Introduced in 2021, CashPro Forecasting is embedded in CashPro and offers a complete view of all of a user’s accounts, including those at other banks.
“For us, the biggest difference has been the ability to see an overview of all our inflows and outflows on one screen,” says Dorothy Huerto, treasury cash manager at Veeva. Since transactions populate automatically, the company no longer needs to manually import data, saving it several hours a week.
Having ready access to its historical cash flow also makes it easier for Veeva to forecast upcoming payments accurately. CashPro Forecasting uses machine learning and predictive analytics to automatically generate forecasts, then continues to refine those forecasts based on a company’s actual cash flows. “Everything is faster,” says Huerto. “When it comes to both reporting and forecasting, it’s been a big time-saver.”
More accurate forecasting also lets Veeva precisely predict and control how much cash it keeps in its checking accounts. “Of course we always need to have enough cash on hand to meet payroll and other expenses, but previously we might err on the side of caution and overfund those day-to-day accounts,” says Sabrina Wong, treasurer at Veeva. “Now, we know exactly how much we’ll need, and we can move more of those funds into a higher-yielding vehicle like a savings or investment account.”
For Veeva, an additional benefit was how easy and intuitive it was to begin using CashPro Forecasting. “With some cash management tools, you almost need a programmer to understand the system, but here the interface is very clean and easy to navigate,” notes Wong. “It’s also been very reliable, with no down time.”
Between the time savings, the improved cash flow and the data-driven insights that help it make more-informed decisions, Veeva is eager to roll out CashPro Forecasting to regional finance teams, according to Huerto. “We’re excited about how much we’ll be able to do with it.”