Vena

Vena

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Overview

What is Vena?

Vena Solutions provides a financial process automation solution to automate Corporate Performance Management, accounting and budgeting, Regulatory & Compliance, and other finance-related processes. It is scaled for medium to large-sized organizations.
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Recent Reviews

My Vena review.

8 out of 10
October 28, 2022
Dear Folks, Vena is used in my whole organization as a product sales tracker; we have all sales records in it, including the upcoming …
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VENA tool for FP&A.

9 out of 10
October 26, 2022
VENA is used as a financial reporting and consolidation tool. Primarily for GL data but expanding to other uses in the organization (i.e., …
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How Vena Differs From Its Competitors

Full-Cycle Support

Vena supported the organization through the sales process and after implementation by offering free web-based training to all users, as well as offering access an extensive knowledge base and a support team which can answer ad-hoc questions. We also chose to procure additional Vena consultant time …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

Yes - Vena has enabled our organization to use financial data to make more agile or rapid business decisions. This was done by allowing drill-downs of data, visualisation and effective automation of standard reports. We're also excited to start using Vena's integration with PowerBI to allow for …
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Full-Cycle Support

I understand the implementation of the system from Brian was good The support we are given from Dario and Jester has been excellent, but as they are in Canada, it has been difficult with time issues.
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Finance-Informed Decisions

After an overnight, it provides us with a budgeted/forecasted revenue and EBITDA number; we are able to look at this against actuals using cost centers and g/ls.
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Full-Cycle Support

Vena experts have continued to support the organization with their guidance and assistance in the development of financial statements. Their role was crucial in developing the initial data cube that would be used to map the dimensions of all the data that would be imported to Vena to transform …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

Vena has enabled our organization to use financial data to be more agile and efficient through its ability to control data read and write access to specific users. By limiting users to reading and writing only certain data, users are not distracted massive financial information that may not be …
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Full-Cycle Support

Vena is the best vendor I've worked with in terms of support. They are constantly at the clients side and they focus on delivering the best after implementation support, not only accomplishing the sale. They really have the clients satisfaction as the most important thing. They are friendly and …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

By organizing a companies data and automating reports linked to graphs and dashboards, Vena will immediately take the data that has been integrated to it and let the finance team look at important KPIs and compare their performance to their last year sales and their budget. In terms of agile …
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Full-Cycle Support

The sales process was amazing. Dylan was so helpful and informative, as expected, but it was better than a typical sales call. It was like being on a call with a friend who is trying to help your company save hours every week. Have any of your friends saved you enough time and money to get …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

One major way we can make more agile decisions is when it comes to near-term projections. Since Vena helps to update actuals rapidly and updated drivers for our forecast, we can go check our cash forecast early in each month to see if anything major has changed. If something did shift, we could …
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Full-Cycle Support

Yes - the support from VENA, both in implementation and improvement, has been top-notch. The expert hour services have been a lot of help when implementing new initiatives or projects. Even learning new features as we go along the way and we learn new ways to implement VENA, the VENA team has been …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

In the past, the data had to be downloaded from the different ERP systems and then manually consolidated and validated in Excel to then be used for reporting and analysis. Excel could only hold so much data, so the multiyear analysis was almost impossible. With VENA, the data collection is more …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

Using excel as an interface enables us to constantly refine forecast templates and reports as we continue to change our business model. No coding or technical knowledge required. As long as you are comfortable working in excel, you can tailor Vena to match your needs
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Full-Cycle Support

We have been working with a third party consulting firm for the Vena implementation and have not needed to rely on Vena's help.
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Finance-Informed Decisions

The vena reports are available through a click of a button and are integrated with our accounting system so we know the reports are accurate. Information is delivered quickly and we do not need to wait for reports to manually be created, updated, and checked to make sure all information is there.
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Full-Cycle Support

We implemented Vena using a consulting company that worked closely with Vena. The implementation process took about 4 months to complete. The consultants were friendly and competent and after our contract was up, we were still able to gain Vena support directly with the Vena support team. They are …
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Full-Cycle Support

They walked us through the whole process and let us know how it would improve our current process. They helped us create reports and let us create our own reports as we were implementing Vena. The integration was very simple and went very smoothly. They check up on us and make sure everything is …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

We feel much more comfortable with our forecasting and budgeting since we are able to spend more time on analysis and review instead of creating templates and verifying and matching numbers. The numbers are more accurate and more reliable now and our management team has much more confidence in the …
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Full-Cycle Support

I am not in a role that deals wit this aspect of the system - we have a dedicated resource that takes this responisbility
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Full-Cycle Support

Vena continues to provide ongoing webinars, support material, and virtual conferences to help individuals leverage the abilities of Vena in relation to their day to day responsibilities. Vena goes above and beyond and caters specific events to help users upskill as well. For instance, Vena not …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

Vena has allowed our organization to prepare monthly reporting packages for our senior leadership team faster but also help fellow team members within the finance team prepare and analyze the financial results faster and more efficiently. Especially useful during the crunch times of month-end …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

All files needed are quick and easy to find so managers and employees can make faster decisions. If there are things that need to be done an employee can quickly choose which task is more important and finish that one faster. Additionally, since the files needed for a task can be found all in the …
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Full-Cycle Support

The vendor has ongoing support where we can log tickets, and we do get a response back the same day or the next. Implementation was smooth but required a lot of user testing to ensure the integrity of the numbers.
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Full-Cycle Support

Yes, the vendor has been supporting the organization through the sales process and after implementation. Our in house IT team has been working with Business Analyst as well so that maximum utilization of the software is achieved. Our IT Director promotes it across the teams and this helps in …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

Yes, Vena has greatly helped in making more agile or rapid business decisions. We always enter data in it for the senior management to review and plan for upcoming investments. It also helps in reviewing lost business and if we need support from the sales to take it up with the customer.
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Full-Cycle Support

They set up quarterly meetings to ensure we are satisfied with the product, how we are using the product and if there is anything to facilitate our growth
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Full-Cycle Support

Vena quickly understood our needs and after explaining one of our biggest challenges (consolidating a newly awarded grant into our operational budgets), was able to create a mockup of the process and demo it for us within a couple of weeks. They also allowed us to test the platform from various …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

One of the major benefits of Vena has been the ability to flexibly make changes across a wide range of users, time zones, and types of input, while also still allowing us to see instantly what is changing. We've had insights into the data and been able to collaborate with our budget and …
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Full-Cycle Support

Had a need for a template build out a year after implementation. Needed this built in 2 weeks while I worked on something else. Using expert hours, the vena team delivered and we forecasted a brand new sales model within 2 weeks' time from data load to reporting. Support post implementation has …
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Finance-Informed Decisions

We constantly change routes, so customers move between locations, and budgets from 6 months ago are no longer accurate at the lowest level. With the API to our ERP, we can easily run a forecast that captures all customer movement and re-align budgets.
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Excel-based Reporting (159)
    9.3
    93%
  • Financial budgeting (167)
    9.1
    91%
  • Forecasting (161)
    9.0
    90%
  • Management reporting (164)
    9.0
    90%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Video Reviews

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User Review: Vena Proves To Be Financial Management Solution For Handling Multiple, Complex Accounts
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Pricing

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What is Vena?

Vena Solutions provides a financial process automation solution to automate Corporate Performance Management, accounting and budgeting, Regulatory & Compliance, and other finance-related processes. It is scaled for medium to large-sized organizations.

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Product Demos

Intro to Vena Complete Planning
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Intro to Budgeting in Vena Complete Planning
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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.3
83%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.3
83%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.7
87%

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.4
74%

Access Control and Security

8.8
88%

Mobile Capabilities

6.8
68%

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

9.0
90%

Consolidation and Close

8.5
85%

Financial Reporting and Compliance

8.4
84%

Analytics and Reporting

9.1
91%

Integration

8.9
89%
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Product Details

What is Vena?

Vena is a Native Excel Complete Planning Platform used for budgeting and forecasting, for business leaders and finance and operations professionals.


Vena boasts users among more than 1,350 companies such as Nike, Coca-Cola Consolidated and the Kansas City Chiefs. In addition, Vena works with over 100 Partners.

Vena Features

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting Features

  • Supported: Long-term financial planning
  • Supported: Financial budgeting
  • Supported: Forecasting
  • Supported: Scenario modeling
  • Supported: Management reporting

Consolidation and Close Features

  • Supported: Financial data consolidation
  • Supported: Journal entries and reports
  • Supported: Multi-currency management
  • Supported: Intercompany Eliminations
  • Supported: Minority Ownership
  • Supported: Local and consolidated reporting
  • Supported: Detailed Audit Trails

Financial Reporting and Compliance Features

  • Supported: Financial Statement Reporting
  • Supported: Management Reporting
  • Supported: Excel-based Reporting
  • Supported: Automated board and financial reporting
  • Supported: XBRL support for regulatory filing

Analytics and Reporting Features

  • Supported: Personalized dashboards
  • Supported: Color-coded scorecards
  • Supported: KPIs
  • Supported: Cost and profitability analysis
  • Supported: Key Performance Indicator setting
  • Supported: Benchmarking with external data

Integration Features

  • Supported: Flat file integration
  • Supported: Excel data integration
  • Supported: Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports
  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
  • Supported: Predictive Analytics
  • Supported: Support for Machine Learning models
  • Supported: Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Vena Screenshots

Screenshot of Operation Expenses - Predictive AnalysisScreenshot of Allocations DashboardScreenshot of Vena Add InScreenshot of Power BI DashboardScreenshot of Revenue and Sales PlanningScreenshot of Corporate Dashboard - Workforce PlanningScreenshot of Operational Expenses - Drill through analysisScreenshot of Operational Expenses Planning - Input Excel templateScreenshot of Operational Expenses - Drill through analysisScreenshot of Operational Expenses Planning - Input Excel template

Vena Videos

Introduction to Vena Complete Planning
Introduction to Budgeting in Vena Complete Planning

Vena Downloadables

Vena Integrations

Vena Competitors

Vena Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)19%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)55%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)26%

Vena Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationYou don't need to download an app or change a setting to use Vena on your mobile device: just open your browser, go to Vena (vena.io), and log in as you normally do. The Contributor interface is fully responsive, so it can adjust to any size screen, regardless of the type of device you have.
Supported CountriesUnited States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Europe
Supported LanguagesVena supports any localization capabilities already native within Excel. Vena Cloud supports English, Spanish, and French. If a specific language is required please don’t hesitate to ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vena Solutions provides a financial process automation solution to automate Corporate Performance Management, accounting and budgeting, Regulatory & Compliance, and other finance-related processes. It is scaled for medium to large-sized organizations.

Workday Adaptive Planning, Prophix, and Planful are common alternatives for Vena.

Reviewers rate KPIs highest, with a score of 9.7.

The most common users of Vena are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Financial Services industry.
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The experience between Vena and Microsoft Power BI is quite different. Vena masters in operating through designed templates that need to be downloaded and viewed. As far as Microsoft Power BI is more dashboard oriented in its presentation. Both have their advantages in their designs, but Vena stands out in its ability to have user contributions to the data.
Max DiPlotti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
October 11, 2022

Pretty cool

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have only used Vena so I cannot say how it compares to others. I have heard from colleagues that other programs like Vena do not have a task list and I cannot imagine not having a task list. I was not involved in the process of selecting Vena so I cannot say why it was selected.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We evaluated several products over a few years and were comparing everything to our existing Excel templates and manual processes. We didn't pull the trigger on any of the others because it didn't feel like it was worth the investment, both funding and organizational change, to adopt a platform that didn't provide us the flexibility and time saved, which we've found with Vena. Other systems were good, but not good enough to get us over the line to commit to purchasing and implementation. Vena demonstrated an ability to understand our needs, provide a flexible platform and partner with us rather than just sell us something.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
When looking at other tools, we were concerned about end user adoption and Vena stood out because of the use of Excel. It is a familiar format and provides almost endless flexibility when considering business processes that can be added. At first, Adapative was a front runner based on name recognition but the rigid, less flexible data model made the decision much easier. In Prophix case, it was still primarily hosting data on-site and we wanted a cloud based solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Vena blew away Crystal because it was Excel based and had such a flatter learning curve. As a client who has used Vena for 6 years now, I can tell a prospective client that your adoption period should be half if not great than half of what Saint Mary's was, which was less than 6 mos. The ease of report building will ensure that you are able to get information faster.
Aaron Andersen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Prophix is powerful, and structures data on the back-end in a very similar way with multiple data models, and I have used it before. But the learning curve is steep. Building complex rules, e.g. for a union personnel model, was much harder than designing the same logic in Excel. The learning curve was steep and put off end-users, and even other Finance professionals. By working within Excel, Vena starts you higher up the learning curve. Adaptive is very user friendly, but the solution is much less flexible. One of my models uses a custom daily time hierarchy with day of week comparability across multiple years. In Vena, you can make a hierarchy however you like. That's not true in Adaptive. And security can only be applied along one dimension. With Vena, you can use task-binding to control access differently from one process to another. Host Analytics (now called Planful) was similar to Prophix in terms of power and maturity. It was more user friendly, but still didn't offer the combination of flexibility and approachability that Vena offers, and it was much more expensive.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As our company grows we need more efficient ways to manage profits, employees, working in a pandemic/hybrid situation across multiple states and more. We have continued to experience rapid growth and found Vena and the Vena partners are the best at simplifying the information pulled from the multiple systems we use for the wide range of needs our company has.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Vena's interface and software felt more intuitive to use than the other companies that our company had considered using. In addition, the community that supports and backs up Vena is immense and extremely friendly. To me, this seems like a good indicator that Vena is used around the world and has something to offer to everyone.
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