4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

About Limelight

Limelight is cloud FP&A software for finance teams to drive growth, agility and every critical decision their business makes. Hundreds of CFOs across North America use Limelight to uncover the insights and models that lead to successful business plans - and greater influence, respect and recognition for their finance function. For their finance teams, Limelight puts an end to struggling with spreadsheets and stereotypes. Replacing manual data collection with engaging work that impacts their business future. To deliver budgets and reports 75% faster with 100% accuracy. We’re proud to serve leaders in sectors including not-for-profit, healthcare, higher education and manufacturing. Companies running on Sage Intacct, NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics. And the most satisfied customers in the business. Like most modern FP&A software, Limelight automates finance workflows and integrates with ERP and data sources. Our SOC compliance and controls deliver audit-ready transparency. With reporting and analytics to get the right insights to the right decision makers at the right time. What really makes Limelight stand out are our: • Measurable Ease of Use: software your users will learn in minutes and master in a day, with the familiarity of Excel and admin as easy as an app. • Self-Serve Modeling: build new models, hierarchies and dimensions with the skills finance already has. • Ad Hoc Reporting: - build custom reports, analyses and queries on any metric or data set, for the answers you need in minutes. • Deployment in Weeks – enjoy quick implementation, onboarding and time to value to go live in weeks, not months or more. • Out-of-the-Box FP&A – pre-built models, templates and reports to deliver new value the minute you go live. Founded in 2011, Limelight is built on decades of expertise in the financial technology space. Our team includes pioneers who built the first generation of FP&A solutions over 20 years ago. Today, we’re continuing that tradition by shaping the next generation to come.
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Limelight pricing

Limelight does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Limelight paid version starts at USD 1,399.00/month.

Starting Price:
USD 1,399.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
No

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Limelight Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.8
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.9
5 reviews of 34 View all reviews
Kyle
Kyle
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 25/04/2019

Best reporting solution for your budget!

Limelight has been a tremendous partner that we are extremely grateful for. They listen, execute and advise on best practices to fulfill our reporting needs and goals.

Pros

I like how easy it is to use, create, administer and maintain all functions around the reporting. We find it a breath of fresh air with a dramatic leap forward from previous solutions and competitors. The people and service was truly the key as they tailored it to our liking. They are truly a partner that listened and executed well to fulfill our vision.

Cons

There are only minor enhancements that we would like for the software however, the limelight team listened well and already have those improvements in the roadmap in the very near future.

Sami
  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 12/01/2023

Excellent and Flexible Tool

While our implementation had been a bit rocky, I have been very pleased with Limelight since they. They continue to add features to the product and make it more valuable. Their customer service has been very responsive any time I do have an issue. Our [SENSITIVE CONTENT] also loves being able to see the reporting by just logging in.

Pros

The automatic import of data from our accounting system is invaluable for reducing work and human error. The flexibility of this software for building reports has helped us automate much of the manual reporting we were doing.

Cons

For more complex reports, the load time can be slow, especially if you have a lot of people in the system.

Alternatives Considered

Centage, Martus and Vena

Reasons for Switching to Limelight

I liked that the reporting was built similar to Excel, which helps a wide variety of people understand it and helps make the reports easier to build. You're able to restrict users to seeing only certain departments. Workforce planning was robust.
Eric
  • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 16/01/2023

FlightAware

Unfortunately our business needs changed during implementation due to acquisition but we were able to adjust during implementation to suit our new FP&A needs from our parent company.

Pros

The data import from our ERP and timely and accurate, and the reports generated for financial statements and internal reporting are critical to our monthly financial review.

Cons

Report building is a little complicated, but the trade-off is the support staff is very responsive in helping you trouble shoot your report building problems.

Jason
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 25/05/2021

A big upgrade

As our single largest expense item, workforce planning is critical. Limelight has helped us gain more accurate projection capabilities into our workforce, utilizing employee-specific data, linked with actual payroll data (from ADP) and the ability to see historical paid hours and project specific hours by employee into the future. Often our prior projections involved carrying forward current month actuals, maybe including new hires we knew about, but often inaccurate. Now we have projection employee counts, accurate paid time (even during holidays and breaks) for nearly 2,000 employees

Pros

The workforce planning tool has been the biggest improvement to our processes, providing insights and projection accuracy that we didn't have previously. We're able to get both employee counts and paid time historically as well as projected values through our projection period.

Cons

While the workforce planning module has been the most useful tool to us, it's also been the most challenging to set up and run. This was a new process for us, and we have 35+ end-users in limelight. Most of our challenges have been creating an environment with intentionally limited input options so users don't "break" the calcs. Limelight's support team has been very responsive, even after go-live implementation, in helping solve our data input and template challenges.

One other item that has been a blessing and a challenge is the report books function. While this has been improving even in the first 6 months since implementation, the process for setting up a report book, identifying errors when the book fails, and outputs to excel are still a little challenging, and not as user friendly as much as the rest of the system. This is an area where I can see opportunities for big future improvements.

Alex
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 12/04/2023

Limelight 3 Year Review

We had a great sales team, great technicians, and great sales customer service. Our only issue has been the technicians over engineering important pieces of our environment that has made it hard for me, the internal administrator, to navigate without help; but the limelight customer success team has been great and straightening this out for me.

Pros

Our most impactful feature is our forecasting process, and it has become the basis of all major decisions

Cons

Our biggest issue has been over engineering. During the set up phase we had great technicians but they didnt quite seem to grasp the whole picture. Anytime i am trying to change my global variables or scenarios i have run into issues because of over engineering. We are working to get it fixed, and the customer service is great.

Alternatives Considered

Giraffe and Salesforce Sales Cloud

Reasons for Switching to Limelight

Overall consistency with our past manual process and our ability to deeply customize the process flow. We also didn't need all the bells and whistles that were presented to us in our other meetings even though we told them we didnt need those features.

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