Full list of Features in Forecast 5

​Reporting


​One Touch Reporting

Forecast 5's innovative new feature, One Touch Reporting, allows you to design and customise a report pack to be readily available for all your budgets, reducing time spent on your budgeting process. 
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​Standard Reports

  • Profit & Loss
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cashflow
  • Funds Flow
  • P&L by department
  • P&L by tracking categories

Visuals

  •  EBITDA Visual Graph 
  •  Bank Balance 
  • Sales Visual Graph
  • Net Bank & Bank Movement
  •  Working Capital
  •  Debtors Days

​Schedules

  • Employee Schedule
  • Loan Schedules
  • GST Schedule
  • Fixed Asset Schedule
  • Assumptions Report
  • Statistics and Ratio Report

​Report Views

With our report views, your forecast data can be extracted through the database and developed into dashboards, unique reports or informative graphs that mean the most to your business using Power BI, Excel, Alchemex or Velxio.
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​What If, Rolling & Variance

  • What If Reports
  • Variance Reports
  • Rolling Reports 
  • Original Budget Reports

​Report Preview

Get a quick and easy snapshot of your Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports from the home tab. 


With this summary, you can easily see how your figures are looking!


Section Summary

Get an overview of each section simply by clicking on the section heading. 


And if you need to make any changes, simply double click the record to drill down!


Functionality

​Integrations to financial software

Import your historical data from your financial software into Forecast 5 to build your forecast. 

Then simply roll forward to prepare your budget. Then when you are ready, import your monthly actual figures with a click of a button. No more double handling necessary. 

MYOB Advanced  -  Xero  -  Sage 50 Accounts  -  MYOB AccountRight
and more..
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Contract Retentions

A unique feature built for the construction industry which enables you to retain a portion of an invoice  until required, depending on the contract. 

​What If Scenarios

Be prepared! Know the consequences of any changing business situation by using our What If option, empowering you to make informative decisions quickly and plan wisely. 

​Actuals Entry

Take your prepared budget and switch on actuals to get a full comparison and analysis of your business expectations. Reforecast forward for greater planning.


​Consolidations + Eliminations

Consolidations allows you to combine departmental budgets together to produce a company budget, and then consolidate company budgets to create a group budget. Generating the financial reports needed not only for individual departments or companies, but for the overall picture is ready with a click of the button!

And, for those internal or intercompany transactions, simply elect to eliminate them.

​Extent and Amend

Extending your budget out to 2, 5 or 15 years, and with a 5% or 10% growth for those extended years, is quick and painless with Forecast 5. Preparing for the future has never been easier.

​Hotlinking

Connect to a spreadsheet to draw in figures and hit Refresh if the calculations change. Or pull in data from a memo record in another forecast to save you double entry!

​Export Forecast Data

Export data from Forecast 5 into a formatted spreadsheet to be imported into your ERP or reporting system. We're about working smarter, not harder.

​Daily Cashflow

Create and maintain a 90-day rolling bank projection, vital in this fiscal climate, with Daily Cashflow.

This detailed and focused attention on the immediate short term cashflow will enable you to understand the needs and financial position of your company!
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​Multi-Currency

Budgeting globally is important. Enter foreign sales and costs in their own currency and bank account to ensure you have accounted for all your cashflow.

Admin Pack

Add an extra layer of security to your forecasts. Control the status of a forecast, group users into departments and permit or deny group to view certain forecasts. 

Forecast Tag

We've made it easier for you to organise your forecasts with tags!
Use tags to distinguish forecasts by location, version, budget state or however suits you!

​Departments

Departments are a lesser option for division than consolidations, used when a sub-division of Income and attributed Direct Costs is required. 

With the ability to calculate individual Gross Profit values for each department and report the figures on the Profit & Loss, either using the standard P&L or P&L by department, you can get the clear picture you always wanted. 

​Export Description 

Use the description box on each record to provide extra detail and information. Then when you share the exported reports with others, that detail will be readily available.

​Template Creation

There is no need to create the same budget from scratch each time. With our copy forecast, with or without values, you can easily create templates to use again and again and again.

​GL Codes Tracking

Keep track of what Forecast 5 record correlates to which GL code with our GL Code tracking box.  And you can use the Project and External code boxes for report categories.

​Record Types

​Memo Records

Memo records offer so much flexibility to your budget! 


They can be used to budget KPI's, to hotlink data from other forecasts or to store non-financial information which can then be used to derive budget figures.

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​Sales Records

  • Income
  • Separately Invoiced Income
  • Accrued & Prepaid Income

​Cost Records

  • Costs
  • Accrued & Prepaid Cost
  • Separately Invoiced Costs
  • Separately Invoiced Stock
  • Stock, Stock Made, Stock On Hand
  • Net & Gross Wages

​Bank Account

  • Bank Accounts
  • Journals

Fixed Asset

  • Fixed Assets 
  • Financed Assets
  • Other Fixed Asset

Loans

  • Calculated Made and Taken Loans
  • Manually Entered Loans

Other Asset/Liabilities

  • Other Creditors and Debtors
  • Current Asset Liability Working Capital and Finance 
  • Long Liability Working Capital and Finance

Capital

  • Reserve
  • Changes

Assumptions

Forecast Records

  • PAYE
  • GST
  • Trade Creditors and Debtors
  • Bad Debts
  • Tax Provision
  • Obsolete Stock
  • Dividend
  • Capital 
  • Retained Earnings