The implementation of a project is commonly related with some expenses and obtaining profits, and one of the main tasks in project management is the control of the project implementation, as well as analysis of the project's effectiveness and value, its benefits or profits in comparison with costs amount. In this regard, the group of financial reports which reflects the cash flow has a great value during all period of project realization. These reports help to control financial side of project implementation, its expenses and the compliance of profits to expected values, to detect timely the possible failures and overruns of costs, and so promptly correct the situation.
The Cash Flow Reports solution extends ConceptDraw PROJECT software with the abilities to generate three kinds of management reports in a form of spreadsheets which are dedicated to monitoring and controlling the cash flow in projects. These are Cash Flow on Projects, Cash Flow on Resources, and Cash Flow on Tasks reports. The projects examples included in this solution are illustrative and perfectly suit for comprehending all the solution's capabilities. Use this solution to generate the multifarious Cash Flow reports with a goal to control the project expenses by days, by resources, by tasks and to analyze effectively the project progress, the flow of finances within one project or several projects within a multiproject, and their compliance to allocated budget. The Cash Flow reports generated from ConceptDraw PROJECT have the full content and ideal view, that is why they are so popular with the project planning and project management teams, project participants, team leaders, and project managers who have the need for demonstrating the steps of work on projects and reporting about project progress in printed reports or on a large screen.
Typically, all projects and especially business ones are somehow related to finances, costs and profits. The planning and allocation of project’s budget are one of the most important moments at the stage of project’s planning. While at the stage of project implementation, the monitoring and analysis of costs, of actual cost of the whole project and its profits are systematically carried out. This example represents the detailed financial project. Included in the Cash Flow Reports solution, this example is ideal for testing the reports of this solution, such as Cash Flow On Projects, Cash Flow On Resources, Cash Flow On Tasks reports, and lets one learn more the solution’s capabilities.
Example 2: Project — Missile
This project example describes the assembly stages of all sections of a missile and preparation for its launch. The clear systematization of tasks and setting deadlines for each of them allows you to monitor whether the project will be completed on time and to take timely the corrective actions if something went wrong. The project's finish date is designated as a milestone on this project's Gantt Chart. Besides, testing the reports of the Cash Flow Reports solution on this example you will better comprehend what result you will achieve applying them to your own projects.
Report — Cash Flow On Projects
The “Cash Flow on Projects” report generated for your project represents the spreadsheet containing the information about daily expenses per project during the project period, by default during a current month. These expenses are calculated with consideration all types of resources assigned to the project tasks. For the multiproject, you will have the spreadsheet containing expenses values per day per each project from your multiproject in a defined period, which you can customize before generating a report.
Report — Cash Flow On Resources
The “Cash Flow on Resources” report formed for your project is a spreadsheet gathering the information about daily labour expenses of each work resource involved in your project. By default, this report is generated for a current month, though you can change the reporting period to any desired one directly before generating this report. Each project from the multiproject is placed on its own sheet in this report.
Report — Cash Flow On Tasks
The “Cash Flow on Tasks” report created for your project offers in a spreadsheet the values of daily expenses for all project tasks during the reporting period, which can be as a current month set by default, as any other period chosen according to your liking. When making this report for a multiproject you will receive a separated spreadsheet for each project of a multiproject.