FP&A | Evan Webster

Evan is a creative storyteller with a passion for innovative technology. As an Area Sales Manager with Vena (and formerly a Content Marketing Specialist), Evan is always experimenting with new ways to inspire finance professionals so he can help them thrive in their roles as strategic, forward-thinking business partners.

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

August 3, 2021 |

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Vena Launches Connector for Power BI

According to survey data from the Association for Financial Professionals, only 57% of FP&A teams use business intelligence tools today. The same survey also revealed that data management and predictive analytics are seen as the two most important skil......

August 3, 2021 |

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No More Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud FP&A: Here’s What You Need To Know

Advisory firm Gartner will no longer publish a Magic Quadrant vendor comparison for cloud FP&A solutions. Instead, the annual report will be replaced with a new Market Guide, the first of which is scheduled for release in February 2022. Both Magic Quad......

August 3, 2021 |

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How Vena’s New Modeler Makes What-If Analysis Even Easier

As we all continue to navigate today’s ever-changing business environment, finance teams everywhere are doubling down on scenario analysis. Now more than ever, addressing those “what-if” questions and preparing your business in advance for any number of po......

August 3, 2021 |

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Demystifying AI for Finance in 5 Q&As

As more companies are exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and predictive analytics to transform their business, understanding the strategic impact they have on driving finance-led business planning forward is not only t......

August 3, 2021 |

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10 Excel Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know

loading="lazy" FP&A software with a native Excel interface Vena brings the most powerful planning capabilities to the most well-known spreadsheet infrastructure so you can hit the ground growing. Excel has dominated the business world unlike any other ......

August 3, 2021 |

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New Survey Finds 51% of Finance Pros Want Power BI for Data Visualization

Finance professionals want their BPM solutions to support dashboarding and data visualization for agile, well-informed business planning. According to the 2020 Pulse of Performance Management survey, 51% of finance professionals want their business perform......

June 30, 2020 |

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How to Make an FP&A Mindset Part of Your Company DNA

When Vena’s Meg Bowie hosted a panel of Vena customers and FP&A veterans, she expected to learn about the evolution of finance and the processes it manages. Instead, what she learned from MasterCorp’s Holly Snyder, Santee Cooper’s Andrea Williams as we......

June 16, 2020 |

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3 Reasons Why the Time is Now for Finance to Adopt AI

If you’ve been in finance for more than a few years, odds are you’ve heard all about the potential value of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and predictive analytics. You’ve heard that when the conditions are right and the technology is ......

June 11, 2020 |

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The 3 F’s That Make for Better Forecasts in FP&A

Weather forecasts tend to be something people either check incessantly or hardly at all. When people do check, they use the data to inform decisions, like bringing along an umbrella when precipitation is likely, or leave their jacket behind when temperatur......

May 29, 2020 |

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