Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

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Manager FP&A

We use it as a budgeting, planning and forecasting tool as well as a reporting tool. It is used across the organization. Department …


Currently, we are utilizing Planful to help with the annual budget. Each department manager goes into the system and submits their …

Planful Customer Experience

We use Planful for all of our reporting, including Actuals, Forecast & Budget. We have integrated it with our ERP systems and other data …
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Planful is a host like no other!

I use Planful each month for cash forecasting our labor costs for the company [in] our Accounting/Finance department. This includes base …
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Stressed out about budgeting?

We use Planful [(formerly Host Analytics)] for Budgeting, Forecasts, Reporting, Demand Planning, and Dashboards. We utilize common Expense …
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Great software

We implement Planful to our clients. Our clients usually use reporting, planning and consolidation functionality within Planful to help …
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A good financial tool is Planful

It is was implemented in 2015 as a solution to accelerate the consolidation all over the world. Before Planful, everything was done …
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We like Planful

We are an implementation partner and reseller with Planful. We have completed 60+ successful Planful implementations and focus our sales …
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Planful Use

We use Planful for reporting and planning purposes. Our reporting is shared throughout the entire company along with user access at each …
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Planful for life!

The Dynamic Planning area has been incredibly useful for us as a professional services firm. We've been building models to use for our …
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A Modern, User-Friendly Planning Solution

We use Planful (formerly Host Analytics) within our FP&A and financial reporting teams. Planful (formerly Host Analytics) is used to input …
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Management Reporting (71)


Financial budgeting (75)


Management reporting (72)


Excel-based Reporting (73)


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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.

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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting


Ad-hoc Reporting


Report Output and Scheduling


Data Discovery and Visualization


Access Control and Security


Mobile Capabilities


Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting


Consolidation and Close


Financial Reporting and Compliance






Product Details

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) Customer Size Distribution

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


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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.


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Host Analytics

Niru Irukulla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Workforce planning and reporting functionality is excellent. Dynamic planning (aka Spotlight, modelling) is powerful too as well. However, learning curve can be a little steep initially.
Score 8 out of 10
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For the most part, the system is extremely usable. The consolidation and reporting modules are straight-forward and easy to use as long as everything is set-up properly during implementation. The one module that can be somewhat difficult to use is the Workforce Planning module of Structured Planning. Additionally, the reports that come from Workforce Planning aren't as robust as we need them to be.
Jarrod Lemon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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The software from Host Analytics is very easy to use. One of the reasons we chose this software is because it has the look and feel of Excel and we knew our users would come up to speed very quickly. The FP&A staff adapted quickly and we got the product up and running for our forecasting in very short order.