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Integrated Planning

Welcome to the Vena Solutions Integrated Business Planning Blog. Learn more about maximising output by linking strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial initiatives.

From Series A to IPO: How SaaS Businesses Can Grow Quickly by Applying the Right Metrics

January 28, 2022 |

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How To Transform Your FP&A Processes To Power SaaS Growth

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies are under pressure to grow—and fast! But growth needs to happen strategically in order to optimize spending and maintain runway, while avoiding obstacles along the way to unicorn status (and beyond).  To navigate the ......

January 21, 2022 |

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Why Fewer Teams Are Using Scenario Modeling—and 4 Reasons To Prioritize It Now

There’s no way of knowing exactly what the future holds. But understanding the possibilities ahead of you is not only achievable, it’s a wise business practice. For finance and operations teams, that’s where scenario modeling comes in. A critical tool for ......

January 14, 2022 |

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The State of Strategic Finance: Vena’s 2021 Industry Benchmark Report

  Unexpected change can be a learning experience—in good ways and bad. And while every year comes with some kind of change, 2020 was an anomaly in the amount of change it brought, proving that point more than ever. From rapid market shifts to increases in ......

December 16, 2021 |

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What Finance Teams Need to Know About Business Continuity Planning

This post was first published in 2020, and updated on December 8, 2021. Let Your Data Become Your Direction Vena breaks down planning silos across the organization and empowers you to turn numbers into narratives. Business continuity planning is more impor......

December 8, 2021 |

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3 Reasons Why You and Your Organization Should Be Using Power BI

Let’s talk about the power behind data analytics. Data analytics can drive your organization forward, help with strategic decision making, give you a visual way to effectively become a data storyteller and measure if you are meeting your business objective......

November 12, 2021 |

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How To Build the Ultimate Business Planning Playbook

Did you know that according to Encylopedia.com, the concept of business planning dates all the way back to the 1800s when business plans were built with a 10-year horizon and five-year reviews? This was just one of the interesting facts our COO Tina Goulbo......

July 5, 2021 |

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The SaaS Finance Leader's Guide To LTV and CAC

If you work at a fast-growing SaaS organization, you might have heard your CEO talk about customer lifetime value (LTV) and customer acquisition cost (CAC) at your last town hall meeting. While traditionally thought of as sales and marketing metrics, both ......

June 11, 2021 |

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Out of the Playoffs? 3 Offseason Planning Tips for Finance Teams in Professional Sports

Ahhh, playoff season.  It’s always an exciting time for sports fans in the U.S. and Canada. The NHL and NBA playoffs are finally heating up and the teams still fighting for the Stanley Cup and the Larry OB are hungry. Even after a weird pandemic season, th......

June 3, 2021 |

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How Professional Sports Teams Can Plan for More Profitable Fan Experiences

The 2020-2021 season has been unlike any other in the well-documented history of modern professional sports. Ticketing revenues declined, sponsorships tightened up and gameday profits evaporated as leagues shut down during the pandemic. Shortened season sc......

May 3, 2021 |

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