André Lafayette

André Lafayette
André Lafayette has more than 20 years of combined experience in accounting and marketing across B2B and B2C companies, giving him a unique understanding of the challenges and needs of Host Analytics’ customers. His experience spans both tech and consumer packaged goods, from Intuit to financial software startup Pillar Corporation, whose products eventually became Hyperion, to consumer package goods manufacturers, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and Nancy’s Specialty Foods. As vice president of product marketing at Host Analytics, André is chartered with driving the overall strategic lead gen efforts and go-to-market strategy for the company’s cloud EPM solutions. This includes spearheading the company’s Oracle Hyperion Migration Program, which gives customers an easy path to move off of legacy Hyperion EPM.
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  • A recent survey by CFO Research, sponsored by Host Analytics, found that while more than half — 54 percent — of respondents still use spreadsheets/email for their budgeting process, only 6 percent are “very satisfied” with their current system. 

    If you’re one of them, it means your Halloween season is filled with spreadsheets, email, and manually stitching them all together — a 'Frankenstein' approach to the budgeting process.The survey also showed that more companies are feeling the pressure to provide better tools and technology to support decision-making, 74 percent over the next 12 to 18

    Posted by on October 24, 2017
    Topics: Excel
  • It’s mid October.  At most companies, planning season is in full swing.  Finance is hip deep in budgets.  And, for many companies, that means you’re hip deep in Excel spreadsheets, too.  Mailing them back and forth.  Making new versions.  Sync’ing up different versions.  Figuring out who’s approved what.

    Then trying to tie it all together into a Frankenstein of a budget.

    Formulas get over-written.  Mistakes get made.  Versions get mixed up.  Targets get lost.  The board and senior execs see the roll-up and then change the targets.  So, you need to go back and do it all over again.  And in

    Posted by on October 17, 2017
    Topics: Budgeting
  • What trusted sources do Finance and IT executives rely on for vendor product evaluations? The answer is typically through their peers; and analysts that specialize in their market segment. Two recent reports released by Gartner, Inc. bring these worlds together in the Critical Capabilities for Cloud Financial Corporate Performance Management Solutions[1] (FCPM); and the Critical Capabilities for Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions[2] (SCPM).

    This year, Host Analytics was recognized in both the FCPM and SCPM Critical Capabilities reports, right on the heels of also being

    Posted by on September 22, 2017
  • Predicting the future with perfect clarity is impossible. Who saw Brexit coming? How about the end of brand loyalty or the rise of Snapchat? Accounting for change when everything is changing can make business planning a difficult affair.

    And yet, none of this is new. If there’s one unalterable truth about business it’s that change is constant and there will always be new data, new scenarios, and new questions to answer. In an ever-changing corporate world, finance teams have become the first responders. Few are ready to meet the very real demands of that role today, and it's only going to

    Posted by on June 27, 2017
  • Many Finance organizations today want to transform their departments or enterprises.  But transformation means different things to different people.

    It can mean using a new application to streamline financial planning and reporting to allow time for more strategic work. It can also mean realigning the Finance organization to better meet the organization’s needs.

    Being in the business, we’re always hearing about Finance transformation and how people are trying to make changes to the Finance function within their own organizations. That’s why we decided to do this webinar.  

    Join our Upcoming

    Posted by on June 9, 2017
  • It’s that time of year – when leaves turn their fall colors, kids are back in school, and of course, budgeting season ramps up.

    Are you spending a lot of time wrestling with data collection and not enough time with analysis? Is your company hitting limitations with its current budgeting and planning software tool? The crunch of budgeting season always puts these software tools to the test and makes shortcomings more visible.

    If you answered yes to either, or both, of those questions, you’re not alone. The crunch of budgeting season always puts these software tools to the test and makes

    Posted by on September 27, 2016
    Topics: Planning