Save more time and effort setting up templates, inputs, and integrations. By running calculations on Vena’s servers, get an added boost in performance with any recurring business logic – from headcount models to currency conversions.

Quickly review and monitor every template change from every user in one, central audit trail. Identify and respond to errors and inconsistencies as they arise to save time and resources.

Enhanced Audit Trails

Enjoy the simplified, intuitive design with Vena’s new contributor experience. Available now as the default contributor interface.

Full Office 365

New Contributor Experience

Manage data quickly and efficiently with Office 365, from viewing reports to entering data in online Excel. Vena’s contributor experience is now available in Office Online with a click of a button.

Never miss a due date again. Create automated email notifications for end users on upcoming due dates for tasks and processes.

Due Date Email Notifications

Review reports and approve tasks with complete mobility. With Vena’s mobile support, connect with your data anytime, anywhere from any device.

Mobile Support

Vena’s latest product release focuses on the value of usability from implementation and day-to-day operations to ongoing support and maintenance. The release builds on Vena’s industry-leading ease of use for end users and administrators, with over 40 new and enhanced features including highlights below.

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PRODUCT RELEASE

Template Automation

Improved Usability for End Users and Administrators 

  • Improved Add-In Stability: Increased reliability and speed is being introduced to the Vena add-In, enhancing the value of new product features in future releases.
  • Office365 Available: Manage data quickly and efficiently with Office 365, from viewing reports to entering data in online Excel. Vena’s contributor experience is now available in Office Online with a click of a button.
  • Language Translations Available: Language localizations for Vena are now available for French, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Dutch, German, Italian or Portuguese. Enjoy Vena in your home language.
  • Mac Users Integrated with Vena Office365: As a Mac contributor save data throughout the data entry process using Office 365. The improved user's experience saves time and creates efficiencies during any data entry processes.
  • Concurrent Checkout Available in the New Contributor Interface: The new contributor experience fully supports the concurrent checkout feature.
  • Concurrent Checkout at a File Level: Easily create multiple contributor checkouts for the same file, with different page options at the same time. Simplify your workflow and provide contributors with the information they need.
  • Audit Trail Improvements: Quickly view and monitor all template-related activities in one centralized location, including when a template was last updated and by whom, through the web-based audit trail, saving time and improving efficiencies for process managers.
  • Improved Process Management: Managers can now hide processes that are not ready for end users. Hide any processes being developed or prepared for an improved, more intuitive end-user experience.
  • Due Date Email Notifications are Now Available: Never miss a due date again. Create automated email notifications for end users on upcoming due dates for tasks and processes.
  • New Contributor Experience: The new contributor interface is now available as the default experience for contributors. Enjoy the simplified experience and intuitive design.
  • Mobile Support: Review reports and approve tasks with complete mobility. With Vena’s mobile support, connect with your data anytime, anywhere from any device.
  • Vena Integration: Vena Integration is now widely available, giving you a powerful, intuitive way to stream data from external sources or between your Vena databases, all while transforming it on the fly. Plus, do even more with new enhancements like field mapping chains, persistent destinations and the ability to clear data source destination
  • Contributor Settings: Administrators can provide a consistent layout for all contributors so that users see the same information in the contributor page. Administrators can now give a more detailed view displaying more columns with relevant data.
  • Turn ON Rejection Comments: Rejection comments can be made mandatory to require reviewers to add a reason for rejection. Streamline your workflow and provide relevant content when making decisions.
  • Instantly Refresh the ETL job: Watch the progress of any ETL job by refreshing its status. Create the refresh in the job step module – then sit back and watch the job progress.
  • New File Audit Tab: Access critical audit information quickly with the Manager view on the web. Sort information by date to see the most relevant details faster, or view all file activities within the past month, week or other period.


Low Cost of Ownership Through Ease of Implementation

  • Enhanced Expression Editor: Improved usability and enhanced interface with the new expression editor, supporting high resolution monitors.
  • Drill Saves now Include Intersection Information: Easily access key information about data intersections in drill saves.
  • Un-Mapped Dimensions Default: Quickly create adhoc reports, templates and easily expand your data model with the un-mapped dimensions default.
  • Environment Identifier: End users can quickly confirm they are logged into the correct environment, and administrators can now identify development, QA or production environments for a simpler end-user experience.
  • Administration Duties Segregated: Separate out Administration duties and delegate responsibilities in your organization – e.g. separate Business Administrator and IT Administrator roles with different access and permissions.
    * Please be advised this is a change to an existing functionality, refer to the upcoming knowledge base article to learn more.
  • Bulk Folder Process Start: Start all your processes by folder instead of one by one in each process.
  • Folder Variables: Create one variable at the folder level to update nested processes more quickly and efficiently. Update month, quarter, scenario, or other variables once, and all processes will adjust accordingly.
  • Extended Reviews Enhancements: Review tasks with all the information you need at your fingertips by attaching templates and forms directly to tasks.
  • Improved Task Assignment Reports: Include tasks and reviews with no owners assigned in the task assignment report. Quickly pre-validate your workflows to ensure all tasks have owners assigned.
  • User Ids Now Tagged to Revisions: Easily investigate and debug any issue - view user IDs on any model change, and trace back why a change was made.
  • BETA: Multiple Models in One Template Now Supported: With multi-model support, view and save data from any part of your business in one template. Update key personnel data and watch the financial impact on the bottom line.


Enhanced Performance & Improved Business Modelling

  • Template Automation: Template Automation is now generally available and offers drastically improved performance when you are opening and saving data on templates with calculations. Template calculations are now performed on the server prior to opening the template, saving time and improving efficiency.
  • Cube Size Reduction: Experience better, faster performance across your database.
  • Hierarchy Exports Support MQL: Now export hierarchies with MQL and/or HQL for quicker, and easier implementation.
  • More Details in Calcs Progress Updates: Get quicker feedback and more detailed information on the state of calcs job. Including calcs deploy jobs and ETL imports that trigger calcs.
  • Attributes Can Now be Used in Calcs: Now use attributes in your calcs. for enhanced business modeling and calcs. flexibility.


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"Usability is a determining factor for software adoption and ROI, and it's clearly priority number one at Vena. That priority was evident when Nucleus ranked Vena the top vendor for usability in its latest CPM Value Matrix. With this release, it's obvious the company has no intention of giving up their top spot."

-Seth Lippincott, Research Analyst, Nucleus Research