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December 14, 2022 |

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Best Practices for Modeling and Creating Effective Spreadsheets in Excel

Despite the introduction of new financial technology, Excel has continued to be an integral part of financial modeling. For this reason, finance, operations and business professionals should be comfortable working with data and building effective models us......

July 19, 2022 |

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5 Advantages of Excel With Microsoft 365

This blog was first published on June 20, 2022 and updated on October 25, 2022. While Microsoft Office remains extremely popular, Microsoft 365—which includes Business Basic, Business Standard and Business Premium options—is picking up steam among corporat......

June 20, 2022 |

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7 New Excel Features You Need To Know

Microsoft shared details in October 2021 about the changes that were going to happen to their Office suite where they gave us a peek at what professionals and businesses could expect with the new features added to the suite. The new Office 2021 included ne......

May 24, 2022 |

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3 Excel Best Practices for Building Effective Spreadsheets for Finance Pros and Business Leaders

Here at Vena, we love Excel and we know you do too. So we partnered with Excel MVP Punra Duggirala, also known as Chandoo, who is passionate about data analytics and visualization. Chandoo has developed a platform for sharing knowledge about Microsoft Exce......

July 21, 2021 |

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Excel Nerds Unite in the Ultimate Community

You’re probably wondering what Excel Nerds Unite is all about. Well, this community came out of Vena’s desire to bring together Excel nerds and enthusiasts alike. We wanted to create a community that celebrated Excel nerd culture. As part of our official l......

May 17, 2021 |

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A Novel Use of Excel Spreadsheets to Inspire Finance Departments

If a literary author sees the value in using Excel to keep track of more than 150 characters, just imagine what CFOs and their teams could do. The story of how a U.S. president coped with the sudden death of his son, Lincoln On The Bardo may not be the kin......

March 30, 2017 |

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What Some of the Smartest People on Twitter are Saying About Spreadsheets

Those in the know have no qualms about celebrating Excel, their favorite productivity tool, on social media. When Alan Lepofsky has something to say about the future of work, people tend to listen. As a lead analyst at Constellation Research, technology an......

March 8, 2017 |

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Why the Future of Financial Services Will Still Have a lot of Rows and Cells

Lots of people will suggest spreadsheets should fade away, but they might be the best bridge between the old ways of working and the new. A couple of years ago, an online magazine called Backchannel published a surprising article with the headline, “A spre......

March 1, 2017 |

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3 Signs Excel Spreadsheets Are a Great Long-Term Bet

Yet another businessperson speaks up for spreadsheets, while survey and user data show Excel’s longevity is a given.  Daniella Borg has so many daughters you could almost picture her using Microsoft Excel to keep track of them all. “If you want to survive ......

February 2, 2017 |

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