Rethinking Liquidity Planning to Manage the Cash Lifecycle

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Executive Guide Rethinking Liquidity

With the use of APIs, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, cash forecasting is evolving into a more proactive liquidity planning process.

Liquidity planning uses the same forecasting techniques that allow you to model the impact of a range of strategic decisions on future cash and liquidity positions. This guide breaks down how using a liquidity planning approach can transform decision-making both in the treasury department and throughout the whole organization.

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CASH FORECASTING DEFINED

At its most fundamental, a cash forecast is a prediction of a company’s cash position at a particular point in time in the future. Cash forecasting is improving because treasurers have access to a wider range of more reliable data than ever. Three key technological developments have been crucial:

  1. Data is more accessible.
  2. Data unknowns can be forecast with more accuracy.
  3. Data can be manipulated instantly.
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LIQUIDITY PLANNING

Instead of the old model that used static data to forecast positions, liquidity planning incorporates dynamic data that recognizes that a change in one variable has implications for others.

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  • How liquidity planning differs from cash forecasting
  • How to build a liquidity planning model    

APPLICATIONS OF LIQUIDITY PLANNING

Understanding the potential benefits of a liquidity planning approach is an important first step in its adoption. Applications of liquidity planning include:

  • The changing dynamic of the treasurer
  • Holistic decision-making
  • A more strategic treasurer
  • Data storytelling
  • Access to non-traditional inputs
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BUSINESS OUTCOMES REALIZED VIA LIQUIDITY PLANNING

While liquidity planning has the potential to improve decision-making, the real benefits are from measurable improvements in business outcomes which include:

  • Free cash flow
  • Balance sheet efficiencies
  • Increased return on cash
  • Protect financial statements
  • Access to more levers to execute corporate actions
  • Setting relevant targets

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Published September 26, 2023