REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 28, 2014) - Host Analytics, the leader in cloud-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), and MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading business consulting and technology solutions company based in McLean, Va., and London, today announced a partnership agreement whereby MorganFranklin will serve as an implementation partner for Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite. Through the partnership, MorganFranklin will facilitate implementation projects to optimize client EPM applications and improve overall finance operations.
Host Analytics delivers EPM solutions with the advantages of the Cloud, including finance ownership, greater business agility in response to changing market conditions, lower overall costs of ownership, and improved data security and availability. The partnership marks the latest development in MorganFranklin's Information Management and Technology practice focused on serving the firm's rapidly growing client base and evolving market needs.
"MorganFranklin Consulting is excited to partner with Host Analytics to provide clients with access to industry-leading EPM applications and seize the benefits of fully integrated, scalable cloud solutions. Finance is moving to the cloud, and we recognize the value of cloud applications and Software as a Service (SaaS) over traditional on-premise finance solutions," said Jeannie Martinez, a director in MorganFranklin's Strategy, Finance, and Operations practice. "What makes MorganFranklin unique is that we are not just an implementation partner. Through our Finance Transformation offering, we bring collective experience in full life cycle implementation across the leading EPM solutions, ERP packages, business intelligence, reporting, KPI and metrics dashboards, and design of the business processes they support. We have successfully helped clients navigate the vendor selection process and choose the optimal solutions for their unique business needs while designing a future state that enhances and optimizes each of the business value drivers: people, process, technology, and data."
Ventana Research recently cited Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite as one of the market's top three solutions, based on user requirements with respect to EPM processes, in the 2013 Value Index for Financial Performance Management (FPM). The annual report placed Host Analytics' cloud-based solution in the "Hot Product" category, with strong marks for the product's maturity and appropriateness based on user requirements relating to FPM methodology and processes.
"We are excited to partner with MorganFranklin Consulting to offer seamless implementation of Host Analytics EPM solutions and drive improved performance and agility of the finance function," said Andy Ross, vice president of alliances at Host Analytics. "A skilled and strategic implementation partner can drive critical, value-add activities beyond technical configuration and documentation. MorganFranklin's value is centered on successful user adoption, which entails complete project management and change management. MorganFranklin's experts determine the optimal implementation path, activities, and timeline based on each client's unique processes. They work hand in hand with the finance function to gather requirements and determine optimal design while engaging and managing stakeholders throughout the implementation and customizing training to users and administrators based on specific needs and processes. Our mutual clients value their services."
As an implementation partner, MorganFranklin will team with Host Analytics to deliver training throughout the year. Next month, the firm will present at Host Analytics World 2014, the premier annual event for Host Analytics customers and partners to share new capabilities and strategies to help businesses grow to new levels of efficiency, productivity, and performance. MorganFranklin directors Jeannie Martinez and Todd Herbaugh will present "Empire Petroleum Partners Unlocks Value with Host Analytics," and Director Brad Rhoderick will present "Maximize Your Investment in Host Analytics." Host Analytics World 2014 will be held May 6 through 8 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.
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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. For more information about Host Analytics, please visit www.hostanalytics.com.
About MorganFranklin Consulting
MorganFranklin is a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. The company provides strategic thinking and hands-on support to help public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients manage growth and maximize performance. The firm delivers strategy, accounting and transaction services, risk and compliance, and information management and technology solutions. MorganFranklin has offices in Washington, D.C., and London, and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Learn more at www.morganfranklin.com.
MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC and MorganFranklin Limited, a UK subsidiary serving as the EMEA headquarters of MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.