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Trade Association BIO Upgrades to Host Analytics (Case Study)

Trade Association BIO Upgrades to Host Analytics (Case Study)
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How does the largest trade association for biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and more focus on its mission in the wake of a highly complex annual budgeting, planning and operating cycle? How does said trade organization answer a multitude of challenges created by diverse planning templates at all levels of the organization? The answer, of course, is an effective budgeting and planning software—Host Analytics—implemented by the team at Wipfli/Brittenford Systems.

BIO Moves to Host Analytics with the Help of Brittenford

BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO’s blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter.” Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

The organization, which formerly used the now discontinued Microsoft Forecaster, needed a new budgeting and forecasting solution to push them toward the future, requiring department, project and employee compensation planning, as well as the ability to roll up department and project budgets across multiple points throughout the organization.

Working with Brittenford, BIO was able to find an answer to these needs in the cloud based, Gartner recognized enterprise performance management solution in Host Analytics that provided them with the budgeting and planning solution to meet all of their needs.

The project was to stand up a Budgeting and Planning solution along with Executive and Financial and Dashboard Reporting. Host Analytics was chosen for both its Excel familiar planning front-end as well as its ability to stand up multiple connected planning models. The project duration was approximately four months.

To learn more about the challenges, the project scope, and the overall outcome, read the case study below or click here to learn more.

Learn More about Host Analytics

As the only cloud vendor selected to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Suites in 2011, 2010, and 2009, Host Analytics offers the industry’s only complete application suite of enterprise performance management (EPM) for finance and accounting in the cloud. Learn more here, or read the following articles written by one of our many Host Analytics Experts, Tony Cantor:

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