Figure 1: Cashflow
The screen consists of 2 panels; the financial structure on the left side and the details of a specific cashflow on the right side.
The financial structure on the left is used for navigation. You can click on any lowest element to show the details of its cashflow settings. The selected item will be indicated with a green border around it, so you know which element you have selected.
Once you've selected an item, a grid will appear on the right side of the screen with the details of the cashflow defaults. This grid contains the following information:
- Name: Enter a name for a specific row.
- Percentage: Enter the share of each row.
- Method: Select a planning method for each row. You can pick from the options lineair, S-curve or lump sum.
- Start: Set a start date for each row.
- End: Set an end date for each row. In case the lump sum method is selected, you don't need to enter an end date.
By default, all cashflows will be planned according to the 'Plan scenario total' option in the application. The information above is used to set an initial cashflow for each element in a project.
You can add a row to the grid by clicking on 'Add row' on top of the grid. Now you can enter a name, percentage, method, start date and end date. Once you've entered the required data, you need to click on the check icon to add the row to your grid.
To delete a row from the grid, you can check the checkbox in front of the row. An action bar will pop-up from the bottom with the option to delete the selected rows. When you press the 'Delete' option, the row will be removed from the grid.
When you create a cashflow with multiple rows, it is important that the total always adds up to 100%. The application will alarm you whenever the total does not add up to a 100%. As you can see in figure 2, the total adds up to 110% so an icon is shown indicating that you need to lower any of the rows with 10.00% in order to save the default cashflow.
Figure 2: The rows in the grid do not add up to 100%.
Once you are done with editing the cashflow setting, you can save your changes by clicking on the orange save button below the grid. If you make any changes and navigate away without saving your changes, the cashflow will be reset to its previous state.