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Host Analytics Recognized as a November 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Distinction Is Based on Feedback and Ratings From End-User Professionals Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing, and/or Using the Product or Service

Redwood City, CA - Dec 11, 2019 - 

Host Analytics,  a leading financial planning and analysis platform provider, today announced the company was recognized with a November 2019 Customers’ Choice distinction and is listed in the 2019 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions report for being a vendor most highly rated by its users worldwide. The Host Analytics platform allows finance leaders to raise the financial IQ within their entire organization with Continuous Planning capabilities, resulting in faster planning and financially smart decisions.

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In this report, Host Analytics received a 92 percent out of a 100 percent willingness to recommend rating and an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 for the Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions market, based on 60 reviews as of October 31, 2019, among vendors also considered for this distinction. Earlier this year, Host Analytics was named a Leader in the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions for the third consecutive year.

The full breadth of customer reviews that contributed to the Customers’ Choice distinction can be found on the Gartner Peer Insights site, including:

●      “Great product with focus on keeping you as a customer for the long term. Host Analytics is easy to configure and get up and running quickly. They have fantastic customer support through their Customers for Life focus. The reporting is really top notch and we look forward to continuing to implement new functionality soon.”

●      “Host Analytics an awesome partner!” It has been a pleasure doing business with Host Analytics. The application is robust and has really helped us improve our budget process. The reporting functionality has allowed us to create dynamic reports by department. The people at Host are responsive and knowledgeable.”

●      “Product is great and easy to use, Host Analytics has been a process changer in how we forecast and budget going from multiple disconnected processes to a single system that does it all. Forecasting budgeting, workforce planning, consolidation and multiple scenario planning.”

“We thank our customers for helping us achieve this exciting recognition,” said Grant Halloran, Chief Executive Officer. “We strive to give finance leaders a dramatically different experience with a Continuous Planning approach that helps them be agile in their planning cycles, better engage in core strategic operations, and elevate the financial intelligence of the whole business.”

Sources: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions, Robert Anderson, John Van Decker, Greg Leiter, 8 August 2019. Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions, Peer Contributors, 10 December 2019.


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This press release includes references to “Host Analytics” which is now known as Planful.

About Peer Insights

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About Planful

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) is a leading financial planning and analysis (FP&A) cloud platform. Built with financial expertise and a dedication to customer success, Planful helps its customers achieve a vision of Continuous Planning by accelerating the end-to-end FP&A process and empowering everyone in a business to more easily take part in planning and decision-making. More than 800 customers including, Bose, Boston Red Sox, Del Monte, TGI Friday’s, and 23andMe, rely on Planful for financial planning and budgeting, dynamic operational planning, financial consolidations, reporting, and visual analytics. Planful is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses.


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