insiderPROFILES Publishes New Article — “eBay Wins Bid for Improved Financial Close”

March 3, 2014


DEDHAM, Mass., March 3, 2014 — insiderPROFILES magazine announces that a new article, “eBay Wins Bid for Improved Financial Close”, is now available in its January-March 2014 issue.  

This article explores how eBay, Inc., with roughly 10,000 monthly account reconciliations and 7,000 close-related tasks, shortened its monthly close process from 10 days to three by implementing account reconciliation tools. Read this article to learn about the project and its challenges and benefits, including eBay’s selection and implementation of Blackline Systems' Journal Entry, Task Management, and Account Reconciliations modules; the end of a labor-intensive, manual account reconciliation system; and auditor self-service capability to streamline auditing processes.

“eBay Wins Bid for Improved Financial Close” is now available at The article can also be found on page 10 of the January-March 2014 issue of insiderPROFILES, both in print and via the insiderPROFILES mobile app for Apple and Android platforms.

About insiderPROFILES
From the publisher of SAPinsider, insiderPROFILES magazine offers detailed profiles of today’s most influential business and IT leaders — their strategies, best practices, and how they leverage SAP, SAP BusinessObjects, and SAP NetWeaver solutions to achieve their objectives. For more information, and to activate your free subscription, visit insiderPROFILES is published by WIS Publishing.

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Melanie A. Obeid
Editorial Director, SAPinsider & insiderPROFILES
WIS Publishing, publisher of SAPinsider

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