Host Analytics

Host Analytics

The FP&A Platform for Continuous Planning

4.2/5 (30 reviews)

Host Analytics Overview

What is Host Analytics?

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.

Host Analytics Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Value for money

Pricing information is available by contacting Host Analytics.


Host Analytics Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

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Host Analytics Reviews

Host Analytics Reviews

Overall rating
4.2
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5 30 reviews
Excellent
8

Very good
21

Average
0

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
4.4
97% recommended this app
Priyanka K.

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

Automation , easy to use


Janet G.

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

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.


Jean D.

User friendly product. Great customer support

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.


Verified Reviewer

Less Inituitive than other systems but more modeling capabilities

Getting benefits in terms of financial analysis and setting up consistent reporting standards.


Bradley G.

Very slow, but highly customizable

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.


Priyanka K.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 06/02/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Janet G.
Industry: Oil & Energy
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 06/10/2017
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jean D.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

User friendly product. Great customer support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/09/2017
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Biotechnology
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Less Inituitive than other systems but more modeling capabilities

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 13/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Getting benefits in terms of financial analysis and setting up consistent reporting standards.

Pros

The modeling & reporting capabilities in Host are what set it apart from other systems. The ability to integrate reports directly with system data pulls is a very nice feature that can help reduce the complexity of workbooks

Cons

Size limited, may be difficult with scale up. It is also not an intuitive system to learn (especially with the spotlight add in) and is not as "ad hoc" ready as some other systems like Hyperion.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Bradley G.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Very slow, but highly customizable

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 13/12/2016
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
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Host Analytics Pricing

Host Analytics Pricing

Starting from
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Free Trial
Value for money

Pricing information is available by contacting Host Analytics.

Pricing information is available by contacting Host Analytics.

Value for Money
4.3/5
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Host Analytics Features

Host Analytics Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.2/5
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Additional information for Host Analytics

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 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

Host Analytics FAQs

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:

Mid Size Business

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