Goto the Prototype Stage in the DecisionCrafter NPD.xls menu. Click on Cash flow and financing sources. This will take you to the Prototype Stage menu. Click on CASH FLOW in the Prototype stage menu to review the financial implications of your pre-production plan. A sample Cash Flow Schedule is reproduced below. Notice that with the exception of the Opening Cash Balance no data input is required.
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Review your own projected Cash Flow Schedule. Does it have a positive Cash Balance? If not you will have to develop a financing strategy to provide the cash required to fund the shortfall. If you have trouble completing the cash flow, the questions set out below will help you to understand the elements of the cash flow form.
Sources of cash
Cash from operations
Other sources of cash
Uses of cash
Cash used in operations
Other uses of cash