Host Analytics, the leading provider of scalable, cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, today unveiled Host Dashboards – the company’s latest innovative solution for today’s forward-thinking organizations. Host Dashboards provides critical business insights at a glance through rich visual representations that help line of business leaders gauge performance, conduct variance analysis, and efficiently respond to what’s going on in the business.
“The pressure is on to expand the breadth, accuracy, and granularity of business understanding across the organization,” said Ron Baden, chief product officer at Host Analytics. “Executives, investors, and auditors want to know more than ‘what’s happened’ – they want to know ‘why’. With Host Dashboards, they now have a powerful tool that delivers deep operational and business performance insights that explain ‘why’.”
The Host Dashboards self-service interface is flexible, configurable, and easy to use, so any user can build and share dashboards. It allows monitoring of key performance indicators and top-level metrics to gain insights into how the company is executing against its plans. Line of business leaders are now able to further investigate anomalies via built-in data drill-down capabilities, reducing the burden on finance to produce ad hoc reports while maximizing user adoption. Visual discovery and dashboards require no training or IT intervention and enable self-service data analytics across the organization.
Built using the state-of-the-art React framework, Host Dashboards includes:
- A modern, easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface
- An interactive dashboard designer
- Real-time access to information
- Built-in formulas, pivot tables, and conditional formatting for powerful data manipulation
- Global filters to isolate only relevant information
Designed with extensive business end-user feedback from more than 20 customers with an average of 10-plus years’ experience using EPM across 10 industries, Host Dashboards reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to putting the customer at the front and center of its new product design process.
“Many EPM vendors push all reporting and analysis to Excel and provide only a basic dashboarding mechanism,” said Baden. “At Host, we recognize that excellent pre-packaged and ad hoc reporting is the core FP&A requirement, but great dashboards are the requirement for the business end-users. Simply put, they’re different audiences with different needs and businesses need both.”
“Host Dashboards provides a solution that is intuitive, easy to use, and requires no training,” said Shane Riddle, director of FP&A at Planar, a Leyard company. “We can very quickly see trends in product lines across geographies, visualize where we are making our revenues and profit, and more easily see growth percentages. And we can easily communicate these out to our executives and our business partners in a visually engaging way.”