About Vena

Vena is a Complete Planning platform that empowers and inspires finance, operations and business leaders to Plan To Grow™ their businesses in a new way.

Vena leverages the familiarity and flexibility of Excel, the world’s leading grid, within the Vena Growth Engine, the technology and methodology loved by finance and trusted by business. Over 950 of the world's smartest companies Plan To Grow with Vena.

Vena is the only CPM software robust enough for enterprise-level scalability, performance and extensibility, while staying simple enough that anyone in your business can use it. Vena brings your people, departments, processes and systems into a single source solution so you can grow anywhere together.

Integrate your financial, operational and other business data so you can uncover the hidden dependencies between departments. Bring everyone to the table with an intuitive Excel interface and dashboards that bring your data to life.

Automate and accelerate complex processes, such as financial close, incentive compensation planning, inventory management and annual marketing plans end-to-end with Vena. Discover efficiencies and maintain data integrity and security so you can save time and focus on amplifying your complete business performance.

For more information, visit venasolutions.com

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Key benefits of Vena

  • Custom workflows can be created using the drag-and-drop workflow engine to automate business processes, including budget routing, reviews and approvals and to help you track and audit every step of the process, down to a single task.

  • Enterprise level data permissions and security. Vena's technology empowers you to control data access and drill down into the history of a spreadsheet so you know who has been in your templates and where your numbers are coming from.

  • The growth engine enables advanced modelling and analytics to generate insights, with a visual dashboard for graphical KPI display, and scenario modeling and forecasting from historical data.

  • Existing Excel reports and templates are automatically inventoried by Vena, removing the need for users to recreate formulas, models and templates. Vena technology uses an Excel interface so onboarding is a snap. Vena upgrades any plan you can create with Excel by increasing the security and accessibility with the Vena central database.

  • Vena provides tools for budgeting, forecasting, planning and reporting, operational planning, sales planning, regulatory reporting, financial close management and more.

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    Features

    Total features of Vena: 75

    • "What If" Scenarios
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    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Asset Management
    • Audit Management
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    • Budgeting/Forecasting
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    Reviews

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    4.3 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support Software
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    Lori L.
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    • Industry: Higher Education Software
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Vena provides flexibility to set up budgets, reports and other processes as flexibly as we...

    Reviewed on 2017-08-07

    We were able to streamline and centrally collect data for our budgeting process, which save...

    We were able to streamline and centrally collect data for our budgeting process, which save considerable time for the budget administrator and other admin assistants across our university. We created Board-level reporting templates that can be re-used every year to report the results of the budget process with only changes made as necessary for the format of the current reporting year. We collect forecasting information from over 330 departments and compile all the information within one template to estimate the financial outcome for the fiscal year. We have been able to include data in planning of various kinds in ways that we weren't able to by just using Excel, resulting in better planning results. We can create new planning or reporting processes and have the flexibility to save additional data input that isn't part of our ERP data. Overall, we have saved time, improved processes, created one version of the data visible to all involved in the process and created efficiencies by being able to share data across processes.

    Pros

    Flexibility to set up whatever process we are working on the way it needs to be set up for our business requirements. Continual improvements being done on the Vena add-in and browser administration interface. Formatting Excel templates and reports exactly as needed. Ability to pull in data from all data versions for any reporting or template. Ability to save non-financial data to use in reporting or calculations. Ability to control user input as needed to better quality data. Prompt customer service responses. Great implementation team. Administrative control over data visible to individual users. Workflows to show status for process steps and email notifications when a workflow step is ready for input or review. Once learned, allows for creation of new processes to collect or report data.

    Cons

    Having to download each Excel file, but once downloaded, it's easy to select the data we want to see.

    Siva K.
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    • Industry: Accounting Software
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Excel based Performance Management Tool

    Reviewed on 2018-04-19

    Pros

    Our Financial Planning and Analysis team picked Vena from many other tools. The reason for zeroing on this tool, is, it is an excel based tool. We have been doing all this work in excel since years.
    We have standardized the process and have fixed excel templates. However excel has certain limitations like version control, access control, audit trail etc.
    With Vena we overcame the limitations of excel while retaining the power, flexibility and ease of use of excel. We have many desperate IT systems some by choice and some by compulsion due to various acquisitions. We import the data from all these systems into vena database. Data is automatically consolidated and aggregated per our requirements for use in advanced management reports as well as ad hoc reports in vena. Vena offers workflow and approval management by project, department etc. Further one can drill up, drill down, slice and dice the data using vena. Variance analysis is a piece of cake in this tool. Vena customer service is good too.

    Cons

    There is a learning curve like any other tool. There is no drag and drop from a selection of columns, fields etc. However once you learn the tool, reporting becomes easier.

    Adwin W.
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    • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Vena

    Reviewed on 2017-02-20

    Useful product but hard to use without constant support from their consultants.

    Useful product but hard to use without constant support from their consultants.

    Tobin R.
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Add super powers to your Excel templates

    Reviewed on 2017-08-14

    Pros

    I don't have to learn SQL programming languages or wait around for my computer department to do something . I can manage everything myself.

    Cons

    Being a young company, they need more demonstrations, downloaded working files to build users skills.

    Whitney M.
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Powerful, User Friendly Budgeting, Reporting, and Analysis Tool

    Reviewed on 2017-08-18

    Improved budgeting and ad hoc reporting

    Improved budgeting and ad hoc reporting

    Pros

    The Excel interface is my favorite part about Vena. Everyone within our business is familiar with and comfortable using Excel. Therefore, when we started using Vena for budgets, our contributors did not have to learn a completely new interface. However, Vena offers so much more than just Excel. I love how Vena shows you who made changes to the file and what the previous values in the file were. It helps hold people accountable. It is also very easy to make powerful reports using Vena.

    Cons

    We built a very complicated template which took a long time to open. However, Vena was very helpful in helping us optimize our template and improve the performance drastically.

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    • Free Trial: Available

    Vena has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Vena supports the following languages:

    English

    Vena supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Vena integrates with the following applications:

    FinancialForce ERP, NetSuite, Quickbooks Online, Sage Intacct, Salesforce Platform

    Vena offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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