Published July 19, 2018

Host Analytics Spotlight for Office Takes the Pain out of Reporting with New Microsoft Office Integrations

Finance can now embed and refresh data in Excel, PowerPoint and Word with the push of a button


Redwood City, CA – Jul 19, 2018 –  Further integrating the ecosystem of tools finance professionals rely on most, Host Analytics, the leading innovator of cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, today extended its reporting capabilities for Microsoft Office. With Host Analytics Spotlight for Office, customers can seamlessly build management and financial reports directly within Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. With the push of a button, data can be dynamically refreshed within the applications; ensuring it is always accurate and up to date.

“Prepping data for presentations and reporting is an unavoidable and arduous task for finance teams. Often times the information needed is rendered in Microsoft Office, making it time consuming and difficult to manage,” said Sanjay Vyas, Chief Product Officer, Host Analytics. “Spotlight for Office is designed to make this kind of process a delight for our users, by enabling them to embed the data once, apply the rich formatting within Office and then giving them the ability to quickly refresh with the correct, up-to-the-minute information.”

With Spotlight for Office, customers can harness the power of Microsoft Office for presenting information while ensuring “one version of the truth” from a centralized, secure data store. Presentations and documents can be built once with live links to the data and used as often as needed, saving valuable time and eliminating errors caused by manual cutting and pasting. Once a report is created in Excel, PowerPoint or Word it can be accessed anywhere and delivers data security, integrity, and confidence in the data by relying on the Host Analytics platform as its foundation. With the push of a button, data can be dynamically refreshed; ensuring it is always accurate and up to date.

In addition to delivering management and financial reporting from Word and PowerPoint, Host Analytics customers can now build and analyze Spotlight XL and Spotlight Web reports directly from the Host Planning Finance cube, reducing the time and effort required to build and analyze financial reports in Spotlight.

Spotlight for Office will be generally available on July 20, 2018. Learn more about Spotlight for Office.

About Planful

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