Looking into the future when it feels like nothing is certain
A new reality is upon us with retail closures, production shutdowns, supply chain disruptions, workforce restructuring and closure of borders. While some businesses will obtain a form of government assistance, this might not be sufficient.
Your cash flow, debts, customer flow and supply chains will be impacted and finance teams will face increased pressure from internal and external stakeholders to re-forecast cash flows and perform scenario analysis.
Management teams are under unprecedented pressure to urgently answer complex questions.
Consider the impact of...
And its implication on...
PwC can run a Rapid Scenario Planning and Business Intelligence Exercise which will generally consider the following:
Can your forecast tools be updated rapidly?
Do they have the right level of granularity to answer questions being posed?
Are your sales and operational planning tools agile enough?
Strategic business forecast models to pull the major business levers
Strategic cash flow models based on value drivers that are under threat and assess impact on covenants, cash etc.
13 week cash flow models that assess short-term cash demand and quantify the cash run, introduce a cash culture and communicate confidence to stakeholders.
Data models to create a single source of truth
Tactical targeted BI solutions to quickly extract and publish reporting dashboards
Leverage your existing data to provide better business intelligence supporting your forecast assumptions (e.g. extracting data on demand and supply chain trends by SKU/region)
Deliver fast targeted tactical data analysis exercises to validate the key hypotheses.
Embed reporting to allow ongoing analysis and assessment as the situation evolves.
Validate your assumptions using external data sources, global trend data and lead indicators.
A dedicated financial advisor can look into your business and propose combination of the following solutions:
13 week cash flow models to assess short-term cash demands and cash runway.
Tactical Data and analytics provide business intelligence for forecast assumptions.
Predictive forecasting provide insights into demand forecasting and risk assessment.
Financial model review to enhance confidence in the integrity of your tools.
Board paper development to provide an outside in perspective.