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. (3)

The Image Makeover Finance Needs As Cloud Computing Grows

April 7, 2017 |

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Defying (Data) Gravity

The last thing organizations want is more complexity in their applications and data centers. That’s why the cloud migration can’t happen quickly enough. We all have our personal center of gravity — that metaphorical place where we feel sure of ourselves an......

March 2, 2017 |

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Cloud Apps Should Bring Finance and IT Together at the Right Time

A Finance-owned cloud solution gives the department the freedom to make decisions fast—but involving IT at the right time and stage makes such projects more likely to succeed. Although 90 percent of businesses are already using the cloud for various missio......

September 29, 2016 |

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How Excel is Inspiring Innovation Into VR and AI

Don’t believe the naysayers: just glance at the startups out there to show how spreadsheet use is getting easier and more exciting. If you’re as regular a user of Excel spreadsheets as the rest of the world, getting started probably feels as routine as pic......

August 15, 2016 |

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The Truth about Cloud Computing Concerns

The things that once stood in the way of on-demand applications are starting to crumble, which is good news for business users. Real clouds are just condensed water – light, almost ephemeral things you could pass through with ease. Moving towards cloud com......

June 8, 2016 |

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Three Ways to Innovate with Excel Spreadsheets

Most companies are now results-oriented and fairly relaxed about letting employees occasionally use their desktops to browse social media or surf personal web sites as long as they get things done, but remember the time when management was so tough some so......

April 29, 2016 |

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Balanced Scorecards & Proven Models

FP&A software powering your plan to grow Drive smarter, more data-driven business decisions with numbers you can trust. A lot of things ended in 1992 — Johnny Carson’s run as host of The Tonight Show, the Cold War and, eventually, the popularity of aci......

October 29, 2015 |

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What Is FinTech, And Why Is It Important?

FP&A software powering your plan to grow Drive smarter, more data-driven business decisions with numbers you can trust. Former Vena CEO Don Mal reveals why FinTech represents such a pivotal and enabling yet still misunderstood market. A recent headline......

October 16, 2015 |

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Talent War Underscores Need for Financial Automation

The finance world is fighting a war for talent according to a new survey from from the American Institute of CPAs. As reported recently in CFO Magazine, the AICPA’s Economic Outlook Survey polled over 1,400 CEOs, CFOs and other CPAs. Among its findings, si......

September 17, 2015 |

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6 Reasons It’s Time To Stop Using an Excel Database

This blog was first published in 2014 and updated on December 8, 2021 2021. FP&A Software With a Native Excel Interface Keep the tool you know—Microsoft Excel—and gain central database, process automation and data aggregation capabilities with Vena. Ex......

August 11, 2014 |

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