Why Choose Vena Over DataRails?

The Vena Growth Engine has everything you need to plan your business for today and tomorrow. We’ve combined best-in-class technology and methodology—created by our team of Experts—with the world’s leading grid, Excel, to bring you Vena Complete Planning.


Reduce budget cycle times by up to 77%


Create and share reports and dashboards in minutes


Integrate ERP, GL, HRIS and CRM data to gain a single source of truth


Save time with workflows, templates, audit trails and version control

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Top Reasons Why Companies Choose Vena Over DataRails

We know the road isn’t linear, so we’ve created Vena Complete Planning to power your plan to grow with guided insights.

Growth Engine Vena DataRails
Native Microsoft Excel UI
Yes Yes
Collaboration & Sharing
Yes Caution on the capability
Central Database
Yes Yes
Yes No
Process Management
Yes No
Security and Compliance
Yes Caution on the capability
Yes Caution on the capability
Microsoft Power BI Embedded
Yes No


Bring data from your existing systems directly into Vena so you can stop worrying about the integrity of your data. And with the language of Excel built directly into Vena, all of your data will stay synchronized and fluid, no matter where it’s coming from.


Don’t change the way you work. All Vena workflows are synchronized with Excel so you can automate key processes, eliminate bottlenecks, maintain accountability and meet your deadlines.

Security and Compliance

From user permissions and secure data transfers to AES 256-bit encryption for customer data keys and more, our CPM software uses the best technologies and operational processes to keep your data safe and sound.


See your data from every angle with best-in-class modeling, AI-powered analysis and company-wide Business Intelligence that empowers real-time data and collaboration capabilities.


Turn your departments into collaborative business planning partners with the power of Vena and a native Excel interface. Share reports and dashboards, collaborate on templates, add instructions for tasks and more.

Central Database

With our CPM software, all of your data lives in one place. Work from a single source of truth and never worry about accuracy again by viewing all of your data in Excel first, including imported data from external databases.

Reporting and Analytics

Build reports in minutes—and automatically distribute them to stakeholders in seconds. And leverage our embedded Power BI to create beautiful dashboards and level up your analysis capabilities.

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