Vena Solutions is being used agency wide as our primary budgeting tool. Utilizing Vena we have replaced a 24 spreadsheet inter-linked internally developed budget tool. Previously we were unable to allow many users to update our spreadsheets because of the danger of breaking the links but with Vena we are able to include multiple managers in the budget process and allow them to work directly with their people to develop a budget that more accurately reflects reality. To be honest we completed our first budget in Vena this past August. Due to unanticipated funding changes we were notified of in September we had to completely rework the budget in less than a month and were able to do so. Vena allows us to shorten our budget process significantly and produce more dependable and accurate results. We are required to submit budgets with the many funding requests we prepare...mainly to government agencies. Vena will allow us to more easily create these budgets based on our overall agency budget. By using scenarios we can use existing budget data to produce these new and updated funding budgets.