Sage accounting acronyms

Whilst some acronyms are widely understood, such as WWW “Worldwide Web”, others are software specific, so we have grouped together some of the common acronyms used in each of the Sage accounting modules.

Nominal / General Ledger

Acronym Description
A/C Account
COA Chart of Accounts
Cr Credit
Dr Debit
JC Journal Credit
JD Journal Debit
Nc or N/C Nominal Code
OB Opening Balance
PRP Prepayment
P&L Profit and Loss

Sales Ledger / Accounts Receivable

Acronym Description
A/C Account
Inv Product Invoice
O/S Outstanding
SA Sales Receipt on Account
SC Sales Credit
Scr Service Credit Note
SD Discount on Sales Receipt
SO Sales order
SI Sales Invoice
SP Sales Payment
SR Sales Receipt
Srv Service Invoice
WO Write Off
.LAYOUT Statement Layouts
.SLB Customer and Supplier Labels
.SLM Sales Ledger Memo

Purchase Ledger / Accounts Payable

Acronym Description
A/C Account
O/S Outstanding
PA Purchase Payment On Account
PC Purchase Credit Note
PD Discount on Purchase Payment
PI Purchase Invoice
PP Purchase Payment
PR Purchase Receipt
WO Write Off
.SLB Customer and Supplier Labels

Products / Stock

Acronym Description
A/C Account
AI Adjustments In
AO Adjustment Out
BOM Bill of Materials
DI Damages In
DO Damages Out
GRN Goods Received Note

Invoicing / Sales Orders

Acronym Description
Crd Credit Note
Inv Product Invoice
p Posted
Qte Sales quote
SC Sales Credit
Scr Service Credit Note
SO Sales order
SI Sales Invoice
Srv Service Invoice

Bank Accounts & Reconciliation

Acronym Description
BACS Bankers Automated Clearing System
BP Bank Payment
BR Bank Receipt
N Not Reconciled
O/S Outstanding
PA Purchase Payment On Account
PP Purchase Payment
PR Purchase Receipt
R Reconciled
SA Sales Receipt on Account
SD Discount on Sales Receipt
SP Sales Payment
SR Sales Receipt
VP Visa (credit card) Payment
VR Visa (credit card) Receipt

Transaction Types

Acronym Description
AI Adjustments In
AO Adjustment Out
BP Bank Payment
BR Bank Receipt
CP Cash Payment
CR Cash Receipt
Inv Product Invoice
JC Journal Credit
JD Journal Debit
PA Purchase Payment On Account
PC Purchase Credit Note
PD Discount on Purchase Payment
PI Purchase Invoice
PP Purchase Payment
PR Purchase Receipt
SA Sales Receipt on Account
SC Sales Credit
SD Discount on Sales Receipt
SI Sales Invoice
SP Sales Payment
SR Sales Receipt
Srv Service Invoice
Tc or T/C Tax Code
VP Visa (credit card) Payment
VR Visa (credit card) Receipt
WO Write Off

VAT Analysis

Acronym Description
EC European Community
ECSL European Community Sales List
EMU European Monetary Union
N Not Reconciled
R Reconciled
RCSL Reverse Charge Sales List
Tc or T/C Tax Code
VAT Value Added Tax

Configuration / Generic

Acronym Description
DP Decimal Precision
MTD Month to Date
ODBC Open Database Connectivity
YTD Year to Date
.BLM Bank Ledger Memo
.CSV Comma Separated Value
.NLM Nominal Ledger Memo
.PLM Purchase Ledger Memo
.report All Reports
.SRD Report Data Format
.TXT Text File Format
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