About Planful

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) offers a suite of financial performance management tools including modeling, planning, consolidation, analytics, and reporting, all within a unified, cloud-based platform. The application suite runs natively on Mac OS as well as from the Web on any type of device. Planful is also mobile-friendly for all types of devices, included tablets.

Users of Planful can perform a wide range of modeling operations and can develop 'what if' scenarios. The application allows users to test various dimensions, metrics, and calculations in relevant, real-world scenarios.

Users can also connect realistic modeling data to financial and operational business plans, compare outcomes to projections, and collaborate with key stakeholders all from a single interface.

A free demo is available by contacting Planful (formerly Host Analytics) directly.

Key benefits of Planful

- Use predicative financial analysis to identify trends and develop informed plans
- Collaborate around financial information, securely, from the Web, via the Planful dashboard
- Model a wide range of financial activities and actions with detailed models
- Consolidate modeling functions throughout the organization
- Easily export model information from Planful to Excel and share it on the Web

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Features

Total features of Planful: 55

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Asset Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Budget Control
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Content Management
  • Cost Analysis
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Idea Management
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Reports
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Roadmapping
  • Sales Reports
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Simulation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,2 /5
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Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Priyanka K.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

HA is really an efficient tool which made our FP&A activities automated to certain exten

Reviewed on 2018/02/06

Automation , easy to use

Automation , easy to use

Pros

Reusable formats in Reports makes Reporting easier and customer support responds usually in hours and makes our job more easy.

Cons

I think they should have more tutorials on their Training website.

Janet G.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

We had a quick implementation, and find that the environment is very flexible. All end users...

Reviewed on 2017/10/06

Monthly operational reporting time reduced from 3 days to 3 hours. We built alternative...

Monthly operational reporting time reduced from 3 days to 3 hours. We built alternative hierarchies for our chart of accounts and entities, so that operations can see their relevant data in the format they prefer, whereas accounting can see it based on GAAP. Modeling transformed our budget process from Excel spreadsheets to a cloud-based solution accessible to all end users, so budget creation migrated from FP&A to the process owners. Budget consolidation process was reduced from 2 days to 2 minutes. We have also transformed to a rolling forecast using modeling, so that the annual budgets required by lenders comes from the forecasts, and is no longer a time-consuming annual task.

We have also since identified other uses for modeling, including complex calculations for our formula pricing that is based on external data imported into tables. We are also importing non-financial data to enhance our asset management deferred maintenance program.

Pros

There are no limits to the types and volume of data that you interface within Host Analytics, as long as you maintain a common field. Implementation went well (with a consulting partner), and it enabled our budget manager to trim his reporting time from 3 days to 3 hours. The modeling module uses an Excel add-in, so the feel and use of Excel is still available, but the results are stored centralized, so when any end user retrieves data, there is one version of the truth. Customer service is second to none. In my 30+ years in planning and analysis, I have never found a team so dedicated to ensuring their customer's success. Feature updates are either monthly or quarterly, and are focused on what the customers have expressed are their needs or wishes.

Cons

It required that we use a partner consultant to implement. This may be due mostly to the fact that as a small company, we do not have the internal IT resources; the initial implementation without a partner stalled due to resource and communication issues.

Bradley G.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Very slow, but highly customizable

Reviewed on 2016/12/13

Implemented this software solution at my office. It was less expensive than some of the other...

Implemented this software solution at my office. It was less expensive than some of the other providers, and we expected the product to perform as such. There are some drawbacks to the product, but I think these are in-line with the price.

Pros

Very deep database and highly flexible integration with our disparate data feed.

Cons

Slow. A data pull is not immediate and can cause some frustration if data is not pulled 100% accurately the first time. Collaboration can also be difficult, as the individual models are fragile and must be updated online.

Jean D.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

User friendly product. Great customer support

Reviewed on 2017/09/12

We generate our reporting package quicker and with less errors. Our planning process runs more...

We generate our reporting package quicker and with less errors. Our planning process runs more smoothly and efficiently again with less errors. We are able to consolidate our plans quicker.

Pros

How easy it is to create basic reporting and customize and scheduled distribution. Interface that is scheduled nightly to automatically populate Host with data from our G/L. Consolidation of our plan is more efficient and timely so changes aren't such a nightmare to make.

Cons

Quarterly releases are great, but they don't give you enough time to test them before they are automatically put into production.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

High Quality Financial Reporting Platform

Reviewed on 2019/01/05

Used this software to simplify reporting from 8 companies with varying charts of accounts and...

Used this software to simplify reporting from 8 companies with varying charts of accounts and 10,000 accounts to a single, comparable reporting structure. Greatly reduced effort and time spent on consolidating and preparing financial reports.

Pros

Dynamic reports and the ability to get the precise financial information you need, with drill down capabilities is a huge plus. Can include links to images of transaction source documents, providing great transparency in reporting. Spotlight for Excel add in to develop custom, refreshable reports is a great help. Forecasting and budgeting tools are good as well.

Cons

Learning curve of implementing a new software for financial reporting is always going to be somewhat significant, but there are several quirks in data loads and reporting cube processing that make things harder than they should be.

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Microsoft Excel

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