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Vena Solutions, Applied Analytix Form Partnership to Help Companies Improve Corporate Performance Management

August 12, 2014 |
by Vena Solutions

Partners share vision about the important role Microsoft® Excel® plays in corporate performance management (CPM) Toronto,… Continue Reading Vena Solutions, Applied Analytix Form Partnership to…

Partners share vision about the important role Microsoft® Excel® plays in corporate performance management (CPM)

Toronto, Ontario & Belmont, California, August 13, 2014 – Vena Solutions, an industry recognized provider of next-generation corporate performance management (CPM) software, and Applied Analytix, an established software and consulting services company, are partnering to help companies improve their business processes without giving up Excel.

The partnership will enable Applied Analytix to market, sell and implement Vena, an enterprise-class CPM application that leverages native Excel.

“Partnering with Applied Analytix makes sense for Vena because we share the fundamental belief that Excel isn’t going away,” explains Don Mal, CEO, Vena Solutions. “The Applied Analytix team will act as an extension of our company by providing consulting and implementation services to our rapidly expanding customer base. It’s an exciting opportunity for both of our growing companies.”

Larry Stell, Director of Business Development at Applied Analytix, adds: “Applied Analytix has more than 15 years of experience implementing CPM solutions. This partnership is based on our interest in adding an Excel-based CPM solution to our current offering. Excel is the tool of choice for financial professionals, and we believe the best CPM solutions complement, rather than replace, Excel.”

The shared belief that the best CPM solutions leverage Excel is the main reason the two firms have come together.

Both recognize that companies around the world use native Excel extensively for their core business planning and analysis processes.

In fact, 81% of companies that already have a CPM solution supplement it with spreadsheets, according to BPM Partners’ 2012 Pulse of Performance Management Survey.

“Industry research, coupled with observations from our own client base, clearly demonstrate how spreadsheets continue to be integral to finance processes,” says Dan Mannisto CEO of Applied Analytix.

“This makes Vena’s Excel-centric approach ideal for virtually any organization, and specifically, Applied Analytix’ typical clients. Vena is easy to adopt, has a low implementation risk and begins adding value in just weeks. The solution complements our philosophy and approach and we look forward to a long-standing relationship with Vena Solutions.”

Vena continues to surpass its sales and revenue targets because of its broad appeal to both mid-market and large enterprises alike.



Vena Solutions has redefined how companies automate their most mission-critical finance, accounting and business processes. Our platform embraces the best of Microsoft® Excel®, extending and evolving its capabilities to create a next-generation enterprise solution that is powerful, yet intuitive. Vena is a first-to-market solution that offers the most comprehensive suite of cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) capabilities with a quick deployment methodology – all without compromising what you love best from Excel.



Since 1995, Applied Analytix has been helping companies reduce their over-reliance on Excel. The company provides the knowledge, experience and support companies need to become an analytics-driven organization.


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