We help you develop an effective framework that provides you with accurate cash flow forecasts on an ongoing basis. Together, we select the best solution to meet your daily needs, combing traditional disciplines with innovative developments, such as such as artificial intelligence. We take special care of managing all the stakeholders during the implementation phase of your project.

Your challenges

You want to improve your cash management. To do so, you need to anticipate your inflows and outflows more accurately, as well as developing new metrics that are more appropriate for your sales cycle. Finally, you want an efficient and easy to use solution that does not require too much manual intervention.

You seek better control of your funding needs . You want to assess your short-term financing requirements by type, amount and duration. You need to manage your financial covenants and optimize your interest charges.

You want to strengthen your group’s cash generating culture. To improve your cash flow forecasting, you need to enlist the support of colleagues outside of finance. In return, they will get reports that are more accurate on debtors, creditors and inventory.

Key points

Whether you are starting a new project or seeking to improve on existing process, you will need to follow a number of steps:

  • defining the format of your forecasts (direct or indirect) at the parent company level, as well as the desired forecast horizons
  • identifying and prioritizing the subsidiaries to be included within the scope of the cash flow forecasting process
  • implementing the chosen method within each subsidiary by providing tailor-made training for the various target audiences
  • selecting and deploying a suitable forecasting tool.

To make a success of your project, you require technical expertise, particularly in terms of modeling cash flow forecasts. You must also have a good understanding of the software vendors’ solutions and their ability to provide you with a cash flow forecasting tool that is tailored to your needs. Finally, to achieve internal buy-in to what will be a cross-functional project, you must manage the project effectively and adapt your communication to the different cultures of your target audiences.

What we offer

Our cash experts in Europe and the United States will provide you with in-depth support throughout your entire cash flow forecast project.

Our support will enable you to set up the most appropriate organization and tools so that you will have accurate forecasts on an ongoing basis, regardless of your business environment. We will help you;

  • determine the functional and technical requirements, followed by drafting a specification for the selection of a cash forecasting tool
  • define the target organization and appropriate reports to strengthen the cash culture
  • develop tools and ad-hoc modeling, with the possibility of integrating artificial intelligence.

In addition to the diagnosis and or selection phase of a cash flow forecasting system, we can support you during the deployment of your chosen solution.

Our team pays particular attention to ensure the project complies with your timeframes and budget, and that you achieve buy-in from the other stakeholders involved.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancing your Cash Flow Forecasting

Redbridge is working with Verteego, the AI experts, to make cash flow forecasting simpler and more accurate.

What is the purpose of this partnership?

To enable you to automate your recurring cash flow forecasting activities, generate more reliable short and medium term forecasts and make timely decisions thanks to the algorithmic models that form the basis of AI and Machine Learning!

Case studies

  • Case study no. 1

    • Sector: Hotel owner and operator
    • Revenue: around €4 billion
    • Geographic scope: Europe and elsewhere
    • Year / duration of assignment: 2019 – four months
    • Objectives and outcome of assignment:
      • determination of functional and technical requirements
      • drafting of specifications
      • selection of a cash flow forecasting tool
  • Case study no. 2

    • Sector: Specialized distribution in duty-free shops
    • Revenue: around €8 billion
    • Geographic scope: Switzerland
    • Year of assignment: 2019
    • Objectives and outcome of assignment:
      • determination of functional and technical requirements
      • modeling of a cash flow forecasting tool using machine learning
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