Approachable Financial Applications Supported by Strong Data Integration, Reporting, and Graphics
One of the growth areas in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions is the mid- market (companies between $50 million and $1 billion in revenue). EPM is top of mind for mid-market companies because it allows them to produce budgets more efficiently – less staff, reduced total cost of ownership and enhanced time to benefit. Among the vendors most considered for mid-market EPM are Adaptive Planning, Host Analytics and Prophix. Here, we examine one of those vendors, Host Analytics, through the experiences of two of their customers and two of their consulting partners. Some of the highlights:
• Software as a Service (SaaS): Having a cloud-based solution is a major benefit for quick implementations and avoiding infrastructure.
• Consolidations: Consolidations were called out as strengths and a source of both customer wins and partner commitments.
• Time-to-Value: Ease-of-use and minimal need for consulting allowed several Host Analytics’ customers to achieve rapid results in tight timeframes.
• Data Integration: The ability to integrate data across disparate sources was another major plus for both customers and partners.
We interviewed several individuals, and summarized the Constellation Research, Inc. (CR) findings. Approachable Financial Applications Supported by Strong Data Integration, Reporting and Graphics