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January 29, 2014 10:00 ET

EarthLink Selects Host Analytics for Cloud-Based Enterprise Performance Management Solution

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - Host Analytics, the leader in cloud-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), today announced that EarthLink, a leading IT services and communications provider, has migrated to cloud-based EPM from Host Analytics. The migration allows the EarthLink finance team to continue to provide strategic analysis and insight to the business, now with more automation and lower costs behind the scenes. The company realized substantial savings by switching from its legacy on-premises EPM to Host Analytics.

Founded in 1994, EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services and communications provider, empowering businesses with a fully-managed, end-to-end communications, IT, and virtualization portfolio including cloud computing, IT security, colocation, enterprise-class hosted applications and IT support services. EarthLink operates an over 29,000 fiber route mile network, with 90 metro fiber rings and 8 secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice IP service coverage. EarthLink's service and product innovation enables the company to design scalable solutions specific to each client's IT needs, supported by an experienced customer care team. The company also offers award-winning high-speed, wireless, and dial-up Internet services to residential customers across the U.S.

Like many organizations, EarthLink executed multiple acquisitions in a short time frame as part of its growth strategy. This created complexity in achieving a consistent, integrated view of the company's product lines. With Host Analytics, the company was able to migrate quickly and smoothly to a modern, cloud-based EPM suite. The Host Analytics application integrates tightly with EarthLink's general ledger. Host Analytics' cloud-based delivery model made it possible for EarthLink to go live with upgraded financial reporting and to deliver a complete replacement planning application in three months.

"Best-in-class finance organizations don't just report on the numbers. They provide strategic insights and analysis to continually improve business performance," said Louis M. Alterman, Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer at EarthLink. "Host Analytics has played a key role in our team's ability to streamline processes and reduce costs while continuing to provide world-class financial support and analytics to the business."

For more information on Host Analytics and the Migration Program, please visit: www.hostanalytics.com/migrationprogram

In 2013, Host Analytics customers gave the company the highest combined overall ratings for reported measures in each of the Vendor, Product, and Implementation experience categories in Gartner's "User Survey Analysis: Customers Rate Their CPM Vendors, 2012."1 The user survey asks customers to rate their CPM vendors across multiple areas including overall value, responsiveness of telephone support, total cost to date, improved ability to meet compliance requirements, and more.

For a complimentary copy of the report, please visit: http://ow.ly/lTsaW.

"We're very proud to have industry leaders like EarthLink embracing cloud-based EPM from Host Analytics," said Ron Baden, vice president of Services at Host Analytics. "Our Migration Methodology gave us a repeatable process that enabled EarthLink to go live in less than three months, under budget, tightly integrated with the general ledger while keeping the best of their legacy platform implementation."

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About Host Analytics, Inc.

Host Analytics is the leader in cloud-based financial applications for planning, close management, reporting, and analytics. Host Analytics Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) customers benefit from improved business agility, lower total cost of ownership, faster time to value, increased security, and a faster pace of innovation compared to traditional on-premises alternatives. World-class companies like NEC, Burlington Coat Factory, and Sanmina trust Host Analytics to power their strategic financial processes. Host Analytics is a fast-growing, private company backed by leading venture capitalists and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices around the globe.

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1 Gartner "User Survey Analysis: Customers Rate Their CPM Vendors, 2012" by Christopher Iervolino, John E. Van Decker, [06/04/2013].

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