Average cycle time in hours to develop a short-term cash flow forecast

This measure calculates the average number of hours it takes to develop a short-term cash flow forecast. It is part of a set of Cycle Time measures that help companies analyze the duration from beginning to end of the "manage cash" process, which consists of taking care of all cash-related activities. These activities include managing and reconciling cash positions; managing cash equivalents; processing and overseeing electronic fund transfers; developing cash flow forecasts; producing cash management accounting transactions and reports; managing and overseeing banking relationships; and analyzing, negotiating, resolving, and confirming bank fees.

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Measure Category:
Cycle Time
Measure Id:
Total Sample Size:
2,697 All Companies
Key Performance

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Units for this measure are hours.

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Cycle time in hours to develop a short-term cash flow forecast

Key Terms

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Cycle Time

Cycle time is the total time from the beginning of the process to the end. This includes both time spent actually performing the process and time spent waiting to move forward.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.2.1)

  • - Manage and reconcile cash positions (10893) - Correcting cash differences in the books of accounts. Make optimum utilization of funds available in the business. Check for differences to rectify.
  • - Manage cash equivalents (10894) - Taking care of all cash-related activities in the business. Utilize short-term assets that can be easily convertible into cash, such as marketable securities, commercial paper and short-term government bonds, and treasury bills.
  • - Process and oversee electronic fund transfers (EFTs) (10895) - Supervising all online transactions.
  • - Develop cash flow forecasts (10896) - Preparing forecasts for the cash generated or used by the organization.
  • - Manage cash flows (10897) - Delaying the outflow of funds as long as possible, but encourage the inflow of as fast as possible.
  • - Produce cash management accounting transactions and reports (10898) - Presenting reports on all cash-related activities. Collect and manage short-term investing activities. Prepare reports of all transactions done.
  • - Manage and oversee banking relationships (10899) - Maintaining and directing the course of relationships with banking partners.
  • - Analyze, negotiate, resolve, and confirm bank fees (10900) - Studying and finalizing bank fees for services provided by banks. Negotiate and finalize nominal fees that bank charges for various services, such as requesting a deposit slip or counter check or certifying papers.