Planful Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Planful

The FP&A Platform for Continuous Planning

4.2/5 (30 reviews)

Planful overview

What is Planful?

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.
www.hostanalytics.com

Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported languages

English
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Planful reviews

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priyanka Kankanala

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-06
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Janet Golla

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 10/10

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Bradley Geddes

Very slow, but highly customizable

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-12-13
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Jean Dane

User friendly product. Great customer support

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 7/10

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Han Shih

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Planful pricing

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Free trial
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Pricing information is available by contacting Host Analytics.

Planful features

Customizable Reporting
Financial Analysis
Multi-Currency

API (277 other apps)
Accounting Integration (162 other apps)
Accounting Management (181 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (228 other apps)
Audit Trail (137 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (167 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (186 other apps)
Compliance Management (188 other apps)
Data Import/Export (180 other apps)
Electronic Payments (171 other apps)
Expense Tracking (164 other apps)
Invoice Management (234 other apps)
Invoice Processing (151 other apps)
Real Time Data (147 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (260 other apps)
Third Party Integration (209 other apps)
Workflow Management (151 other apps)

Additional information for Planful

Key features of Planful

  • "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
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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