The dust is settled, but the buzz around Host Analytics’ annual user conference Perform 2018 continues as analysts and Host Analytics’ partners publish their reviews of the event. A common thread through these posts is innovation and excitement from customers on where Host Analytics is going.

Highlights from the Analysts

Host Analytics Simplifies Collaboration Between Finance and Business Users

Doug Henschen, VP & Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, gives his review of the newly released Host Analytics MyPlan which is an interface to the Host Analytics Planning designed specifically for budget owners. At the conference, it was also announced that a MyPlan mobile app will be released in 2018.

“The big trend in EPM is that companies are going cloud and want to take the power of planning into many operational areas. Host was already seeing some of the largest cloud-based EPM deployments, but with MyPlan and MyPlan Mobile, the company is raising the bar. One big customer in the property management space that already had 6,000 Host subscribers added 500 MyPlan users soon after it was released. It’s an early sign that Host is poised to win even bigger and broader deployments.”

Host Analytics: The Beauty of Focus

Vinnie Mirchandani, CEO of Deal Architect, found his day at Perform 2018 to be refreshingly focused.

“So it was refreshing to spend a day this week at Host Analytics Performance 2018 conference in Dallas. Here is a vendor which is unabashedly focused on the CFO, and even more narrowly just on planning activities – budgeting, forecasting etc. And customers and prospects I met were happily chattering about planning cubes and break backs.”

Life is Good

Vinnie also highlights the keynote speaker at Perform 2018 – Bert Jacobs, CEO of Life is Good, on the New Florence, New Renaissance blog.

“Lots of companies pursue activism and talk about “purpose” and “social good”. Me, I prefer to hear from folks like Bert. Inspire us with your personal example and let us decide on the causes we want to support.”

Highlight from our Partner

Future of FP&A on Display at Host Analytics Perform

Workiva was a sponsor of Perform 2018 and took three major takeaways from the event:

  1. The future of FP&A stats with three Cs – Continuous, Connected, Collaborative
  2. FP&A success is measured differently than other business functions
  3. A brighter future is closer than you think

The Recap Video

Check out all the great news from the event and we look forward to seeing you at Perform 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada!

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