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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. (5)

From GAAP to Growth: 3 Reasons Revenue Rules Cloud Companies

January 31, 2018 |

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A Mind for Revenue

Revenue, Always on My Mind The song ‘Always on My Mind,’ first recorded by Elvis in 1972, was again recorded by Willie Nelson in 1982 and once more by Michael Buble in 2007. No matter whose vocal stylings are belting out the lyrics, this song always catche......

October 25, 2017 |

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Why Consumer-Friendly Technology Has A Place In the Enterprise, Too

Employee expectations for IT tools and services are being set by products that span work and home — like Excel. The boundary lines between work and our personal lives may have blurred a lot over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean they have disappear......

May 4, 2017 |

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The Image Makeover Finance Needs As Cloud Computing Grows

Statistics show that, despite major gains in other functions, CFOs and their teams aren’t keeping up in migrating core functions. Two things could change that. There’s an image on slide 24 of the recently published Future of Cloud Computing Survey that wil......

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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Why Finance Should Set Data Science Free

Analytics may be key to success, but CFOs and their teams need to work collaboratively to leverage it. If you have kids, ask them what they want to be when they grow up. Odds are few of them say something like “data scientist.” And even though that may be ......

June 1, 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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