VENA is good but don't over complicate things.
October 29, 2022

VENA is good but don't over complicate things.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vena

VENA is used within Finance as a tool for Management Account reporting; its also used as Budgeting and Forecasting tool to consolidate the figures from multiple teams and pull together useful reports for the Management team. We also use it for Payroll to log hours to check the status of the traincrew hours.
  • It consolidates the figures.
  • It produce useful information for Traincrews Hours.
  • It transfers employees from one dept to another within the budget.
  • It would be useful if we could have UK support (to avoid time issues).
  • For the system to have checks to ensure data validity.

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Did implementation of Vena go as expected?

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  • We have had to be careful at Budget time as figures have had to run overnight, so haven't always been live.
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.
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.
VENA works well when pulling the hours from our train planning database and provides us with a report of the status of each traincrew member; it provides us a flight path of hours and a % of under or over hours. I find we have multiple workforce templates as scenarios haven't always been able to work on one another, this makes the running of this very slow, and as we have multiple scenarios this causes issues. For example, we can't have more than 30 new future employees, or we can't see all new staff by name, job role, etc, on one sheet.

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