Candy Cashflow models the financial requirements of a construction project so that the cash flow can be optimised, readily assessed and controlled.
Candy CashFlow Specifications
- Financial modelling
- Integration with Estimating and Planning
- Payment lags
- Payment plans
- Advance payments and loans
- Client and subcontract retention
- Interest on savings and borrowing
- Nett Present Value calculation
- Multiple currency financial modelling
- Summary reports and data export
The lags on payment of invoices to suppliers and subcontractors can be specified, together with predicted escalation on cost and value. Interest rates, retention rules, pre-payments and other factors can be specified to model the cashflow.
Valuation payments from the client can be normal certificates or a predetermined milestone payment plan can be used or certificates can be limited to preset monthly maximums.
Nett Present Value
The Nett Present Value of the cash flow on the contract is generated from the weekly cash flow calculations. This can be viewed either from the client or the contractor’s perspective. In addition, weekly results are produced of cash flows and bank balances, together with monthly valuations and cost figures.
Currencies and exchange rates
Like the Estimating System, the Cashflow handles foreign currencies and can accept data from Estimating in multiple currencies. The exchange rate between each currency and the pricing currency can be varied over time, giving the user the ability to examine the effects of currency fluctuations on a project.
Integration with the Bill and Program
The CashFlow seamlessly imports data from the CANDY Bill of Quantities or from the Bill of Quantities/Program link. Alternatively data can be entered manually. This calculates a financial model detailing when payment of, inter alia labour, plant and material takes place (outflows) and the concurrent revenues/incomes (inflows) are received.
By testing various models with different parameters and comparing the NPV results, the optimum tender strategy can be determined so as to maximise return on investment