Benefits of Cash Pooling Techniques:
– Minimizes the idle funds by consolidating balances
– Helps to decrease external borrowing costs and increase investment returns
– Allows users to group bank accounts into pooling structures to manage funds effectively
Oracle supports following types of cash pools:
1. Self-Initiated Physical Cash Pools:
When Organizations want to monitor individual bank account balances manually and then physically move cash to or from their accounts based on their preferences, Self-Initiated Physical Cash Pools structure can be used.
We can define the rules in pool definitions, to automatically determine when bank account transfers should be made and for what amounts.
2. Bank-Initiated Physical Cash Pools, or Zero Balance Accounts(ZBA’s):
Bank-Initiated Physical Cash Pools are used When Organizations want to sweep all end-of-day balances automatically to or from the main accounts.
This kind of services will leave zero balances at the end of way. That is the reason, Bank-Initiated Physical Cash Pools are often called as Zero Balance Accounts.
3. Notional Cash Pools:
If Organizations want to track the net balances across all accounts along with individual accounts, then Notional Cash Pools will be used.
In 11i, this functionality was available to Oracle Treasury users, but now it is supported by Oracle Cash Management in R12.