Host Analytics Named a Leader in 2019 Dresner Wisdom of Crowds® EPM Market Study for Fourth Consecutive Year

Redwood City, CA - Jul 1, 2019 - 

Host Analytics, the leading provider of connected financial planning and close solutions, today announced that the company was named a leader in both Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility market models in the 2019 Dresner Wisdom of Crowds® EPM Market Study. The company also received its fourth consecutive perfect recommended score.

“Host Analytics continues to improve and build upon their position as a market leader in the EPM space,” said Howard Dresner, Founder and Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory Services. “We congratulate Host Analytics for their strong performance, for being an overall leader in this year’s study, and for their fourth consecutive perfect recommendation score.”

In this year’s evaluation of industry products, Host Analytics showed key improvements in all categories including sales, product, value, support, consulting and integrity. Host Analytics ranked well above the overall sample against most product, sales, service and company measures and ranked best in class for product ease of installation and administration, ease of upgrade/migration to new versions and online training, forums and documentation. The company also recieved strong sales and support scores including product knowledge, implementation, time to resolve problems and responsiveness. Customers noted high overall confidence in the company and its products as well.

“Being named an overall EPM market leader in the Dresner Wisdom of Crowds® report shows that we’re not only producing the best solutions for finance, but that our customers and the marketplace have endorsed our work,” said Rob Baden, CEO at Host Analytics. “Focusing on what our customers need in order to succeed in their organizations is what makes our solutions so valuable to them. We’re excited and proud of the innovation our team has accomplished.”

The Dresner Wisdom of Crowds® EPM Market Study analyzes user perceptions, intentions and realities associated with enterprise performance management. This year’s report includes an evaluation of additional capabilities such as artificial intelligence, data-driven decision-making and how EPM impacts other enterprise systems like enterprise resource planning (ERP).

For a complimentary copy of the report, visit this URL.

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

About Planful

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) is a leading financial planning and analysis (FP&A) cloud platform. Planful delivers a vision of Continuous Planning by accelerating the end-to-end FP&A process and fostering business-wide participation in agile 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. Learn more at

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