Integrated Business Planning (5)

Welcome to the Vena Solutions Integrated Business Planning Blog. Learn more about maximising output by linking strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial initiatives. (5)

Where Dashboards Fit Into Financial Risk Management

October 31, 2016 |

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The Integrated Business Planning Imperative

There’s never going to be a perfect time to take a more holistic approach to budgeting. The only perfect time is now. You can’t procrastinate on the financial close. There’s no putting off forecasting. Annual reports cannot, by definition, come out less th......

October 16, 2016 |

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‘Enterprise Spreadsheets’ Lead to Smarter Performance Management

When it comes to corporate performance management (CPM), Enterprise Excel combines flexibility while eliminating spreadsheet problems—top–performers know to embrace both. Finance pros can’t live without Excel. If there are any doubts, you need just look at......

October 8, 2016 |

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The A-Team CFOs Need to Pursue Integrated Planning

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Guess what – so does the rest of the organization. It was exactly 10 years ago when a publication called TV Land published “The 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catch Phrases,” and while some may be long forgott......

October 6, 2016 |

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The Happy Epilogue All Those ERP Horror Stories Could Have

No one will come out directly and say they hate ERP necessarily, but this headline sums up what may be the problem: “Turning On ERP Systems Can Turn Off People.” This was the title of an article published by a pair of consultants from Belgium-based TriFina......

August 27, 2016 |

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Game Changer: Everything you Need to Know About the Excel API

You don’t have to be in software development to see a recent move from Microsoft as a boon for spreadsheet loyalists everywhere. Finance professionals and other business leaders are so busy focusing on KPIs that they might not feel they have time to pay at......

August 11, 2016 |

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Yes, Hybrid ERP Systems are More than Attainable

Finance departments don’t necessarily need to start from scratch in order to draw better data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. What’s the only thing worse than trying to pull relevant data out of your company’s old, expensive, ERP system? It’......

July 18, 2016 |

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The Rise of the Non-Financial Report

If CFOs and their teams only look inward, their perspective won’t offer what senior leaders really need. The phrase “bottom line” and “finance” often seem to go hand-in-hand, but smart CFOs and their teams are increasingly beginning to realize that making ......

May 19, 2016 |

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The ERP Imperative in a Data-Rich World

Most CFOs are pretty clear about their top priorities: making sure revenue and costs are well balanced; being accurate and up-to-date in any information that’s shared with the executive team; and making sure they get the most out of ERP. Wait, what? Yes. A......

February 11, 2016 |

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451 Research: Vena’s Excel Approach Stands Out in Corporate Performance Management

Exponential growth and powerful solutions add to Vena’s important competitive differentiators. A recent report on Vena Solutions by tech analyst firm 451 Research highlights how embracing Excel, an exponential growth rate and powerful solutions help Vena s......

December 2, 2015 |

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