# How do I work with cash matching in estimates?

Cash matching has become the SCA method for calculating all varieties of discounts. Essentially it is a way of communicatin to partners the money that the SCA is contributing to the position.

There are two ways to calculate a cash match.

## Cash match blanket amount.

Use this method when there is a fixed amount being provided.

1) Enter in the desired amount.

2) This amount will be deducted from the Total Estimated Cost to Partner

3) Calculate % Offset will be calculated.

## Cash Match Percentage

Use this method when there is a set percentage being provided.

1) Enter the desired percentatge in the Calculate Offset using % field

2) The Cash Match field will be calculated

3) The amount will be deducted from the Total Estimated Cost to Partner

4) Calculated % Offset field should match the value in the "Calculate Offset using %

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