About Vena

Vena is a Complete Planning platform for finance, operations and business leaders. Vena leverages the familiarity and flexibility of an Excel interface within the Vena Growth Engine, the technology and methodology that 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 source of truth and automates tedious tasks so you have more time to focus on planning for tomorrow. Vena can integrate with financial, operational and other business data to help you uncover hidden dependencies between departments. And our workflow builders and integrations ensure teams are up-to-date...
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Vena User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Dan

General Motors

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Automotive

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed March 2021

I am amazed at the data visualization.

I feel like an expert in data visualization with the help of Vena Solutions, this tool shows me the data in an intuitive and easy to read way so that I can know everything without any inconvenience.

Pros

The visualization of the data is surprising, we have precise data and very easy to read. Vena Solutions agility is perfect so that the workflow can be the best. It is compatible with other tools, this is also excellent.

Cons

Vena Solutions has demonstrated with tangible results that it can be used by industrialists of all sizes, it is guaranteeing good data visualization and all are visually perfect.

Lori

Biola University

Verified reviewer

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.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed 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

WCCT Global

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Time used: More than 2 years

Ease-of-use

2

Value for money

3

Customer support

4

Functionality

3

Reviewed February 2017

Vena

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

siva

Real Estate

Verified reviewer

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.

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Reviewed 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.

Tobin

White Castle

Verified reviewer

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.

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed August 2017

Add super powers to your Excel templates

Pros

I don't have to learn SQL programming languages or wait around for my computer department to do something . I can manage everything myself.

Cons

Being a young company, they need more demonstrations, downloaded working files to build users skills.

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