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.

How To Integrate Your Existing Spreadsheets Into an FP&A Solution

November 24, 2022 |

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Black Friday FP&A Tips and Strategies To Increase Holiday Sales in 2022

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here. The two biggest shopping days of the year are just around the corner. For consumers, it’s a great opportunity to save big—and for businesses, it’s a chance to drum up sales and finish the year on a high note. ......

November 23, 2022 |

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The 7 Best FP&A and Financial Planning Software Tools for 2023

Modern finance needs modern tools.  To empower finance teams today, this means implementing a financial planning and analysis (FP&A) platform that delivers. But what exactly should you be looking for to keep your business on track? As the heartbeat of ......

November 22, 2022 |

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What Is Single Source of Truth and What Are Its Benefits?

Every organization uses data.  Financial professionals arguably manage the most sensitive data in the world—the information involving someone's personal and financial identity. That's why these companies especially need to consider adopting the single sour......

November 21, 2022 |

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How To Build a Finance Tech Stack That Works for You

Does your organization have a well-thought-out finance tech stack? You should—because chances are your competitors already do. According to this year’s PwC Pulse Survey, 49% of CFOs and 60% of all executives believe digital transformation initiatives will ......

November 16, 2022 |

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The Complete Guide to FP&A Automation

If you are considering a new FP&A automation solution, you’ve probably already been taking transformative steps toward enhancing your finance department’s operational performance.  Whether you're hoping to move from a world of legacy on-prem systems an......

November 3, 2022 |

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How To Perform Cohort Analysis in Excel

Information drives business analytics. However, having too much information—or being unable to sort it productively—can be as ineffective as no information at all. That’s where performing cohort analysis in Excel—categorizing and analyzing specific data—ca......

October 27, 2022 |

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10 Types of Financial Models You Need To Know

Tools such as Microsoft Excel have powerful data modeling tools. Finance professionals and business executives rely on these tools to project financial performance and make financial decisions. For example, they can use financial modeling for raising capit......

October 11, 2022 |

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The Ultimate Guide to FP&A

FP&A, also known as financial planning and analysis, refers to the strategic activities that are critical to the overall financial health of all companies—regardless of size, revenue or industry.  In this guide, we focus on the finer details of FP&......

October 4, 2022 |

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10 Metrics To Measure the Financial Efficiency of Your Organization [FREE OpEx and Marketing Templates Included]

How can you measure the financial efficiency of your organization? Tracking the financial health of your business goes well beyond looking at a profit and loss statement. You need to assess how efficiently you're generating revenues and whether your financ......

September 26, 2022 |

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