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Excel’s place in business is so firmly cemented it gets the NPR treatment, but an economics expert says we should place even more trust in its capabilities.

Of all the possible subjects for the producers at National Public Radio to explore, you’d think that spreadsheets would not be very high on the list.

Two years ago, however, NPR’s ‘Planet Money: The Economy Explained’ devoted an entire episode to charting the history of programs like Excel and why they’ve remained such powerful tools for all kinds of business professionals. NPR recently decided to re-air the episode and has also made it available to stream or download on its website. Continue reading You Should Hear What They Said about Microsoft Excel on the Radio

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This article first appeared in CIO.com

Executives who spend much of their time on the road share their tips for keeping up with work and staying connected to the office.

Today, entrepreneurs and executives are just as likely to be working remotely as they are from a traditional office.  And, as anyone who has traveled for business knows, it’s not always easy to stay connected to colleagues and clients and get work done when you’re on the go. But these suggestions can help you be more productive wherever work takes you. Continue reading In the News | 10 essential productivity tips for road warriors

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This article first appeared in TechTarget.

By subscribing to cloud-based Vena, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices retains the familiarity of spreadsheets and gains major advantages in speed, accuracy and productivity.

With cloud-based business budgeting software from Vena Solutions, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is about 10 times more productive during the annual budgeting process than it was with Microsoft Excel, and the budget is much more detailed, according to the top accountant for the real estate brokerage. Continue reading In the News | Business budgeting software boosts productivity for real estate broker

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This article first appeared in Channel Buzz.

Toronto-based SaaS CPM vendor Vena used its annual user event to extend its support to Office 365, and establish their Vena Exchange, a vetted library for customers to share Excel best practices templates.

NEW ORLEANS – This week, at VenaNOLA, their first-ever user event here, Toronto-based Vena Solutions made two major announcements. They have always been laser-focused on desktop Excel, but now have extended their Microsoft support with a new Office 365 integration. They also announced Vena Exchange – a new library of vetted Excel best practices templates that Vena ultimately intends to both extend and automate. Continue reading In the News | Vena announces Office 365 integration, best practices library at first user event

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