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Financial Forecasting and Planning Model

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Excel Financial Forecasting and Planning Model is a comprehensive spreadsheet template that enables finance professionals to forecast their businesses.

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TEMPLATE DESCRIPTION

Creating a set of forecasts for your business is a fundamental for any organisation which seeks to be successful. A forecasting exercise is a financial assessment that’s based on historical record and future projections. By looking at the past to help plan and predict the future with the Financial Forecasting and Planning Model, you can gain much better control over your company’s financial performance.

Financial-Forecasting-and-Planning-Model-Someka-S00-FD4CAST-LogoWe have developed this Financial Forecasting and Planning Model with the help of FD4Cast Ltd. from UK. The firm has over 10 years of experience in the financial modelling and forecasting market. This solution aims to provide most flexible but robust financial modelling solution for businesses.

Financial Forecasting and Planning Model Features

Whether you want to learn profitability, predict future liabilities and funding gaps, see what the future cash flows and returns on investment are, these are all extremely important measures. Financial Forecasting and Planning Model is a forecasting and budgeting system in Excel. The solution lets you quickly create user-friendly spreadsheet models including P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow.

In case you want to learn every tiny detail, this template has a huge user manual on FD4Cast website.

Basically, the model works with this simple logic:

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There are two different versions for Monthly and Weekly financial forecast (Demo Model is also included in the package). When you open the model, the tool comes with a pre-built Excel ribbon menu. It is a custom menu at the top menu. This menu is for easily navigating between different sections.

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INPUTS:

Balance: You can input opening trial balance info (for existing companies) in this section. Unwind TB and related settings are here, at the beginning of the template in order to make easier for you.

Income & Expenses: Tracking Income and Expenses is the most important step you can take for your business.

  • Forecasted income
  • Revenue distribution
  • Debtor profiles
  • Variable or Fixed costs are some of the indicators of this section.

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Also, you will find payroll details, salaries and so on.

Assets: Assets are the resources owned by business as a result of past transactions which is capable to generate financial benefit. The third section of this template is for assets. You will able to manage your stock, inventory, equipment and all fixed assets here. If the user needs cash deposit information, it can be input here.

Finance & BS: Being a successful company takes time, resource and good finances. Inventories, new machinery and equipment, outstanding debts and expenditure on materials all require careful financing by the business. This section is used to manage how your company is financed. You will input your Loans, Leases and Factoring details and manage Balance Sheet details like Inter-Co, Equity and other adjustments.

Taxes: Taxes and the currency ratios are defined in this section. Any foreseen changes will be input until the end of the model year.

Warning!: Note that the Financial Forecasting and Planning Model Start Date will be set with the Configure Model button:

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OUTPUTS:

Standard Reports: After you proceed with the input fields, this section is comprised of basic financial reports, which are as follows:

  • P&L
  • Cash Flow
  • Balance Sheet

Also, it is possible to create custom reports according to your requirements.

Model Tools: The seventh section consists of other great features of the template such as:

  • Scenario planning
  • Budget creation
  • Tool adjustment features

The best thing is that it is in Excel, so no need to learn complex software in order to use it. Furthermore, you can add your own sheets and build up assumptions all within one model rather than having to import or link from other data sources.

Financial Forecasting and Planning Model Features Summary:

  • Financial Forecast Excel Template for Businesses
  • Includes all required forecasting elements
  • Reports for Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow
  • Compatible with Excel 2007 -2016
  • Monthly and Weekly Financial Forecasting
  • No-installation needed, ready to use.
  • Works on Windows

For a further explanation consult the help guide at http://fd4cast.co.uk/help/

This Financial Forecast Excel template is ready-to-use and provided as is. If you need customization on your reports or need more complex templates, please refer to our custom services.

PRODUCT VIDEO

Watch the video below to see the template in action! Presentantation also includes usage notes, explanations and tips & tricks about the template.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

USER REVIEWS & COMMENTS

5 reviews for Financial Forecasting and Planning Model

  1. MANUEL GONZALEZ

    its is super-complete. and incredibly flexible ¡¡

  2. Victor Miguelez

    Wow, I am impressed. Played a little bit with the model today and found that its is super-complete. and incredibly flexible. It can quickly bee adapted to any type of industry or sector in my opinion. Much better and flexible than other programs that charge you hundreds of dollars per month such as Plan Guru, Idu, not to mention Budget Maestro. Maybe the only disavantage would be that it is not that easy for the model to be used by several people and departments,etc, but for a lone wolf,( or 2 or 3) it is perfect.

    • Someka

      Hi Victor,
      First of all, thanks a lot for your interest and kind words! Appreciated!

      Customer satisfaction is the most important thing for us. So, thanks a lot again for the time you spare to write this review. If you also have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime!

    • Victor Miguelez

      Thanks for your kind note. Further to my analysis of the model, I discovered that there is not an automatic calculator for Income or expense growth. How can I include a factor or percentage of growth to different elements of the Income or expense? Should I create a reference worksheet?

      Thanks in advance and looking forward to your answer.

    • Someka

      Hi again Victor,

      If you would like to add a calculator for income or expense growth, you need additional formulas or functions. As you also mentioned, you can create a reference worksheet for you to add a formula that helps you to calculate that growth.

      But, we recommend you to do this if you have professional Excel knowledge. Otherwise, it might corrupt the logic of the template itself. You can also have a look at our Hire an Expert page to get support for customization. Thus, you will be able to include this information in the existing template.

      Hope that helps!

  3. v

    I am interested in the Financial Forecasting template, just need to know if the number of years-months can be extended beyond the 2 yrs included in the free template. I need to have at least 5 yr projections, both annually and monthly.

    Thanks in advance,

    • Someka

      Hi V,

      First of all, thanks a lot for your interest!

      The trial version has a limited capacity and it is created for just providing a demo version to see all the features of the template. So, it would be better for you to download the premium version.
      The projection time of the premium version of the Financial Forecasting and Planning model is already created for 5 years ( all versions; weekly and monthly)

      If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

  4. Kareem

    I’ve looked at the demo – impressive! However, it seems like this is only designed for a Trading Co. We have an IT Service Shop.

    • Someka

      Hi Kareem,

      First of all, thank you for your interest! Appreciated!
      We have created our template for all organizations which seek to be successful as we already mentioned in our product description. So, you can also use it for your company as well. After you download the template you will be able to make some modifications according to your needs on your own.

      Regards,

  5. Dominico Brandares Jr.

    Downloaded the free trial. Many thanks. The template is ok. Unfortunately, I am in the cooperative business and this template is not suitable for my needs.

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