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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP SCM

For retail, logistics and manufacturing industry business cases, I think SAP Supply Chain Management is very well suited.GATP backorder processing, forecasting, scheduling, product availability check, rule based ATP checks are specific scenarios in which it is well suited.
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

BI Standard Reporting

SAP SCM
Vena
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP SCM
Vena
8.4
Customizable dashboards
SAP SCM
Vena
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
SAP SCM
Vena
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP SCM
Vena
8.2
Drill-down analysis
SAP SCM
Vena
8.5
Formatting capabilities
SAP SCM
Vena
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP SCM
Vena
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP SCM
Vena
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP SCM
Vena
8.4
Publish to Web
SAP SCM
Vena
7.9
Publish to PDF
SAP SCM
Vena
7.9
Report Versioning
SAP SCM
Vena
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP SCM
Vena
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

SAP SCM
Vena
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP SCM
Vena
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP SCM
Vena
7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

SAP SCM
Vena
8.0
Long-term financial planning
SAP SCM
Vena
8.1
Financial budgeting
SAP SCM
Vena
8.3
Forecasting
SAP SCM
Vena
8.1
Scenario modeling
SAP SCM
Vena
7.7
Management reporting
SAP SCM
Vena
8.1

Consolidation and Close

SAP SCM
Vena
8.0
Financial data consolidation
SAP SCM
Vena
7.9
Journal entries and reports
SAP SCM
Vena
6.9
Multi-currency management
SAP SCM
Vena
7.6
Intercompany Eliminations
SAP SCM
Vena
8.5
Minority Ownership
SAP SCM
Vena
7.7
Local and consolidated reporting
SAP SCM
Vena
9.2
Detailed Audit Trails
SAP SCM
Vena
8.5

Financial Reporting and Compliance

SAP SCM
Vena
8.6
Financial Statement Reporting
SAP SCM
Vena
8.1
Management Reporting
SAP SCM
Vena
8.6
Excel-based Reporting
SAP SCM
Vena
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
SAP SCM
Vena
9.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
SAP SCM
Vena
7.8

Analytics

SAP SCM
Vena
8.9
Personalized dashboards
SAP SCM
Vena
8.2
Color-coded scorecards
SAP SCM
Vena
8.8
KPIs
SAP SCM
Vena
9.6
Cost and profitability analysis
SAP SCM
Vena
9.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
SAP SCM
Vena
9.1
Benchmarking with external data
SAP SCM
Vena
7.9

Integration

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

Pros

SAP SCM

  • Availability of different statistical forecasting methods covering different patterns i.e. Trend, Cyclical, Seasonal and Irregularity.
  • Different modules to cater to different business requirement ranging from long-term need (Demand Planning), Medium Term (Supply Planning), Short Term (Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling).
  • Easy integration with core ERP for transfer of master and transaction data. Planning specific functions can be executed in SAP APO while execution can still be carried out in core ERP suite.
Alok Jaiswal | 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

SAP SCM

  • When moving from non-SAP to SAP solution for Supply Chain Management-APO, it may take some time for business users to get use to, as solution provided in user interface sometime seems complex.
  • For track and trace solution within SAP Supply Chain Management has scarcity of good resources especially when you want to track custom objects with complex use cases.
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

SAP SCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP SCM

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

SAP SCM

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

SAP SCM

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

SAP SCM

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

SAP SCM

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

SAP SCM

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

SAP SCM

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

SAP SCM

SAP provides an extensive product suite with its SCM and has functionalities to cater to different industries. Supply chain planning is divided into several steps, some of which are executed by components in SAP ECC and others by components in SAP SCM. It is possible and advisable to integrate these two systems and to use them together for planning. System integration takes place using the Core Interface (CIF). Even though As/400 remains a critical part of the computing infrastructure for many of the global organizations, ease of scalability, integration with cloud, advanced planning and analytics functionality and availability of strong talents make SAP SCM a better choice.
Alok Jaiswal | 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

SAP SCM

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

SAP SCM

  • SAP Supply Chain Management provided suitable solution for promotion planning, forecasting, life cycle planning, VMI replenishment etc. Business team started seeing benefits of those in no time.
  • For collaborative planning, business team had few dis-satisfactory points when compared with previous non-SAP solution.
Anonymous | 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

SAP SCM

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

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