Integrated Business Planning | 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.

The Case for Cloud-Based CPM Has Never Been Clearer

August 3, 2021 |

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Only 48% of Finance Teams Have an Agile Business Planning Process

Agile finance-led business planning is important to master, in times of change and otherwise. Read on to find out why.   According to the 2020 Vena Industry Benchmark Report, less than half of today’s finance teams operate within an agile planning process.......

August 3, 2021 |

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Kaizen in the Cloud for Enterprise Applications

Starting as early as the 1950’s, large organizations across the globe started embracing the Japanese concept of kaizen, which roughly translates into “continuous improvement.” While mostly applied in manufacturing firms, continuous improvement would quickl......

August 3, 2021 |

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How Nonprofit Finance Leaders Can Support Agile Program Planning

Looking to level up program planning at your nonprofit organization? It all starts with embracing these three finance-led processes.   Program planning in the nonprofit sector is a collaborative, cross-functional process, but the onus falls on the finance ......

August 3, 2021 |

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Blue Hill Validates Vena’s ‘Embrace Excel’ Approach to Performance Management

For anyone who wonders why spreadsheets can’t simply be the de facto interface for data, Blue Hill believes that Vena has taken a novel approach that is now being validated by a market and a round of investment typically associated with rapid market growth......

August 3, 2021 |

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3 Keys to Integrated Planning Success

Integrated planning is a utopia in business circles. It’s often sought, yet rarely found. Companies that succeed with integrated planning achieve a huge competitive advantage: they make smarter, more informed decisions that are based on data – not on guess......

August 3, 2021 |

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[Download] 2020 CPM Nucleus Research Report

According to Nucleus Research’s 2020 Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Technology Value Matrix, corporate finance professionals are looking for flexibility and ease-of-use from CPM software solutions—and today’s leading vendors are delivering.  The an......

August 3, 2021 |

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The SaaS Finance Leader's Guide To LTV and CAC

If you work at a fast-growing SaaS organization, you might have heard your CEO talk about customer lifetime value (LTV) and customer acquisition cost (CAC) at your last town hall meeting. While traditionally thought of as sales and marketing metrics, both ......

June 11, 2021 |

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Out of the Playoffs? 3 Offseason Planning Tips for Finance Teams in Professional Sports

Ahhh, playoff season.  It’s always an exciting time for sports fans in the U.S. and Canada. The NHL and NBA playoffs are finally heating up and the teams still fighting for the Stanley Cup and the Larry OB are hungry. Even after a weird pandemic season, th......

June 3, 2021 |

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How Professional Sports Teams Can Plan for More Profitable Fan Experiences

The 2020-2021 season has been unlike any other in the well-documented history of modern professional sports. Ticketing revenues declined, sponsorships tightened up and gameday profits evaporated as leagues shut down during the pandemic. Shortened season sc......

May 3, 2021 |

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