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Limelight

What Is Limelight?

Limelight is a modern and user-friendly financial planning and reporting platform that is quick to deploy and easily managed by business users. It is a web-based application accessible anywhere and on any device, offering data integration, collaboration, real-time planning and reporting with easy to learn excel features.

Who Uses Limelight?

Finance & FP&A teams who have outgrown their spreadsheets and require an affordable, modern and user-friendly platform that integrates with their ERP for real-time planning, forecasting and reporting.

Where can Limelight be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Limelight Software
  • Located in Toronto, Canada
  • Founded in 2011

Limelight support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Limelight Software
  • Located in Toronto, Canada
  • Founded in 2011

Limelight support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

Limelight videos and images

Limelight Software - Revenue and expense dashboard
Limelight Software - LL Docs - Bring data and narrative together.
Limelight Software - Workforce planning
Limelight Software - Sales commission dashboard
Limelight Software - Operating expenses template
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Limelight video
Limelight Software - Revenue and expense dashboard
Limelight Software - LL Docs - Bring data and narrative together.
Limelight Software - Workforce planning
Limelight Software - Sales commission dashboard
Limelight Software - Operating expenses template

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Features of Limelight

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scorecards
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews of Limelight

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
55%
4
45%
Kyle
Kyle
Director of Applications in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Best reporting solution for your budget!

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Jason
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in U.S.
Education Management, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

A big upgrade

4.0 last year

Comments: 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.

Noel
Dir Financial Planning & Analysis in U.S.
Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Limelight 3 mths in

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: The support I am getting from the limelight team is the best I have ever experienced with a software company. I reach out to them, and they are immediately trying to help me out. Great group of people.

Pros:

The software offers a lot of flexibility. I can present data in report format which is much more useful than the typical dashboard presentation views in other tools. The ability to use limelight for both data collection applications as well as distribution is great. The natural connectivity to Essbase means I don't have to invest much time in changing my existing reporting platforms to leverage limelight. I have had the tool now for 3 months and have successfully written over 30 reports that will serve 100+ users easily. My management team is excited about what we will be able to do with limelight to minimize data management overhead within the finance organization.

Cons:

Graphing needs to be enhanced. Some small tweaks to report development would go along way. Looking forward to seeing version 3.

Julie
Assistant director of finance in Canada
Consumer Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Limelight review

4.0 4 years ago

Comments: I have to say that I was expecting the set up to be a little bit easier. I understand that every company has different needs so the design is done from scratch but I thought a budget is a budget same for all companies. Not being a computer geek, I have learned that all the relations between downloaded data, the input templates and the reports have a complex inter-relations that any little thing can set off wrong. Limelight staff were very quick to understand our environment and with every testing phase corrected any issues that came along. The development stage was very hands on and the limelight staff was always there to make any changes required when expected results were not coming through. They never give up until they figure out how to get what we want and have all the necessary knowledge within their organization be it accounting or programming and technical interface with various plateforms. They never hesitated in bringing help from other members of their team even if they were not specifically assigned to our project.

Pros:

Being in the service industry, our most important expense is wages and it happens to be the most complex expense in our organization combining multiple collective agreements, progression rates, multiple benefits, and also incudes multiple funds , regions and departments. Limelight designed a combined integration of input from our accounting data base and manual overrides with recalculations that gives us the most accurate budget all the way down to the individual employee. What would normally take dozens of excel spreadsheets in all done through a few templates and flow trough to our financial statements under budget column

Cons:

Limelight was able to provide us with all the necessary features so there is really nothing that I do not like in the software. It does take a bit of getting used to to navigate the steps but Limelight provided training and went so far as provide us with our own personal how to instructions .

Megan
Corporate FP&A Manager in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Real Estate, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Still at the starting line but excited for where this platform will take my team

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: If every sales team and integration team were like Limelight, the business world would be a better place. All too often in my career, the sales teams justified the reputation of the "Sales" guy, constantly over promising while the platform underdelivered. The disconnect between the sales team and the implementation team was, more often than not, a gap that could rarely be filled. From my first conversation with the reps to the continued working relationship I carry with the customer reps, I have every ounce of confidence that Limelight as a platform, and as a partner, was the right choice for our team!

Pros:

Right from the start, the platform was visually familiar and seemingly uncomplicated. Its ability to communicate with our accounting software, virtually seamlessly, promised to increase our ROI on the time committed to completing variance reports and conducting variance analysis. Throughout the demos I couldn't help but think "this is too good to be true, nothing is this easy". I was convinced of its benefits from the end user perspective but was concerned about the potential complication of the back end or maintenance of the software. Much to my surprise, Limelight was true to their word, the back end and maintenance has been just as smooth as promised.

Cons:

Given that I am still in the construction stage, I am not in the position to comment on this aspect as of yet. So far, I am extremely pleased with the entire process, as well as the amazing team that introduced us to Limelight along with their colleagues who have worked with us to build the platform to suit.