Host Analytics EPM Suite Software


 

Host Analytics EPM Suite is a cloud-based Enterprise Performance Management solution. Host Analytics EPM Suite is suitable for mid-sized to large businesses seeking a system that can provide insights into their business. It includes a suite of powerful financial applications that optimize processes like planning, analytics, close, and reporting. Host Analytics EPM Suite was designed to improve visibility, accountability, and speed across your organization.

This robust cloud-based system helps centralize data and streamline fragmented financial and operational processes. It contains a comprehensive simulation engine that can create unlimited what-if scenarios. Using these hypothetical situations, adjustments can be made at any organizational level, helping businesses visualize financial situations before implementing them to improve cost effectiveness.

Continuous planning and rolling forecasts allow companies to more accurately model future business scenarios, while also analyzing the effect of projects on the overall bottom line. Host Analytics EPM Suite is also capable of monitoring personnel, providing managers a self-service online reporting tool that helps monitor employee costs.

Because the system is web-based, implementation costs are lower and Host Analytics EPM suite can be deployed quickly, usually within about two weeks. There are no extra IT or upgrade costs, and no extra charges for data storage. All information is securely encrypted and protected to ensure that there are no risks of data loss. The system is fully scalable, adapting easily with growing businesses, and can be flexed to suit a variety of industries: advertising, distribution, healthcare, and more. If a robust and secure reporting and forecasting system is needed, Host Analytics EPM Suite should certainly be considered as an option.

 

Host Analytics EPM Suite - Dashboard
 
  • Host Analytics EPM Suite - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Host Analytics EPM Suite - Budget control panel/workflow
    Budget control panel/workflow
  • Host Analytics EPM Suite - Workforce planning
    Workforce planning
  • Host Analytics EPM Suite - Budget input template
    Budget input template
  • Host Analytics EPM Suite - Consolidation control panel
    Consolidation control panel
  • Host Analytics EPM Suite - Report file cabinet
    Report file cabinet
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Daniel from Invoca, Inc
Specialty: Marketing Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Financial Planning tool with great reporting!

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Great reporting tool
Fully customizable to your business
Able to assign different users with different permissions/access

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Not self-serve initial setup, but most financial planning software falls under this category
Initially it can seem a bit daunting to remember everything, but it gets better

 
 
 
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Lauren from Latham Pool Products Inc
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

It's a life saver for reporting

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Ease of reporting and planning. The reports are fast to make and can very easily be taught to other users. Also since it is in the cloud, there are many tiers of security features for customization.

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New features and cross browser supporting don't function the best. The new row sets are difficult to get to the exact detail and adjusting cold width can't be done in a cluster in chrome.

Source: Capterra
 

Janet from Capitol Petroleum Group, LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

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

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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.

Source: Capterra
 

andrea from Pinterest
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great experience for me. We have a dedicated business systems resource on our team who helps a lot.

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Great experience for me. We have a dedicated business systems resource on our team who helps a lot.

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I like the flexibility and fluidity of working in the cloud so there is no more verison-ing of excel files and having to wait for input from others.

Cons

There is definitely some upfront legwork to get input templates/reports where you want them to be. But once you have something you like, it's much easier to work with from there.

Source: Capterra
 

Mary from Tri-Eagle Sales
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Host took a lot of data and made it usable.

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Better use of data, easier budgeting, easier financial statement processing.

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Once set up, Host is easy to use. I have a large amount of product data that Host has helped me organize into something I can use in my business. I love how I can get several financial reports with the push of a button each month. It continues to make month end easier for me. Oh yeah, I use it for budgeting too. I originally got into Host for budgeting and it has been great for that, but I have found it great for many other things. I also love the way it can grow with me. As I use the software I realize there are more things I can do. Host customers for life team is always there to help me when I explore these possibilities.

Cons

It can be difficult to set up a report template. Once set it is good and there are no worries. I would like to feel like I understand how it all works better, but that is a time consuming endeavor. Thankfully there is always someone available at Host to help out.

Source: Capterra
 

Lanny from Cornerstone Research

September 2017

September 2017

Using Host has been much more user friendly than our previous reporting and planning software.

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I like that it is user friendly, drag and drop feature makes it easy to run ad hoc reports. Love the line item detail and notes feature in the templates.

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I would love to be able to use the workforce reporting to run budget vs. actual HR data. I'd also love to see a dashboard available within the next year or so.

Source: Capterra
 

Pam from The Martin Agency

September 2017

September 2017

Host has helped reduce the amount of time previously spent manually keying into Excel.

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My favorite thing about Host is it has eliminated manually keying excel spreadsheets. We are able to hook into our financial system and are able to upload the data that we need which has drastically reduced the amount of human error.

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The interface is pretty dated. I also mainly use chrome as my browser and there seems to be a lag time when scrolling in a template which is a bit of a pain.

Source: Capterra
 

Nikita from Pinterest

September 2017

September 2017

Good planning tool that integrates well with excel

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Scale for team!

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We plan by detail and this tool allows us to do that. Modeling cloud is nice as it is more flexible.

Cons

This tool is good but we did a lot of customization for CAPEX, BS, cash flow forecasting which requires a lot of time.

Source: Capterra
 

Jamie from Pinterest

September 2017

September 2017

Great for automating reporting and forecasting

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Helps to avoid human error while providing a flexible platform in which to plan and report

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I like that Host is on the cloud, is very customizable by letting us have numerous templates and allows for multiple users at once

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The software is a bit clunky at times which can lead to it running slowly. Also there are certain nuances that you have to learn which is expected

Source: Capterra
 

Nikola from Pinterest
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Closest cloud experience to excel

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Closest experience to excel functionalities in Cloud. Native and intuitive approach to solving traditional budgeting and forecasting. Does not require on premises dev support.

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Initial time to set up environment and templates. If we re did the process again, I would definitely be positioned better to execute faster and more efficient.

Source: Capterra
 

Kate from Genesys
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

As a first timer with any EPM system it was easy to configure and learn.

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There seem to be minimal limitations as to what it can do. With coming from nothing what I appreciate most is HA's reporting capabilities.

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i don't really like the set up of the new currency exchange rate page. i like to be able to seem them all as we could prior to that release.

Source: Capterra
 

Han from Purdue Pharma
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

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

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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!!

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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.

Source: Capterra
 

Megan from Genesys

September 2017

September 2017

Easy to use, customer service has not been the greatest in terms of solving our issues

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The ability to customize the reporting to pull the data needed, the ability to automatically send reports to other users

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No complaints of the software based on the limited usage for my role. Only complaint is that the customer service was not the most responsive to our needs in terms of correcting an issue we were having with the software (we ended up correcting the issue internally).

Source: Capterra
 

Edward from TRC
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

The software was in place when I got here, so I have never had any formal education on it. Good!

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Visibility to all of our entities around the world in a timely manner!

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Ease of use and access! I use my mobile application and access on line from home, office, hotel and other office when traveling abroad with ease.

Cons

New account and entity set up is only somewhat intuitive. I do this so rarely, i really have to go back and read to set up new accounts and other entities.

Source: Capterra
 

Jean from Room & Board
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

User friendly product. Great customer support

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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.

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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.

Source: Capterra
 

David from Pinterest

September 2017

September 2017

Host Analytics has decreased our dependency on excel and has allowed us to forecast concurrently.

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We love the ease and flexibility of the tool. The monthly releases mean that the product is constantly making improvements. Administration of the core app and spotlight is straightforward and not time consuming.

We can now complete a forecast in 4 hours versus a week+ that it look using excel.

Cons

We would love to see more data visualization features added to the core app along with a Mac compatible spotlight extension.

Source: Capterra
 

Nicole from Mediacom
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

I like the functionality of the program and ease of use.

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Being able to budget appropriately

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I like being able to quickly and easily navigate to what I need. I like the user interface and options given upon login.

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I do not like the lag time when clicking something. Sometimes when I click on a report the screen takes time to get to where I want to go. When opening it takes a few extra minutes.

Source: Capterra
 

Tori from The Hilb Group, LLC
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Host Analytics has greatly improved our team's capability to quickly consolidate & close each month.

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This software can be maintained within the finance department and without the assistance of IT. It's extremely user friendly, easy to use, and allows our team to quickly consolidate, close and provide detailed financial reports each month.

Cons

There's not a whole lot not to like, however it would be great if the Spotlight Add-In for reporting was somewhat easier to maintain.

Source: Capterra