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forecasting business receivables for cash flow

Quicken H&B for Wdws: Been trying to obtain a cash flow business forecast without success.  I have loaded in all my invoices into my customer invoice account, and input all the different due dates and amounts: no cash flow forecast.  Any future payment fails to appear in a cash flow report, even if I open the end date to the future, trying to include the future invoice payment dates.  Am I asking too much of Quicken here?

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  • Quicken Sarah
    Quicken Sarah Administrator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2018
    Hello maineuropa,

    The Cash Flow reports are compiled based on the assigned category of the invoice items, typically the cause of missing transactions in a business report is due to the categories not having an assigned tax line item.  If you view the invoice item categories in the Category list (Tools > Category List) - are there tax line items associated with each category?

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    If not, I would recommend reviewing the following article on tax line items and how to assign them:

    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-assign-tax-form-line-items-category

    If there are tax line items assigned to the categories then the next step I would recommend is reviewing https://www.quicken.com/support/how-do-i-track-activity-my-banking-accounts & https://www.quicken.com/support/how-do-i-get-answers-quicken-business-reports for more information on business reports and how to customize the data.

    I hope this information helpful but please let us know how it goes.

    Thank you,

    Sarah
  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2018
    From C. D. Bales:


    A Cash Flow report is not a very useful tool for forecasting; it requires recorded transactions.



    I believe that the bulk of the "forecasting" available in Quicken is dependent on "Reminders", which can indicate future transactions that are not (yet) recorded in any Quicken account register.



    I would take a look at the "Cash Flow" tab on the "Business" tab. I believe that display intends to take into account both recorded actual transactions and Reminders.



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  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited April 2018
    mshiggins said:

    From C. D. Bales:


    A Cash Flow report is not a very useful tool for forecasting; it requires recorded transactions.



    I believe that the bulk of the "forecasting" available in Quicken is dependent on "Reminders", which can indicate future transactions that are not (yet) recorded in any Quicken account register.



    I would take a look at the "Cash Flow" tab on the "Business" tab. I believe that display intends to take into account both recorded actual transactions and Reminders.



    [You should include your Quicken Year and Release when posting ... in addition to the Quicken Edition.]

    Quicken 2017 Home and Business R15.13
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