Cash flow forecast template 3 years is probably the best period and our most popular software version.
The most popular period for a cash flow forecast is a 3-year forecast, as this is a reasonable time-frame in which to work out your forecast sales and associated costs and overheads for your business.
If you are preparing your report for a bank, for example, they will rarely request for a forecast and business plan for more than a 3-year period, so long as the basis behind the forecasts is sound and the numbers stack-up.
However, having a pre-planned template for your forecasts will save you an enormous amount of up-front time and make sure the figures are accurate and presented in the best way possible.
Template reports, like the cash flow report below, are integral to any good software template and are presented for each 12 month period for each of the 3 years:
As is the profit and loss report below:
As these templates are already set up, you simply need to focus on preparing the data and then entering it into the data fields using pre-designed Excel worksheets. You don’t actually need to have a good grasp of using Excel either and the software comes with an easy to follow user manual too in a pdf format. To review our Cash Forecaster Software please visit: https://www.bowraven.com/product/cash-forecaster-software/
In reality, if you already have your data to hand, you could have your reports out in less than half an hour! Then all you will need to do is prepare your Business Plan.
A balance sheet is an important element of your cash flow template, as it is when preparing a set of year-end or management accounts. The balance sheet is your control report to make sure all your figures balance!