The Cash Flow Manager (CFM) role is run in the IBS PlannerView user interface. It is designed to support a cash flow manager when working with the cash flow forecast of a company or company group.
Most of the setup tasks that must be performed before working with the CFM role can be done by the user. These are described in Setting up the Cash Flow Manager role. However, those described here should be performed by an IBS consultant or system administrator.
The Cash Flow Manager application must be installed and activated in Work with companies in IBS Enterprise.
Note: If only certain users should be allowed to perform CFM-related tasks, you may secure the CFM application code on user or user group level using the IBS Enterprise authority control. See About setting up and working with authority control and the Authority control handling document in the Technical References accessible on the IBS Intranet for more information.
The cash flow forecast is based on a large amount of transactions found in IBS Enterprise. In order to receive the best performance when working with the cash flow forecast, all information in IBS Enterprise that needs to be aggregated or calculated are collected from the IBS Enterprise database and updated into CFM specific files. These updates may be started automatically, on a regular basis, e.g., daily, weekly or monthly, by scheduled batch jobs set up in IBS Enterprise Job Control. This is strongly recommended in order to optimise performance. See Setting up scheduled batch jobs for Cash Flow Manager for instructions.
The update can also be started manually by the user from the CFM role, but this is not described here. See Setting up the Cash Flow Manager role for those instructions.
Information about expected payments that may be found in the IBS Enterprise database such as sales orders, A/R documents, purchase orders and A/P documents are automatically collected, compiled and presented in a dedicated view. All expected payments are categorised into types of payments referred to as cash flow forecast types. See Maintain cash flow forecast types for more information.