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. (8)

Three Ways to Innovate with Excel Spreadsheets

April 29, 2016 |

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The Four Things to Consider Before your Next Finance Department Hire

Every company wants the best people. Whether they can afford them is another matter. This is at least prevalent within finance departments, apparently, where competition for the right talent is running so high that pre-emptive bidding wars are being launch......

February 12, 2016 |

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Say Goodbye to Buying Software: The ‘Final Install’ and Its Aftermath

It all sounds good, at least in theory: a switch to software-as-a-service (SaaS), an end to cumbersome on-site software implementation and an easier way to do business. Yet there’s a little more to the reality of cloud computing than that. Canada’s Globe a......

February 5, 2016 |

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How FP&A is Changing the Way Firms Think About Forecasting

Some things are easier to forecast than others. Gyms will be packed with New Year’s resolution makers for at least the first half of January. Credit card bills will shock even the most frugal of shoppers. And Valentine’s Day sales will begin before the Chr......

January 7, 2016 |

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Is There a Perceived Lack of Respect for the Finance Department?

A recent article published by the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business described “an on-going transformation that shows the finance function becoming more of strategic business partner within their organizations”. This is crit......

December 23, 2015 |

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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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Is your finance team wasting too much time?

Across the business world, CFOs and other finance leaders are looking for ways to meet the growing demands being placed upon their teams. Management and stakeholders are demanding more trusted, up to date numbers and accurate forecasting. Externally, audit......

October 10, 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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