Robert Kugel's Analyst Perspectives

Host Analytics Introduces Its Own Business Analytics

Posted by Robert Kugel on Apr 16, 2012 11:57:38 AM

Host Analytics has added new analytics and reporting resources to its cloud-based performance management suite. Business Analytics will offer a broad set of built-in analytics and reporting capabilities or, for companies with an existing business intelligence infrastructure (from vendors such as IBM, Infor, Oracle or SAP), the option of a self-service approach. I believe these new analytics and reporting capabilities give companies considering only on-premises performance management deployments another reason to consider a cloud-based option; for Host Analytics it broadens the set of features it has to compete with other cloud-based vendors.

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Topics: Analytics, benchmark, Budgeting, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance Management (BPM), closing, Cloud Computing, Consolidation, Data, Decision Hub, Financial Performance Management, Financial Performance Management (FPM), Host Analytics, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Planning, Reporting, Sales Performance Management (SPM), SEC, Workforce Performance Management (WPM), XBRL

Host Analytics Decision Hub Offers Central Financial Repository

Posted by Robert Kugel on Nov 4, 2011 11:23:17 AM

Host Analytics is taking advantage of one of the inherent advantages that vendors of software as a service (SaaS) have compared to on-premises ones: It’s easier for them to offer their customers data services and shared data repositories. The company’s  Decision Hub has been available since last summer. Although it doesn’t break new ground, it is a solid offering of this type and its value should be considered in any evaluation of Host’s offering.

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Topics: benchmark, Budgeting, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Performance Management (BPM), closing, Cloud Computing, Consolidation, Data, Decision Hub, Financial Performance Management, Financial Performance Management (FPM), Host Analytics, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Planning, Reporting, Sales Performance Management (SPM), SEC, Workforce Performance Management (WPM)