The countdown is on. Today marks just three days out from the start of our annual customer conference, which will run May 14-18. This year, we’re going down south, holding the conference in Austin. I guess it’s true that everything is bigger in Texas, as this is by far going to be our biggest event yet.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Bridging the GAAP.” New research confirms CFOs have far too little time to conduct proper strategy. Something has to give. At the conference, we’re going to demonstrate through Host Analytics and partner best practice and customer presentations how a cloud CPM approach helps organizations make much better operational and financial decisions by streamlining and automating their consolidations, planning and reporting processes. You’ll hear from the likes of Groupon, Calypso, Check Into Cash, Acciona, Stylesight and more.
The days will be action packed and filled with fun events and also hands on training and breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including dynamic reporting, managing multiple currencies, getting the most out of rolling forecasts and much more.
And our keynote with Todd Buchholz, former director of economic policy at the White House, a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund and an award-winning economics teacher at Harvard, is sure to be a winner.
I’m so looking forward to the rare opportunity of meeting face-to-face with our treasured customers at the conference and hear first-hand their stories about how Host Analytics has impacted their business and the bottom-line. Please don’t be afraid to approach me, I welcome the conversations.
Less than two weeks until Decisions 2012! We are very excited to see our customers to share best practices and thought leadership around leveraging the Host Analytics CPM Solution. The theme of this year’s conference is “Bridging The GAAP”, and will include breakout sessions, demos, and networking–even an exclusive breakfast with Jon Kondo, President and CEO of Host Analytics. And don’t miss our keynote speaker Todd Buchholz, an award-winning economics and teacher at Harvard University. Buchholz targets his entertaining remarks to the cutting edge of economics, finance, and business strategy. He has advised President Bush, and is a frequent commentator on ABC News, PBS, CBS, and recently hosted his own special on CNBC.
Over 90% of last year’s attendees believe the improvements made to their business outweighed the cost to attend the conference. Understanding more about the corporate performance management application helped them take advantage of all the functionality in their application, get their organization more involved with the planning and reporting processes, and subsequently made better decisions and better managed cash.
And if that’s not enough …… the majority of attendees interviewed last year said they would recommend it to a friend or colleague, considered it a great value, and most importantly, they would like to return in 2012! If you have to first convince your boss that it is worth your time and the company’s money to attend Decisions 2012, make sure to point out how you will be able to solve immediate problems in your finance processes and understand how you can use technology in your longer term initiatives.
Customers sharing their stories
Customers such as Calypso, Stylesight, and Martin-Brower will share their stories of leaving behind the “organized chaos” of excel spreadsheets, and discuss how their business have benefited from Host Analytics, including implementation, functionality, and efficiency.
New to Decisions 2012
Coming new to Decisions2012 is the Genius lounge. You will have the opportunity to meet with our experts from our engineering and product management teams. You can test drive new functionality available now, ask those gnawing questions, and experience a sneak peek into exciting roadmap items. For example, have a hands-on look at our dynamic reporting functionality and our new business analytics platform. We also want you to provide feedback to us – we can’t wait to hear your opinions on new functionality and its utility within you organization.