Altron Karabina, Host Analytics partner

The company will license, implement, train and support Host Analytics' financial planning solutions.

Johannesburg, 13 Jun 2019
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Microsoft technology partner Altron Karabina today announced a new partnership with cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) provider, Host Analytics, becoming the company’s first EPM reseller in SA. Under the terms of the agreement, Altron Karabina will license, implement, train and support Host Analytics solutions in the South African market.

“As the leading provider of connected financial planning and close solutions, Host Analytics gives finance teams and chief financial officers (CFOs) the foundation to transform their planning, consolidation, modelling, reporting and analytical processes. This all aligns closely with our own vision of offering our customers an integrated approach using Microsoft technologies,” says Paul Morgan, Business Unit Lead: Data, Planning and Analytics at Altron Karabina.

Host Analytics applications help accelerate and automate financial processes as organisations evolve their business. The company’s platform has been named a leader in two Gartner reports in just the past year: the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions and the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions. This is the second consecutive year the company was named a leader in both reports. Host Analytics was also named this year by Nucleus Research to the “leaders” quadrant of its CPM Technology Value Matrix.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Altron Karabina to help customers in the fast-growing South African market. They are experts at transforming companies into modern finance organisations, and by using the Host Analytics platform, our joint customers will be able to capitalise on more growth opportunities,” said John Head, vice-president of enterprise sales and global channels at Host Analytics.

The results-driven approach of Host Analytics reflects how Altron Karabina works with its own customers by going beyond just software to offer services and solutions that deliver proven business return.

“Host Analytics will provide further impetus for growth as organisations look to migrate their mission-critical EPM solutions to the cloud. And its ease of integration and connectivity will let customers access and manage all their financial data and processes within a single application,” says Morgan.

With the arrival of Microsoft Azure in SA, the cloud-based approach of Host Analytics will provide further impetus for growth as organisations look to migrate their mission-critical EPM solutions to an online environment.

Host Analytics and Altron Karabina together will provide CFOs with seamless financial planning and close consolidation, forecasting, reporting and analytics. Basic financial reporting typically consumes significant resources, but Host Analytics changes this by introducing automation, easing collaboration and giving finance more insights to extract maximum value from their data.

Altron Karabina

Altron Karabina’s purpose is to deliver innovation that matters. They create solutions on top of the comprehensive platform that Microsoft provides in order to help our customers succeed.

Customers choose Altron Karabina because of their expertise in Microsoft technology, and experience in various industries. Their experts understand the business challenges that come with modernisation and digital transformation, the changes that need to take place, and the best way to achieve this.

Together with Microsoft they provide the trusted extensible cloud platform, spanning application infrastructure, data and artificial intelligence, productivity and collaboration, as well as business applications. They are enabling every organisation to create their own intelligent systems and experiences in order to compete and grow.

With a national footprint in South Africa and the rest of Africa, the company services businesses across industry sectors, with innovative solutions that are relevant, impactful and of the highest quality.

The company invests in its people and attracts talented employees who get to work in a dynamic, highly engaging environment, where they can make an impact. The team loves what it does, is passionate about Microsoft and what it can do with the technology.

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Host Analytics

Host Analytics is the leading provider of cloud-based connected financial planning and close solutions. Built with financial expertise and a dedication to customer success, Host Analytics meets the needs of finance and accounting teams and helps them to evolve as business conditions change.

More than 800 customers including Bose, Boston Red Sox, Evernote,, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and Pinterest rely on Host Analytics for planning, budgeting, modeling, consolidations and reporting.

Host Analytics is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm specialising in transformational investments in established technology businesses.

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