Cash Flow Budget Report

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This report shows financial amounts which are stored in Profit and Loss and the Balance Sheet and will be displayed in Cash Flow cube via rules, only Adjustments are stored in the Cash Flow cube. It focuses on planning figures for budgets and allows planning budget amounts for a year on a single element or single months.

Amounts can be shown in local currency or converted into one of the target currencies. The user can also enter comments.

Report Heading

The screenshot below points out the heading area of the Cash Flow Budget report. The report heading updates dynamically as various reporting options are selected. The logo can be changed in Administration; see Configuring Design Elements for more on report design.

The heading area of the report displays the following fields:

Field Description  Implementation


Name of the report

Name of the report in Report Designer


Current PoV selection

Localized subtitle will update as PoV selections are made


Show/hide PoV widget

Click on the arrow to display or hide point-of-view selections

Point of View (PoV) Options

The content of the report can be customized using the PoV options, which can be viewed by clicking the blue arrow at the top of the report.   

The available options are described below: 

PoV Option



Version (combobox)

Select one forecast for comparison.

Version dimension, filter for Stylesheet attribute equals FC

Year (combobox)

Select a reporting period.

Elements matching the pattern yyyy or FYyyyy of Month dimension

Legal Entity (combobox)

Select one single legal entity or any consolidated element.

Legal Entity dimension

Currency (combobox)

Select local currency or one of the target currencies. The selection of local currency is only available for base elements or consolidated elements of the Legal Entity dimension having a common currency.

Elements of Currency dimension matching the pattern LC and elements starting with a >  (e.g. > EUR).

LC is only available if a local currency is stored (not empty) in the Currency attribute for the selected element of the Legal Entity dimension.

Suppress Zero Lines (checkbox)

Hide accounts not having any value in the current selection.

Data filter factors the following elements:

  • Previous year, Budget, and Forecast x+y elements of Version dimension
  • Element of Month dimension related to settings in Year combobox
  • Elements of Legal Entity dimension related to selected value in Legal Entity combobox
  • Elements of Currency dimension related to selected value in Currency combobox 
  • Adjusted element of Cash Flow_measure dimension
  • Value for slice operator 0 or 9999999

Show Adjustment (checkbox)

Show adjustments for the version Budget.

Enable entry on Adjustment in Cash Flow_measure dimension

Monthly (checkbox)

Show monthly values instead of a single value for the entire year. 

Monthly elements are descendants of the selected year in the range yyyy-01yyyy-12

Single element for the entire year is yyyy-˜

Show Account No. (checkbox)

Display the account number along with the account name in the row label column. Switch between Name or ID_Name attribute of CF Account dimension.

Report Columns and Rows

The columns and rows displayed in the report depend on the selections made in the PoV area. The screenshot below shows a report displaying Forecast 6+6, with the option Suppress Zero Lines selected. 

Below are descriptions of the columns and rows in the Cash Flow Budget Report. Note: the month columns are only visible if the Monthly option in the PoV area is checked. 




Row Label

Account shown as localized name

CF Account dimension descendants of a preselected element, implemented with hierarchy and data filters.

Area visualization of version

Fill and border style for version

Stylesheet attribute of Version dimension


Previous year value

Previous Year element of Version dimension

FC x+y

Forecast x+y value, the most recent forecast

Elements matching the pattern FC in Stylesheet attribute of Version dimension


Percentage change of Budget to Previous Year

(BudgetPrevious Year) / Previous Year

ΔFC x+y%

Percentage change of Budget to Forecast x+y value

(BudgetForecast) / Forecast

yyyy (entry) Yearly figure for selected budget yyyy-˜ element of Month dimension
MMM Monthly figures for selected budget Element of Month dimension related to settings in Year combobox


Budget value

Budget element of Version dimension


Entry of comment

Comment element of Cash Flow_measure dimension

Cell Locking

Cell locking prevents the entry of data in fields that draw on multiple sources. For all planning reports, data entry is only possible when a single legal entity and the local currency are selected. 

In the Cash Flow Budget report, it is possible to input data in some of the columns that are indicated with a horizontal striped pattern:  .  The area where data entry is possible is indicated by a gray box  as shown in the screenshot below: