DLR Analytics gives central banks the tools they need to make 
 evidence-based decisions for a better-managed, more efficient 
 and more cost-effective cash cycle. 

Cash Cycle challenges

Increasingly, central banks are facing pressure to provide transparency and quantify their decision-making. Something that's easier said than done with traditional methods of cash cycle management.


How DLR Analytics helps


How do you justify the decisions your bank makes? Do you have easy access to evidence to back them up?

Meet informed decision-making

Say goodbye to educated guesswork. DLR Analytics gives you data-driven insights to quantify your decisions.


How can you better forecast demand? Do you have the right denominations in the right place at the right time? What forecasting model is the right one to use?

Your cash cycle. Like you’ve never seen it before

Advanced statistical methods and popular central bank forecasting models combine to give you greater confidence in your banknote demand forecasting.


Do you have a clear picture of what's happening in your cash cycle? What are the main reasons for failure in circulation?

Look into the future

DLR Analytics helps you understand how changes will affect your cash cycle and the life of your notes. Users can see how analogous changes have impacted other central banks.


How can you check whether you are operating within regional norms? Why has something worked in another country but not yours? How do you collaborate with other central banks more effectively?

A standardised approach

DLR Analytics provides a standardised mathematical approach and language to enable better knowledge exchange and benchmarking. Global and regional aggregated, anonymised data lets you carry out comparisons of your data with others in the region.

A Better Approach

Over 65 central banks are trying a better approach with DLR Analytics, which has recently been awarded the Central Banking Award for Consultancy and advisory provider of the year (currency management)

How it works

DLR Analytics translates your existing data into insight you can action. It runs off aggregated monthly data (no serial number data necessary!)

Using advanced statistical analysis tools, DLR Analytics gives you the insight you need to help you answer your most-asked questions, make better-informed decisions and dramatically improve your cash cycle. 


DLR Analytics helps you:

  • Quantify banknote lifetimes and monitor trends over time 
  • Understand the factors impacting your banknote lifetimes
  • Forecast your future banknote demand and model the impact of various scenarios
  • Make a better decision about whether a change of substrate is right for you
  • Monitor the impact of your decisions






You’ll get:

  • Mathematical models that have been carefully selected and proven to be useful for central baks wanting to understand their cash cycle
  • Standardized reporting 
  • Descriptive statistics tables
  • Charts and graphs for key cash cycle metrics
  • Derived data showing cash cycle and banknote lifetime analytics, trends and data 
  • A forecasting toolkit that features the most popular forecasting models among central bankers
  • Clear help guides for each graph and support of the DLR Analytics team to help with interpreting if required

Get started

Step 1
Arrange a demo to see how it can help you


Step 2
Set up your account

Step 3
Add your cash cycle data to the portal every month


Step 4
DLR Analytics generates your tailored reports

Example analysis


Strategic decisions about note life and circulation velocity 

Sort your notes often enough that you can remove them from circulation when they are past their useful life. This analysis helps you balance circulation velocity (or return frequency) with note life.

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See what impacts your banknote issuance demand

See what affect changes will have on issuance demand, explore how changes of specification and clean note policy has impacted other central banks.                               

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Aggregated global and regional data

See your data in its global and regional context to help you ask the right questions. Learn from your peers and their decisions.  Put your data into a global or regional context. Benchmark yourselves and understand your position.

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Understand note life

Being able to visualise note life helps you understand if you are going through any type of transition so you can make more accurate demand forecasts and measure how well specification changes perform in your cash cycle.

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Once you’ve signed up to DLR Analytics, you’ll automatically become a member of the Cash Cycle Partnership, a supportive community of DLR Analytics users.

Tap into global and regional trends 

As a Cash Cycle Partnership member, you’ll get access to aggregated, anonymised data which shows global and regional trends and norms, the impact of historical changes and a review of how external factors affect overall performance

You’ll also get:

Monthly webinars
Access to the online user group and members’ app
Annual seminars
Analytical support for questions about your cash cycle

Data security

We know that data security is essential and we’re completely confident that your data within DLR Analytics is secure.

We employ professional hackers for regular penetration testing of DLR Analytics and their recommendations to ensure that your data remains secure and we remain on top of the latest security threats.

Data and results are kept secure in your own unique database
You retain full ownership of the data
DLR Analytics is cloud-hosted behind industrial-grade firewalls
We encrypt sensitive data and all communication
Data security

What the industry is saying

"Analytics has added value to what we are doing and perhaps given us a whole new dimension to our role as well: we can easily extract the information we require from Analytics, interpret the graphical illustrations etc. I think the difference is that we now interact a lot with the system which adds value to what we are currently doing."

Daniel Haridi, Chief Manager of Currency and the Banking Operations Department at Central Bank of Solomon Islands

"The model comes in handy to assess the life expectancy and manage the stocks. It is very useful to plan and reorder quantities."

Ravi Kamoda, currency manager at the Reserve Bank of Fiji

"DLR allows you to see trends in other countries that are in the same situation as you or further on down the line."

Peter Balke, senior policy adviser at the Netherlands Bank

"DLR Analytics provides central banks with an invaluable way of forecasting the future demand for cash – an issue ever-more prevalent, given the rise of digital payments. The software proves substantial value can be taken from simpler aggregated data, reducing the costs for central banks investigating its cash’s lifecycle."

See DLR Analytics in action

To find out how DLR Analytics could help you run your cash cycle more
efficiently, talk to us about setting up a demo at your offices or online.

Why work with De La Rue?

  1. We’re an extension of your in-house analytics team or an alternative viewpoint for central banks seeking different perspectives and challenges  
  2. You will join a network of over 65 other central banks
  3. Our service is award winning. DLR Analytics was awarded the 2018 Central Banking Award for Consultancy and Advisory Provider of the Year (Currency Management)
  4. We have collected and analysed statistical data for over 40 years, and turned this into a range of world-leading analytical and forecasting techniques 
  5. We already provide design, counterfeit analysis and public education support to central banks

Further resources


Forecasting and D-Metric

Learn how in-depth forecasting to help ensure you have the right levels and denominations of notes in stock.


How are my features wearing?

Assess how current features are performing by contacting the DLR Analytics team about their bespoke sorter analytics.

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Guide to introducing a new banknote series

Here's how DLR Analytics can help you understand how your notes are performing and where you can make changes.


Is polymer right for my bank?

See how DLR Analytics can help you make an informed decision about polymer by monitoring how your notes are performing.

Request a demo at your offices or online