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. (4)

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

March 4, 2022 |

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How To Choose a Winning FP&A and Extended Planning Solution for Your Professional Sports Team

Professional sports teams need to be agile, both on the field and in the boardroom. But as sports teams pivot to capture new revenue opportunities—including new digital media channels, virtual experiences, VIP programming and more—their finance teams end u......

February 16, 2022 |

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The First Step To Implementing AI in FP&A

If a company can implement artificial intelligence (AI), personalize items in your “You Might Also Like” list of recommendations and drive your next consumer action, why can’t your organization leverage the same technology to drive your FP&A team’s nex......

January 25, 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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3 Ways Banks Can Leverage Digital Transformation To Optimize Business Planning Processes

Whether businesses were ready or not, the pandemic sped up the adoption of digital technologies across industries and according to a McKinsey Global Survey of executives, many of the changes could be here for the long haul. In fact, the study’s findings su......

April 23, 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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Report: 64% of Businesses Don’t Have a Dedicated Role for Data Analysis

Data is everywhere in our business world today, but a majority of companies across various industries have yet to invest in a dedicated role for data analysis. That’s what 64% of the 350 global finance, operations and business leaders surveyed in Vena’s 20......

February 5, 2021 |

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Report: 42% of Businesses Face Data Expertise and Data Strategy Challenges

In today’s business world where most companies have the ability to collect mountains of data, it seems a fair share of businesses still lack the expertise and strategy necessary to make the most of their data. This is what 42% of the 350 business leaders s......

January 13, 2021 |

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Report: 92.5% of Businesses Believe the Virtual Workplace Is Here To Stay

The pandemic caused abrupt global shifts in the way people worked across all industries in 2020, with remote work becoming the “new normal” for workforces worldwide. But while the virtual workplace may have emerged as a byproduct of the pandemic, it seems ......

December 31, 2020 |

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