Vena is Excel-based, which is helpful for just about anyone in FP&A. The level of complexity in the instance really depends on the goals & skill set of the FP&A team in question, and the investment in time a group is willing to train on the software. The complexity can come from writing calc scripts in Vena, creating links to external data sources, or just utilizing Excel formulas.
It's also very flexible; one can write static reports that can be manually changed as needed if standard formats are required, or more dynamic reports that can automatically detect changes in account mapping, which is a big time saver for a businesses that needs to add revenue or expense accounts.
Vena has obviously been working on automating connections with external data sources like Salesforce, which expands its usefulness. After the initial setup, this can be a big time saver, but the setup can take considerable time.
The sense of community has been good for us, as we joined a local area meetup to get ideas on what other FP&A teams were using the software for and found we could be using it better on our own team. We also attended the annual user conference which was fun and very educational.
The support staff is always helpful & responsive, and the account manager & coach we've worked with have been helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.