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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Host Analytics

Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite is well suited for financial planning and management reporting. The dynamic cloud based capabilities make it very useful in those instances. A scenario when it may be less appropriate is for financial reporting done by the accounting team as that requires linkage to invoicing and purchasing system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Host Analytics
8.0
Long-term financial planning
Host Analytics
7.4
Financial budgeting
Host Analytics
8.6
Forecasting
Host Analytics
8.5
Scenario modeling
Host Analytics
6.9
Management reporting
Host Analytics
8.3

Consolidation and Close

Host Analytics
7.1
Financial data consolidation
Host Analytics
8.3
Journal entries and reports
Host Analytics
7.0
Multi-currency management
Host Analytics
8.4
Intercompany Eliminations
Host Analytics
7.0
Minority Ownership
Host Analytics
1.3
Local and consolidated reporting
Host Analytics
8.6
Detailed Audit Trails
Host Analytics
9.2

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Host Analytics
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Host Analytics
8.2
Management Reporting
Host Analytics
8.6
Excel-based Reporting
Host Analytics
7.9
Automated board and financial reporting
Host Analytics
8.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Host Analytics
7.1

Analytics

Host Analytics
4.2
Personalized dashboards
Host Analytics
3.0
Color-coded scorecards
Host Analytics
4.8
KPIs
Host Analytics
3.4
Cost and profitability analysis
Host Analytics
6.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
Host Analytics
4.8
Benchmarking with external data
Host Analytics
3.0

Integration

Host Analytics
7.5
Flat file integration
Host Analytics
7.3
Excel data integration
Host Analytics
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Host Analytics
6.2

Pros

  • Customer service and ongoing customer support
  • Soliciting feedback from customers and incorporating ideas into their release / update schedules
  • Facilitating one source of the truth that can be accesses by all end users with varying degrees of security
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Cons

  • The speed of the application has sometimes been a bit slow, particularly at year end. We've found that when we use Host in Chrome as opposed to IE, our speed improves, however Host currently has limited functionality when used in Chrome.
  • We would love to see a more user-friendly report wizard in the future.
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Likelihood to Renew

Host Analytics8.6
Based on 12 answers
We currently have no plans to change our forecasting tool.
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Usability

Host Analytics7.3
Based on 6 answers
Overall the system is easy to use, our users have picked it up fairly easily with minimal training. And we have conducted yearly surveys since implementation and user acceptance is high.
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Support

Host Analytics8.5
Based on 6 answers
Everyone is very responsive and is willing to jump on a call to help. We set up weekly calls with our CFL representative during the first month of Go-Live. This really helped us solve problems before they got out of hand. When using the Community, I also see representatives on there answering questions
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Implementation

Host Analytics9.1
Based on 5 answers
Be sure you understand all the language in the initial contract as to what is included and what is not. The BRDD document although more detailed and also a signed document is not a contract and Host will not necessarily honor that document.Be sure your solutions architect has been with Host awhile and done numerous other implementations. The better qualified they are the better your implementation will go.Do you own homework, and be ready with your own documentation on process, what your proposed dimensions are and fields with the data to populate them.
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Alternatives Considered

While searching for a solution we looked at OutlookSoft (subsequently bought by SAP), Hyperion and Cognos. Hyperion and Cognos appeared to require a fairly high level of customization and requirement definition before and during implementation. While the systems seemed robust, the time to implementation, resources required, and costs were prohibitive. Outlooksoft and Host Analytics had similar functionality in 2007 when we were making our decision. Ultimately, Host Analytics had a shorter implementation time, and because it was a SAAS product with no large upfront costs, the 5 year NPV was significantly less. The other benefit is that because Host Analytics is continuously improving their product, the tool we use today is significantly better than the tool we purchased originally. That would not have been the case with the other products, which were all on premise solutions.
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Return on Investment

  • Host has reduced the time it takes us to close from approximately a week and a half to approximately 2-3 days.
  • The Host Analytics Application is currently being supported solely by our Accounting and FP&A team with no support from the IT Department.
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Pricing Details

Host Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Host Analytics Editions & Modules
Host Analytics
Edition
Corporate
1
Enterprise
1. Per User per Month
Modules
Host Analytics Planning
Host Analytics Consolidation
Host Analytics Modeling
Additional Pricing Details
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