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Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica

We work with clients from various fields and have not yet encountered cases where Acumatica is not suitable. It can be customized for any business. Some business-process a harder for customization but basically, everything is solvable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena

Any organization that has the same P&L for multiple business units would benefit greatly! Franchises, etc are a perfect fit.Any organization that has multiple shadow systems in Excel can all be brought together in Vena.Hotel management would be a great fit!Reits and other infrastructure companies would be a great fit!
Darrell Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Pay calculation
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Benefit plan administration
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Direct deposit files
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Salary revision and increment management
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Reimbursement management
Acumatica
9.8
Vena

Customization

Acumatica
9.8
Vena
API for custom integration
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Plug-ins
Acumatica
9.7
Vena

Security

Acumatica
9.6
Vena
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica
9.5
Vena

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica
8.9
Vena
Dashboards
Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Standard reports
Acumatica
8.5
Vena
Custom reports
Acumatica
9.3
Vena

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica
9.3
Vena
Accounts payable
Acumatica
9.1
Vena
Accounts receivable
Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Global Financial Support
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica
9.1
Vena
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Localizations
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica
9.2
Vena
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica
9.1
Vena
Centralized Rules Framework
Acumatica
9.3
Vena
Standardized Processes
Acumatica
9.4
Vena

Inventory Management

Acumatica
9.7
Vena
Inventory tracking
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Automatic reordering
Acumatica
9.5
Vena
Location management
Acumatica
9.7
Vena
Manufacturing module
Acumatica
9.8
Vena

Order Management

Acumatica
9.5
Vena
Pricing
Acumatica
9.2
Vena
Order entry
Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Credit card processing
Acumatica
9.1
Vena
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica
9.1
Vena
Order Orchestration
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Order exception Resolution
Acumatica
9.9
Vena

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica
9.4
Vena
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica
9.4
Vena
Shared Services Payments
Acumatica
9.2
Vena
Billings Management
Acumatica
9.6
Vena
Customer Receipt Applications
Acumatica
9.5
Vena
Customer Collections
Acumatica
9.1
Vena
Revenue Recognition
Acumatica
9.7
Vena
Cash Management
Acumatica
9.5
Vena
Asset Management
Acumatica
9.2
Vena
Travel & Expense Management
Acumatica
9.1
Vena
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Acumatica
9.5
Vena
Period Close
Acumatica
9.4
Vena
Transactions Tax
Acumatica
9.6
Vena
Subledger Reconciliations
Acumatica
9.4
Vena
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Acumatica
9.9
Vena

Project Financial Management

Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acumatica
9.3
Vena
Project Costing
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Cost Capture
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Capital Project Management
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Customer Invoicing
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Customer Contract Compliance
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Project Revenue Recognition
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Project Financials Dashboard
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Real-time Financial Reporting
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Embedded Business Intelligence
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Project Planning Collaboration
Acumatica
9.9
Vena

Project Execution Management

Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Project Planning and Scheduling
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Project Manager Dashboard
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Resource Manager Dashboard
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Task Insight for Project Managers
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Team Member Task Collaboration
Acumatica
7.0
Vena
Talent Profiles
Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Real-Time Project Reporting
Acumatica
8.0
Vena

Grants Management

Acumatica
7.8
Vena
Award Lifecycle Management
Acumatica
7.0
Vena
Spending Control
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Indirect Cost Management
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Billing
Acumatica
8.0
Vena

Procurement

Acumatica
7.7
Vena
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Acumatica
6.3
Vena
Sourcing Analysis
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Acumatica
7.0
Vena
Invoice Automated Matching
Acumatica
7.0
Vena
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Supplier Assessment
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Supplier Management
Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Supplier Portal
Acumatica
7.0
Vena

Logistics

Acumatica
9.4
Vena
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Transportation Sourcing Management
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Transportation Process Integration
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Transportation Execution Management
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Trade Management
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Customs Entry Management
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Customs Document Management
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Customs Document Collaboration
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Fulfillment Management
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Inventory Visibility
Acumatica
8.0
Vena
Warehouse Workforce Management
Acumatica
10.0
Vena

Manufacturing

Acumatica
9.7
Vena
Production Process Design
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Supply Chain Business Flows
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Production Management
Acumatica
9.7
Vena
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Configuration Management
Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Work Definition
Acumatica
9.6
Vena
Work Execution
Acumatica
9.6
Vena
Advanced Fulfillment
Acumatica
9.5
Vena
Manufacturing Costs
Acumatica
9.3
Vena

Supply Chain

Acumatica
9.8
Vena
Forecasting
Acumatica
9.6
Vena
Inventory Planning
Acumatica
9.6
Vena
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Performance Monitoring
Acumatica
10.0
Vena

Product Lifecycle Management

Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Ideation Management
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Requirements Management
Acumatica
10.0
Vena
Proposal Management
Acumatica
9.9
Vena
Product Master Data Management
Acumatica
9.0
Vena
Vendor Portal
Acumatica
7.0
Vena
Project Portfolio Management
Acumatica
8.0
Vena

BI Standard Reporting

Acumatica
Vena
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Acumatica
Vena
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Acumatica
Vena
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Acumatica
Vena
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Acumatica
Vena
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Acumatica
Vena
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Acumatica
Vena
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Acumatica
Vena
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Acumatica
Vena
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Acumatica
Vena
8.4
Publish to Web
Acumatica
Vena
7.9
Publish to PDF
Acumatica
Vena
7.8
Report Versioning
Acumatica
Vena
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Acumatica
Vena
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Acumatica
Vena
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Acumatica
Vena
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Acumatica
Vena
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Acumatica
Vena
8.4

Access Control and Security

Acumatica
Vena
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Acumatica
Vena
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Acumatica
Vena
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Acumatica
Vena
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Acumatica
Vena
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Acumatica
Vena
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Acumatica
Vena
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Acumatica
Vena
7.9

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Acumatica
Vena
8.1
Long-term financial planning
Acumatica
Vena
8.2
Financial budgeting
Acumatica
Vena
8.3
Forecasting
Acumatica
Vena
8.1
Scenario modeling
Acumatica
Vena
7.7
Management reporting
Acumatica
Vena
8.1

Consolidation and Close

Acumatica
Vena
8.0
Financial data consolidation
Acumatica
Vena
7.9
Journal entries and reports
Acumatica
Vena
6.9
Multi-currency management
Acumatica
Vena
7.7
Intercompany Eliminations
Acumatica
Vena
8.5
Minority Ownership
Acumatica
Vena
7.7
Local and consolidated reporting
Acumatica
Vena
9.1
Detailed Audit Trails
Acumatica
Vena
8.5

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Acumatica
Vena
8.6
Financial Statement Reporting
Acumatica
Vena
8.2
Management Reporting
Acumatica
Vena
8.7
Excel-based Reporting
Acumatica
Vena
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Acumatica
Vena
9.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Acumatica
Vena
7.7

Analytics

Acumatica
Vena
8.8
Personalized dashboards
Acumatica
Vena
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Acumatica
Vena
8.7
KPIs
Acumatica
Vena
9.6
Cost and profitability analysis
Acumatica
Vena
9.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
Acumatica
Vena
9.1
Benchmarking with external data
Acumatica
Vena
8.0

Integration

Acumatica
Vena
8.0
Flat file integration
Acumatica
Vena
8.7
Excel data integration
Acumatica
Vena
9.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Acumatica
Vena
6.0

Pros

Acumatica

  • Expense reporting - enabled by a smartphone, you can image receipts and create claims quickly
  • Chart of accounts - being able to drill down in an expense category to see the individual claims that make up the total is helpful
  • Reporting - I appreciate the ability to pull a standard report and export to Excel quickly and easily
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena

  • Vena provides all the customizable flexibility and advanced calculation that you can squeeze out of Excel because Excel is used as the front-end. You can tailor the reporting and budget templates to your exact needs and leverage your existing Excel skills.
  • Even though you work in Excel, the data is all controlled by a multi-dimensional cloud database. So your work is safe. Changes are auditable, and nobody has to rely on sharing Excel files between each other and tracking the latest version.
  • Vena's workflow system can be extremely simple if that's what you need. Or you can build some fairly complex process flows for any task.
Aaron Andersen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acumatica

  • Email integration: Horribly clunky, requires users to share email password with Acumatica to allow use of outbound emails. Should be using a more secure method like access tokens.
  • Expense approval process: Once expense claims are approved, approvers (depending on role) can no longer see the approved/denied claims. Denial of claims requires a manual email/call to submitter instructing them to correct and resubmit the claim.
  • CRM: Allow for tracking of cases by the opportunity in addition to business accounts. This would allow for more accurate tracking of issues related to specific opportunities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena

  • The tool uses at least four different query and data manipulation languages, once you get your data to the tool. All of which are proprietary, limited flavors of other languages (such as SQL and MDX).
  • The use of a MongoDB back end has resulted in the ongoing use of floats for numeric data storage. This works fine if you are budgeting at a high level. However, if you are leveraging their transaction-level features, you will see divergence due to the inherent issues of floating point being unable to precisely represent decimal values.
  • There is very little community documentation around the tool, and the documentation provided by the vendor is sparse, poorly written, and often out of date or just plain wrong. This extends to their sample code as well
  • There is currently no direct way to feed data from your source system databases. The primary method is dumping data to flat files and either executing the uploads manually through the web UI or wrapping a java-based CLI with Powershell or windows batch for local execution. There is also a preview of a logic app if you have Azure as part of your infrastructure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acumatica

Acumatica 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very customisable and good value for money. It is also scalable for the future. The CRM and ecommerce integtration are the main downsides.
Justin Leflaive | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena

Vena 8.1
Based on 9 answers
We have been extremely satisfied with the Vena Solutions product and have been able to become more efficient in our budgeting, forecasting and salary planning processes, as well as adding functionality and accuracy that was not possible in the past. Administrators no longer have to keep track manually of each department's budgeted net, but can use a report created in Vena to report this information, as well as see which departments have not yet submitted information. Customer service has always been very responsive as well
Lori Lambert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena

Vena 7.3
Based on 16 answers
It is extremely easy to use the software right away because:- it is Excel-based, so there is little to no learning curve for creating templates and reports- the admin of the tool itself is very simple and intuitive (processes, workflows, etc)The downside to that flexibility is the increased risk of human error, which can be mitigated by additional control and check files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena

Vena 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Contact with Vena Solutions technical support is quick and experts in the field always respond. It is not necessary to go through a large form to explain the problems and then answer more questions to receive a direct answer, we simply send a message indicating the specific problem and they are immediately there to actively help us
Charlotte Byrne Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena

Vena 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Vena Solutions pages load quickly and only a few times does it get a bit slow, only when there are many integrations and the reports are long. But in general it is always fast and honestly I am very satisfied with the speed in the generation of statistical reports and the pages
Jeremiah Adrian Howard Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena

Vena 8.6
Based on 90 answers
From initiate setup to going live, Vena's customer representatives and technicians have proven to be responsive and enthusiastic in getting our company up and running. They have been patient with our questions and frustrations and worked to troubleshoot issues that have come up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Acumatica

No answers on this topic

Vena

The training was all at once. There needed to be more modules that could be broken up over time to allow users to handle their day job and the training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena

Vena 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I would like to see more modules and case study work through of techniques to master to excel within the software package. The current online information is stale and not representative of current software version. It could be much more interactive and informative. Much of the online help articles are stale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena

Vena 6.4
Based on 4 answers
The Vena consultant had great knowledge of both the Vena solution and Excel and Excel functions. He was able to help suggest ways to build our templates that met our requirements using Excel functions we had not previously considered using. And we have been able to use the Excel information he provided in other ways outside of Vena. He was very patient and flexible as we learned the Vena tool and created templates
Lori Lambert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acumatica

Acumatica trumps over QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions in many ways. First, Acumatica being in the cloud has given us agility in accessing the platform anywhere and anytime. Second, the dashboard creation feature of Acumatica has given us the ability to customize each dashboard of each of our employees. Lastly, the CRM solution of Acumatica enables us to track, manage, and monitor our sales team.
Parker Ong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena

The only tools that are similar are more in the BI realm and Vena provides a much more robust way of interacting with data that the visualization that a BI solution provides. Again, the self-service model of the tool allows for the tool to grow with the individuals of the company, which is an element other tools struggle with.
Avo Koulakian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena

Vena 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Vena solutios is a software that provides robust tools that help different departments in their statistics and we can visualize a lot of promising and visually attractive data. Vena Solutions' level of scalability is high and sustainable over time thanks to the fabulous technical support that is ready to help us at all times
Charlotte Byrne Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acumatica

  • Acumatica has saved us so much time, previously having multiple disparate systems for handling our many processes. Now we have one fully integrated system saving us time and money.
Nicole Ronchetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena

  • From my observation, we did get a return on investment. We have FP&A tool first and foremost.
  • We are dealing with 1 financial system to get data as suppose to several sources from before.
  • For sure, Vena Solutions helped many finance teams domestically within our company with financial reporting.
jamie Luangaphay | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acumatica

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Vena

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*

* per user

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