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What is Vena?

Vena is a complete planning platform that leverages the familiarity and flexibility of an Excel interface within the Vena Growth Engine. Its technology and methodology powers the growth of over 950 companies around the world. Vena provides enterprise-level scalability, performance and extensibility—while staying simple enough for any user. Vena brings your people, departments, processes and systems into a single source of truth and automates tedious tasks so you have more time to focus on planning for tomorrow. Vena’s workflow builders and integrations ensure teams are up-to-date and on schedule with the latest actuals. Additionally, Vena can help discover efficiencies and maintain data integrity and security in order to amplify complete business performance. What is V... read more

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User Review Highlights

4.34

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  • icon"It is compatible with other tools, this is also excellent."
  • icon"Adaptability with Excel while still being able to use all Excel native functionality. Easy to input variables and run data rich spreadsheets."
  • icon"Allows data import, easy to navigate and use, customer support is very helpful."
  • icon"There is no drag and drop from a selection of columns, fields etc. However once you learn the tool, reporting becomes easier."
  • icon"I do not feel that the tool is difficult, or that it is not organizationally functional."
  • icon"Some users experienced unexplained data losses. Compatibility with MACs an issue."

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Which features does Vena offer?

Core features:

"What If" ScenariosAccess Controls/PermissionsActivity DashboardActivity TrackingAd hoc AnalysisAd hoc ReportingAsset Lifecycle ManagementAudit ManagementAudit TrailBank ReconciliationShow more features +

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for functionality.

How easy is Vena to use and deploy?

Vena supports all deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Linux, Windows, Mac.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about Vena

4.34/5 out of 16 Reviews

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User Profile

Andrews

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

Come an intelligent solution for your company and making reports and dashboards

What fascinates us most about this instrument is that Vena allows us to complete checklists/end-of-month checks. Each of the to-do's can be easily found on a single board/screen.

Pros

What fascinates us most about this instrument is that Vena allows us to complete checklists/end-of-month checks. Each of the to-do's can be easily found on a single board/screen.

Cons

Since we have used this product, we have not found a single flaw because the product we use is unique to our organization. As monthly reports now have the ability to provide department managers within a minute of the books closing

Lori

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

August 2017

Vena provides flexibility to set up budgets, reports and other processes as flexibly as we need.

We were able to streamline and centrally collect data for our budgeting process, which save considerable time for the budget administrator and other admin assistants across our university. We created Board-level reporting templates that can be re-used every year to report the results of the budget process with only changes made as necessary for the format of the current reporting year. We collect forecasting information from over 330 departments and compile all the information within one template to estimate the financial outcome for the fiscal year. We have been able to include data in planning of various kinds in ways that we weren't able to by just using Excel, resulting in better planning results. We can create new planning or reporting processes and have the flexibility to save additional data input that isn't part of our ERP data. Overall, we have saved time, improved processes, created one version of the data visible to all involved in the process and created efficiencies by being able to share data across processes.

Pros

Flexibility to set up whatever process we are working on the way it needs to be set up for our business requirements. Continual improvements being done on the Vena add-in and browser administration interface. Formatting Excel templates and reports exactly as needed. Ability to pull in data from all data versions for any reporting or template. Ability to save non-financial data to use in reporting or calculations. Ability to control user input as needed to better quality data. Prompt customer service responses. Great implementation team. Administrative control over data visible to individual users. Workflows to show status for process steps and email notifications when a workflow step is ready for input or review. Once learned, allows for creation of new processes to collect or report data.

Cons

Having to download each Excel file, but once downloaded, it's easy to select the data we want to see.

Adwin

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Time used: More than 2 years

2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

February 2017

Vena

Useful product but hard to use without constant support from their consultants.

Merylin

Verified reviewer

Company size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

March 2022

Business management tool

My experience has been good, this is because I can organize, manage or calculate from financial processes to accounting analysis if I so require, and it also has more advanced functions than the known tool.

Pros

what I like the most is that it has known capabilities and its monthly training for beginners is much less than others, but it is a functional and fast tool, it also has many templates

Cons

I do not feel that the tool is difficult, or that it is not organizationally functional

siva

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Accounting

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2018

Excel based Performance Management Tool

Pros

Our Financial Planning and Analysis team picked Vena from many other tools. The reason for zeroing on this tool, is, it is an excel based tool. We have been doing all this work in excel since years. We have standardized the process and have fixed excel templates. However excel has certain limitations like version control, access control, audit trail etc. With Vena we overcame the limitations of excel while retaining the power, flexibility and ease of use of excel. We have many desperate IT systems some by choice and some by compulsion due to various acquisitions. We import the data from all these systems into vena database. Data is automatically consolidated and aggregated per our requirements for use in advanced management reports as well as ad hoc reports in vena. Vena offers workflow and approval management by project, department etc. Further one can drill up, drill down, slice and dice the data using vena. Variance analysis is a piece of cake in this tool. Vena customer service is good too.

Cons

There is a learning curve like any other tool. There is no drag and drop from a selection of columns, fields etc. However once you learn the tool, reporting becomes easier.

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