Host Analytics EPM Suite software


26 reviews(4.0/5)
26 reviews(4.0/5)

Host Analytics EPM Suite is a cloud-based performance management solution that helps in automation of financial processes. Host Analytics EPM Suite is suitable for midsize to large businesses. Key features include dashboards, financial reporting and workflow management.

The solution helps to centralize data and manage financial and operational processes. Planning and forecasts allow companies to analyze the effect of projects on the overall bottom line.

The workflow planning helps users to plan and manage submissions, reviews and approvals and evaluate workflow of each department by generating workflow status report. The capital planning feature helps to analyze the performance of assets by using financial budgeting and forecasting techniques. The solution is scalable and is designed for a variety of industries such as advertising, distribution and healthcare. Support is available via phone and email.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Michael from National DCP

    July 2018

    Positive, Discovery, Trial & Error

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Centralized data storage helps ensure we have consistent reporting on a month-to-month basis. This also eliminates many minor mistakes prevalent with externally linking excel files. Customer service is phenomenal

    Cons

    PCR can be finnicky. Modeling occasionally freezes. Modeling and PCR needs to be in touch to ensure accurate up-to-date reporting (supposed to be coming out in an update soon)

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    June 2018

    2+ Year User of Host Analytics EPM Platform

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • priyanka from ChannelAdvisor

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    February 2018

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

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    February 2018

    Host has helped us scale from ~200 employees to over 1k!

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    - Similar to Oracle Hyperion, but in the cloud
    - Lower overhead than on premise tools
    - Robust platform with more advanced feature set then other cloud tools
    - Solid excel integration
    - Product team responds to feedback
    - Fair pricing
    - No limit on size of model

    Cons

    - Attractiveness of user interface
    - Template speed
    - Visualizations
    - Speed of new development
    - Implementation took longer than expected

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Alan from Colonial Pipeline Company

    January 2018

    Host Analytics. An upgrade to our budgeting and reporting software.

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    Pros

    Host Analytics is easy to use. I have a large amount of product data that Host helped me organize it and use it in my business, several financial reports with the push of a button each month and budgeting too. It makes month end easier. Great customer service team always there when help is needed.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to set up a report template. Not all the modules have the same reporting tools. The functionality in the HR module and capital needs improvement.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Monica from Pinterest

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    January 2018

    Use Host for financial planning

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    Pros

    i like the cloud based model & speed. it is very useful for scenario planning and for collaborating across my team

    Cons

    the inability to do calculations in the report without creating a new template. also as we are on Macs the inability to use spotlight in Mac Excel

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Samia from Colonial Pipeline Company

    December 2017

    It's user friendly

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    Pros

    It's easy to use for making reports, there are so many great features such as "Drag and drop feature, and Templates".

    Cons

    Add ability to use the workforce reporting to run budget vs. actual HR data, and to see a dashboard available within the next year or so.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Lauren from Latham Pool Products Inc

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    October 2017

    It's a life saver for reporting

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Janet from Capitol Petroleum Group, LLC

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

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

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    Value for Money

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • andrea from Pinterest

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    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.

    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mary from Tri-Eagle Sales

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    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.

    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Lanny from Cornerstone Research

    September 2017

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

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Pam from The Martin Agency

    September 2017

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

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nikita from Pinterest

    September 2017

    Good planning tool that integrates well with excel

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    Value for Money

    Scale for team!

    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jamie from Pinterest

    September 2017

    Great for automating reporting and forecasting

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    Value for Money

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nikola from Pinterest

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    September 2017

    Closest cloud experience to excel

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kate from Genesys

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    September 2017

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

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    N/A
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Han from Purdue Pharma

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    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!!

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Megan from Genesys

    September 2017

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

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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).

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Edward from TRC

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    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!

    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
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