Host Analytics Receives Top Accolades In Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom Of Crowds Report

Study Positions Company as a Market Leader, Among Highest Scoring Vendors in “Overall Experience Leaders” and “Credibility Leader” Categories
Redwood City, CA – June 29, 2016 –

Host Analytics, the leader in cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM), announced today it has achieved a perfect recommended score in the annual “Wisdom of Crowds Enterprise Planning Market Study” by Dresner Advisory Services, Inc. Specifically, Host Analytics was positioned among the highest scoring vendors in the categories of “Customer Experience,” and “Vendor Credibility.” To access the full report from Host Analytics, please visit here.

The flagship Wisdom of Crowds Enterprise Planning Market Study examines user perceptions, intentions, and realities associated with enterprise planning. Results are based on Dresner Advisory Services’ research community of over 3,500 organizations, vendors’ customer communities, and a survey instrument that collects data, along with social media and crowd-sourcing techniques to recruit survey participants.

“In this second annual study, we’ve been able to benchmark year-over-year comparisons to uncover market shifts, identify trends, and provide authentic insight into strategic enterprise planning and the adoption of enterprise performance management across the organization and around the world,” said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. “This latest report provides decision makers with the much needed insight for applying EPM to strategic business goals. We congratulate Host on their strong placement this year.”

In the report, Host Analytics was cited as follows: “A leader in both the customer experience and vendor credibility models, Host Analytics saw key improvements across every category of measurement including sales, value, product, technical support, consulting, integrity, and recommend. It is best in class for sales responsiveness and follow-up after the sale. It has a perfect recommended score.”

The vendor rankings of enterprise planning software vendors were based on 33 different criteria spanning sales/acquisition experience, value for price paid, quality and usefulness of product, quality of technical support, quality and value of consulting services, whether the vendor is recommended, and integrity.

The “Customer Experience” category recognizes Host Analytics among the highest scoring vendors based on demonstrated excellence across product/technology and sales/service. The company was also ranked amongst the highest scoring in the “Vendor Credibility” category, which considers the relationship between the customer and their vendor.

“Being recognized by Dresner Advisory Services, one of the foremost authorities on enterprise performance management, is certainly a gratifying experience,” said Ben Plummer, CMO at Host Analytics. “Having our leadership position further validated by our customers takes this recognition to a whole new level. We’re proud of our accomplishments and realize the importance of continuously raising the bar for technology innovation and client satisfaction.”

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About Wisdom of Crowds® Research
The Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence, and Enterprise Planning Market Studies are based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and vendors. Enterprise planning and BI software users in all roles and throughout all industries contributed to provide a complete view of realities, plans, and perceptions of the market.

About Dresner Advisory Services Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI), performance management and related areas.

About Host Analytics
Host Analytics is the leader in cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM), offering a suite of financial applications for modeling, planning, consolidation, reporting, and analytics. World-class companies like NEC, Burlington Coat Factory, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals trust Host Analytics to power their strategic financial processes. Host Analytics is a fast-growing, private company backed by leading venture capitalists and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with customers in over 90 countries.

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About Host Analytics

Host Analytics is the leading specialist provider of cloud-based connected financial planning and close solutions. Built with financial expertise and a dedication to customer success, Host Analytics meets the needs of finance and accounting teams and helps them to evolve as business conditions change. More than 800 customers including Bose, Boston Red Sox, Evernote,, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Pinterest, and Zillow rely on Host Analytics for planning, budgeting, modeling, consolidations and reporting. Host Analytics is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses.