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Vena Solutions Overview

Toronto, ON
201 to 500 employees
2011
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Changing the world by changing the way companies manage their business.

Vena Solutions redefines how companies manage their business. Vena combines a centralized database, sophisticated workflow, powerful reporting and advanced analytics with Microsoft Excel ... Read more

Mission: Empower people to work the way they think:

Vena was founded on the belief that the technologies people know and love should be incorporated into their businesses, especially when business complexities become more sophisticated. We’ve turned a ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Vena CEO, Hunter Madeley, continues to make headlines with his growth-focused vision for businesses using Vena.

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    Vena's new CEO - financial planning is for the cloud, but Excel is not the enemy

    I keep stumbling across cloud Financial Planning and Analytics (FP&A) vendor Vena Solutions at shows - and enjoy hearing their views on shaking up financial analytics. That led me to a different kind of CFO piece, Bean counting isn't enough - Vena on the CFO as chief data storyteller.

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Vena Solutions – Why Work With Us?


Organizations of every size rely heavily on spreadsheets to drive business processes. People love their flexibility, easy to use modeling capabilities, raw analytic power and many options for enhancing reports with charts and graphs.

 However, spreadsheets are limited. Companies need a more robust, secure and collaborative environment than Microsoft® Excel® to protect data integrity and improve process efficiency.

 The team that started Vena Solutions spent many years at leading software companies, including Oracle, SAP and IBM, developing and implementing corporate performance management (CPM) solutions that replaced spreadsheets. They noticed the pain, costs and work-arounds associated with solutions that force people to stop using Excel.

 Vena’s founders knew there had to be a better way.

 As a result, they created a CPM solution that closes the gap between Excel and the functionality of traditional corporate performance management solutions.

 Vena is a cost-effective, user-friendly and easy to implement corporate performance management solution that ties the power and flexibility of Excel to a secure, centrally managed application.

 While other solutions replace existing spreadsheets with inflexible applications, Vena’s web-based software leverages your spreadsheets so you can experience the best of both worlds with no compromises.



About Vena

Vena is one of Canada’s fastest growing companies.  Our solution leverages leading-edge technology to provide a simple solution to the problems that businesses face every day. We are passionate about continuous technological evolution, innovation and teamwork, and are constantly looking for people who share these passions and want to be part of a company with an exceptionally bright future.

About You

  • You love to be continually challenged with new, exciting and complex problems.
  • You solve problems and challenges with robust, yet easy-to-use solutions.
  • You leverage critical and creative thinking skills, in addition to your knowledge and experience, to deliver results that exceed expectations.
  • You love working with and learning from a closely-knit team that includes the best and the brightest in the industry.
  • You continually pursue learning, take calculated risks and are tenacious in finding answers.
  • You explore options outside the box to succeed where others have failed.

About Our Technology

Our technology stack is constantly evolving because we foster a creative environment where there are many opportunities to take ownership and grow Vena’s product ecosystem.

Vena Solutions Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great culture, great people, fun environment, challenging tech"

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    Current Employee - Software Dev Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Dev Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vena Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are very friendly, collaborative and motivated. Not just within each development team, but across all the teams, and across different parts of the business.
    The company is good at figuring out what it could do better, and putting in place the right processes, and where needed, hiring the right people, to drive change.
    The product is very powerful and hearing how customers have benefited from it or things they like about it is always motivating.
    Lots of great perks (education opportunities, employee recognition events, amazing holiday party every December, great snacks).

    Cons

    The office space, while beautiful, can be a bit noisy at times. Noise dampening should be a priority - acoustic panels, more carpets. Meeting space is hard to come by, but the company is addressing that with some future office space expansions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the culture. It's what makes Vena such a great place to work and we don't want to lose it as we grow.

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Vena Solutions Photos

Vena Solutions photo of: Vena's Development Team Offsite Celebration 2019
Vena Solutions photo of: Vena's Development Team Offsite Celebration 2019
Vena Solutions photo of: Vena's Development Team Offsite Celebration 2019
Vena Solutions photo of: Vena's Development Team Offsite Celebration 2019
Vena Solutions photo of: Vena's second Toronto office : open concept work area
Vena Solutions photo of: A look at Vena's second Toronto office!
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Vena Solutions Interviews

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vena Solutions (Toronto, ON) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Stage 1: 30-minute phone screen with Talent Advisor, asking basic knowledge about Vena's products / services / core values, plus a few BA "pop-quiz" questions.

    Stage 2: Excel case study, featuring a hypothetical client asking you to construct financial statement(s) that satisfies business requirements. Time limit is 48-hours but a highly-skilled Excel user could probably finish within 1 day.

    Stage 3: 1-hour on-site interview with Professional Services management. Questions are mostly competency-based: past experiences, consultant-specific questions, and a few technical questions. Soft skills matter much more here, since there's a heavy emphasis on your ability to orchestrate projects independently.

    Stage 4: Another 1-hour on-site interview with senior management / executives to determine your fit. I did not make it to this stage but chances are if you make it this far then an offer won't be too far away.

    Concluding remarks:
    Overall a very positive experience, Talent Advisor is very responsive and candid in handling communications. Callbacks are usually within 3-4 days. Difficulty is about average but can be challenging if you are trying to transition from an entry-level role.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What are the 3 basic constraints of a project?   1 Answer
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Vena Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Companies to Watch, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50, 2013
  • Stratus Award - Finalist, Business Intelligence Group, 2015
  • 20 Most Promising Corporate Finance Tech Providers, CIO Review, 2015
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2016
  • Cloud Award Winner 2017 - 2018, The Cloud Awards, 2018
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