About Vena

Vena is the only Complete Planning platform that empowers and inspires business leaders and finance and operations professionals to plan to grow their businesses. Vena leverages the familiarity and flexibility of an Excel interface within the Vena Growth Engine, the SaaS platform and methodology that powers your plans and guides your journey to growth. Over 950 of the world's smartest companies grow with Vena.

The Vena Growth Engine has everything you need to plan your business for today and tomorrow. We’ve combined best in class technology and methodology—created by our team of business planning experts—with the world’s leading grid, Excel, to bring you a complete planning platform. 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. Vena simplifies and automates your tedious tasks so you have more time to focus on your business drivers. Workflow builders and integrations make sure you and your team are always up to date and on schedule with the latest actuals.

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.
Vena’s analytical and integrated growth engine gives you the power to plan anything with intention. Unify your processes across your business with Beyond Planning, and gain the visibility you need to move your business forward. Automate and accelerate complex processes, like 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

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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    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Features

    Total features of Vena: 81

    • "What If" Scenarios
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Asset Management
    • Assignment Management
    • Audit Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Built-In Database
    • Business Process Automation
    • Business Process Control
    • Cash Management
    • Chart of accounts
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Consolidation/Roll-Up
    • Correlation Analysis
    • Customizable Dashboard
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Drag & Drop
    • Dynamic Modeling
    • ERP
    • Exception Reporting
    • Expense Management
    • Financial Reporting
    • Fixed Asset Management
    • Forecasting
    • General Ledger
    • Graphical Data Presentation
    • Income & Balance Sheet
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Marketing Reports
    • Modeling & Simulation
    • Multi-Company
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Department/Project
    • Multiple Format Support
    • OLAP
    • Performance Metrics
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Process Modeling & Designing
    • Profit/Loss Statement
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Accounting
    • Project Planning
    • Qualitative Analysis
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Revenue Management
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Sales Reports
    • Sales Trend Analysis
    • Scenario Planning
    • Scheduled / Automated Reports
    • Scorecards
    • Search/Filter
    • Self-Service Reporting
    • Single Sign On
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Strategic Planning
    • Task Management
    • Version Control
    • Visual Workflow Management
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
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    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    4,6/5

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    Dan C.
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    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I am amazed at the data visualization.

    Reviewed on 2021/03/08

    I feel like an expert in data visualization with the help of Vena Solutions, this tool shows me the...

    I feel like an expert in data visualization with the help of Vena Solutions, this tool shows me the data in an intuitive and easy to read way so that I can know everything without any inconvenience.

    Pros

    The visualization of the data is surprising, we have precise data and very easy to read. Vena Solutions agility is perfect so that the workflow can be the best. It is compatible with other tools, this is also excellent.

    Cons

    Vena Solutions has demonstrated with tangible results that it can be used by industrialists of all sizes, it is guaranteeing good data visualization and all are visually perfect.

    Lori L.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • 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.

    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.

    Siva K.
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    • Industry: Accounting
    • 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.

    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.

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    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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