Budgeting & Forecasting

Welcome to the Vena Solutions Budgeting and Forecasting Blog. Discover how to reduce budget cycle times, improve your processes and plan with confidence.

3 Most Common Budgeting Mistakes Made by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

March 14, 2022 |

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3 Ways To Plan Ahead That Are More Reliable Than the Super Bowl Indicator

The nachos and chili are prepared, your favorite beer is chilled and ready to go. But before your watch party can begin you’ve got a choice to make. Who are you rooting for at this year’s Super Bowl? Now think twice before you decide. Because it turns out ......

February 11, 2022 |

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3 Steps To Protect Your Budget From the Supply Chain Disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a major supply chain disruption. Workforce volatility. Slowed movement of raw materials and goods. Emergency border restrictions. Changing trade regulations. More protective policies in manufacturing facilities. Increased in......

February 9, 2022 |

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From Naughty to Nice: 5 Ways To Create More Agile Budgets

If there’s one thing you can do to get on the nice list permanently within your organization, it’s having an agile budgeting process in place. Not only does this style of operational planning and budgeting lead to quicker decision making, it keeps an eye o......

December 22, 2021 |

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3 Questions Your Nonprofit Board Will Ask About Your Grant Management (and How To Get the Answers)

Are you ready to present your financials to your board of directors at your upcoming end-of-fiscal-year board meeting? The meeting agenda will likely include reviewing your nonprofit financial statements and grant reports, approving next year’s KPIs and si......

November 30, 2021 |

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How To Run an Effective Budgeting Process in 11 Steps

As we roll through the beautiful days of autumn, it’s hard to believe that our year is almost nearing its end. With the last quarter of the year upon us, it’s time to push the annual budgeting cycle full steam ahead. Are you ready to complete your budget f......

November 1, 2021 |

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How To Optimize OpEx Budgeting for a Hybrid or Fully-Remote Work Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business world forever, with one of the drastic and more obvious after-effects being the shift toward remote work. According to this report from Global Workplace Analytics, 82% of employees in the U.S. want to continue......

May 25, 2021 |

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How a Better Budgeting Solution Is Helping King County Housing Authority Provide More Housing for People in Need

With the global pandemic, the risk of unemployment and homelessness has increased across North America, making the need for affordable housing a prime concern across communities. Thankfully, organizations like the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) conti......

March 1, 2021 |

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The Ultimate Guide to Corporate Budgeting

Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it—or maybe you don’t know what to feel. Whatever the case, like death and taxes, there’s no avoiding it. Corporate budgeting is a key finance function—and a successful budget helps drive a successful business. But whether......

December 9, 2020 |

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The Ultimate Guide to Budgeting and Forecasting

Better Budgeting and Forecasting With Vena Discover how Vena’s budgeting and forecasting software can take your planning cycle to the next level. All businesses engage in budgeting and forecasting activities to some degree—and if you’re an executive, finan......

December 9, 2020 |

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