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Put cash flow at the heart of your business so that you can easily understand your cash position tomorrow, next week, or next month.
Easily build your QuickBooks cash flow forecast.Try Float for free
QuickBooks Online’s most popular operational cash flow forecasting add on
Float seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks Online to give you a powerful, easy-to-use tool that offers a detailed view of your future bank balance. The Float app automatically syncs with QBO and keeps your forecast up-to-date with a live, rolling picture of your cash that never goes out of date. Which means you can spend more time planning for the future and less time worrying about your finances. Build your QuickBooks cash flow forecast in minutes, and save hours every week.
Join thousands of QuickBooks Online users already using Float and use it to:
- Understand your future bank balance
- Create scenarios to model short and long-term cash flow
- Track budget vs actual performance and get a detailed understanding of how your business is operating
- Set budgets for cash that’s not yet in QBO and manage expected payment dates on invoices and bills
- Trace each transaction back to its bill or invoice and get a granular view of incomings and outgoings
Get visibility into the future
Float automatically imports your QuickBooks Online data every 24 hours to show you precisely how much cash has moved in and out of your business, how much is due to move, and how much of your forecasted ‘budget’ is left.
It makes tracking your budget vs actuals simple and quick.
See when to chase, when to pay, and when to delay
Instantly see if you’re heading into the red using Float’s clear, visual cash graph. View straight away what bills or invoices are due and what impact they’ll have on your bank balance.
Update your expected payment dates on bills and invoices too; deciding which debtors to chase and which bills to postpone to stay in the black.
Make long-term planning a breeze
Float helps you make informed decisions for your business based on the actual cash you’ll have in the bank.
- What happens if sales dip?
- Can you afford to take on a new employee?
- How much can you afford to reinvest?
- Can you take cash out of the business?
If you’ve got questions, QuickBooks app Float has the answers. Model these scenarios to give your company time to plan and prepare for change.
Float software is designed to integrate seamlessly with QuickBooks Online, and getting it set up is fast and easy. Simply connect Float to QuickBooks, set your budgets, and then let Float do the rest to keep your forecast up to date with bills, invoices, and actuals. Float reads the expected payment dates on your bills and invoices as they come in and uses those dates to project when cash will move in and out of your business. Once the money moves and you’ve matched your transactions in QuickBooks, your cash flow forecast will be updated with actuals.
Float automatically imports your QBO data every 24 hours, updating forecasts with payments that are due and ones you’ve paid. You can also run a real-time import if you know that QuickBooks Online has just been updated.
Yes, QuickBooks Online offers a basic tool you can use to forecast your cash. However, if you want to create a detailed forecast that’s going to help you to make important business decisions, you need to go with an add-on like Float to get a fuller picture.
Using QuickBooks Online’s cash flow forecasting tool you can plan for up to 12 months and you can create budgets, as well as change expected payment dates.
However, if you’d like added insights such as budget suggestions based on past data, scenario planning and budget versus actuals reporting – you’ll want to use a cash flow forecasting app that syncs with QuickBooks online, such as Float, where you can plan up to 36 months in advance.
If you’re wondering where to find the QuickBooks cash flow menu, you can find it by opening QuickBooks Online and looking on the main menu on the left of the screen for ‘Cash flow’. You can also view historical cash flow by clicking on ‘Reports’ then ‘Company & Financial’ then ‘Cash Flow Forecast’.
You can use QuickBooks Online’s cash flow planning tool to track the ins and outs of your business’s cash for up to 12 months into the future.
Keeping your QuickBooks Online account up-to-date by regularly reconciling your invoices and bills is the best way to stay on top of your cash flow. By syncing your QuickBooks Online account with Float, you can see when a bill has been paid or update your expected payment date. If you’d like to know more about getting started, read our how to use QuickBooks Online guide here.
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