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Score 7.1 out of 100

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Jedox ranks higher in 6 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Mobile Capabilities, Consolidation and Close, Financial Reporting and Compliance, Analytics and Reporting, Integration
  • Vena ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
  • Jedox and Vena are tied in 2 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Access Control and Security

BI Standard Reporting

9.1

Jedox

91%
8.3

Vena

83%
Jedox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
40 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
66 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
72 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.3

Jedox

83%
8.3

Vena

83%
Vena ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
135 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
9.2
92%
133 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
6.3
63%
42 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
119 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.9

Jedox

79%
8.7

Vena

87%
Vena ranks higher in 3/4 features

Publish to Web

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
52 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
9.5
95%
79 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
90 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
83 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.6

Jedox

56%
7.4

Vena

74%
Vena ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

5.9
59%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
60 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

5.5
55%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
46 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
52 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.8

Jedox

88%
8.8

Vena

88%
Vena ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.8
88%
3 Ratings
9.4
94%
127 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.8
88%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
125 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.8
88%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
128 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
93 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.4

Jedox

74%
6.8

Vena

68%
Jedox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
66 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
6.5
65%
56 Ratings

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

8.5

Jedox

85%
9.0

Vena

90%
Vena ranks higher in 4/5 features

Long-term financial planning

7.1
71%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
157 Ratings

Financial budgeting

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
168 Ratings

Forecasting

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
162 Ratings

Scenario modeling

7.1
71%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
148 Ratings

Management reporting

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
165 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

9.5

Jedox

95%
8.5

Vena

85%
Jedox ranks higher in 5/7 features

Financial data consolidation

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
128 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
94 Ratings

Multi-currency management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
91 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
90 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
111 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
137 Ratings

Minority Ownership

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
60 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

9.3

Jedox

93%
8.4

Vena

84%
Jedox ranks higher in 4/5 features

Financial Statement Reporting

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
145 Ratings

Management Reporting

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
152 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
9.3
93%
160 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
116 Ratings

XBRL support for regulatory filing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
41 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

9.6

Jedox

96%
9.0

Vena

90%
Jedox ranks higher in 4/6 features

Personalized dashboards

8.8
88%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
108 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.2
92%
81 Ratings

KPIs

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.7
97%
90 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
98 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
89 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
69 Ratings

Integration

9.0

Jedox

90%
8.9

Vena

89%
Jedox ranks higher in 2/3 features

Flat file integration

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.2
92%
128 Ratings

Excel data integration

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
149 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
119 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Jedox is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Configurability, Ease of integration, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale
  • Vena is rated higher in 4 areas: Availability, Performance, Online Training, Product Scalability
  • Jedox and Vena are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Jedox

90%
8 Ratings
9.0

Vena

90%
178 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Jedox

90%
3 Ratings
8.7

Vena

87%
12 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Jedox

90%
2 Ratings
8.0

Vena

80%
20 Ratings

Availability

8.0

Jedox

80%
4 Ratings
8.5

Vena

85%
5 Ratings

Performance

7.0

Jedox

70%
4 Ratings
7.9

Vena

79%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Jedox

90%
5 Ratings
8.4

Vena

84%
93 Ratings

In-Person Training

Jedox

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Vena

86%
2 Ratings

Online Training

8.0

Jedox

80%
1 Rating
8.2

Vena

82%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Jedox

90%
5 Ratings
8.9

Vena

89%
5 Ratings

Configurability

9.0

Jedox

90%
2 Ratings
8.2

Vena

82%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

9.0

Jedox

90%
1 Rating
8.2

Vena

82%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

4.0

Jedox

40%
2 Ratings
8.5

Vena

85%
5 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

10.0

Jedox

100%
1 Rating
7.7

Vena

77%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

10.0

Jedox

100%
1 Rating
8.2

Vena

82%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Jedox AG

Best suited for financial consolidation and / or as a highly customized and compact EPM / BI solution (up to 100 CCU) with individual workflows, planning and reporting functionalities, with moderate number of users (no restrictions for any industry, all industries are covered well). It also has advanced reporting & data analysis requirements and provides an integration and reporting layer of imported data from different external systems (via ETL). It can help with migrating your legacy Excel-based business models to the Web. It is not well suited for Enterprise BI applications with expecting >500 CCU (users at the same time working with the system) - this may cause serious performance issues, as all data is kept in RAM. Jedox is also less suited for applications with heavy document management requirements (document management is not an out of the box functionality in Jedox and rather requires custom development through custom widgets etc.).
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Vena Solutions

The most powerful feature of Vena is the ability to set Data Permissions to restrict the access of specific levels of users in a large organization. In a large organization, there are multiple departments, a large sales force, and different types of executives. It is not necessary for each group to gain full access to see all the organization's financial information. Vena does a great job in setting up users through data permissions and task binding so that users only need to see and work with what is appropriate for each user.
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Pros

Jedox AG

  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
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Vena Solutions

  • Flows changes and updates to our forecasts seamlessly where we know the numbers are reflected in all of our reports.
  • Ability to create ad hoc custom reports.
  • Having the ability to pull different scenarios, periods, and years easily to have comparatives for better analysis.
  • Integrated well into excel where you don't feel like you're using a completely different tool.
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Cons

Jedox AG

  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
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Vena Solutions

  • Reports can be difficult to create without extensive training
  • Protecting a sheet to eliminate end user errors is important, but it would be nice to still be able to make cosmetic changes easily
  • There is sometimes a delay in opening reports and loading new reports
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Pricing Details

Jedox

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Jedox editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Vena

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Vena editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional $0

      Additional Details

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      Likelihood to Renew

      Jedox AG

      For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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      Vena Solutions

      Vena has been a huge win for us as an organization, as it vastly improved our budgeting process by removing manual consolidation that was incredibly time consuming, and it allows us to see a multi-year view of our organizational budget across all of our funding sources. We've seen Vena's platform grow over the years and we've not yet fully adopted some of them so it feels like there's still potential to get even more value out of the platform.
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      Usability

      Jedox AG

      To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
      learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
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      Vena Solutions

      This is split between usability from an end-user perspective and administrative. Administrative - The tool is lacking in a cohesive way to administer the tool, both from more of a back-end perspective (ETL/Integrations, scripting, etc.) as well as from a business administrative (Processes, Models, etc.). On the more back-end IT related aspects, the tool is a mishmash of modules that were clearly developed in stovepipe fashion. Basic feature/functionality aspects such as version control, auto vs manual save, etc. differ between the code preparation components. It is also lacking in any sort of coherent version control. Not all pages display the context information, so extreme caution must be used. There is also no coherent migration strategy. The process and model navigation has been somewhat challenging for our business administrators, often requiring assistance from Vena when creating or altering templates. 2 of 10 End User - This is better. The Excel add-in generally functions well. Creating basic templates is straightforward, and there is a large degree of flexibility when creating reporting templates. Being part of Excel puts many users into a comfort zone. The toggle switch between template and data mode is not well conceived, and the add-in pop-ups occasionally have issues on multi-monitor displays. 6 of 10
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      Reliability and Availability

      Jedox AG

      Jedox has
      very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
      mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
      performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
      analysis, dashboards instantly.
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      Vena Solutions

      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
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      Performance

      Jedox AG

      Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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      Vena Solutions

      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
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      Support Rating

      Jedox AG

      Jedox support in general is a professional and fast responding team. An easy-to-use ticketing system is in place. Bug-related questions are solved fast (responses come usually in a few hours after the question), but some questions / tickets, that are not Jedox-related bugs (for example some advanced questions about Jedox functionality), may be forwarded to Application Management team for further processing and then it may take several days or even weeks to get a response here -> there is room for improvement here.
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      Vena Solutions

      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.
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      In-Person Training

      Jedox AG

      No answers on this topic

      Vena Solutions

      The original training was onsite and over two weeks. Since our original onboarding the company has come out with a training website to aid in user self directed needs.
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      Online Training

      Jedox AG

      No answers on this topic

      Vena Solutions

      The online training was effective, it would be nice to see a more personalized solution. I understand the training is tailored for all industries, but it would be nice to see industry-specific use cases.
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      Implementation Rating

      Jedox AG

      The implementation of SSO, SAML Authentication, HTTPS, Server splitting (Frontend / Backend servers) could be more standardized and made more user friendly to set up (e.g. via setup guide). Otherwise the implementation of Jedox is quick and simple when compared to other similar technologies.
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      Vena Solutions

      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
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      Alternatives Considered

      Jedox AG

      Calumo is similar product to Jedox. I have used it extensively in my previous role. It was a major contender when we evaluated a BI platform for NIDA. Calumo is a great product as well and it was a very close call. Where we found Jedox to be a better fit for NIDA was the ability to prepare dynamic reports with ease without the need to learn MDX which was used extensively by Calumo to make dynamic reports which expand or shrink based on the underlying data. Another major benefit we saw in Jedox was the whole ETL process could be managed within Jedox instead of doing it in SQL server which negates having a dedicated SQL specialist role when the scale expands.
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      Vena Solutions

      The decision to go with Vena was based mostly on flexibility. Within the Vena solutions, you can create or customize any report to fit your exact need, and that is ideal for our team. We want to be able to create numerous customized report structures on our own, and with many other solutions, you need to ask for one of their support members to create a special report for you, or the idea may not be possible or efficiently developed.
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      Scalability

      Jedox AG

      Scalability is often another word for speed. Given enough data, enough users or enough calculations, the tool becomes slower and slower. You will find that Jedox has a very high performance that can even be increased by the use of grafical cards. Other thaen that it does not only offer BI (looking back based on historical ERP data) but also allows you to look forward through integrated budgetting, planning, forecasting, workflow and collaboration. Not easy to find a tool that can support so much business functionality. So, also pretty scalable in that respect.
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      Vena Solutions

      We use Vena across 10 countries and 200 users who are located in a wide range of settings and internet reliability. Even with that wide implementation, the most common issue we run into is a new hire not installing the Vena add-in, which is a super quick fix. Depending on our user's location, the internet can sometimes be spotty, but that is outside of Vena's control and even in those settings, Vena might take a little longer to open a template, but it still does open and the user can complete their work. Over 5 years of using Vena, we've collectively only had 3 issues where we needed Vena support to help look at a specific issue a user was having.
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      Return on Investment

      Jedox AG

      • Financial budgeting and Forecasting are done in a centralized fashion in Jedox now instead of a decentralized excel based approach. A lot of cost savings and improved reliability
      • Easy to use self-help Dashboards and detailed reports
      • Web-based reporting instead of excel based
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      Vena Solutions

      • Saved time on the FP&A team in terms of reporting improvement.
      • FP&A was able to focus more of their time analyzing and less time consolidating.
      • The additional analysis provided by VENA allows the company to tackle cost issues and improve profitability.
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