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Dear Mr. EPM, Why is Budgeting So Complex?
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.
Empowering the True You
Taking the opportunity to look back on your own career path – the people you encountered, the lessons you learned and the risks you took – can be a somewhat sobering experience.
CFO Nightmares
Nightmares are expected on Halloween, but they shouldn’t be part of your financial processes. If you’ve ever experienced these common financial nightmares, Host Analytics can help!
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.
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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