Quick Cash Flow Analysis for Construction Companies

Cash flow is the lifeblood of your construction business. Watch this video to learn how you can quickly get the information you need to stay on top of your cash flow with Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate Excel-Based Reporting. 


Healthy cash flow is like oxygen to a company, and staying on top of changes to your cash flow trend can help you make corrections before trends turn into problems. With a Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Excel based report, we can get a big picture view of the overall cash flow trend from jobs over the past 12 months. The overall trend is made up of the individual contributions from each job month to month. Trends in the cash flow for individual jobs or groups of jobs may identify billing issues, collection issues, or spending issues that with little analysis can be identified and addressed. This provides us with a 12 month window showing how our jobs have been affecting the company's cash flow each month. By filtering the data a little further, we can see the same trend analysis for a specific job, a specific customer, or a specific project manager.

Identifying the specific causes for increases or decreases requires quick access to live data. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Excel based reporting enables us to drill down into a specific value to see the supporting information. The amount by which the job increased or decreased cash is broken down by types of cash receipts and disbursements. By observing cash receipts we can quickly confirm that payments are being received from the customer on a timely basis. By drilling into disbursements we can review the usage of company credit cards or burden incurred from payroll. Ultimately, a review of this information may help in decision making processes pertaining to things like billing processes, payment collection, usage of company credit cards, costs not associated with sub-contracts or purchase orders, or the use of overtime.

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