Manage budget streams in financial statements

Often you will have multiple budgets, either different year’s budgets or different types of budgets (expected, worst-case, stretch, and so on), as well as forecasts. If you have permission to manage financial statements, you can manage these budgets via the Budget menu. The budgets are then displayed as options in the Budgets menu.

While the word ‘budget’ is used throughout this page, it also includes forecasts.

Each budget might be made up of a package of data from a combination of datasets (streams*), such as a Profit and Loss statement, Balance Sheet, and statistical dataset that comes from your database. You can select a particular set of datasets to create one budget and then select another set of datasets for another budget. You can use the same dataset in multiple budgets.

*If you have the Budgets & Forecast module, you can publish a budget workbook as a stream in the Financial Statements module.

  1. Click Budgets > Manage Budgets.

  2. In the Manage Budgets window, select a budget from the list on the left (which corresponds to the list in the Budgets menu), then select the datasets you want to apply to that budget.

  3. Repeat the above step for the other budgets in the list.

  4. Optional: Add another budget to the list: Click the + Add button, then select the datasets you want to apply to that budget.

  5. Optional: Remove a budget from the list: Select the budget, then click the - Remove button.

  6. Click Save.

After you link a Profit and Loss statement and Balance Sheet statement to a budget, you will be able to view the Cash Flow budget.