Host Analytics Features

Host Analytics

Helping finance teams maximize corporate performance

4.2/5 (30 reviews)

Host Analytics Feature Summary

  • "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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Host Analytics Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Host Analytics's features:

Anonymous
(Biotechnology company, 11-50 employees)

Less Inituitive than other systems but more modeling capabilities

2019-11-13

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

Pros

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
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Accounting company, 1001-5000 employees)

High Quality Financial Reporting Platform

2019-01-05

Greatly reduced effort and time spent on consolidating and preparing financial reports.

Pros

Dynamic reports and the ability to get the precise financial information you need, with drill down capabilities is a huge plus.

Cons

Learning curve of implementing a new software for financial reporting is always going to be somewhat significant, but there are several quirks in data loads and reporting cube processing that make things harder than they should be.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Janet Golla

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

2017-10-06

We are also importing non-financial data to enhance our asset management deferred maintenance program.

Pros

In my 30+ years in planning and analysis, I have never found a team so dedicated to ensuring their customer's success.

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
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mary McLaughlin

Host took a lot of data and made it usable.

2017-09-21

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

Pros

I love how I can get several financial reports with the push of a button each month.

Cons

It can be difficult to set up a report template.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Samia Blande

It's user friendly

2017-12-16

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jean Dane

User friendly product. Great customer support

2017-09-12

Our planning process runs more smoothly and efficiently again with less errors.

Pros

Interface that is scheduled nightly to automatically populate Host with data from our G/L.

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
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Lanny Baldwin

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

2017-09-19

Pros

I like that it is user friendly, drag and drop feature makes it easy to run ad hoc reports.

Cons

I'd also love to see a dashboard available within the next year or so.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Megan Galvin

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

2017-09-12

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).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Host Analytics for Board Reporting

2019-03-09

excellent customer service, trappings of enterprise software.

Pros

aggregate data from different sources create charts and graphs to visualize information

Cons

integration time and setup UI over OLAP database

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alan Most

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

2018-01-26

Pros

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.

Cons

It can be difficult to set up a report template.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Fulmer

Financial Planning tool with great reporting!

2017-08-29

Pros

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

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Scott Winegardner

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

2018-11-17

Pros

Upload of transactional data allows for greater degree of self-service research of budget variances on the part of budget owners.

Cons

Core functionality doesn't lend itself to efficient sales reporting

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Bradley Geddes

Very slow, but highly customizable

2016-12-13

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 501-1000 employees)

2+ Year User of Host Analytics EPM Platform

2018-06-21

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Tori B.

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

2017-09-12

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kate Sedam

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

2017-09-13

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Han Shih

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

2017-09-12

Our reporting process became easier for end users.

Pros

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

The access was made easy with SSO solution, but the timeout issue causing customers to complain.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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priyanka Kankanala

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

2018-02-06

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
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Zambetti

Positive, Discovery, Trial & Error

2018-07-06

Pros

Centralized data storage helps ensure we have consistent reporting on a month-to-month basis.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicole Murtha

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

2017-09-12

Being able to budget appropriately

Pros

I like the user interface and options given upon login.

Cons

Sometimes when I click on a report the screen takes time to get to where I want to go.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Pam Price

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

2017-09-15

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jamie Estopinal

Great for automating reporting and forecasting

2017-09-13

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Edward Mitchell

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

2017-09-12

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 501-1000 employees)

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

2018-02-02

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren Mazzone

It's a life saver for reporting

2017-10-14

Pros

Ease of reporting and planning.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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