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Financial Reporting

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.

How Storytelling Essentials Can Transform Financial Reporting

December 8, 2021 |

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Top 3 Dashboards To Improve Financial Reporting

  When it comes to reporting, financial dashboards have emerged as an important part of the process. Acting as a powerful data visualization tool, a financial reporting dashboard—such as one powered by Excel—shines at showing key pieces of data, visually t......

November 8, 2021 |

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How To Build a KPI Dashboard That Delivers Insights and Drives Results

Data drives business today. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise for anyone reading this. Over the past decade, more and more organizations have pursued the goal of becoming data driven. Still, many continue to struggle—looking for ways to extract mean......

December 24, 2020 |

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Report: 55% of Businesses Have Not Invested in a Business Intelligence Tool

In today’s ever-changing business environment, there’s no time to guess what’s right for your business. Knowledge is power and that’s why having access to the right information is critical for faster, data-driven decision making across your organization. B......

October 21, 2020 |

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The Top 5 Data Challenges Facing Finance Teams in 2020

Data drives modern business. It provides a foundation of information that lets your finance team look back at what your organization has already done, better understand what’s happening in the moment and see forward into what’s ahead. In doing so, it allow......

August 27, 2020 |

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How To Use Leading and Lagging Indicators To Create an Early Warning System for Change

Market and business model changes can seem insurmountable—and planning with agility feels difficult when that change is looming. So how do finance teams stay on top of it? When Vena surveyed 350 business leaders and finance and operations professionals for......

August 24, 2020 |

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5 Reasons Why Finance Teams Need To Harness Their Data and Become Better Storytellers

Harvard professor Dr. Howard Gardner once wrote, “Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal”. It’s a statement that’s just as true for financial leaders as for anyone. But transforming financial professionals from reporters i......

May 13, 2020 |

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In Appreciation of Beautiful Financial Reports

Don’t just focus on getting the numbers right — transformative CFOs turn rows and columns into a visual story that lasts Not long ago, I spent almost an entire day formatting — then reformatting — an internal management report that I hated. It wasn’t a pro......

January 15, 2018 |

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Increasing the Trust Factor in Your Performance Data

If you don't have confidence in your final numbers or underlying processes, your plans aren't going to be informed….but you're not alone. Clench your stomach muscles. Take a deep breath, and hold it. Cast your eyes down so no one can see the expression on ......

August 25, 2017 |

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How To Build Dashboards That Overcome The Doubters

Quote by Christopher Lah, Revenue Cycle Senior Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: Putting the right information into one place should enable better decision-making, but first you need to avoid the most common design traps. If you’re driving a car,......

April 14, 2017 |

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