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Host Analytics CFO Wins Gold for Best in Biz Awards 2011Kelly Battles Honored as Finance Executive of the Year (November 09, 2011)
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/11 -- Host Analytics, the leading provider of SaaS corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, today announced its CFO, Kelly Bodnar Battles, has been named the gold winner for finance executive of the year by the Best in Biz Awards, the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
Kelly's recognized accomplishments are highlighted by her executive initiative to transform Host Analytics' internal operations to an entirely SaaS-based model. The initiative not only benefitted the organization, but also helps Host Analytics customers understand the process, the model, and best practices associated with moving their own business processes, including finance, to the SaaS model.
In response, Battles had the following to say: "I am sincerely honored that our work here at Host Analytics has been acknowledged by such an experienced and knowledgeable panel of experts. This recognition is another important indication that the SaaS value proposition is clearly resonating in all parts of the organization including the finance function. Host Analytics is a wonderful place to be -- we have world-class employees and a culture of excellence in all that we do. As with most things, this was a true team effort and I feel extraordinarily blessed to be part of the Host Analytics family and to have participated in the great work that led to this award."
Best in Biz Awards 2011 were presented in more than 30 categories, including Best Overall Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Best New Product of the Year. More than 150 entries were received in this year's awards program, from an impressive array of public and private companies from a variety of industries, sectors and regions. The companies that won gold, silver and bronze awards in this year's program represent the best in American business.
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2011 were determined by scores from a panel of high-caliber judges from top-tier business and technology publications, as well as analyst firms, including: Accounting Today, AllBusiness.com, ECT News Network, eWeek Channel Insider, Financial Times, Fox News, Hartford Business Journal, Insight Media, Kelsey Group, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, PC Magazine, Portfolio, Puget Sound Business Journal, Tech.Blorge, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk and Wired. The 20 judges on this year's panel boast more than 470 years of combined experience and have written for a combined total of more than 180 consumer, business, financial, trade and technology publications nationwide.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2011, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2011-winners.
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About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two programs covering the U.S. and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), respectively. Any organization from any industry in the awards program's region boasting demonstrated success can enter any of the more than 40 company, department or team, executive and product categories. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2012 EMEA are currently being accepted from all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East or Africa, with an early entry deadline of Nov 30, 2011. For more information about the submission process and categories in both the U.S. and EMEA programs, please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.
About Host Analytics
The Host Analytics Decision Platform reveals the full implications of decisions -- both risk and reward. As the industry's first cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) suite, Host Analytics improves budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidations, dashboarding, scorecarding, reporting and analysis to drive fact-based decisions for finance executives. Host Analytics serves midsize to large customer organizations including AT&T, National Public Radio, NexTag, Crocs, Thule, Otis Spunkmeyer, Schumacher and Red Roof Inn. Founded in 2000, Host Analytics has received several industry recognitions, including one of InformationWeek SMB's 10 Essential Cloud Apps for SMBs, JMP Securities' Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies, AlwaysOn OnDemand 100, AlwaysOn Global 250, the Ventana Research Leadership Award, the Editors' Choice Award From TechWeb's Intelligent Enterprise and the Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup Award.
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