Reed Exhibitions

Seamless & integrated budgeting, forecasting & reporting with Host Analytics

Reed Exhibitions are the world's leading organiser of exhibitions, specialising in developing, selling, marketing and organising trade and consumer events around the globe. As part of the Reed Elsevier plc group - a FTSE 100 company, Reed Exhibitions operates in 40 countries with offices in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Americas and Asia Pacific. Within Australia, Reed Exhibitions has been experiencing rapid growth over the last few years, however this expansion highlighted an inability for its current financial reporting and budgeting processes to scale with the business. More flexibility, ownership of the numbers, granularity of planning and integration were required.

To overcome these challenges, Reed Exhibitions reviewed whether to upgrade the current system, but soon realised that maintaining a development cycle with bespoke requirements exposed them to bugs that they had to own and live with. After looking at alternative platforms, Reed chose Host Analytics Planning Cloud and went live with forecasting, budgeting and financial reporting in the cloud. The solution automatically integrates data from Reed’s Sun Systems GL and its Group reporting system.

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Operational Efficiency
  • “Our challenge was finding an out-of-the-box solution to manage our complex budgeting and forecasting lifecycle as a large organisation. Host Analytics as a leading SaaS solution, provided us a stable environment to deploy a complex set of requirements with minimal overhead….Inside Info came with a depth of intellect and experience that has added real value to the outcome which has been a key factor to ensure our implementation success.”
    Doug MacColl, CFO, Reed Exhibitions
  • “We have complete transparency across the entire process, now integrating our three year long range planning cycle with our annual budget process and reporting requirements, in an environment that is simple for the finance team to maintain. That means we can respond quicker to changes in the business as we continue to grow.”
    Doug MacColl, CFO, Reed Exhibitions