Limelight Features

Limelight

Cloud budgeting, reporting & forecasting platform.

4.53/5 (19 reviews)

Limelight Feature Summary

  • Automatic Data Validations
  • Built-In Formulas
  • Financial Planning
  • Workforce Planning
  • Headcount Forecasts
  • Expense Management
  • Disclosure Management
  • Financial & Narrative Reporting
  • Automated Report Production
  • Automatic Currency Exchange Calculations
  • Audit Trail
  • Ad Hoc Reporting
  • Automated Data Roll-Up
  • Automatic Data Aggregation & Consolidation
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Planning & Forecasting
  • Capital Asset Planning
  • Cloud Access
  • Centralized Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Custom User Roles & Permissions
  • Data Integration with Your ERP/GL/HCM & Other Systems
  • Driver-Based Modeling
  • Dashboard with Analytics
  • Excel Upload
  • Expense Budgeting
  • Export Reports in Multiple Formats
  • Easy-to-Use Workspace
  • Financial Statements
  • Integrated Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting
  • Industry-Specific Configurations
  • Interactive Dashboard Visualizations
  • Mid-Year Recasting
  • Personalized Dashboards
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Progress Tracking
  • Profitability Optimization
  • Reporting Templates & Builder
  • Real Time Data
  • Risk Management
  • Revenue Planning
  • Sales Commission Automation
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Sales Dashboard & Analytics
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Share Documents Straight from Platform
  • Scheduled & Automated Reports
  • Strategy Mapping
  • Task Assignment & Automation
  • User Activity Tracking
  • Workflow Automation
  • Web-Based
  • Workforce Planning
  • Failed validation notifications
  • Forecasting
  • Multi-currency management
  • Multiple data sources
  • Planning tools
  • Real-time data
  • Budget templates
  • Trend analysis
  • Multiple report formats
  • Drag-and-drop data visualizations & dashboards
  • Interactive charts & graphs
  • Revision tracking
  • Reporting & dashboards
  • Performance reporting
  • Collaboration tools
  • Comment threads

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Limelight Feature Reviews

17 reviewers had the following to say about Limelight's features:

Frank Tucker

Limelight Review

2019-06-06

Pros

This software has enabled our company to have instant P&L reporting , whereas in the past we had to make manual reports every time to needed to run financial data.

Cons

The only thing i don't like is that I cannot drill down to GL activity.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Noel Bernens

Limelight 3 mths in

2019-05-02

The support I am getting from the limelight team is the best I have ever experienced with a software company. I reach out to them, and they are immediately trying to help me out. Great group of people.

Pros

I can present data in report format which is much more useful than the typical dashboard presentation views in other tools.

Cons

Some small tweaks to report development would go along way.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Hunt

Exceptional product

2019-06-10

It's allowed us to supply the Business unit leaders with the proper financial reporting and give them insight to each and every account down to the penny.

Pros

I love the ease of use and the availability of reports it's capable of producing.

Cons

It's super easy to use and allows instant reporting for financial presentations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Benny Chan

We gained faster reporting and analysis

2019-01-15

Information is so much more readily available to our senior management.

Pros

It has a better user interface than the native TM1 software.

Cons

We were hoping to have Single Sign On right out of the gate but owing to our specific environment in our company, it did not go smoothly during implementation and we needed to push it to the next phase.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Julie Poirier

Limelight review

2019-01-22

They never give up until they figure out how to get what we want and have all the necessary knowledge within their organization be it accounting or programming and technical interface with various plateforms.

Pros

Being in the service industry, our most important expense is wages and it happens to be the most complex expense in our organization combining multiple collective agreements, progression rates, multiple benefits, and also incudes multiple funds , regions and departments.

Cons

Limelight was able to provide us with all the necessary features so there is really nothing that I do not like in the software. It does take a bit of getting used to to navigate the steps but Limelight provided training and went so far as provide us with our own personal how to instructions .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke Walters, CPA

Limelight Financial Software

2019-01-21

It also has enabled us to perform analysis immediately and drill-down into the details.

Pros

It's very user friendly and easy to pick up.

Cons

We have no cons, it works exactly like we had hoped.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 201-500 employees)

Great solution and team

2019-05-22

Pros

Easy to implement with support of Limelight project management team.

Cons

Nothing negative yet on Limelight implementation and use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan Koren, M.B.A.

Still at the starting line but excited for where this platform will take my team

2019-05-02

If every sales team and integration team were like Limelight, the business world would be a better place.

Pros

Its ability to communicate with our accounting software, virtually seamlessly, promised to increase our ROI on the time committed to completing variance reports and conducting variance analysis. Throughout the demos I couldn't help but think "this is too good to be true, nothing is this easy".

Cons

So far, I am extremely pleased with the entire process, as well as the amazing team that introduced us to Limelight along with their colleagues who have worked with us to build the platform to suit.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Arin Avanessian

Limelight Report Writer

2019-01-16

Pros

Ease of use is a big plus as well as ability to create your own reports.

Cons

In the future if Limelight can bolt on to ERP for real time drill-down ability, I would be interested in that product.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Drew Knight

Best in Market

2019-01-16

Limelight allows considerable flexibility to drill-down within reports to see what was driving a specific reported result or variance.

Pros

We reviewed several sw solutions that were much more expensive and Limelight was the most flexible and simple to use. The team at Limelight really "gets it" -- they should open a recruiting service!

Cons

Some basic items had to be requested -- such as printing on 11x17 paper -- but Limelight is nimble and addresses any concerns.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Vogel

Limelight Software

2019-06-07

It eliminated most of our Excel workbooks that we had been using for budgeting and centralized all our data. Currently working on making some minor tweaks to make things easier on the end user, and the support received from Limelight has been great.

Pros

The software is very easy to use.

Cons

Our company structure is very complex which made it challenging at times to integrate certain aspects of our budget into Limelight.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kris Wiles

Limelight review

2019-06-17

Experience working with Limelight team and customer service is great. Quick to respond to issues or other questions.

Pros

The software is very easy to use and manage.

Cons

Inability to change column or row members once a template or report is created.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bruce Callahan

Currently in implementation....

2019-06-07

Experience to-date has been very good from the start of the engagement, through the sales process and contact signing.

Pros

The implementation process has been proceeding on schedule and our implementation consultant truly understands the FP&A function which has added great value to the process.

Cons

At this point in our process, I have not identified any cons and the application is on a path to function as advertised and provide the value and efficiencies we were seeking as we move away from an Excel based planning tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin Birgeles

Slice data any way you want to!

2019-01-24

Pros

Limelight's ease of use to slice and dice financial information is second to none.

Cons

The only real con would be to standardize more of the expressions rather than having to know code (ie: previous or next member).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle Kienzle

Best reporting solution for your budget!

2019-04-25

They listen, execute and advise on best practices to fulfill our reporting needs and goals.

Pros

I like how easy it is to use, create, administer and maintain all functions around the reporting. We find it a breath of fresh air with a dramatic leap forward from previous solutions and competitors.

Cons

There are only minor enhancements that we would like for the software however, the limelight team listened well and already have those improvements in the roadmap in the very near future.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Madhu Sudhan

Lots of value add

2019-01-25

Since the time we implemented Limelight, it has been so easy to close the month and easily figure out any miscoding, it's been an amazing experience so far.

Pros

The ease of slicing and dicing the data to get the answers you need, easy filtering.

Cons

Needs a sort and search field on payroll resource planning template.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonathan Vinson

Maxim Crane

2019-06-20

I have had multiple project managers, and now several account reps. Not having consistency has been a challenge.

Pros

The functionality is very strong, and like the excel based platform that makes it very easy to navigate through.

Cons

There isn't much that I don't like about the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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