Sage hints and tips: Understanding Sage acronyms

Our latest hints and tips on understanding Sage acronyms for Sage 50 accounting software users

Sage acronyms

As with any software application, a number of acronyms are used throughout Sage 50, such as transaction types or abbreviated report names.

So we have put together a list of Sage acronyms for you to refer to:

AcronymDescriptionAcronymDescription
A/CAccountPIPurchase Invoice
AIAdjustments InPPPurchase Payment
AOAdjustment OutPRPurchase Receipt
APAccounts PlusPRPPrepayment
BACSBankers Automated Clearing SystemP&LProfit and Loss
BPBank PaymentrReconciled
BRBank ReceiptRCSLReverse Charge Sales List
BOMBill of MaterialsSASales Receipt on Account
COAChart of AccountsSCSales Credit
CPCash PaymentScrService Credit Note
CrCreditSDDiscount on Sales Receipt
CRCash ReceiptSISales Invoice
CrdCredit NoteSMPStatutory Maternity Pay
DIDamages InSPSales Payment
DODamages OutSRSales Receipt
DPDecimal PrecisionSrvService Invoice
DrDebitSSPStatutory Sick Pay
ECEuropean CommunityTc or T/CTax Code
ECSLEuropean Community Sales ListVATValue Added Tax
EMUEuropean Monetary UnionVPVisa (credit card) Payment
GRNGoods Received NoteVRVisa (credit card) Receipt
InvProduct InvoiceWOWrite Off
JCJournal CreditWWWWorld Wide Web
JDJournal DebitYTDYear to Date
MTDMonth to Date.BLMBank Ledger Memo
NNot Reconciled.CSVComma Seperated Value
Nc or N/CNominal Code.LAYOUTStatement Layouts
OBOpening Balance.NLMNominal Ledger Memo
ODBCOpen Database Connectivity.PLMPurchase Ledger Memo
O/SOutstanding.reportAll Reports
pPosted.SLBCustom and Supplier Labels
PAPurchase Payment on Account.SLMSales Ledger Memo
PCPurchase Credit Note.SRDReport Data Format
PDDiscount on Purchase Payment.TXTText File Format
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