Grant Halloran appointed new CEO for Host Analytics – what does this mean for the business?

July 24, 2019

Host Analytics has confirmed Grant Halloran as their new CEO. The news comes nearly six months after Vector Capital acquired Host Analytics and placed Ron Baden as temporary CEO. Baden has now moved into his previous role as Chief Revenue Officer.

Host Analytics has announced how excited they are to have Halloran as the CEO during their exciting development period. David Fishman, the Chairman of Host Analytics and MD at Vector Capital believes there are considerable opportunities ahead and with Grant’s significant experience in enterprise software combined with years of experience, Fishman believes the business will continue to expand considerably.

Fishman believes Grant is the ideal person to manage Host Analytics as the business intends to develop into a global leader in financial planning and close solutions.

Halloran originally founded Orbis, a specialist SaaS marketing resource management company which was eventually acquired by Infor. Halloran then became the Global VP & GM at Infor before taking up the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Anaplan.

His experience gained at Vector Capital is something that Fishman is hoping will be replicated at Host Analytics. Halloran decided to leave his leading senior role at OmniSci, the analytics platform that has also experienced significant growth. Halloran recently explained that it is an honor to be working as the CEO of Host Analytics, a business that he believes is set for substantial growth, contains a strong customer base and an experienced and talented workforce.

Since being acquired by Vector Capital, the business has focused specifically on expanding its position in the US and International market. Halloran believes there are considerable opportunities out there with finance leaders looking for techniques to be more agile, strategic, and enhance their financial performance. Halloran believes Host Analytics is perfectly equipped with the capabilities to support finance leaders in delivering their goals.

Positive times for Host Analytics

With new leadership, host analytics is expected to continue expanding, particularly with recently published results and continued expansion plans. Whilst there is little details in how Halloran will continue to grow the business, the company is in a good position to take advantage of an industry that has been forecast to exceed $3 billion by 2022.
Host Analytics was named as a leader in the G2 Grid for Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and was recently selected as a leader in the 2019 Dresner Wisdom of Crowds EPM Market Study.

Howard Dresner, the founder, and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services states that Host Analytics has continued to accelerate their position as a market leader within the EPM space. Dresner congratulates Host Analytics for their performance and remaining an industry leader.

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Host Analytics confirms new deals in the UK, Australia and South Africa

June 18, 2019

Leading provider of connected financial planning and close solutions strengthened its plans on company expansion to other global markets with the confirmation of a series of new partnerships in the UK, Australia and South Africa. The announcement included new agreements with leading EPM solution providers within each region, including RSM in the UK, Satori Group in Australia and Altron Karabina in South Africa.

Host Analytics has stated that they forecast a considerable rise in worldwide sales in the coming year due to their recent expansion into key global markets. The leading provider highlighted that these partnerships are the first in a series of planned developments and will further solidify their dedication to expanding their business worldwide via agreements with leading businesses.

The new partnerships will focus on reselling a range of Host Analytics products and supply implementation services and general support to current and new customers. Host Analytics confirmed that each partner had been selected based on overall brand strength in the region, company culture and their proven commitment to customer results and potential to offer Host Analytics to an increasing number of customers.

John Head, the VP of enterprise sales and global channels at Host Analytics explains that they are excited to have RSM, Satori Group and Altron Karabina representing Host Analytics and expanding sales potential across key markets worldwide. Head explains that with their knowledge and success in the finance market, these businesses are partnering with Host Analytics to support customers worldwide with their managing and transforming their finance operations. Head highlights that their innovative EPM platform, combined with their success in delivering and implementing new services will generate huge benefits to existing and potential customers.

Ron Baden, the CEO of Host Analytics points out that in today’s world, the planning budgeting and forecasting demands are bigger than ever and require innovative and flexible solutions. Baden explains that they have selected three significant partners within key global markets to strengthen their global sales development whilst maintaining their overall customer experience. Baden emphasises that the new partnerships will deliver more options for businesses with the tools and skills they require to really transform their finance operations.


About Host Analytics

Host Analytics is a leading provider of cloud-connected financial planning and closed solutions. The platform is developed with financial focus and a commitment to delivering customer success. Over 800 customers utilise the services of Host Analytics for their planning, budgeting, consolidation and reporting functions. Host Analytics is a private company, supported by Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm that specialises in investments into reputed technology firms.

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Host Analytics confirms integration with Blackline to deliver Financial Close, Consolidation and Reporting

June 4, 2019

Host Analytics, a leading provider of connected financial planning and close solutions has confirmed the release of a new solution system in coordination with Blackline, a supplier of automated financial close software, enhancing and automating the end to end financial consolidation and reporting processes for many businesses.

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The partnership will enable finance and accounting teams to improve and simplify the period-end close by eradicating manual, time-consuming jobs from the entire process. Over 70 clients are already utilising the features of Host Analytics and BlackLine solutions, automating close and consolidation processes and at the same time enhancing the organisational and overall focus of finance and accounting teams. The innovative solution is generating quicker results, reducing overall compliance costs and providing businesses with more awareness of their close and consolidation activities. Furthermore, finance and accounting teams are provided with more valuable data, giving teams confidence in using data for the close process and the overall quality of financial deliverables.

Ron Baden, the CEO of Host Analytics explains that companies are actively seeking ways to transform Finance and remove any potential inaccuracies in inefficient systems. According to Baden, integrating Host Analytics and Blackline solutions provides the finance industry with an alternative to the conventional time consuming manual and inefficient close processes. Baden states how excited they are to offer this solution for the finance industry and allow finance teams to focus more on strategic opportunities for development.

Host Analytics is a global leader in financial planning and close solutions and was recently named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Close Solutions for the second time in a row. BlackLine is a market leader in automation and streamlining financial close processes and other important financial accounting processes for medium and large businesses. BlackLine was also recognised by Gartner as a leader in 2018 for Cloud Financial Close Solutions and an innovative leader in the cloud market for financial control and automation.

Michael Otto, the VP of Global Strategic Alliances explains that traditionally, accounting teams have been forced to choose between disconnected solutions or settle for a lesser alternative solution to control their financial close operations. Otto highlights that by offering a pre-integrated solution between BlackLine and Host Analytics, it will provide accounting teams with the potential to reduce their reliance on common errors found on spreadsheets and utilise automated processes to improve financial close.

The combination of BlackLine and Host Analytics offers a seamless connection between solutions that enhance and automate end-to-end financial consolidation, reporting and close. Customers can simply compare financial data, enabling teams to confirm the validity of consolidated account balances and perform a quicker and more effective financial close. This provides finance with a more effective date and greater confidence in data sets and improved trust in consolidated financial results.

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Host Analytics Perform 2019 Event to highlight how finance is transforming business performance

May 1, 2019

Leading provider of connected financial planning and solutions, Host Analytics confirmed details of the Perform 2019 Enterprise Performance Management event.

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The event is to be held on May 20th-22nd in Las Vegas and will involve the collaboration and networking of nearly 1000 finance professionals worldwide.

The event theme of Perform 2019 is focused on how finance is leading the transformation of business and specific sessions will highlight how modern finance teams are utilising new technology to become the strategic hub of their business.

Perform 2019 highlights the collaboration of ideas between finance professionals, industry leaders and Host Analytics partners. Event participants will get to understand how finance can enhance business performance and how other professionals are using Host Analytics solution to improve the strategic value of finance. Specific sessions will focus on new approaches to networking with business partners, workshops on new technologies and advice from professionals implementing and utilizing EPM.

Event speakers at Perform 2019 will include Ron Bade, the CEO of Hosts Analytics, Doc Hendley, founder of Wine to Water, an organisation providing clean water and sanitation worldwide and many others.

Christelle Flahaux, the CMO at Host Analytics explains that Perform 2019 is an essential event for finance professionals. Flahaux emphasises that the event attracts Host Analytic customers and innovative finance professionals looking to learn strategic techniques and share their knowledge. Flahaux highlights that this year’s agenda will focus on areas that enable finance to transform business performance.


Sessions scheduled for Perform 2019 include:

Doug Henschen, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Agility Matters: How Cloud-Based Planning Drives Digital Transformation

Dave Kellogg, Independent Director, Blogger, Consultant and former CEO of Host Analytics, The Board View: How Directors See KPIs, EPM, Metrics and Planning

Seth Lippencott, Director of Research at Nucleus Research, The ROI of EPM: A Case Study in Finance and Budgeting Transformation

Simon Reed, Vice President, Corporate Planning at American Express Global Business Travel, Journey Through the Transformation of Finance

Shane Riddle, Director of FP&A of Planar Systems, Integrating Host Analytics in a Rapidly Changing M&A Environment

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