Working with the Cash Flow Analyzer

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Monitor the cash position

Cash Flow Analyzer

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we outline the functions and advantages of the Cash Flow Analyzer and the respective variants, such as Actual Cash Flow, Cash Position Details, and Liquidity Forecast. We also talk about the various comparison options such as Actuals, Snapshot, and Forecast using the Cash Flow Comparison - Actual/Forecast app.

Business Scenario

You are working in the Cash Management department. You have been asked to create a new cash pool for your house bank and perform the first cash concentration for your bank accounts and to check that all flows are correct. The Cash Flow Analyzer provides several views for displaying data, such as country-specific (DE) or currency-specific (EUR). For example, if you have created a memo record in the past, you can check how this is reflected in the Cash Flow Analyzer tool.

Cash Flow Analyzer

You can use the Cash Position variant in the Cash Flow Analyzer app to display the cash position details. With the Cash Flow Analyzer, you can monitor the cash position, liquidity forecast in your company, and analyze the details with the following advantages: Such as various dimensions and filters, dynamic data source: SD/MM, AP/AR, Memo Record, TRM/CML, Payment Request, hierarchical structures for Bank Account Group and Liquidity Item with amounts for a specific time period, currency comparison between Display currency and Transaction currency (or Account currency) and Switch between the balance view and delta (cash flows only) view. Finally, the Cash Flow Analyzer gives you a combination of Cash Position Details, Liquidity Forecast Detail, and Actual Cash Flow functions.

The Cash Flow Analyzer app is the central entity to analyze cash flows over days, weeks, months, quarters, or years for all bank accounts and liquidity items. It is possible to display the report in a bank account groups hierarchy view or liquidity item hierarchy view. The bank account groups are defined in the Manage Bank Accounts app. The liquidity items and the hierarchy are defined in the Liquidity Item Hierarchy app.

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In SAP S/4HANA, Cash Management allows the end user to check cash flows with a historical version, for example, the user can check the cash position with a defined historical timestamp so that they can understand what cash position has been forecast at that point of time. The SAP Fiori apps, Cash Flow Analyzer and Check Cash Flow Items allow the end user to select historical timestamps in SAP S/4HANA. For all other processes and apps, the system will always get the current version of cash flows from One Exposure. The Snapshot function is only supported in Advanced Cash Management scope and, by default, it is switched off. You can switch it on at any time. You can do so in SAP Fiori app, Manage Your Solution - Configure Your Solution - Define Basic Settings. However, after switching on snapshot and system has snapshot data created, you want to switch off the snapshot, which is possible, but you need to follow the instruction to cleanup snapshot data from all systems.

The following source applications can be integrated for a real-time update into One Exposure from Operations and the transaction data can be used for the snapshot functionality:

  • Financial Operations - Accounting Documents (FI) - Bank Statements - Promise to Payment (P2P)
  • Treasury and Risk Management (TRM)
  • Consumer and Mortgage Loans (FS-CML)
  • Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CA)
  • Materials Management (MM)
  • Sales and Distribution (SD)

In the Cash Flow Analyzer tile, you can find the filed Snapshot time. This enables you to specify your desired snapshot time. Upon execution of the Cash Flow Analyzer Report, it will show the information from that timestamp.

Manage Cash Flow Analyzer

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