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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Solver BI360

If you have major reporting requirements on a weekly or monthly basis, BI360 provides you publisher facility through which you can schedule all your reports and those can be sent to your desired recipients every month and week. you don't have to manually run each report and then send. If you are a small company with low report requirements, you should not go for it.
Wajeeh Rehman | 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

BI Standard Reporting

Solver BI360
7.7
Vena Solutions
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Solver BI360
9.5
Vena Solutions
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Solver BI360
10.0
Vena Solutions
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Solver BI360
10.0
Vena Solutions
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
8.4
Publish to Web
Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
7.8
Publish to PDF
Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
7.8
Report Versioning
Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
8.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Solver BI360
7.3
Vena Solutions
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
8.3

Access Control and Security

Solver BI360
7.7
Vena Solutions
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Solver BI360
7.5
Vena Solutions
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
Dedicated Android Application
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Solver BI360
7.8
Vena Solutions
8.1
Long-term financial planning
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.2
Financial budgeting
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.3
Forecasting
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.2
Scenario modeling
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
7.9
Management reporting
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.1

Consolidation and Close

Solver BI360
7.7
Vena Solutions
8.1
Financial data consolidation
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.1
Journal entries and reports
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
7.1
Multi-currency management
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
7.8
Intercompany Eliminations
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.4
Minority Ownership
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
7.6
Local and consolidated reporting
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
9.1
Detailed Audit Trails
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
8.6

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Solver BI360
7.6
Vena Solutions
8.7
Financial Statement Reporting
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
8.4
Management Reporting
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.8
Excel-based Reporting
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
9.5
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
7.6

Analytics

Solver BI360
7.7
Vena Solutions
8.8
Personalized dashboards
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.6
KPIs
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
9.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
9.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
9.2
Benchmarking with external data
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.0

Integration

Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
8.1
Flat file integration
Solver BI360
7.0
Vena Solutions
8.8
Excel data integration
Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
9.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Solver BI360
8.0
Vena Solutions
6.1

Pros

Solver BI360

  • Budgeting is one of the Best features they have in BI360.
  • Excel-based reporting gives all Excel-lovers more confident.
  • Data Warehouse holds data from different systems, so cross-platform reporting made easy.
Anonymous | 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

Solver BI360

  • Multiple reports if run at same time crashes. this should be fixed
  • Published reports email body format options should be improved
  • Weekly and daily functions in BI360 should be introduced.
Wajeeh Rehman | 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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

Flexibility in the creation of dashboard and more robust.
Anonymous | 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

Solver BI360

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

Solver BI360

  • Our man power requirement for reporting department reduced.
  • Our reports are now more efficient and meets the management requirements.
  • This is a very cost effective solution.
Wajeeh Rehman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Solver BI360

General

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

Vena Solutions

General

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

* per user

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Solver BI360
9.0
Vena Solutions
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Solver BI360
Vena Solutions
8.1

Usability

Solver BI360
Vena Solutions
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Solver BI360
Vena Solutions
9.1

Performance

Solver BI360
Vena Solutions
9.1

Support Rating

Solver BI360
Vena Solutions
8.7

Online Training

Solver BI360
Vena Solutions
4.5

Implementation Rating

Solver BI360
Vena Solutions
6.4

Scalability

Solver BI360
Vena Solutions
9.1

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