ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Host Analytics for Planning
Plan better – Budgeting, Planning, Forecasting and Reporting in one place
About Host Analytics
Host Analytics is the leader in Cloud-Based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), offering a suite of financial applications for Modeling, Planning, Consolidation, Reporting, and Analytics. World-class companies like NEC, Burlington Coat Factory, and Sanmina trust Host Analytics to power their strategic financial systems. Host Analytics is a fast-growing, private company backed by leading venture capitalists and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with customers in over 80 countries.
Streamline Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting. With Host Analytics Planning, you reduce Planning cycle times, gain Forecast flexibility, and increase Plan buy-in. Plan your corporate future quickly and easily.
Why Host Analytics Planning?
- Eliminate manual work outside of the system
- Get more done with more control - 100% owned by Finance with no dependence on IT
- Create Forecast models and reports with a point and click, not a scripting language
- Monitor the planning process with dashboards showing all completed and outstanding tasks
- Pre-built applications
Merge Operational and Financial Plans with pre-built advanced applications for workforce, revenue, initiatives, and capital planning
- Excel front end
Familiar interface for data entry, formatting, and formulas
- Flexible planning and forecasting
Run a bottom-up, top-down, or middle-out process with unlimited scenarios
- AirliftXL Automatically upload Excel models to The Cloud
Automate and Unify the Planning Process
Free yourself from the drudgery of manual Budget data collection. Owners submit their Budgets via familiar Cloud-Based templates that automatically consolidate numbers into a single source. Attach instructions and build-in assumptions to ensure consistent processes among contributors. With process management and automation tools, Finance has a bird’s eye view - easily track process completion and identify bottlenecks. Eliminate the risk of errors with a built-in audit trail.
Drive Engagement with an Excel Front-end
Give you and your team more time to focus on what matters. A familiar Excel interface makes the application easy to use and fast to adopt. With familiar formulas, standard spreadsheet layouts, and copy and paste functionality, business users and finance alike will be up and running quickly. Robust formatting, calculations, and drag and drop capabilities combined with an OLAP cube on the back-end all ensure that finance teams can efficiently run and maintain reports in the system efficiently. All this without broken links and unwieldy spreadsheets!
Go Live Fast and Simple Maintenance
Migrate from Excel or legacy On-Premise systems in record time by reusing your current investment in models and reports through built-in import functionality using AirliftXL. Easy to set up templates and reporting provide flexibility to support growing business requirements. Once you are live, Host Analytics Planning is easily maintained by Finance with no regular IT assistance required, even when modifying the Chart of Accounts.
Cloud Planning and Forecasting
• Reduced Planning and Forecasting cycle time
• Rapid deployment and time to value
• Reduce IT costs with Finance ownership and control
• Short learning curve with a familiar Excel interface
• Increase Plan ownership
• Eliminate spreadsheets, emails and manual processes
• Scalable, Cloud infrastructure
• Built-in advanced Planning modules
• Familiar Excel interface
• Automated data collection
• Converts legacy Planning models
• Flexible lanning and forecasting engine
• Filterable audit trail
• Part of unified Cloud EPM Suite
Run a bottom-up, top-down, or middle-out process. Make adjustments at any organisational level. Create an unlimited number of what-if scenarios. Driver-based modeling is easy enough for cost-center owners, yet sophisticated enough for Finance.
Move formulas, formatting, and model structure into the Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite from the Excel templates that drive your current process. Easily migrate models from legacy EPM applications, too. Watch the demo. Data validations prevent moving errors to the new system and ensure faster implementation and broader adoption at reduced risk.
Improve insight by Planning with Rolling Forecasts. The Planning module supports multi-quarter Rolling Forecasts, as well as driver-based Planning, and integrates Actual results, so you can more accurately model future scenarios.
Update and revise your Budgets and Forecasts anytime, from anywhere. Checking template data in and out and synchronising online and offline data is quick and simple, so you can be sure your Budgeting is accurate and on time no matter where you are.
Advanced Planning Modules
Workforce Planning. Streamline headcount, salary, and compensation planning by bringing together Actuals from HR systems, hiring plans from spreadsheets, and enterprise-wide financial plans. Standardise compensation calculations across the organisation for greater accuracy, predictability, and accountability.
Advanced Revenue Planning. Connect sales forecasts, detailed costs, and your operational plan to get an accurate view of demand and supply. Analyse, adjust, and report on Plan versions to determine your optimal goals and resources.
Advanced Initiatives Planning. Plan for large projects, model mergers and acquisitions, and evaluate functional decisions. Combine revenue, expense, and capital estimates without creating bottom-up detail. Ensure that every project has a high impact on P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flows.
Advanced Capital Planning. Plan for new or existing capital assets. Include depreciation, transfers, and maintenance, and analyse their impact on your financial statements before you commit the cash.