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Plan Revenues, Expenses and Funding in Excel with Vena

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Financial planning for higher education can be complex. Vena’s higher education budgeting software streamlines your financial, operational planning and reporting processes—within the familiar Excel interface.

Revenue and Tuition Planning

Calculate planned tuition revenue, student fees, room and board and revenue streams based on your enrollment management plan.

Expense and Enrollment Planning

Plan student enrollment by cohort, by various student types (in/out of state, domestic/international) across faculties and academic programs.

Strategically Allocate Funding, Grants and Endowments

Track transactions across thousands of different accounts and use Vena’s drill down feature to increase transparency and identify pockets of funding that aren’t being strategically spent.

Plan With Agility Using Our Higher Education Reporting Software

Vena connects your models and includes what-if scenario analysis so you can move with agility when it comes to key planning processes for enrollment and tuition, grants and endowments.
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Our education budgeting software turns Excel into a Complete Planning platform, packed with features to help you save time, work smarter and plan with confidence.

Excel With Excel

Vena uses the Excel interface so you can leverage your existing skill set, minimize dependence on IT and increase user adoption across your organization.

Let Workflows Do the Work for You

Track the status of budget inputs and reviews, automatically distribute templates, send alerts and notifications for tasks, map out your processes and more with smart workflows.

Create and Share Reports in Minutes

Build ad-hoc reports with all your key metrics on the fly and instantly share them with stakeholders. And create dashboards and power your analysis with Vena Insights.

Track Changes to Templates With Audit Trails

Compare current and all prior versions of the same template and highlight changes with the click of a button.
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Use pre-built business logic to facilitate all your higher education budget models, forecasting and planning processes.
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Plan all your revenue and expenses and see how changes to drivers like student enrollment and tuition will affect your bottom line.
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Dashboards & Reporting
Provide timely, data-driven insights to your school’s board and management group using beautiful dashboards and reports.

An Award-Winning Partner To Guide You on Your Path to Success

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Goodbye data silos and manually inputting data. Our higher education reporting software connects data from your source systems to a centralized database and automatically consolidates your data and integrates your latest actuals into your planning templates.

Integrate Your ERP, General Ledger and Subledger Data

Connect and integrate data from systems such as Microsoft Dynamics GP and SL, NetSuite, Quickbooks, Sage Intacct, Oracle and more.

Connect Your HRIS and Payroll Systems to Vena

With our strategic planning software for higher education, you can load data from HRIS and payroll systems such as Paylocity, ADP, Ceridian, Paychex, Paycom and Ultipro into your templates.

Load Data From Enrollment and Student Information Systems (SIS)

Automatically sync enrollment and other data from your student information system (SIS) so you can be sure you’re always planning with the most up to date numbers.

Import Your Excel and CSV Files

Easily import your existing Excel templates and CSV and flat files—whether they are stored locally or in applications such as Dropbox, OneDrive, SFTP and SharePoint.

Templates for Enrollment Planning, Tuition Planning and More

Financial planning for higher education doesn’t have to be time-consuming and stressful. Get up and running in weeks with templates.
  • Control Template for Key Drivers and Variables
  • Higher Education KPI Dashboard
  • Student Fees, Tuition, Fund and Enrollment Planning Templates
  • Room and Board Planning Template
  • Grants / Endowment Planning Template
  • “Other” OPEX and Revenue Planning Template (parking, sporting events, etc.)
  • Workforce and Position Request Template
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Saint Mary’s University Approves Budgets 70% Faster With Vena

“Vena was the one we fell in love with right away because it’s Excel based. Our planning process involves a lot of non-finance people, so it’s important to put templates in front of them that are simple to understand.”

Darrell Rooney
Senior Director of Financial Services, Saint Mary's University

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