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4 Reports Every FP&A Team Should Be Using
Corporate FP&A teams use both quantitative and qualitative analysis of all financial and operational aspects of a company to evaluate the company’s progress toward achieving its financial goals and to map out future goals and plans. FP&A Managers utilize financial and economic trends to review past company performance and attempt to predict opportunities and anticipate…
What Kind of Return to Expect from an EPM Investment
Investing significant time and money in any new software, tool, or process necessitates an understanding of the potential return on investment (ROI) to ensure that resources are well-spent. What kind of return can finance expect from an investment in financial planning and consolidation software? It goes beyond the financials.
Tighter Collaboration, Powerful Modeling, Ease of Use, and More Ways Our Winter19 Product Release Makes Customers Better
Our chief product officer, Sanjay Vyas, answers questions about the latest updates to Host Analytics and how they’re helping customers do more, do it better, and do it with a smile.
3 Planning Initiatives Sales and Finance Should Agree On
Bottom-up, top-down, middle-out – sometimes it seems like there are a dozen different ways to generate a sales capacity and quota attainment model and getting started can be overwhelming. Sales and finance may inherently have different priorities, but in the planning process both teams have the same goal: develop a model that predicts with accuracy…
Watch Us Grow: Looking Back on 2018 and Forward to a Bright Future
The weather is still chilly, the Christmas lights are slowly coming down, and the commute to the office is returning to its slow grind as folks end their holiday breaks and get ready to tackle 2019. Looking back, 2018 was an excellent year for Host Analytics. There’s so much to reflect on, but let’s talk…
Dear Mr. EPM, My Business Users Don’t Value Budgeting
In the essence of a “Dear Abbey” advice column, we at Host Analytics are trying to tackle your biggest financial process questions. This series of blog posts called, Dear Mr. EPM will look to answer questions on some of your challenges. Have a question for us – email us at info@hostanalytics.com.
How Customers Help Host Analytics Drive Product Innovation
With the launch of the Fall18 release, I sat down with Sanjay Vyas, Chief Product officer at Host Analytics, to hear first hand about the work his team has been doing and how they are focused on building great products that our customers truly want and can benefit from.
Customer Q&A: Saving Finance’s Most Valuable Asset
Without a doubt, spreadsheets are the most widely used business tool, and that doesn’t stop short at finance. We get it – finance professionals like the familiarity of the spreadsheet. The rows, the columns, the formulas – we’re excited just thinking about all the possibilities, too. But what happens when spreadsheets stop working for you,…
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Customer Stories
Dorel Sports Shifts into High Gear with Host Analytics
Finance teams find themselves buried in Excel tabs with myriad formulas and various versions. For many organizations, planning, budgeting and forecasting involve countless numbers of spreadsheets. It may work for a small company, but for a large international organization like Dorel Sports, spreadsheets won’t suffice.
Swissport Gains Transformational Insights to Optimize Finance and Operations
Swissport is the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry, moving more than 4 million tons of cargo a year in 48 countries. But as Kim Lanham, the director of FP&A for Swissport North America, found out, the U.S.-based operation had room for improvement in how it moved and…
Foundation Building Materials Harnesses Host Analytics as its Framework to Strengthen Reporting
An aggressive acquisition strategy by Foundation Building Materials (FBM) came with a cost: the company found itself saddled with siloed applications running in a fragmented IT environment that provided little visibility.
Acciona Energy Powers Insights Into Its Wind And Solar Power Business
Generating renewable energy from wind and solar plants is a volatile and complex business. Price fluctuations, changing demand, and competition from non-renewable energy providers are just a few of the factors that confront companies such as U.S.-based Acciona Energy, a subsidiary of the global Acciona headquartered in Spain.
Rolling Forecast
4 Steps to Successfully Implementing Rolling Forecasts | Host Analytics
Does this scenario sound familiar?  It’s the final month of Q2, and the Finance department will soon be looking at mid-year financial results and comparing them to the original budget.
What is a Rolling Forecast?
Rolling forecasts are becoming a popular add-on or an alternative to the traditional approach of annual budgeting in organizations.
Rolling Forecasts – Transform Planning and Increase Business Agility
While the annual budgeting process is an important step in setting goals and defining resource allocations for the coming year, the pace of change in today's business world typically makes the annual budget obsolete after a few months.
Building a Better Budget with the Help of Rolling Forecasts
Budgeting is a concept constantly riddling the minds of CFOs. How can a company build a better and more efficient budgeting approach that will maintain accuracy, while improving agility?
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