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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Hyperion

Well suited: For use in multiple offices around the world. I was able to obtain financial reporting data from 5 foreign offices and then consolidate their data with 3 domestic USA offices to prepare a consolidated financial statement.Less Appropriate: Translating the financial value for consulting services could be a bit challenging because that required human interaction and judgement. It would have been great to be able to set up some software to be able to interpret this and let it run for all future project work revenue projection.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

If you can use their provide Boomi integration, you may have a better experience because they say they'll have greater insight to data loads than we seem to have with our own Boomi integration. I also consider that we have had Host Analytics for several years and think we would benefit from a reimplementation (a somewhat common scenario with systems (or cars or girlfriends): "that system looks much more attractive, I'm ditching this... or maybe I should consider revisiting some basics")
Joshua Henke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
5.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
5.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
5.0
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
10.0
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Hyperion
6.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.5
Publish to Web
Oracle Hyperion
6.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Publish to PDF
Oracle Hyperion
6.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Report Versioning
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
10.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Access Control and Security

Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Hyperion
6.6
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Hyperion
5.6
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
2.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Hyperion
6.1
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
3.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Hyperion
6.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
2.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.6
Long-term financial planning
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Financial budgeting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.8
Forecasting
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Scenario modeling
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Management reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.2

Consolidation and Close

Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Financial data consolidation
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.8
Journal entries and reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
10.0
Multi-currency management
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.4
Minority Ownership
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
1.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
10.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
5.8

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.1
Financial Statement Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
10.0
Management Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Excel-based Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.6
Automated board and financial reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.1

Analytics

Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
4.7
Personalized dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
5.0
Color-coded scorecards
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
5.0
KPIs
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
5.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
5.8
Key Performance Indicator setting
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
4.5
Benchmarking with external data
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
3.1

Integration

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.6
Flat file integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Excel data integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.7

Pros

Oracle Hyperion

  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
Teal Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

  • The Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite does a great job keeping all of our actual, forecast, and budget data together in one place. Loading new data into the application is fairly straight forward and allows us to quickly provide reports and analyses to our senior leadership team each month/quarter.
  • The Host Analytics Excel-Add In Tool is helpful for users who are more familiar with building and creating reports in Excel. While the reporting module in the core application is very easy to use and navigate, often times our team will utilize the Excel add-in tool to build more complex reports using the data from Host as we tend to have more experience with Excel based reporting.
  • Using Host has allowed us to drastically reduce the number of days it takes to close each month. We quickly load data via the data load rule, use the consolidations module to input any top side journal entries, and from there we are able to jump right into financial reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Hyperion

  • One pain point for us is the consolidation and translation process. Needing to translate the data over and over again is frustrating and there is no visibility into how many users are running a translation. If multiple users attempt to translate the same data set, say goodbye to your performance but you have no way of knowing! (Unless you want to pull up a task audit which is not a very realistic expectation). It has the been the quickest way for us to bring the system to it's knees. The consolidation process performs in direct correlation to the complexity of the calculation/consolidation rules. So, while the product is extremely flexible, you still have to be careful how you design your rules and calculations to make sure that you do it on the smallest subset of data as possible to avoid large processing times. This makes sense, but requires some significant expertise that most organizations do not have in-house.
  • The Hyperion Financial Reporting product is ridiculously outdated and clunky to use. The interface for designing reports is not intuitive, and not easy to modify once a report is built. I think there must be a strategic decision to move away from it and go to something more like Oracle BI because I just can't understand why in the world they don't update the reporting product. It also requires a significant level of expertise to be able to use. Not a great solution at all if you want multiple end-users to create reports in something other than Excel. Nobody except the HFM admin (which I used to be) in our company even touches this module.
  • Another pain point is the amount of IT support that is required to run this thing, and again, specialized knowledge of Hyperion products and how they work is required for IT to adequately support it. This goes for application servers and the Oracle database that the applications are running on.
Matt Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

  • Minor application quirks in the use functionality.
  • Updates are pushed to your application during specified maintenance windows, allowing for immediate use of the new functionality whether you were prepared or understood the changes or not. Any significant changes are clearly communicated ahead of time.
Lauren Bissell, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
Matt Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) 8.6
Based on 12 answers
We are in our 5th year using HA and have renewed our contract already. We went through a major ERP conversion last fiscal year and at that time reevaluated whether or now we would stay with Host or move to another system. Host is meeting our needs for forecast/budget/report/etc and does so at a reasonable price so we saw no need to move to another system.
Shane Riddle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) 7.3
Based on 6 answers
While there is still room for improvement (and I know they are working on it), I think Host Analytics is very user friendly, overall. Breaking the modules down, I give Reporting an A. It's very easy to learn, especially for those already familiar with Excel. The Budget model is a solid B as it takes a bit longer to learn.
Jarrod Lemon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The premium support team provides much needed dedicated customer service which we are after for what we have paid for this service. We are satisfied with the service and support and do not have any instance where there was an issue that requires escalation to get the right support team. Though the incidence of major issues that requires the premium support are less, we prefer to keep this as a safety net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) 8.9
Based on 7 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
Lee Starr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) 9.4
Based on 6 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.
Jean Dane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Hyperion

I use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Mangement because the company I work at requires me to use it in the Financial Planning sector as most of their data is stored in it. I am open minded and ready to use other performance management tools created by Oracle if my work permits.
Ricky Bhatia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

The cloud based aspect of Host makes it easier for multiple team members to be in the system at one time and see changes in real time without a lag. in prior experience with Oracle there has been a lag in the system to view changes made my other team members
Monica Seaney, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Hyperion

  • Oracle Hyperion allows us to automate and consolidate financial data that used to be performed manually in spreadsheets. From that perspective the ROI is huge.
  • Oracle Hyperion functionality is extensive and allows us to perform most functions for planning, consolidating and reporting on our financial data.
  • One negative with Oracle Hyperion is that it is complicated to implement and maintain. It takes expertise at all levels (infrastructure and management) to realize the benefits from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

  • Host has helped eliminate a lot of the issues we were experiencing with preparing our financial budgets in Excel. Ultimately, our department has become extremely efficient at producing master budgets and forecasts.
  • The reporting module has made it easier to produce ad hoc reports easily and efficiently. There have been several projects that would have taken a full day to complete before Host. With Host, these projects only took a couple hours to complete.
Mike Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Oracle Hyperion

Pricing Details

Oracle Hyperion

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle Hyperion Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Editions & Modules

Edition
Corporate1
Enterprise
  1. Per User per Month
Modules
Host Analytics Planning
Host Analytics Consolidation
Host Analytics Modeling
    Additional Pricing Details
    http://www.hostanalytics.com/about/contact-us

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Oracle Hyperion
    7.8
    Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
    7.8

    Likelihood to Renew

    Oracle Hyperion
    5.0
    Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
    8.6

    Usability

    Oracle Hyperion
    Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
    7.3

    Reliability and Availability

    Oracle Hyperion
    Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
    8.2

    Support Rating

    Oracle Hyperion
    8.0
    Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
    8.9

    Implementation Rating

    Oracle Hyperion
    Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
    9.4

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