To adjust your Scenario Settings, click on the collapsed menu button beside the name of your Scenario. You will find the Settings button here:
Rename your Scenario
Rename your scenarios to focus your thoughts and conversations for operational modeling.
Pro Tip: Dryrun automatically takes note of the name you select for each Scenario and, if it is identical to another Scenario, it will label the new one as a copy for easy visibility.
Adding Notes to your Scenario
Often there's a need to annotate a specific scenario, existing item, or new item with some non-financial data to make the information clearer - both for yourself and for other users.
Dryrun has accommodated this need by making text boxes available for your use in several locations. These text fields can be edited at any time by account administrators and users who have 'write' permissions for their Dryrun account; users with read-only permissions will be able to view, but not annotate these fields.
Auto Forecast Settings
Dryrun is able to forecast your upcoming imported expenses and revenue with a click! Dryrun looks at the past 12 months of imported data, picks out items that repeat more than 50% of the time, and builds a forward-looking forecast in a matter of seconds.
Of course, in Dryrun you will have full control to test what-ifs, build plans, and adjust on the fly! You can overwrite item values in future months without worrying that duplicates will occur.
Dryrun also calculates your Average Additional Spending by looking at how much you usually spend month-to-month beyond the ‘usual’ so that you will be prepared for the costs you are likely to face!
The feature is automatically toggled off in each scenario so, if you would prefer it on, click on the Auto Forecast Settings button, which will open a new screen where you can select Auto Forecast for different data sets within your Scenario.
Adjust your currency and items by clicking on the Currency Settings button. Here you will be able to select the currency for each one of your scenarios independently of the other Scenarios in the Forecast.
Use Adjust Items to adjust all items in a specific Scenario by a standard percentage or dollar amount that you define.
‘Adjust Items’ use cases include creating scenarios like: “What happens if I move my entire operation to Ireland?” or “What happens if our currency value is reduced” or “What happens if my COL increases?”
Keep in mind that both features will change your currency selection on a per-scenario basis; if you wish to convert all Scenarios to your base currency, you can visit the settings under the “Currency Conversion” tab in your Forecast Settings menu.
Also, please note that exchange rates are based on data from Xe.com and are updated every 30 minutes.
Cash Flow vs Sales Sections
To help users picture their cash flow along a future timeline in a way that fits best for their business, Dryrun has two scenario labeling options, though both have the same logic for use:
Cash Flow refers to your present incoming and outgoing transactions; these are transactions that are fairly concrete and near-term. We sort transactions into ‘Cash In’, ‘Cash Out’. Cash Out has a subsection entitled ‘Recurring’ for non-bill expenses.
Dryrun uses the term Sales to refer to potential revenue. Your sales pipeline maps further into the future and is, therefore, more speculative and less concrete, however cash inflows and outflows will occur in the future as well - we’ve named the sections Sales, Costs, and again, Recurring.
Both scenarios continue to map cash in and out of your business the same way.
For more information on Cash Flow vs Sales, read this article: https://intercom.help/dryrun/en/articles/5768326-cash-flow-and-sales-scenarios-in-dryrun
In the next few sections, these items will be explained:
Due Date Tracking gives an extra level of visibility to Dryrun and easily shows you what items are due in the future, or overdue.
You can select whether you want the green circle icon that shows an invoice or bill in good standing, the yellow triangle that translates to “Open”, or the red triangle that translates to “Overdue” to be shown or hidden.
This feature is automatically toggled on and can be turned off by clicking on the toggle bar beside Show Flags.
By ‘bumping’ every overdue item to the current point in time, Dryrun makes it easy to see and manage each outstanding bill or invoice to better help you manage your cash inflows and outflows.
Pro Tip: This feature is turned off by default, therefore, in order to keep overdue items in Payables and Receivables "bumped" to today's date so you never miss a due date, make sure you toggle it on!
Note: The Bump Overdue Items feature can only be accessed if the Show Flags is also turned on.
If you would prefer your clients/collaborators/team to not see the number of days left in the Scenario’s runway, you can remove it from your scenario by toggling off the Show Runway button in your settings.
Move Up and Move Down
If there is a particular scenario that you would like to move to the top of the Forecast (or bottom), you can move your scenario by clicking on the Move Up or Move Down arrowed buttons in your settings.
Please note that clicking the Move buttons will move your scenario by one space only, so you may have to repeat the process depending on where you would like your Scenario to be placed.
Delete a Scenario when you no longer have use for the data it provides.
Note: This cannot be undone! Don’t worry, we will check with you before we go ahead and delete it.
Mute a Scenario
Forecasts can contain supporting data that is confusing to clients and/or collaborators. To help everyone stay focused on the relevant scenario(s), Dryrun has made it easy to ‘mute’ one or several scenarios to promote on-topic conversations.
To mute a scenario, users can press the colored icon that appears directly to the left of the scenario in question. The line will disappear from the graph, and the data will be greyed out. To restore, simply click again.
Here’s a helpful GIF:
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