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The Enterprise Performance Platform: Host Analytics


Host Analytics is the leader in cloud-based financial applications for planning, consolidation, reporting and analytics. Host Analytics Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) customers benefit from improved business agility, improved security, and lower overall cost compared to legacy on-premises alternatives. The company is known for its EPM applications and cloud-based financial intelligence platform. Host Analytics, Inc. is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution provider and its cloud-based delivery model assists organizations with budgeting, managing, predicting and evaluating their financial position.

World-class companies like NEC, Burlington Coat Factory and Splunk trust Host Analytics to power their strategic financial processes. Founded in 2000, Host Analytics is a fast-growing, private company backed by leading venture capitalists and is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with field offices in New York City and Hyderabad.

The company helps you execute critical financial processes faster, drive more accountability for results across the organization, and take advantage of new insights to enhance future results. Its cloud-based delivery model helps its customers around the globe increase their business agility and lower their costs, while deploying more quickly compared to legacy on-premises software.

Host Analytics provides an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Suite platform that is designed for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud delivery. The product is classified into five solutions: Planning Cloud, Sales Planning, Close Management Cloud, Reporting Cloud and Analytics Cloud. It has a unified account hierarchy and rollup operators that integrate operational and financial data in one place with its ERP suite that is available both online and offline. The application offers different user access permission levels that enable sharing of financial information in a manageable way.

Create operational models that align with financial plans

Interactive Query & Analysis: Perform multidimensional modeling activities with speed of thought response time. Select a model and an associated view, change and pivot the view, zoom in/zoom out and write data back to the model.

Advanced Modeling: Incorporate financial and non-financial drivers into personal user models and perform granular ‘what-if’ scenarios adding dimensions, members and calculations on the fly, copying models, and loading data. Once completed, the model can then be incorporated into the corporate plan.

Excel-based Reporting: During interactive analysis or model creating, create formatted analyses with charting capabilities for collaboration across the organization. Create an analysis in Excel, then share it via the Web or Mobile interface.

Plan better – budgeting, planning, forecasting and reporting in one place

Pre-built applications: Merge operational and financial plans with pre-built advanced applications for workforce, revenue, initiatives, and capital planning

Excel front end: Familiar interface for data entry, formatting, and formulas.

Flexible planning and forecasting: Run a bottom-up, top-down, or middle-out process with unlimited scenarios

AirliftXL: Automatically upload Excel models to the cloud.

Handle complex enterprise-level consolidation & reporting

Financial consolidation: Easily consolidate financial and operational data, translate, and report foreign currency in accordance with the latest FAS and IAS standards like FASB 52. Automate journal entries and intercompany eliminations and streamline single-entity reporting.

Transparent reporting: Create interactive reports from a single report writer in either IFRS or GAAP format.

Compliance: Generate Balance Sheets, Income Statements or Statement of Cash Flows that meet the latest FASB standards like FASB 95.

Effortless integration: Upload General Ledger data with predefined connectors that include additional scheduling and data validation options.

A drag-and-drop report writer and automated publisher

Drag-and-drop reporting: Easily generate ad hoc and financial reports in the Cloud or Excel.

Management and board books: Automate the process of publishing your final board book, management report or 10k.

Compliance and disclosure: Streamline your disclosure process by integrating the creation of EDGAR, HTML and XBRL compliant documents directly into your financial results.

Cloud-based analytics tailored to meet your needs

Personalized dashboards: Create custom dashboards and reports without the help of IT or administrators.

Color-coded scorecards: Track and analyze performances with interactive, color-coded balanced scorecards.

KPIs: Select from a library of more than 6,000 key performance indicators, and incorporate KPIs into your planning process.

Third – Party Data Feeds: Bring external data such as economic indicators and daily exchange rates directly into your application.

Mobile-friendly interface: Monitor your dashboards and reports when you’re on the go — from any device.

The cloud platform built just for Finance

Compliance: Host Analytics undergoes annual SSAE 16 Type 2 SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits and internal compliance assessments, helping to ensure your compliance with critical regulatory requirements.

Security: Your data is stored using AES-256 encryption and backed up hourly. For your protection, no logical communication is allowed between customer databases.

Reliability: Your service agreement includes a 99.5% uptime guarantee. Business continuity and disaster recovery plans ensure continued operations in the face of natural disasters or major incidents.

Easy integration: Seamlessly integrate with your existing data sources for a more holistic view of your financial and operational data.

“Host Analytics really has sincere customer support and wants to make sure you are a success in what you are doing.”
– Janet Golla | VP Of Fp & A.

Meet the Key Executive

Dave Kellogg, Chief Executive Officer: Dave Kellogg is on a mission to “disrupt then transform” the EPM space. Dave’s drive for operational excellence, his passion for quality, and his seemingly unquenchable capacity to consume data have enabled Host Analytics to experience unparalleled growth since his tenure began in 2012.

Prior to Host Analytics, Dave was senior vice president and general manager at, overseeing Service Cloud, one of the company’s fastest growing revenue streams. As CEO of MarkLogic, Dave grew the company from zero to $80M in revenues within six years. Before that, Dave led marketing at Business Objects for nearly a decade, as the company grew from 250 to over 4,500 people and from $30M to over $1B in annual revenues. His decades-long career has included service as a board member at Aster Data and in an advisory capacity to MongoDB developer 10gen, Hadapt, and Tableau Software.

Dave holds bachelors’ degrees in geophysics and applied mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California.

“We are the leader in cloud-based financial applications for planning, consolidation, reporting and analytics.”