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Financial Planning & Analysis

Welcome to the Vena Solutions Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Blog. Learn about the latest trends in FP&A and discover ways to take your financial planning to the next level.

5 Ways To Adapt Your Financial and Operational Planning for Today’s Volatile Business Environment

June 29, 2022 |

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Common Mistakes in Data Visualization: 5 Tips on Helping Your Leaders Make Data-Driven Decisions

You probably know him as “The FP&A Guy.” For nearly 15 years, Paul Barnhurst has been a leader, influencer and educator in the FP&A community. Visualizations tell your audience a story for better or worse. No matter how great your analysis may be, ......

June 22, 2022 |

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Emerging FP&A Roles and Managing the Data Explosion: “Which Does My Team Most Need?”

You probably know him as “The FP&A Guy.” For nearly 15 years, Paul Barnhurst has been a leader, influencer and educator in the FP&A community. It was 2019. At Solera, I’d just been promoted to FP&A Director for the first time in my career and I......

June 15, 2022 |

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Financial Modeling Fundamentals: 5 Questions To Ask When You Have “Too Much Information”

You probably know him as “The FP&A Guy.” For nearly 15 years, Paul Barnhurst has been a leader, influencer and educator in the FP&A community. In 2021, it was estimated that we created 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. That’s 2,500,000,000,0......

June 8, 2022 |

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4 Financial Workflows You Haven't Thought To Automate

You’re a director or manager of finance. You know how much work you have on your plate. You also know what’s coming down the pipeline. And for those reasons, you can’t shake the feeling that financial workflow automation could be the answer to many of your......

May 26, 2022 |

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The Ultimate Guide to Scenario Planning

As a finance professional or business owner, scenario planning plays a big part in the future success and well-being of your organization. For this reason, it’s critical to understand the ins and outs of scenario planning, ranging from why it’s important t......

May 3, 2022 |

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5 Types of Tools for Effective Scenario Planning

No matter how in tune you are with your business and industry, there’s no way of knowing what the future will bring. The best thing you can do is prepare for anything and everything, thus allowing you to take immediate and effective action. And that’s wher......

April 13, 2022 |

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How FP&A Professionals Need To Think of Premium Allocations

Whether you’re considering a new benefits program for your employees or looking to switch insurance providers, it's vital to understand how insurance companies calculate premium allocation. Certain factors impact how your insurance premiums are calculated—......

March 7, 2022 |

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Sensitivity Analysis vs. Scenario Analysis: What You Need To Know

The main difference between sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis is the former assesses the result of changing one variable at a time, while the latter examines the result of changing all possible variables at the same time. They are both methods you......

March 4, 2022 |

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Why What-If Scenario Analysis Is Critical for Driving Decision Making

Scenario analysis is crucial for exploring possible financial outcomes based on different factors. As it is, the financial performance of every business is reliant on various inputs, such as operational efficiency, product or service demand, supply chain f......

March 4, 2022 |

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