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Likelihood to Recommend

Kepion Planning

The solution works extremely well for companies in complicated operations or with the ambition to forecast their operations on a driver based way or wanting to have the ability to create different scenarios based on external or internal drivers. It is a perfect piece of an existing analytical infrastructure (DWH/BI) lacking a planning solution on top.
Sindri Sigurjonsson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena Solutions

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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Kepion Planning
7.9
Vena Solutions
8.1
Long-term financial planning
Kepion Planning
8.9
Vena Solutions
8.2
Financial budgeting
Kepion Planning
8.2
Vena Solutions
8.3
Forecasting
Kepion Planning
8.2
Vena Solutions
8.2
Scenario modeling
Kepion Planning
8.0
Vena Solutions
7.9
Management reporting
Kepion Planning
6.1
Vena Solutions
8.1

Consolidation and Close

Kepion Planning
7.5
Vena Solutions
8.1
Financial data consolidation
Kepion Planning
6.5
Vena Solutions
8.0
Journal entries and reports
Kepion Planning
6.5
Vena Solutions
7.1
Multi-currency management
Kepion Planning
8.8
Vena Solutions
7.8
Intercompany Eliminations
Kepion Planning
7.3
Vena Solutions
8.4
Minority Ownership
Kepion Planning
6.8
Vena Solutions
7.6
Local and consolidated reporting
Kepion Planning
8.0
Vena Solutions
9.1
Detailed Audit Trails
Kepion Planning
8.3
Vena Solutions
8.6

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Kepion Planning
7.0
Vena Solutions
8.6
Financial Statement Reporting
Kepion Planning
6.8
Vena Solutions
8.4
Management Reporting
Kepion Planning
6.1
Vena Solutions
8.8
Excel-based Reporting
Kepion Planning
8.9
Vena Solutions
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Kepion Planning
7.1
Vena Solutions
9.5
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Kepion Planning
6.1
Vena Solutions
7.6

Analytics

Kepion Planning
6.6
Vena Solutions
8.8
Personalized dashboards
Kepion Planning
6.1
Vena Solutions
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Kepion Planning
6.2
Vena Solutions
8.6
KPIs
Kepion Planning
6.2
Vena Solutions
9.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Kepion Planning
8.2
Vena Solutions
9.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
Kepion Planning
6.2
Vena Solutions
9.2
Benchmarking with external data
Kepion Planning
6.5
Vena Solutions
8.0

Integration

Kepion Planning
8.9
Vena Solutions
8.1
Flat file integration
Kepion Planning
9.1
Vena Solutions
8.8
Excel data integration
Kepion Planning
8.9
Vena Solutions
9.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Kepion Planning
8.5
Vena Solutions
6.1

BI Standard Reporting

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.4
Publish to Web
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
7.8
Publish to PDF
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
7.8
Report Versioning
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.3

Access Control and Security

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
7.8

Pros

Kepion Planning

  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Kepion provides all budgeting, forecasting and actuals information in one, collaborative environment.
  • Analysis: It is easy to traverse across your entire budgeting and forecasting spectrum in Kepion, unearthing insights that would be hidden from you in other tools.
  • Workflow: Kepion's workflow management is simple and clear.
Gerard Mangan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena Solutions

  • 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

Kepion Planning

  • Silverlight functionality is outdated which makes the front end solution a little bit old compared to latest UI. They will be tackling it in Q2 2018, but it leaves users wanting for more.
  • Reporting functionalities: Are not state of the art, we recommend users creating official reports within Kepion, but focusing on Tableau or PowerBI for reporting purposes as this is not and will never be Kepion strengths compared to the likes of Tableau.
  • Being customizable is great, however, the solution is not an out-of-the-box solution and does require a little integration to work. For smaller companies (under 5M USD) I would still recommend Excel.
Sindri Sigurjonsson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena Solutions

  • 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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 8.7
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

Kepion Planning

No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 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

Kepion Planning

Kepion is in a unique position in that it has all of the enterprise-grade functionality and scalability of a tool like Cognos, but it is available at a lower price point, with much more engaged support.
Gerard Mangan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vena Solutions

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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 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

Kepion Planning

No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

  • 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

Kepion Planning

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Kepion Planning Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On premise Install$01
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SaaS Edition
Cloud Planning$01
  1. Contact Us
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us at sales@kepion.com for more details.

Vena Solutions

General

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

* per user

Vena Solutions Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kepion Planning
8.3
Vena Solutions
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.1

Usability

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
9.1

Performance

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
9.1

Support Rating

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
8.7

Online Training

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
4.5

Implementation Rating

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
6.4

Scalability

Kepion Planning
Vena Solutions
9.1

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