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Intelligent cashflow management and forecasting platform providing insights for financial decision making of SMEs

Project description

A virtual cashflow manager to keep SMEs afloat

Cash is king. It’s the one thing that can make or break a small business. As such, business owners need to know how to successfully manage their cashflow, which is the movement of money coming and out. Since it’s not an easy process, cashflow management is usually assigned to a remote book-keeper or an in-house accountant. Usually, the smaller the business, the lowest quality level of cashflow services received. The EU-funded Fluidly project aims to reverse this trend. It has developed the first intelligent cashflow management software based on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms for accurate forecasting of cashflow. It’s designed especially for small businesses, providing owners with real-time insights, risk projections and suggested recommendations.

Objective

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business and the accuracy of forecasting is critical to avoid shortfalls in cash balances, ensuring that payments can be made and ultimately avoid insolvency. Whilst there is an increased focus towards improving cashflow management, the inability to manage cashflow effectively is still a significant cause of small business failure: 50% of SMEs fail in the first 5-years, with 80% of failures due to cashflow issues. Cashflow management is a complex process, commonly delivered either by a remote book-keeper or an expensive in-house accountant. SMEs have a poor quality of these services and receive accounts days or weeks after a period end. Moreover these traditional methods often rely on projections based on a few historical data and inaccurate assumptions, posing SMEs at high failure risk.

Fluidly is the first intelligent cashflow management software based on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms for accurate forecasting of cashflow in SMEs. Fluidly provides accounting firms and business owners with real-time insights about cash flow, its projection, associated risks and suggested actions. It enables accounting firms to provide additional service to SMEs - specific business recommendations according to big data and past actions. Fluidly saves time through automation and uses powerful data analytics with real-time notifications to draw attention to the risks, issues or actions that require further intervention of accounting firms and SMEs. Like an anti-virus software, Fluidly works away in the background providing peace of mind with proactive interventions when needed.

During phase 1 of SME instrument, Fluidly will establish a sound go-to-market strategy and a supply chain, and draft further development plans. In phase 2, Fluidly will optimize the platform with new features, and validate it through a large scale pilot with SMEs.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

FLUIDLY LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
229-231, HIGH HOLBORN
WC1V 7DA LONDON
United Kingdom

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00