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Likelihood to Recommend

Vena Solutions

Vena is able to streamline our budget reporting process, as we are able to provide standardized reports to different stakeholders with increased accuracy and level of detail. The templating solutions it provides means we can create up to date reports without having to allocate massive amounts of resources, opening us up to client ad-hoc requests and improved analysis.
Helen Coulson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Adaptive Insights is well-suited for accommodating different areas within the organization that have different cost drivers and/or have different allocation needs. The capability to design planning sheets using the lookup values offers flexibility that was difficult to produce with confidence in our other planning tool. Using dimensions and attributes within our organization's design, allows the ability to dissect data in different ways and report in more flexible formats to meet user needs. In addition, the OfficeConnect plug-in with Adaptive offers expanded Board reporting capabilities where Adaptive Reporting may come up short. The Discovery Dashboard provides quick visuals for C-Suite on demand.
Limin Kinsey, CPA, CFE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Vena Solutions
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Vena Solutions
8.2
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Customizable dashboards
Vena Solutions
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
Vena Solutions
8.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Vena Solutions
8.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Vena Solutions
8.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Vena Solutions
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Vena Solutions
8.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Vena Solutions
8.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Vena Solutions
8.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Publish to Web
Vena Solutions
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
Publish to PDF
Vena Solutions
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Report Versioning
Vena Solutions
9.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Vena Solutions
9.2
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Vena Solutions
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Vena Solutions
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Vena Solutions
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Vena Solutions
8.2
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0

Access Control and Security

Vena Solutions
9.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Vena Solutions
9.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Vena Solutions
8.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Vena Solutions
9.2
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Vena Solutions
8.6
Workday Adaptive Planning

Mobile Capabilities

Vena Solutions
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Vena Solutions
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Vena Solutions
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
10.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Vena Solutions
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Vena Solutions
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Vena Solutions
8.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.4
Long-term financial planning
Vena Solutions
8.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.8
Financial budgeting
Vena Solutions
8.7
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.9
Forecasting
Vena Solutions
8.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Scenario modeling
Vena Solutions
8.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.1
Management reporting
Vena Solutions
8.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0

Consolidation and Close

Vena Solutions
8.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Financial data consolidation
Vena Solutions
8.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.7
Journal entries and reports
Vena Solutions
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
6.4
Multi-currency management
Vena Solutions
9.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.5
Intercompany Eliminations
Vena Solutions
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.9
Minority Ownership
Vena Solutions
7.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Vena Solutions
9.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
Detailed Audit Trails
Vena Solutions
8.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Vena Solutions
8.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.9
Financial Statement Reporting
Vena Solutions
9.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.7
Management Reporting
Vena Solutions
9.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
Excel-based Reporting
Vena Solutions
9.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.4
Automated board and financial reporting
Vena Solutions
9.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Vena Solutions
7.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.6

Analytics

Vena Solutions
8.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.0
Personalized dashboards
Vena Solutions
7.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.5
Color-coded scorecards
Vena Solutions
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
6.4
KPIs
Vena Solutions
8.7
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.3
Cost and profitability analysis
Vena Solutions
9.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
Key Performance Indicator setting
Vena Solutions
8.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.9
Benchmarking with external data
Vena Solutions
7.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
4.5

Integration

Vena Solutions
8.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
Flat file integration
Vena Solutions
9.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
Excel data integration
Vena Solutions
9.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Vena Solutions
7.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.2

Pros

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

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • I love how easy it is to track software and general amortizations in Adaptive. The software has been an issue with my past employers, but it flows very easily here in Adaptive.
  • We also use Adaptive's OfficeConnect for easy reporting. It has helped us automate our reporting as we work with internal departments. We have the reports built, and the software and can refresh all of them simultaneously, reducing generation time and giving us more time for analysis.
  • We are building out more operational metrics now. We are starting to track sales opportunities across different business segments to see the correlation between spending activities and opportunity generation. This helps us set better targets in the future. This paired with OfficeConnect also makes it very easy to track and report on operational metrics in addition to financial metrics.
Mark McConkie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Vena Solutions

  • In Report Books, the option to run reports as PDF would be helpful.
  • In Report Books, the option to add more than one report to the book would be extremely useful. Currently, users receive multiple emails because we can only have one report per book.
  • In Report Books, the ability to output files to a directory rather than sending them via email would be a nice enhancement.
Alicia Scappe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • When trying to learn about a new feature or a feature I have not used previously it is sometimes difficult to find that information on the help section.
  • Adaptive can be deployed through consultants when they do not have specialized knowledge like higher education. This sometimes makes it difficult to determine who to contact when experiencing issues with the model after implementation.
  • You are limited to one master chart of accounts. When you have multiple businesses this can cause some difficulties that can be overcome, but takes additional thought and planning and can cause issues when making changes.
Brian Kyslinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.0
Based on 34 answers
The tools is powerful for planning and reporting purposes, but also very easy to use for non-financial end-users. Team members have expressed how happy they are with the application and the ability we've given them to make their work lives more efficient.
Brad MacDonald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 1 answer
One is only limited by their knowledge of Excel functions and basic understanding of database management. One does not need to know VBA, VB, C++ or even SQL.
Megan Bladen-Blinkoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 7.4
Based on 79 answers
Menus are easy to navigate, sheets are straightforward and flexible and you can work on your budget/forecasts without being at the office. The cloud based system makes it easy for users to complete their processes offsite and without needing there work provided computer. Creating new reports using both the web based Adaptive tool and OfficeConnect is quite simple with very minimal training.
Gary Grzesiak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Vena Solutions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 7.0
Based on 10 answers
We can access Adaptive anytime 24/7 from any computer or laptop pc or Mac. They are committed to keep this product up to date and relevant
Harry Vasels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Vena Solutions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 5 answers
Product performs well when making and saving changes and navigating between pages within the application
Andrew Rosenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.0
Based on 90 answers
The Vena support team has been helpful whenever there has been a problem. There is also a very useful knowledge hub with users willing to help out, which has really been beneficial, especially when using some of the more complex features Vena has to offer.
Jack Grifiths | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.2
Based on 26 answers
Support requests are always handled promptly and resolved favourably.Many user support requests arise during initial deployment and use and often represent questions relating to best methods or how to approach their particular situation, which we gladly assist with as we provide the appropriate skills transfer training and assistance.As clients become more knowledgeable in working with the product suite then they tend not to ask many questions.
Greg Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Vena Solutions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Online webinars provided by Adaptive Insights gave me the opportunity to explore more features in AI and perform my tasks more efficiently.
Lenny Wu, MBA, MA, CPA, CGA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.9
Based on 30 answers
Be open to working up the plan in a way that leverages the power of the software.

Look to maximise the knowledge transfer early on - the software is very usable. You'll be able to maintain it yourself rather than being hooked to the partner
Lee Hawthorn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Vena Solutions

The main contender with Vena was Prophix. Most of the other products we looked at were not capable of the complexity we needed. We chose Vena because the Excel templates made it look like the budget we were working with. We were able to use syntax we were familiar with for formulas and achieve the desired results. We knew any product was going to be a challenge but Vena was the appropriate choice for us.
Jay Scheumack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

For us, it came down to Adaptive Insights and Host Analytics. The benefits seemed very comparable. We ultimately decided on Adaptive Insights because it cost less to implement and the time to implement was less compared to Host Analytics. We are VERY happy with our decision to go with Adaptive Insights.
Denise Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Vena Solutions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Some aspects of the application are very scalable (formulae, metadata changes, adding/changing users, etc.) while others are less so (dashboards, data integration etc.)
Bob Katz, CMA, CFM, CFP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • We use Adaptive Planning as our main budgeting software. Adaptive is always releasing new features to improve the functionality, and this makes working it is much more efficient.
  • Adaptive has many resources to help you use Adaptive. However, not many answers can be found on Google.
Samantha Monastra | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Vena Solutions

General

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

* per user

Workday Adaptive Planning

General

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

* per seat, per installation

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Vena Solutions
8.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Vena Solutions
9.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0

Usability

Vena Solutions
9.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.4

Reliability and Availability

Vena Solutions
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.0

Performance

Vena Solutions
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.1

Support Rating

Vena Solutions
9.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.2

In-Person Training

Vena Solutions
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.2

Online Training

Vena Solutions
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.9

Implementation Rating

Vena Solutions
9.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.9

Scalability

Vena Solutions
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.1

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