wish: cash flow forecast

Bug #121510 reported by Chris on 2007-06-21
This bug affects 20 people
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Maxime DOYEN

Bug Description

Please implement cash flow forecast feature, just like Microsoft Money's Cash flow forecast feature, which enables you to see in advance your cash flow forecast on a line graph. Microsoft has also enabled support for the display of more than one account in this view.

Other than that, I have to compliment the development team for an awesome personal money manager. A+++


Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) on 2007-06-21
Changed in homebank:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) wrote :

This is more a whish of a new feature and should have been posted as a blueprint.
Anyway, if you can send me a more detailed description of what this feature work in m$ money, I will have a look for sure.
(a small example with screenshot or any part of the help file should be ok)

Changed in homebank:
status: New → Incomplete
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) on 2007-08-11
Changed in homebank:
assignee: nobody → mdoyen
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) on 2009-04-27
summary: - Please implement cash flow forecast feature
+ Feature request: cash flow forecast

I'd also like to chime in to request this feature. I use this heavily in MS Money to plan for multiple years in the future by estimating loan payoffs and tax-advantaged retirement investments based on expected surplus cashflows and coming up with targets for budgets. I'd be willing to donate/sponsor this feature for $30, an amount I would consider reasonable for personal financial software.

Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) on 2010-07-08
summary: - Feature request: cash flow forecast
+ wish : cash flow forecast

Can't believe a 15 years old software does not have it!

Joel Makarov (siblingcreature) wrote :

I would also like to request this feature. I'm new to this type of software but it was one of the features I was expecting going in.
Having the upcoming transactions list is useful, but what I'd really like to see is a way to see what the effect of my automatic transactions will be over a given period, considering that each one has a different timetable.

James83 (giacomopennella) wrote :

KMyMoney also do it! I will be really enthusiast to get rid of all KDE environment using Homebank instead of KMyMoney... but the forecast feature is too much important... please implent it!!!

Raphael (r-davaillaud) wrote :

I think this feature is a must have, please implement it.
To be able to preview how the budget will affect your future balance is really important, as you can see when there will be scheduled expense or income and so, when you can spend money for not budgeted things.

Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) on 2012-10-28
tags: added: report
TonyIT (nc8430) wrote :

It is a very useful tool.
I used it with KMyMoney and MoneyManagerEx

TonyIT (nc8430) on 2014-06-09
Changed in homebank:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) on 2014-06-29
Changed in homebank:
milestone: none → 4.7
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) on 2014-06-29
Changed in homebank:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) on 2014-07-06
Changed in homebank:
milestone: 4.7 → none
TonyIT (nc8430) wrote :

I admin my ignorance.
It's hard to implement a cash flow forecast report?


slodki (slodki) on 2015-09-29
summary: - wish : cash flow forecast
+ wish: cash flow forecast
Mick (mick-u) wrote :

I'd also like to request this feature.
All the budget reports generate reports based on what has happened.
We need a report that can tell us what is going to happen, based on scheduled transactions.
Put simply I use this feature in other similar programs to see if I need to transfer any money from my savings account into my current account to stop it going into the red.

Other than that, excellent work guys. *****
The edit&post feature is spot on scheduled transactions very rarely happen on the day or for the exact amount.


Chris (chris-neary) wrote :

I use the Balance report for just this purpose; I have my scheduled transactions automatically post a year in advance so I can see them in the register, so maybe that's a workaround.

If you want your scheduled transactions to sit in the bottom window until you're ready to post them, and if that affects the Budget report's ability to see the effect they have, then this won't work for you. YMMV. :)

This is the one feature that keeps me on KMyMoney. If Homebank had a forecasting feature, I would consider it.

Rafael P. (rafael-p) wrote :

Just checking on the status of this feature request that's been open for 10 years ;)
Is there any hope of implementation?
@Maxime: I know you must have other priorities, but is there anything we can do to help?

Rafael P. (rafael-p) wrote :

This is an example of such feature in Skrooge:

Vincent A (oldbear3) wrote :

I would also like to request this feature. I come from Grisbi and it was one of the most important feature I needed. Are there news about it ?

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