Financial Reporting

Welcome to the Vena Solutions Financial Reporting Blog. From business insights to industry best practices, learn how to create accurate reports in less time. (4)

The Annual Report, Reimagined

November 20, 2016 |

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Financial Reporting: The Path From CFO Credibility To Collaboration

Financial reporting might seem irrelevant to those steering an organization. It’s the finance team’s job to convince them otherwise. This is a variation on the old if-a-tree-falls question: If a report comparing budget to actuals is sent out and nobody rea......

September 22, 2016 |

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How Finance Can Bolster Belief in BI

CFOs and their teams may not consider themselves “evangelists” today, but now is the time to demonstrate the power of analytics.  It may be hard in some cases to think of the word “evangelist” and not mentally modify it to “televangelist” – those people yo......

September 16, 2016 |

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Why Financial Reporting Should Benefit Marketing And Sales Teams, Too

“If I Had A Million Dollars” was once the title of a popular song and, most likely, the kind of fantasy many of us have entertained at one time or another. It becomes quite a different exercise in imagination, however, when you’re asked to think of what yo......

June 17, 2016 |

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A Great Way to Get Good Marks on Your Financial Statements

A KPMG study suggests reporting could be a lot better than it is – particularly if more firms look at operational KPIs. We are getting to that time of year when kids are coming home with report cards, and smart parents know it’s not just the As and Bs that......

June 17, 2016 |

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Global Finance Benchmarks: These Are the Numbers to Watch

Every day online and on social media, you’re likely to come across articles and blog posts with titles like, “What Successful People Do Differently,” or “The Morning Routines of Insanely Successful People.” It would be a stretch to call these kinds of piec......

May 19, 2016 |

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A New Way To Think About BI Dashboards

In baseball, there was the Field of Dreams. In IT and finance, there was the BI dashboard. While business intelligence software has been around for decades now, the promise of a one-size-fits-all dashboard with the most actionable data has proven maddening......

March 24, 2016 |

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It’s Time For Bi-Model IT to Meet Business Intelligence

When you were a kid, did anyone ever try to get you to rub your stomach in a circle while rubbing your head at the same time? Usually this results in a burst of laughter, because for some reason, doing two things at once is harder than it sounds. Don’t exp......

March 10, 2016 |

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Why Reporting Remains a Top-Level Priority for CFOs

No one is saying P&L information isn’t important, but for finance department leaders, it may just be the tip of the iceberg. At least that’s the only interpretation you can really make when you look at the recent results of a survey of CFOs that was pu......

March 5, 2016 |

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3 Ways to Start Thinking Differently About KPIs

It’s one of those quotes that’s been attributed to many different people, but whoever said it was onto something: “When everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority.” In fact, you could say the same thing about key performance indicators. Everyone ......

January 22, 2016 |

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