What do you like best?
Compared to similar programs, BlackLine is very user friendly. We used both the reconciliation and task manager modules for over two years. It allowed us to easily search co-workers/team members reconciliations and tasks and view their documents and attachments, as well as manager approvals. It also includes an very detailed audit history which was great for our evidence of review. Once tasks and reconciliations were approved, we could still go in and add additional documentation (which I found useful) without it being de-certified. We tested the journal entry module but never went live with it - It was also very simple and easy to use. They provide a template, and the template is used to upload into your system. I, personally, enjoyed using this program.
What do you dislike?
It didn't communicate as well with our systems as the program we are using now can.
Recommendations to others considering the product
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Personally, it allowed me to somewhat streamline my close process and keep track of my tasks. We entered daily tasks, as well as close tasks, to the task manager and I was able to use it as a reminder tool and basically a to-do list. It also helped improve my evidence of review by providing the detailed, timed audit history.