Host Analytics

Host Analytics

Helping finance teams maximize corporate performance

4.2/5 (29 reviews)

Host Analytics Overview

Host Analytics EPM 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. Host Analytics EPM is also mobile-friendly for all types of devices, included tablets.

Users of Host Analytics EPM 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.

Aimed at enterprises, Host Analytics EPM allows users to 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 Host Analytics directly.

Pricing

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Host Analytics Reviews

Overall rating
4.2/5
97% positive reviews
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Janet G.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/10/06
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jean D.

User friendly product. Great customer support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/12
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Han S.

OVerall is a great tool for the ease of standardizing and managing our reports.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/12
Review Source: Capterra

Our reporting process became easier for end users. The Support and CFL team from Host also helped us tremendously for our users from day to day basis!!

Pros

The application made reporting a piece of cake with automated distribution. The planning tool helped us standardize our budgeting process and we're very impressed with the workforce planning module that helped us easily managing our headcount and compensation estimate.

Cons

Not the most user friendly application for budgeting purpose. The access was made easy with SSO solution, but the timeout issue causing customers to complain.

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10.0/10

High Quality Financial Reporting Platform

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/01/05
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

2+ Year User of Host Analytics EPM Platform

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The ability to quickly consolidate all of our agency financials at month end and close the books in a timely manner.

Cons

I enjoy most things about this software, however I would have to say that I wish the Spotlight Excel add-in that Host offers would be directly connected to the Core Application, eliminating the need to maintain and update a separate model in excel so that they data comes through the Spotlight Excel reports accurately.

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Host Analytics Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Value for money

Pricing information is available by contacting Host Analytics.

Host Analytics Features

  • Customizable Reporting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Multi-Currency

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Real Time Data
  • Receiving
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Host Analytics

Key features of Host Analytics

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Budget Control
  • Cost Analysis
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Microsoft Office Integration
  • Multi-Currency
  • Performance Support
  • Predictive Modeling
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Reporting

Benefits

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

Host Analytics FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Host Analytics.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Host Analytics offer?

Host Analytics offers the following pricing plans:

Free Trial: Available

Pricing information is available by contacting Host Analytics.

Q. What are the main features of Host Analytics?

Host Analytics offers the following features:

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Budget Control
  • Cost Analysis
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Microsoft Office Integration
  • Multi-Currency
  • Performance Support
  • Predictive Modeling
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Reporting

Q. Who are the typical users of Host Analytics?

Host Analytics has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises

Q. What languages does Host Analytics support?

Host Analytics supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Host Analytics offer?

We do not have any information about what Host Analytics pricing plans

Q. Does Host Analytics support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Host Analytics supports

Q. What other apps does Host Analytics integrate with?

Host Analytics integrates with the following applications:

FinancialForce Accounting, Microsoft Excel

Q. What level of support does Host Analytics offer?

Host Analytics offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support