About Planful

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) offers a suite of financial performance management tools including modeling, planning, consolidation, analytics, and reporting, all within a unified, cloud-based platform. The application suite runs natively on Mac OS as well as from the Web on any type of device. Planful is also mobile-friendly for all types of devices, included tablets.

Users of Planful can perform a wide range of modeling operations and can develop 'what if' scenarios. The application allows users to test various dimensions, metrics, and calculations in relevant, real-world scenarios.

Users can also connect realistic modeling data to financial and operational business plans, compare outcomes to projections, and collaborate with key stakeholders all from a single interface.

A free demo is available by contacting Planful (formerly Host Analytics) directly.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Trial
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Key benefits of Planful

- Use predicative financial analysis to identify trends and develop informed plans
- Collaborate around financial information, securely, from the Web, via the Planful dashboard
- Model a wide range of financial activities and actions with detailed models
- Consolidate modeling functions throughout the organization
- Easily export model information from Planful to Excel and share it on the Web

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Planful: 53

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Budget Control
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Drag & Drop
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Idea Management Software
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Reports
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Roadmapping
  • Sales Reports
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Simulation Software
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(37)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Janet G.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

We had a quick implementation, and find that the environment is very flexible. All end users...

Reviewed on 2017-10-06

Monthly operational reporting time reduced from 3 days to 3 hours. We built alternative hierarchies...

Monthly operational reporting time reduced from 3 days to 3 hours. We built alternative hierarchies for our chart of accounts and entities, so that operations can see their relevant data in the format they prefer, whereas accounting can see it based on GAAP. Modeling transformed our budget process from Excel spreadsheets to a cloud-based solution accessible to all end users, so budget creation migrated from FP&A to the process owners. Budget consolidation process was reduced from 2 days to 2 minutes. We have also transformed to a rolling forecast using modeling, so that the annual budgets required by lenders comes from the forecasts, and is no longer a time-consuming annual task.

We have also since identified other uses for modeling, including complex calculations for our formula pricing that is based on external data imported into tables. We are also importing non-financial data to enhance our asset management deferred maintenance program.

Pros

There are no limits to the types and volume of data that you interface within Host Analytics, as long as you maintain a common field. Implementation went well (with a consulting partner), and it enabled our budget manager to trim his reporting time from 3 days to 3 hours. The modeling module uses an Excel add-in, so the feel and use of Excel is still available, but the results are stored centralized, so when any end user retrieves data, there is one version of the truth. Customer service is second to none. In my 30+ years in planning and analysis, I have never found a team so dedicated to ensuring their customer's success. Feature updates are either monthly or quarterly, and are focused on what the customers have expressed are their needs or wishes.

Cons

It required that we use a partner consultant to implement. This may be due mostly to the fact that as a small company, we do not have the internal IT resources; the initial implementation without a partner stalled due to resource and communication issues.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great FP&A Product

Reviewed on 2021-09-24

We've reduced the use of excel spreadsheets for budgeting/forecasting by using this tool. It's...

We've reduced the use of excel spreadsheets for budgeting/forecasting by using this tool. It's simplified our budget and forecasting process and it keeps getting easier each year.

Pros

They listen to their customers and are always making improvements to the product. It's easy to use and they have so many resources (support chat, community, training, etc).

Cons

The support was not great when we first implemented the tool. They've come a long way and are truly supportive of all questions I have.

Bradley G.
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  • Industry: Financial Services Software
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Very slow, but highly customizable

Reviewed on 2016-12-13

Implemented this software solution at my office. It was less expensive than some of the other...

Implemented this software solution at my office. It was less expensive than some of the other providers, and we expected the product to perform as such. There are some drawbacks to the product, but I think these are in-line with the price.

Pros

Very deep database and highly flexible integration with our disparate data feed.

Cons

Slow. A data pull is not immediate and can cause some frustration if data is not pulled 100% accurately the first time. Collaboration can also be difficult, as the individual models are fragile and must be updated online.

Jessica K.
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  • Industry: Higher Education Software
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Planful: Modern FP&A Solution

Reviewed on 2021-09-27

My overall experience with Planful has been overwhelmingly positive. Their team is frequently...

My overall experience with Planful has been overwhelmingly positive. Their team is frequently engaged to ensure that we're utilizing the solution to our maximum benefit. Planful's help desk team knowledgeable and very quick and responsive addressing issues as quickly as possible.

Pros

Administering the system is very smooth and adaptable. Our prior system would take 110% of my time to keep it running and troubleshooting issues. With Planful, now that we're live and stable on the platform, it takes < 50% of my time, so I'm able to focus on other value-add activities: process improvement and automation, personal skill development and growth, and future product enhancements.

Reporting is extremely user friendly both within platform and Spotlight, so users have been able to create and admin their own reports .

Cons

Loading actual wage data by employee is seems more complicated than it needs to be. Prepping the file to load this data takes ~1 hour/month when all other data load rules take < 5 minutes. We also had issues in the past with Workforce data input/locking between users, but it's been much easier for our team to use with the extensive Workforce UI redesign in 2020.

Angel W.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Solid tool that will help you manage your budget with ease!

Reviewed on 2021-09-27

It was rocky at first, but has been absolutely fantastic in the past 2 years. We have gone from...

It was rocky at first, but has been absolutely fantastic in the past 2 years. We have gone from being 10-13% under budget to about 1/2% under budget last year, and it's truly because this tool allows all of our managers to view everything with ease.

Pros

All the features we needed in one tool: Workforce planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and easy creation of management reporting.

Cons

There are several enhancements that I intend to discuss with our customer success manager BUT I have no doubt, with the release schedule Planful is on, these items will be easy to incorporate into our environment. If I had to choose one that that I least like about the software, it's simply that I would suggest that your implementation partners completely understand your structure and what any reports you need to gain/create in the software. Years ago when we implemented (which I'm sure it has improved since then) there were features and items that weren't even discussed that we discovered later.

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Planful has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Planful supports the following languages:

English

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Planful integrates with the following applications:

Acumatica Cloud ERP, Adra Accounts, BlackLine, Boomi, Microsoft Excel, NetSuite, Sage Intacct

Planful offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support

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