REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Host Analytics, the leading provider of SaaS-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, today announced the conclusion of the company's fourth annual customer conference, held in San Diego May 16-19. Attended by nearly 200 customers and partners, Focus 2011 highlighted customer successes and featured a keynote presentation by David Axson, president and CEO of Sonax Group, former head of corporate planning at Bank of America and author of four books on corporate planning.

"The conference gave me the opportunity to share experiences and best practices with other companies that have implemented Host Analytics to improve decision making," said Steve Nathan, senior controller, financial planning and analysis, at Wente Family Estates, the country's oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. "We've used Host Analytics for about a year, and initially set it up to replicate our Excel-based financial reports and processes. With what I've learned, we'll be able to expand our use of Host Analytics to the next level of business analysis and reporting."

In addition to case study presentations, product roadmap updates, training and knowledge exchange sessions, customers were also invited to participate in the Host Analytics 2010 Customer Excellence Awards program. The Customer Excellence Awards honor Host Analytics customers in areas including innovation, best practices and peer mentoring. Announced at the conference, this year's winners are:

  • Best Practices Award - Schumacher Group
  • Innovation Award - Crocs Inc.
  • Performance Management Expert - The Bama Companies

The company also announced its 2010 Partner of the Year winner, Cervello, a dynamic technology company focused on business analytics and planning.

"The conference gives me an invaluable opportunity to meet face to face with customers and hear how Host Analytics has impacted the business by providing more executive insight and data for improved decision making," said Jon Kondo, CEO of Host Analytics. "Additionally, we've seen how the experience gained and community involvement has enriched individuals professionally to become heroes helping their companies thrive in difficult times."

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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, Procter & Gamble, Crocs, Thule, Otis Spunkmeyer, Schumacher Group and Red Roof Inn. Founded in 2000, Host Analytics was named among JMP Securities' Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies and the AlwaysOn OnDemand 100. The company has also received industry accolades such as the 2010 Ventana Research Leadership Award and the 2010 Editors' Choice Award From TechWeb's Intelligent Enterprise.

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