Financial Planning & Analysis

Marisa is a Senior Copy Editor at Vena.

13 Financial Planning Challenges To Overcome in 2023

December 5, 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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How To Keep Sensitive Microsoft Excel Data Secure

In the business world, all data typically stored in a spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, etc.) is sensitive data. And for that reason, you should do whatever it takes to keep it secure at all times. There’s never a good time to take a risk and th......

September 29, 2021 |

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51% of Businesses Lack a Current Planning Process for Anticipating Uncertainties

Market downturns. Political events. Natural disasters. Global pandemics. Your competitor’s next move. What else is waiting to disrupt your business? In today’s business environment, it seems the only certainty is uncertainty. Yet according to findings publ......

March 11, 2021 |

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Report: 64% of Businesses Did Not Change Operating Models During Challenging Times

  2020 was the year no one could have predicted and along with all of its unprecedented challenges came one very important lesson for businesses: it’s critical to be able to adapt to rapid change. But insights from 350 global business leaders on navigating......

February 25, 2021 |

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That’s a Wrap: Top 3 Things on Every CFO’s Holiday Wish List

As this unprecedented year comes to a close, no one is probably happier to see it go than your CFO. When your business had to pivot due to the global pandemic and precarious market conditions, it was your CFO who not only faced the sudden change, but owned......

December 22, 2020 |

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What We Know (and Can’t Know) About 2021: 5 Predictions for Finance and Operations Professionals

Expect the unexpected. Be prepared for change. Know that the only thing that can truly be predicted is unpredictability itself. Vena has always been an advocate of these principles. But with a particularly unpredictable year coming to a close—one marked by......

December 17, 2020 |

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Report: 58% of Businesses Did Not Reallocate Skill and Talent in 2020

The year 2020 will be remembered as a year of unprecedented change brought on by the global pandemic and economic uncertainty. Companies around the world found themselves faced with the task of having  to make decisions around their workforce as a result o......

December 15, 2020 |

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Report: 67% of Businesses Can’t Locate and Identify Their Data

Businesses collect large volumes of data, but according to survey results published in Vena’s 2020 Industry Benchmark Report, it seems that a good majority of companies are still in the dark when it comes to finding the data they need and making the most o......

November 26, 2020 |

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