About Limelight

Are you using Excel to extract data out of your ERP systems? Then you could be spending too much time on gathering and consolidating spreadsheets and not enough time on analysis.

Spend less time consolidating and more time analyzing with Limelight. Limelight integrates with your ERP, HR, CRM and other systems to provide real-time planning, forecasting and reporting. By providing insights on key trends, our platform allows finance and accounting teams to uncover new business opportunities and make informed decisions.

Imagine closing 57% faster, reporting same day as close and performing data analysis with numbers you can trust. Limelight makes it happen.

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Key benefits of Limelight

  • Integrated Financial Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting - combine the best of Excel and the Web into a single workspace with automated consolidation for instant analysis.
  • Cost and Revenue Planning - produce several iterations of cost & revenue planning, apply drivers and immediately see variances.
  • Reporting and Analysis in Real Time - our self-service reporting lets users to make their own reports, dashboards and ad-hoc queries, which allows them to make profitable decisions using important numbers and trends.
  • Automated Rolling Forecasts - re-forecast dynamically on any quantity of actual periods.
  • Cash Flow - monitor your cash position very closely and automate calculations via direct links to the P&L and Balance Sheet.
  • Workforce Planning - integrate directly with your internal Payroll & HR systems and receive the latest headcount data and automatically calculated taxes, benefits & bonuses.
  • Sales Commissions - sales representatives can see their commissions, track key performance metrics and view their rankings at any time.
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    Markets

    Canada, United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Features

    Total features of Limelight: 93

    • "What If" Scenarios
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting Software
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Query
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asset Management
    • Assignment Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Formatting
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Built-In Database
    • CRM Software
    • Calendar Management
    • Cash Management
    • Charting
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Consolidation/Roll-Up
    • Correlation Analysis
    • Currency Conversion
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Dashboard Software
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Drag & Drop
    • Dynamic Modeling
    • ERP
    • Employee Self Service
    • Financial Analysis
    • Forecasting
    • General Ledger
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • Graphical Data Presentation
    • HR Management
    • Historical Reporting
    • Income & Balance Sheet
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Company
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Department/Project
    • Multiple Data Sources
    • Multiple Format Support
    • Payroll Management
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Planning Tools
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Profit/Loss Statement
    • Profitability Analysis
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Accounting Software
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Quota Management
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Revision History
    • Risk Alerts
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Sales Forecasting Software
    • Sales Reports
    • Sales Trend Analysis
    • Scenario Planning
    • Scorecards
    • Self Service Portal
    • Self-Service Reporting
    • Single Sign On Software
    • Statistical Analysis Software
    • Strategic Planning Software
    • Task Management Software
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Trend Analysis
    • Version Control
    • Visual Analytics
    • Workflow Management Software

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    Reviews

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    4.5 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.8/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.8/5

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    Jason M.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    A big upgrade

    Reviewed on 2021-05-25

    As our single largest expense item, workforce planning is critical. Limelight has helped us gain...

    As our single largest expense item, workforce planning is critical. Limelight has helped us gain more accurate projection capabilities into our workforce, utilizing employee-specific data, linked with actual payroll data (from ADP) and the ability to see historical paid hours and project specific hours by employee into the future. Often our prior projections involved carrying forward current month actuals, maybe including new hires we knew about, but often inaccurate. Now we have projection employee counts, accurate paid time (even during holidays and breaks) for nearly 2,000 employees

    Pros

    The workforce planning tool has been the biggest improvement to our processes, providing insights and projection accuracy that we didn't have previously. We're able to get both employee counts and paid time historically as well as projected values through our projection period.

    Cons

    While the workforce planning module has been the most useful tool to us, it's also been the most challenging to set up and run. This was a new process for us, and we have 35+ end-users in limelight. Most of our challenges have been creating an environment with intentionally limited input options so users don't "break" the calcs. Limelight's support team has been very responsive, even after go-live implementation, in helping solve our data input and template challenges.

    One other item that has been a blessing and a challenge is the report books function. While this has been improving even in the first 6 months since implementation, the process for setting up a report book, identifying errors when the book fails, and outputs to excel are still a little challenging, and not as user friendly as much as the rest of the system. This is an area where I can see opportunities for big future improvements.

    Noel B.
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Limelight 3 mths in

    Reviewed on 2019-05-02

    The support I am getting from the limelight team is the best I have ever experienced with a...

    The support I am getting from the limelight team is the best I have ever experienced with a software company. I reach out to them, and they are immediately trying to help me out. Great group of people.

    Pros

    The software offers a lot of flexibility. I can present data in report format which is much more useful than the typical dashboard presentation views in other tools. The ability to use limelight for both data collection applications as well as distribution is great. The natural connectivity to Essbase means I don't have to invest much time in changing my existing reporting platforms to leverage limelight. I have had the tool now for 3 months and have successfully written over 30 reports that will serve 100+ users easily. My management team is excited about what we will be able to do with limelight to minimize data management overhead within the finance organization.

    Cons

    Graphing needs to be enhanced. Some small tweaks to report development would go along way. Looking forward to seeing version 3.

    Kendra A.
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    • Industry: Medical Practice
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Exceptional

    Reviewed on 2021-07-16

    Pros

    It’s reliable, accurate, and fast. If there are any issues, it’s easily fixed.

    Cons

    I like it all. It all works exactly like it should.

    Julie P.
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Limelight review

    Reviewed on 2019-01-22

    I have to say that I was expecting the set up to be a little bit easier. I understand that every...

    I have to say that I was expecting the set up to be a little bit easier. I understand that every company has different needs so the design is done from scratch but I thought a budget is a budget same for all companies. Not being a computer geek, I have learned that all the relations between downloaded data, the input templates and the reports have a complex inter-relations that any little thing can set off wrong. Limelight staff were very quick to understand our environment and with every testing phase corrected any issues that came along. The development stage was very hands on and the limelight staff was always there to make any changes required when expected results were not coming through. They never give up until they figure out how to get what we want and have all the necessary knowledge within their organization be it accounting or programming and technical interface with various plateforms. They never hesitated in bringing help from other members of their team even if they were not specifically assigned to our project.

    Pros

    Being in the service industry, our most important expense is wages and it happens to be the most complex expense in our organization combining multiple collective agreements, progression rates, multiple benefits, and also incudes multiple funds , regions and departments. Limelight designed a combined integration of input from our accounting data base and manual overrides with recalculations that gives us the most accurate budget all the way down to the individual employee. What would normally take dozens of excel spreadsheets in all done through a few templates and flow trough to our financial statements under budget column

    Cons

    Limelight was able to provide us with all the necessary features so there is really nothing that I do not like in the software. It does take a bit of getting used to to navigate the steps but Limelight provided training and went so far as provide us with our own personal how to instructions .

    Kyle K.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best reporting solution for your budget!

    Reviewed on 2019-04-25

    Limelight has been a tremendous partner that we are extremely grateful for. They listen, execute...

    Limelight has been a tremendous partner that we are extremely grateful for. They listen, execute and advise on best practices to fulfill our reporting needs and goals.

    Pros

    I like how easy it is to use, create, administer and maintain all functions around the reporting. We find it a breath of fresh air with a dramatic leap forward from previous solutions and competitors. The people and service was truly the key as they tailored it to our liking. They are truly a partner that listened and executed well to fulfill our vision.

    Cons

    There are only minor enhancements that we would like for the software however, the limelight team listened well and already have those improvements in the roadmap in the very near future.

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    Limelight integrates with the following applications:

    ADP Globalview Payroll, Acumatica Cloud ERP, Clearlogin, Dayforce HCM, Domo, Dynamics 365, FinancialForce Accounting, IBM Cognos Analytics, Infor Cloud ERP, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Kinetic, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, NetSuite, Paylocity, Qlik Sense, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, Sage Intacct, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Tableau, Workato

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