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Predictive Cash Forecast with SAP Analytics Cloud

There are endless number of use cases for SAP Analytics Cloud Planning ranging from HR headcount planning, sales planning and P&L planning, you name it. I suggest one more –  Predictive Cash Forecast.

Cash Forecast is important for every company to provide constant cash flow to run the business. The best way to approach this task is to load S/4HANA AR invoices history into SAC planning model and run predictive forecast.

In my example, 2 years of AR invoices history information is loaded to SAC on company code, customer (top 10 customers and the rest are combined into Other to improve forecast quality) and due date level of granularity. Based on 2015 and 2016 history, 01.2017 to 04.2017 Cash Forecast is predicted.

 

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  • Thanks for this interesting blog post! Cash flow forecasting is also an interesting use case for Predictive Planning (Smart Predict on top of SAC/planning models). There you can create predictive forecasts at large scale (up to 1000 predictive models in one go). This can be very relevant if you are looking at various business divisions, geographies or cross multiple dimensions to create the predictive forecasts. Please read more here: https://blogs.sap.com/2020/07/02/hands-on-tutorial-predictive-planning/. Kind regards, Antoine Chabert (Smart Predict product manager)