine facilitates these efforts through its BlackLine Financial Close Software Suite solution.
KPMG is among a growing number of firms with consultants who are 'BlackLine Certified Implementation Professionals,' having completed a comprehensive training course designed to give others the necessary skills to implement the BlackLine Financial Close Software Suite. KPMG has more than 70 consultants globally who have successfully completed training.
"We rely on companies such as KPMG that have extensive experience in finance transformation to provide additional value to our clients," Therese Tucker, CEO of BlackLine Systems, said in a press release.
KPMG has been providing advisory services around clients' implementation of BlackLine software in North America and Europe for more than four years, helping numerous Fortune 1,000 BlackLine clients optimize their financial close process and extract enhanced value from their BlackLine application. KPMG provides assistance with leading practices, implementation and rollout methodologies through its Finance Governance and Technologies practice.
"We see this alliance between BlackLine and KPMG to be a natural extension of the successful relationship we've experienced over the past several years,” said Hakan Aytekin, partner, KPMG LLP. “We've teamed with BlackLine on numerous implementation projects and have enabled our clients to realize the planned benefits by providing high quality resources."
Aytekin also expressed his belief that companies choosing the BlackLine solution will enjoy the confidence of a comprehensive and customized deployment with KPMG's proven deployment methodology, knowledge of leading practices and skilled resources, combined with BlackLine's technical expertise.
Zurich North America recently teamed up with BlackLine Systems and enterprise application software provider SAP (News - Alert) AG to give a presentation at the Financials 2012 conference in Las Vegas.
Edited by Braden Becker