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Scenarios

Forecasting scenarios - See the results of your business decisions before you make them

Test how the decisions your business is facing can affect your cash balance moving forward.

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Simulate

A smart way to simulate the consequences of your decisions

How would hiring a new salesperson affect your business? Sales may increase but so will your expenses. Will it be profitable?

How would your bottom line be affected if you sign a new customer? They’ll bring in more business but require more work hours from your employees.

Forecast scenarios allow you to simulate simple or complex sequences of changes. You can use scenario forecasting or multiple cash flow scenario forecasting to see the impact of every option on the table.

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Clarity

Reach conclusions and share them with your partners

  • Makes forecasting cash flow scenarios simple
  • Improves future planning by giving you the information you need
  • Create sales forecast scenarios before major promotions of product launches
  • Test headcount forecast scenarios before making hiring decisions

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"Quick & simple to use"

It makes cash flow forecasting dead simple, all QuickBooks updates are automatically updated in the app, new invoices or bills are integrated into the forecast.

Maria Davis

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Simplicity

Easily create and manage your forecast scenarios

  • Create brand new forecasts, or simply duplicate existing ones.
  • Model multiple cash flow scenarios forecasting future changes without changing your actual accounting data.
  • Give each forecast a name and description so you know exactly which possible scenario it represents.

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Data Sanctity

Freely test changes without affecting your accounting software data

Test changes in any financial aspect of your business: Payroll, salaries, include or exclude customers’ invoices, vendors’ bills, and much more.

Changes will only affect the forecast scenario you are testing. Other forecasts will not be affected and the data in your accounting software (QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, Xero etc.) will not be affected at all.

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What’s the difference between scenario planning and forecasting?

Forecasting takes existing data and shows you what will likely happen moving forward, assuming that things remain constant. This lets you see the likely course of business so you can plan. Scenarios, on the other hand, show you what could happen in multiple hypothetical situations. While we can’t know the future, we can see how possible events would impact the business so we can prepare a plan for each anticipated event. Both forecasts and scenario planning are important because we need to know the possible outcomes of different potential events and we also need to know the most likely future result we’re moving toward right now.

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Perfect fit

Cash Flow Frog is a natural add on for Xero users

Test changes in any financial aspect of your business: Payroll, salaries, include or exclude customers’ invoices, vendors’ bills, and much more. Changes will only affect the forecast scenario you are testing. Other forecasts will not be affected and the data in your accounting software (QuickBooks Desktop QuickBooks Online, Xero etc.) will not be affected at all.

Answers

Scenarios can answer very important questions

Use Scenarios to test events that occur only once, such as a one time purchase, or changes that will have a recurring effect on your business, such as hiring a new employee, or increasing your rent.

Scenarios can easily be used to test multiple changes in cases where one change triggers others. For example:

How will adding a new client affect my burn rate?
What will happen if I extend more credit to my clients?
How will my cash flow be affected if I let an employee go?
Can I afford to rent a new office?
If we take a loan with a $5,000 payment for 3 years, hire another employee that costs $5000 a month and potentially increase our income by $9,000 a month, what will be the consequences?
If I spend $10,000 each month on advertisements and make 150% on my investment within 3 months, how will my cash flow be affected?
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