Can't contribute to any very unique ways we use Vena on the Partner Sales team - but I will say that receiving our commission statements through the platform as salespeople is actually a great experience! Once you follow the instructions one time, no need to refer back to them again in the future. Very easy & intuitive way to get detailed insight on how my commission number is compiled :)
I know our VP & others on the team use the platform to budget, plan, and make headcount planning decisions.We appreciate you, Vena Finance Team!!!
Sorry for the delayed response.At PIH, we started out by using Vena to plan our Operating and Workforce budgets, but a few months after our initial implementation we built a Compensation template that aligned with our performance review process. Supervisors were able to make recommendations for their staff and then the HR and Finance team had one final review before we then pushed those updated salaries into our Workforce template. We've also dabbled in Capital Planning and Procurement Planning templates. The latter was helpful as we asked our procurement and clinical teams across 5 countries to forecast the quantity of specific items needed to deliver our patient care, and then the data rolled up into some budget categories for our Finance team to review and incorporate into our Operating budget template. We've talked about building more driver templates so that teams can plan in their own way while ultimately getting the Finance team the budget data they need - i.e. if we add a new ward in a hospital this coming year, how many more patients might we see? how many clinicians will we need to server those patients? how many operations/admin staff will we need to support? how will our inventory and procurement plans be affected? etc. etc.Beyond that, I built a proof of concept for a patient registration template (i.e. a new patient arrives at one of our health facilities and we need to collect some basic information from them) for our team in Haiti, but we didn't end up using it as there was another mobile health system a different team was simultaneously developing for wider use so strategically it made more sense to wait and align with that. Although we didn't adopt this template, it was an interesting exercise to think through how Vena could be used for different types of data collection, beyond the Finance world and I think we'll consider it again depending on what is needed.
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