Financial Planning & Analysis

Evan is a creative storyteller with a passion for innovative technology. As an Area Sales Manager with Vena (and formerly a Content Marketing Specialist), Evan is always experimenting with new ways to inspire finance professionals so he can help them thrive in their roles as strategic, forward-thinking business partners.

Excel for Finance: Spreadsheet Skills for FP&A and Beyond

December 8, 2020 |

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Data Silos Are a Challenge for 57% of Finance Teams in 2020, Survey Reveals

The recently released 2020 Vena Industry Benchmark Report has revealed that the majority of today’s finance teams are struggling with disparate data silos. The new report is based on a survey of 350 business leaders, finance executives and operations profe......

September 3, 2020 |

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New Survey Finds 51% of Finance Pros Want Power BI for Data Visualization

Finance professionals want their BPM solutions to support dashboarding and data visualization for agile, well-informed business planning. According to the 2020 Pulse of Performance Management survey, 51% of finance professionals want their business perform......

June 30, 2020 |

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How to Make an FP&A Mindset Part of Your Company DNA

When Vena’s Meg Bowie hosted a panel of Vena customers and FP&A veterans, she expected to learn about the evolution of finance and the processes it manages. Instead, what she learned from MasterCorp’s Holly Snyder, Santee Cooper’s Andrea Williams as we......

June 16, 2020 |

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3 Reasons Why the Time is Now for Finance to Adopt AI

If you’ve been in finance for more than a few years, odds are you’ve heard all about the potential value of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and predictive analytics. You’ve heard that when the conditions are right and the technology is ......

June 11, 2020 |

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The 3 F’s That Make for Better Forecasts in FP&A

Weather forecasts tend to be something people either check incessantly or hardly at all. When people do check, they use the data to inform decisions, like bringing along an umbrella when precipitation is likely, or leave their jacket behind when temperatur......

May 29, 2020 |

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Demystifying AI for Finance in 5 Q&As

As more companies are exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and predictive analytics to transform their business, understanding the strategic impact they have on driving finance-led business planning forward is not only t......

May 13, 2020 |

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Automation, Analytics and Accuracy the Top 3 Priorities—and Challenges—for Finance Teams

A recent report from consulting firm KPMG reveals that investing in automation tools, improving data accuracy and expanding analytics capabilities are the three most pressing strategic initiatives for finance teams today. But the same report also reveals t......

May 11, 2020 |

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FP&A Professionals Only Spend 25% of Their Time on Analysis

Today’s financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams are increasingly being tasked with using data-driven insights to help their businesses plan for long-term financial success. But survey data reveals that modern FP&A professionals only spend a qu......

April 7, 2020 |

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How to Format Your Excel Spreadsheet: 10 Tips

FP&A software powering your plan to grow Drive smarter, more data-driven business decisions with numbers you can trust. The most critical aspect of any Excel spreadsheet is having the right numbers in the right cells, especially if you’re working in fi......

February 5, 2020 |

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