Trial Balance Report in Sage 300 ERP

By | July 31, 2014

Trial Balance is a financial or bookkeeping Report which indicates the balance of a company’s General Ledger account. The Report is basically used to ensure that the total of all debits equals the totals of all credits, which means that there are no unbalance entry posted in the system that would make it possible to generate accurate financial reports.

The initial Trial balance report contained the following columns:

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  1. Account code
  2. Account description/Name
  3. Ending Debit Balance
  4. Ending Credit Balance

Important Objective of Trial Balance Report

  1. To check the arithmetical accuracy
  2. To help locate accounting error
  3. To provide the basis for preparing financial statements like Income statement and balance sheet.

General Ledger module of sage 300 ERP provides you with the option to generate two types of trial balance formats. You will get the trial balance print/view option in

General Ledger >> G/L Reports >> Trial Balance


You can sort the report information By Account no. or by GL Segment or by Account Group as well as you can filter the report by account code, GL segment and Account optional field.

Trial balance Print by Balance as of Year/period:

This Trial balance format of Sage 300 ERP contains the following columns

  1. Account Number
  2. Account description
  3. Debits
  4. Credit

This report generates the balance for each account for the selected year and period.

Trial balance Print by Net changes for the period.

This Trial balance format of Sage 300 ERP contained the following column.

  1. Account Number
  2. Account description
  3. Opening Debit balance
  4. Opening Credit balance
  5. Net Changes
  6. Ending Debit balance

Ending Credit balance



Debit and credit totals of the trial balance are equal and also correspond with the total of the journal.

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