• EarthLink is a provider of dial-up and broadband Internet services that launched in 1994.  Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, their services span the country, serving over 150,000 businesses and 1 million consumers across the U.S.

    Up until 2011, EarthLink was exclusively a dial-up business. Around that time, they decided to become a managed service provider, which led to them acquiring a variety of new companies in a short period of time. Many of these newly acquired companies relied on different financial systems, ranging from Excel to Hyperion. EarthLink knew they needed to consolidate

    Posted by on September 14, 2016
    Topics: EPM
  • Companies in the Life Sciences industry – such as Pharmaceutical manufacturers, Biotech companies, and Medical Device manufacturers – are facing major challenges.

    Increasing demand from aging populations, chronic/lifestyle diseases, treatment, and technology advances are driving growth.

    However, new regulatory requirements and efforts by governments, health care providers, and health plans to reduce costs are dramatically altering the health care demand and delivery landscape.  These forces are creating a number of challenges for Finance departments in Life Sciences companies:

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    Posted by on August 17, 2016
    Topics: Planning
  • Has your organization outgrown its spreadsheet-based system for budgeting and planning?  Have you “hit the wall” in using spreadsheets for financial consolidation and reporting? 

    Are you ready to upgrade to a cloud-based EPM solution that can help you spend more time on value-added analysis and less time on data collection and fixing Excel errors?  Are you wondering how best to make the business case to your company for investing in a cloud-based planning or reporting solution?

    A new Host Analytics white paper provides some guidance and tips on where to look for the savings and benefits

    Posted by on July 27, 2016
    Topics: Planning

    According to a survey conducted by Host Analytics, financial reporting is listed in the top three largest priorities of enterprises.

    This is likely because of the many inefficient processes and systems that businesses currently have in place to facilitate the financial reporting process. Host Analytics recently sponsored a panel discussion with CFO.com that delved into recent market trends regarding the closing and reporting process, which provided insights into the ways businesses can optimize their time and streamline reporting.

    A Majority of Companies Are Depending on Excel for Reporting

    Posted by on May 26, 2016
    Topics: EPM
  • Well, it’s that time again.  Time for the quarter end close and reporting process.  How’s the process working for you?  Is it quick and painless?  Or is it stressful, consuming more Finance time and resources than you’d like to spend? 

    An upcoming webinar from CFO.com will feature a panel of experts highlighting best practices and the right tools for streamlining the quarter-end close and reporting process.

    Register for the Webinar 

    Time for the Xanax 

    The quarter-end close can be one of the most stressful times in the finance function, after the year-end close. From

    Posted by on April 8, 2016
    Topics: Reporting
  • As your business brings its 2015 financial reporting to a close, you've likely identified a number of inefficiencies that could be improved in the coming year.

    A recent webinar entitled "A Leap Forward for Finance Leaders: How to Shorten Your Company's Financial Close and Reporting in 2016," provides excellent tips to organizations looking to streamline their closing and reporting process.

    In the webinar, a poll was conducted in which attendees were asked whether they closed their books in a timely manner. About 28.5 percent of respondents claimed they didn't close their books efficiently.

    Posted by on March 11, 2016