The process of predicting the projected flow of cash into and out of your firm over a specific time period is known as cash flow forecasting. A short-term cash forecast can be used to pinpoint any funding requirements or extra cash in the near future. It may encompass the subsequent 30 days.
A long-term projection will be used to look at sales and purchases farther into the future – between one year and five years ahead or even more, depending on the nature of the firm. A medium-term cash flow estimate may cover between one month and one year ahead. A cash flow prediction is anticipated to be less accurate the longer its time horizon.