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Welcome to the Vena Solutions Integrated Business Planning Blog. Learn more about maximising output by linking strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial initiatives. (5)

The Integrated Business Planning Imperative

October 16, 2016 |

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‘Enterprise Spreadsheets’ Lead to Smarter Performance Management

When it comes to corporate performance management (CPM), Enterprise Excel combines flexibility while eliminating spreadsheet problems—top–performers know to embrace both. Finance pros can’t live without Excel. If there are any doubts, you need just look at......

October 8, 2016 |

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The Happy Epilogue All Those ERP Horror Stories Could Have

No one will come out directly and say they hate ERP necessarily, but this headline sums up what may be the problem: “Turning On ERP Systems Can Turn Off People.” This was the title of an article published by a pair of consultants from Belgium-based TriFina......

August 27, 2016 |

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Game Changer: Everything you Need to Know About the Excel API

You don’t have to be in software development to see a recent move from Microsoft as a boon for spreadsheet loyalists everywhere. Finance professionals and other business leaders are so busy focusing on KPIs that they might not feel they have time to pay at......

August 11, 2016 |

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Blue Hill Validates Vena’s ‘Embrace Excel’ Approach to Performance Management

For anyone who wonders why spreadsheets can’t simply be the de facto interface for data, Blue Hill believes that Vena has taken a novel approach that is now being validated by a market and a round of investment typically associated with rapid market growth......

August 11, 2016 |

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Yes, Hybrid ERP Systems are More than Attainable

Finance departments don’t necessarily need to start from scratch in order to draw better data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. What’s the only thing worse than trying to pull relevant data out of your company’s old, expensive, ERP system? It’......

July 18, 2016 |

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The Rise of the Non-Financial Report

If CFOs and their teams only look inward, their perspective won’t offer what senior leaders really need. The phrase “bottom line” and “finance” often seem to go hand-in-hand, but smart CFOs and their teams are increasingly beginning to realize that making ......

May 19, 2016 |

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The ERP Imperative in a Data-Rich World

Most CFOs are pretty clear about their top priorities: making sure revenue and costs are well balanced; being accurate and up-to-date in any information that’s shared with the executive team; and making sure they get the most out of ERP. Wait, what? Yes. A......

February 11, 2016 |

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451 Research: Vena’s Excel Approach Stands Out in Corporate Performance Management

Exponential growth and powerful solutions add to Vena’s important competitive differentiators. A recent report on Vena Solutions by tech analyst firm 451 Research highlights how embracing Excel, an exponential growth rate and powerful solutions help Vena s......

December 2, 2015 |

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Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story: Incorporating Narratives in the Performance Management Process

There’s probably a reason why hieroglyphics were some of the first forms of written communication in human history. Long before there were comic books, movies or TV shows, Ancient Egyptians understood the power of using images to convey meaning rather than......

November 18, 2015 |

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