Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

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Shane Riddle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Wilhelmina Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I am not in charge of making that decision. If it were up to me though I would want to see some of the bugs worked out of the program before I decide to invest serious resources in the renewing our contract with Host Analytics. At the same time I think Host Analytics has great potential.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have been very happy with the product itself but also with the support that comes with it. The people at Host Analytics have been very responsive to our needs and requests and continue to upgrade and enhance the system.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We have been using the application for over 5 years now. The Host support team has been great and very responsive to issues and questions. We've seen the application continue to grow functionality and evolve based on customer feedback.
We have a partnership with the Host Analytics team, they genuinely care about our success with the application.

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (3)
70%
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports (6)
67%
6.7
Customizable dashboards (13)
74%
7.4
Report Formatting Templates (13)
68%
6.8
Ad-hoc Reporting (3)
80%
8.0
Drill-down analysis (27)
88%
8.8
Formatting capabilities (28)
73%
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration (26)
80%
8.0
Report Output and Scheduling (4)
83%
8.3
Publish to Web (4)
79%
7.9
Publish to PDF (21)
88%
8.8
Report Versioning (12)
77%
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling (14)
88%
8.8
Data Discovery and Visualization (2)
82%
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (6)
81%
8.1
Predictive Analytics (6)
83%
8.3
Access Control and Security (4)
96%
9.6
Multi-User Support (named login) (27)
92%
9.2
Role-Based Security Model (26)
95%
9.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (27)
97%
9.7
Single Sign-On (SSO) (22)
99%
9.9
Mobile Capabilities (2)
81%
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access (12)
83%
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (9)
80%
8.0
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting (5)
92%
9.2
Long-term financial planning (65)
91%
9.1
Financial budgeting (73)
95%
9.5
Forecasting (68)
89%
8.9
Scenario modeling (57)
91%
9.1
Management reporting (70)
94%
9.4
Consolidation and Close (7)
90%
9.0
Financial data consolidation (46)
94%
9.4
Journal entries and reports (35)
90%
9.0
Multi-currency management (34)
89%
8.9
Intercompany Eliminations (32)
79%
7.9
Minority Ownership (16)
81%
8.1
Local and consolidated reporting (40)
99%
9.9
Detailed Audit Trails (36)
96%
9.6
Financial Reporting and Compliance (5)
87%
8.7
Financial Statement Reporting (59)
92%
9.2
Management Reporting (69)
95%
9.5
Excel-based Reporting (71)
93%
9.3
Automated board and financial reporting (49)
86%
8.6
XBRL support for regulatory filing (3)
71%
7.1
Analytics (6)
70%
7.0
Personalized dashboards (33)
83%
8.3
Color-coded scorecards (21)
71%
7.1
KPIs (25)
75%
7.5
Cost and profitability analysis (27)
80%
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting (20)
77%
7.7
Benchmarking with external data (8)
31%
3.1
Integration (3)
87%
8.7
Flat file integration (48)
96%
9.6
Excel data integration (60)
99%
9.9
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources (42)
66%
6.6

What is Planful (formerly Host Analytics)?

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) provides a Continuous Planning platform that empowers finance to automate and accelerate FP&A activities, drive faster and more agile planning and decision-cycles, and elevate the financial IQ of the organization so that everyone is making smarter decisions more frequently. Planful is a complete end-to-end platform for financial planning, consolidation, and reporting & analysis.

STRUCTURED PLANNING Structured Planning with Planful automates labor-intensive planning activities in a complete cloud-based platform – giving your finance team control, consistency, and confidence in corporate financial plans, budgets, and forecasts.

DYNAMIC PLANNING Dynamic Planning with Planful enables flexible, high-frequency, data-driven planning, modeling, and decision-making so users in every corner of the organization can analyze, plan, and make confident decisions at the speed of business.

FINANCIAL CLOSE & CONSOLIDATION Financial Close & Consolidation with Planful empowers finance to accelerate month-end close and reporting cycles by automating data aggregation, journal entries, intercompany eliminations, minority interest, entity consolidation, currency conversion, and financial reporting.

FINANCIAL REPORTING Reporting with Planful provides a robust library of reporting formats and delivery options, enabling finance and business users to produce a wide range of interactive financial and management reports leveraging one source of truth.

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Features

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting Features

  • Supported: Long-term financial planning
  • Supported: Financial budgeting
  • Supported: Forecasting
  • Supported: Scenario modeling
  • Supported: Management reporting

Consolidation and Close Features

  • Supported: Financial data consolidation
  • Supported: Journal entries and reports
  • Supported: Multi-currency management
  • Supported: Intercompany Eliminations
  • Supported: Minority Ownership
  • Supported: Local and consolidated reporting
  • Supported: Detailed Audit Trails

Financial Reporting and Compliance Features

  • Supported: Financial Statement Reporting
  • Supported: Management Reporting
  • Supported: Excel-based Reporting
  • Supported: Automated board and financial reporting

Analytics Features

  • Supported: Personalized dashboards
  • Supported: Color-coded scorecards
  • Supported: KPIs
  • Supported: Cost and profitability analysis
  • Supported: Key Performance Indicator setting

Integration Features

  • Supported: Flat file integration
  • Supported: Excel data integration
  • Supported: Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports
  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Predictive Analytics

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Screenshots

Planful DashboardPlanful Dynamic ReportPlanful Financial ConsolidationPlanful Planning Control PanelPlanful Structured Planning TemplatePlanful Task Manager

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Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Pricing

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)10%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)25%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)65%

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWe have customers in 90 countries
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Planful (formerly Host Analytics)?

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) is a cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) suite. It includes financial applications for modeling, planning, consolidation, reporting and analytics.

What is Planful (formerly Host Analytics)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate Local and consolidated reporting and Excel data integration and Single Sign-On (SSO) highest, with a score of 9.9.

Who uses Planful (formerly Host Analytics)?

The most common users of Planful (formerly Host Analytics) are from Mid-size Companies and the Computer Software industry.