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Host Analytics Gives Customers Freedom to Explore Power of Its Financial Reporting Application With New Trial Program

Free 30-Day Trial Lets Potential Customers Go "Hands-On" With Industry's Only Complete Application Suite for Finance in the Cloud (November 17, 2011)

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/17/11 -- Host Analytics, the leading provider of cloud based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, today announced the introduction of a new trial program designed to let potential customers evaluate Host Analytics' innovative online application first-hand and realize their full potential and value prior to purchase.

"This new program eliminates the traditional hurdles of the on-premise software sales process," said Jon Kondo, president and CEO of Host Analytics. "The traditional process is arduous, thanks to endless sales meetings, lots of chatter and very scripted 'hands-off' demos. Purchasing a software solution is an important decision for businesses, but without the ability for a real-world evaluation, businesses are taking a giant risk -- Host Analytics' new trial program changes that. What's more, thanks to our cloud-based delivery method, implementation hassles are virtually eliminated."

The new trial program offers potential Host Analytics customers two trial applications, free for a period of 30 days. First, a read-only application includes sample financial data that demonstrates the financial reporting capabilities of the award-winning software suite. Second, a customizable application that lets users upload their own data and account structure so they could immediately start producing customized reporting. Full product training is included in the trial program.

Because of Host Analytics' cloud-based delivery, trial applications can be easily converted to full product applications, lowering implementation costs and greatly speeding implementation time.


"There is little doubt that delivering software through the cloud, as Host Analytics does, has numerous advantages; eliminating traditional implementation being an obvious one," said Barry Wilderman, vice president and principal analyst, Constellation Research Group. "By analogy, Host Analytics' new trial program extends the power of the cloud beyond the software sale to the software trial."

The trial program offers a subset of Host Analytics' complete application suite for finance. The trial includes the following financial reporting capabilities:

  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis;
  • Executive reporting with presentation quality reports;
  • Benchmarking data from Host Analytics Decision Hub;
  • Dashboards.

To learn more about Host Analytics' free trial offer and to get registered, go to: www.hostanalytics.com/trial

As part of today's announcement, Host Analytics is also introducing a new website designed to make finding online applications for finance even easier. For more information, visit: www.hostanalytics.com.

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About Host Analytics
The Host Analytics Decision Platform™ reveals the impact of decisions -- both risk and reward. As the industry's only complete application suite for finance in the cloud, 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, Groupon, Schumacher Group and Red Roof Inn. Founded in 2000, Host Analytics has received industry recognition, 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.
For additional information, visit http://www.hostanalytics.com/ or join the conversation at www.twitter.com/host_analytics.

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