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National Spreadsheet Day
October 17, 2018 is National Spreadsheet Day, a remembrance of the first shipment of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program for the Apple II computer back in 1979.
What is EBIDTA?
If you’ve seen our I heart EBITDA stickers, you know that Finance is obsessed with this funky acronym and provides a great deal of insight into the business.  As the corporate controller for Host Analytics, I recently got asked what EBITDA is and why do I like it so much. Well, now I’m taking the…
Deloitte Predicts: Technology’s Impact on Finance is Coming
There’s a wave of change headed for the world of business finance. And like any industry that’s heading into a storm of disruption, some of those changes may bring some internal tensions, uneasiness and discomfort to the operations.
How to Calculate Allocations Based on Headcount
As part of Wise Up Wednesday, a new Host Analytics webinar series for quick tips and tricks from industry experts, UHY Advisors walks us through a model that calculates allocations based on headcount.
Host Academy Relaunches with Exciting Improvements
Just last week, Host Analytics announced the availability of the Host Summer 18 release. With more than 175 enhancements and four new products launched in the past year, we are delivering more power and speed to make life easier for financial teams and budget owners alike.
Why Semi-Annual Financial Reporting isn’t Going to Work
Host Analytics’ CFO, Ian Charles gives us his perspective on quarterly vs semi-annual financial reporting. What are the different sides of the debate, how a CFO can reduce the reporting burden, and why quarterly reporting is still the way to go.
Customer Stories
EMSI Improves Workflow, Recaptures Revenue with Host Analytics Cloud Budgeting
Like any professional services firm, Emission Monitoring Service Inc. (EMSI) has to manage a pipeline of work and allocate hours and resources appropriately. Trouble starts when clients demand more than budgets will allow. One project in 2015 had run so far past projections that EMSI was facing a material write-off of hours billed, and a…
Planar Gets a Clear View of Performance with Host Analytics
Shane Riddle, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Planar, likes to describe his employer as hidden in plain sight. “You may have never heard of us but I guarantee you’ve seen our stuff,” Riddle said.
Golden State Foods Manages Global Growth & Financial Consolidation
When Brad Tingey joined Golden State Foods (GSF) in 2013, the company had just completed three acquisitions, including two international deals. Consolidating results would be his first and biggest challenge as the new corporate controller at GSF, a multinational food service provider serving 125,000 restaurants in 60 countries.
NPR Investigates, Finds Financial Insights With Host Analytics
Formed in 1970, National Public Radio serves the nation with news, interviews, and entertainment by way of a network of local affiliates.
Finance Partnering with the Business
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…
Webinar Recap: How to Align Finance and Operations
In today’s fast-changing and highly competitive global marketplace, companies can’t afford to have Finance and Operations running off different playbooks.
3 Ways the CFO and Finance Can Partner with the CMO
Today’s CFO - and by association everyone who works on the Finance team - plays a more strategic role within the organization than ever before.
The Evolving Role of the CFO: From Scorekeeper to Business Partner
Over the past few years, the position of CFO has evolved quickly from one that simply deals with keeping track of the numbers to a valuable executive team member who contributes to the overall business strategy.
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