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Blackline unveils new Alliance Program for consulting partners

 Wednesday 14th August, 2019

BlackLine has unveiled a new tiered program to generate additional value working more closely with its strategic consulting partners. The new program combines BlackLine’s existing Affiliate and Enterprise Consulting Partner Programs into a single, expanded and unified BlackLine Alliance Partner Program.

The program is designed to provide an even greater level of expertise and service to enterprise and mid-market customers undergoing digital financial transformations.

“Gartner research shows that 72 percent of organizations have plans to leverage the cloud for financial applications in the next three years.”

“We believe that the Gartner forecast presents an incredibly compelling opportunity for BlackLine and our partners,” said Michael Otto, vice president, global strategic alliances, BlackLine. “By combining our market-leading financial close platform with the expertise of leading financial advisory firms, we provide customers access to a best-of-breed solution coupled with extensive thought leadership. As a result, customers can leverage BlackLine and our partners as true strategic advisors in their digital financial transformation journeys.”

Based on a clearly defined tiered model that rewards success, five new partner tiers provide growing degrees of go-to-market enablement, incentives, funding, training, recognition and marketing support. As partners drive results, they obtain greater access to additional BlackLine benefits and resources. Tiers include Select, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum and have either a global or regional designation.

Going into 2019, Deloitte and EY have each achieved the highest tier as global Platinum Partners, based on strong growth both in the number of customer engagements and substantial investments in their BlackLine services.

In North America, tenured BlackLine partners UHY and Vaco each have achieved Platinum status for this year, with RGP and Clearsulting reaching the Gold level. Silver status has been obtained by RSM in the United States, and also by Improven BV in Europe.