Host Analytics an Accounting Driven Application
Updated July 21, 2016

Host Analytics an Accounting Driven Application

Brad Tingey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Host Analytics Clud EPM Suite is currently used to perform our global consolidation. The suite is primarily used by [our] finance & accounting [department] for changing a previously manual process into something in a more robust flexible environment that allows analysis on things that previously weren't compared.
  • Flexible and easy to implement. We were able to get data into the application without extensive assistance from our IT department and feel like we really own our solution in finance and accounting.
  • Removal of MDX coding for the dashboarding and visualization features of the landing page.
  • Host Analytics has provided a positive impact on our overall business objectives because we now how the tools to look at our consolidated business in a consistent way and have a path towards "one source" of the truth.
Host Analytics was evaluated against Oracle's Hyperion EPM and in terms of speed to value was significantly quicker and easier to implement without a dedicated IT resource. We were able to also save time in having a dedicated finance resource that helped to complete the project in about half of the projected time. Oracle also cost about 50% more than the ultimate planned implementation of Host Analytics on 3, 5 and 10 year estimates.
Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite is well suited in an environment where finance a accounting want to own the solution with Convert the flexibility to manage a growing organization.

Planful Feature Ratings

Long-term financial planning
Not Rated
Financial budgeting
Not Rated
Not Rated
Scenario modeling
Not Rated
Management reporting
Not Rated
Financial data consolidation
Journal entries and reports
Multi-currency management
Intercompany Eliminations
Minority Ownership
Local and consolidated reporting
Detailed Audit Trails
Financial Statement Reporting
Management Reporting
Excel-based Reporting
Automated board and financial reporting
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Not Rated
Personalized dashboards
Color-coded scorecards
Cost and profitability analysis
Not Rated
Key Performance Indicator setting
Not Rated
Benchmarking with external data
Not Rated
Flat file integration
Excel data integration
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

Planful Features and Attributes

Through the various groups and people responsible for our success through technical team and customers for life, we've had a successful support relationship throughout our Host Analytics experience.

Using Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

We use this for our global enterprise consolidated reporting.
1 - Financial reporting manager supplemented by the Corporate Reporting Manager.
  • Finance owned
  • Ease of use
  • Total cost of ownership
We are pleased with the functionality and support of the product by Host Analytics.

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response