Cash Flow Mid-Term Planning Report

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This report shows financial amounts that are stored in the Profit and Loss and the Balance Sheet cubes and is displayed in the Cash Flow cube via rules; only Adjustments are stored in the Cash Flow cube. It focuses on planning figures for several years (mid-term planning) and can perform the following planning functions:

  • Copy adjustments from the most recent planning version
  • Increase or decrease adjustments by self-selected percentage values
  • Delete existing adjustment on line

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 Mid-Term Planning 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

Title

Name of the report

Name of the report in Report Designer

Subtitle

Current PoV selection

Localized subtitle will update as PoV selections are made

Arrow  

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

Description

Implementation

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 and having a value in attributes PreviousYear and NextYear

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, Forecast x+y, and  Mid-Term-Planning elements of Version dimension in the selected reporting period and the following years of the Month 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 Mid-Term Planning. Enable entry on Adjustment in Cash Flow_measure dimension

Show Percentage Basis (checkbox)

Show input area for percentage value to increase or decrease planning data. Input field will be locked or unlocked depending on checkbox selection.

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 3+9, with the options Suppress Zero Lines, Show Percentage Basis, and Show Account No. selected. 

Below are descriptions of the columns in the Cash Flow Mid-Term Planning Report.

Field

Description

Implementation

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

PY

Previous year value

Previous Year element of Version dimension

FC x+y

Forecast x+y value, the most recent forecast

Element of the Version dimension selected in the Version combobox

Input cell percentage value

Manual input for percentage value

Input field for self-selected percentage value (planning helper functions). This field is only visible if Show Percentage Basis is selected in PoV area.

yyyy

Manual input including planning helper functions. Consists of three columns: the year selected in Year combo-box and the three following years.

Input element of Cash Flow_measure dimension

yyyy-~ or  FYyyyy-~ element of Month dimension related to settings of Year combo-box

Data validation with planning helper functions:

  • Copy-Function: copy most recent planning versions
  • Increase/Decrease of values: increase or decrease by percentage value defined in the input cell
  • Delete Values

ΔFC x+y%

Percentage change of Forecast x+y to Previous Year  (FC x+yPrevious Year) / Previous Year

Δyyyy YOY%

Percentage change Mid-Term Planning yyyy+1 to FC x+y

(Mid-Term Planning yyyy+1 – FC x+y) / FC x+y

Δyyyy YOY%

Percentage change Mid-Term Planning yyyy+2 to Mid-Term Planning yyyy+1

(Mid-Term Planning yyyy+2 – Mid-Term Planning yyyy+1) / Mid-Term Planning yyyy+1

Δyyyy YOY%

Percentage change Mid-Term Planning yyyy+3 to Mid-Term Planning yyyy+2

(Mid-Term Planning yyyy+3 – Mid-Term Planning yyyy+2) / Mid-Term Planning yyyy+2

Comment

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 Mid-Term Planning report, it is possible to input data in the Adjustment column when the Show Adjustment option has been checked in the PoV area. The area where data entry is possible is indicated by a gray box  (see screenshot below).

 

 

 

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