FP&A

Welcome to the Vena Solutions Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Blog. Learn about the latest trends in FP&A and discover ways to take your financial planning to the next level.

The Ultimate Guide to Scenario Planning

May 4, 2022 |

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5 Types of Tools for Effective Scenario Planning

No matter how in tune you are with your business and industry, there’s no way of knowing what the future will bring. The best thing you can do is prepare for anything and everything, thus allowing you to take immediate and effective action. And that’s wher......

April 13, 2022 |

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How FP&A Professionals Need To Think of Premium Allocations

Whether you’re considering a new benefits program for your employees or looking to switch insurance providers, it's vital to understand how insurance companies calculate premium allocation. Certain factors impact how your insurance premiums are calculated—......

March 7, 2022 |

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Why What-If Scenario Analysis Is Critical for Driving Decision Making

Scenario analysis is crucial for exploring possible financial outcomes based on different factors. As it is, the financial performance of every business is reliant on various inputs, such as operational efficiency, product or service demand, supply chain f......

March 4, 2022 |

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Sensitivity Analysis vs. Scenario Analysis: What You Need To Know

The main difference between sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis is the former assesses the result of changing one variable at a time, while the latter examines the result of changing all possible variables at the same time. They are both methods you......

March 3, 2022 |

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How To Choose a Winning FP&A and Extended Planning Solution for Your Professional Sports Team

Professional sports teams need to be agile, both on the field and in the boardroom. But as sports teams pivot to capture new revenue opportunities—including new digital media channels, virtual experiences, VIP programming and more—their finance teams end u......

February 16, 2022 |

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The First Step To Implementing AI in FP&A

If a company can implement artificial intelligence (AI), personalise items in your “You Might Also Like” list of recommendations and drive your next consumer action, why can’t your organisation leverage the same technology to drive your FP&A team’s nex......

January 25, 2022 |

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Excel for Finance: Spreadsheet Skills for FP&A and Beyond

This blog was originally published on March 11, 2020 and updated on December 8, 2021. Finance professionals live and die by Microsoft Excel. Proficiency in Excel is crucial to your success, as it’s still the most widely used software for spreadsheets. And ......

December 8, 2021 |

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How To Keep Sensitive Microsoft Excel Data Secure

In the business world, all data typically stored in a spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, etc.) is sensitive data. And for that reason, you should do whatever it takes to keep it secure at all times. There’s never a good time to take a risk and th......

September 29, 2021 |

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Anaplan IPO & Adaptive Acquisition: Great News for FP&A Sector, Finance Leaders and Vena

It’s that time of year again where the kids are back to school, adults are back to work and everything that happened over the summer starts to feel like a too-distant memory. That said, there was one thing that happened this summer – and another planned fo......

August 3, 2021 |

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