"That's when it clicked – I said oh my goodness, I get it, that's brilliant, we're going with Vena."
Bruce Harris, Director of IT and Enterprise Business Applications at Asure Software, knows his way around complex software - so he knows the value of a platform that can be extended beyond point-based solutions. When Bruce saw Vena's approach to connecting critical business data, he knew it made sense for his company.
Get the inside scoop on why platforms are always the better investment, and how Asure Software was finally able to connect Salesforce, Netsuite, HRIS data and more to create a single source of real-time data that drives the entire business forward.
I’m Bruce Harris, Director of IT and Enterprise Business Applications for Asure Software in Austin, Texas – and kind of a fun side gig I guess, a lecturer at the University of Texas in Austin at the Graduate School of Accounting.
So my first experience with Vena - it's not very often that you have those “aha” moments. It really clicked when I saw it was about intersections. So if you can dimensionalize it, and you have measures that you can sum up, you can create those intersections wherever you want to.
So you basically, you have a blank canvas – almost an unlimited canvas to create whatever you want to create, just based on intersections of dimensions. That's when it clicked – I said “oh my goodness, I get it, that's brilliant, we're going with Vena.”
So having a true platform instead of point-based solutions: point-based solutions you have to connect together. It's been a huge difference having Salesforce, having Netsuite, having our HR system connected to – in real time – into Vena. It’s been a huge difference. It's not just Excel; it's not just for budgeting and planning.
So, to me, that has been one of the biggest wins that other people in the company see the vision, they see the platform, and they're now coming to me with their pain. So we’re solving their pain points.
And now we have one source of truth, we have one application – we have a platform we can build on top of that those users can enter their data, and that platform is connected. One source of data with real-time connections has made a night and day difference.