FP&A Trends Digest: Issue #8
FP&A Trends Digest
Issue #8 - 14 December 2019

Dear colleagues,

The 8th FP&A Trends Digest is already here! This time we will look into how FP&A can create value, what is needed to improve the budgeting process and why financial modelling is different from predictive analytics.

We are also excited to share with you a recording from the “Power of Driver Based and Predictive FP&A” webinar.

This is the last FP&A Trends Digest in 2019. It was our pleasure to keep you updated with the latest insights during this year. We wish you a happy and joyful new year and look forward to seeing you in 2020.

More insights will be shared in the coming months – stay in touch!


Best regards,

Larysa Melnychuk

CEO and Founder

FP&A Trends Group

International FP&A Board

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