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Host Analytics Spotlight for Office Takes the Pain out of Reporting with New Microsoft Office Integrations

Finance can now embed and refresh data in Excel, PowerPoint and Word with the push of a button

Further integrating the ecosystem of tools finance professionals rely on most, Host Analytics, the leading innovator of cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, today extended its reporting capabilities for Microsoft Office. With Host Analytics Spotlight for Office, customers can seamlessly build management and financial reports directly within Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. With the push of a button, data can be dynamically refreshed within the applications; ensuring it is always accurate and up to date.

Sanjay Vyas
Sanjay Vyas

“Prepping data for presentations and reporting is an unavoidable and arduous task for finance teams. Often times the information needed is rendered in Microsoft Office, making it time consuming and difficult to manage,” said Sanjay Vyas, chief product officer, Host Analytics. “Spotlight for Office was designed to make this kind of process painless for our users, by enabling them to embed the data once, with minimal formatting, and then giving them the ability to quickly refresh with the correct, up-to-the-minute information.”

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With Spotlight for Office, customers can harness the power of Microsoft Office for presenting information while ensuring “one version of the truth” from a centralized, secure data store. Presentations and documents can be built once with live links to the data and used as often as needed, saving valuable time and eliminating errors caused by manual cutting and pasting. Once a report is created in Excel, PowerPoint or Word it can be accessed anywhere and delivers data security, integrity, and confidence in the data by relying on the Host Analytics platform as its foundation. With the push of a button, data can be dynamically refreshed; ensuring it is always accurate and up to date.

In addition to delivering management and financial reporting from Word and PowerPoint, Host Analytics customers can now build and analyze Spotlight XL and Spotlight Web reports directly from the Host Planning Finance cube, reducing the time and effort required to build and analyze financial reports in Spotlight.