This report will display the comparative figures for up to 2 financial years or the same periods (a specific month, two months, three months, 4 months, six months or a year).  


To print a budget vs actual report: 

1.On the Sidebar, select Ledger analyser 1 or Ledger analyser 2. (Tools → Ledger analyser menu).  

2.Select the “This year vs last year” report type. 

3.Select “Per period” to select a period (Month, 2 Months, 3 Months, 4 Months, 6 Months or Year). 

You may click on the “Free selection” tab. You may select or enter any date or dates, which you need to include the This year vs last year report.  

4."Ignore zero balances" - If this field is not selected, all accounts will be listed for the This year vs last year report. If you select (tick) this field; only those accounts with balances, will be included in the This year vs last year report.  

5."Include opening balances" - If this option is selected (ticked), it will include the opening balances of those accounts which have opening balances. If this option is not selected; the opening balances will not be included in the This year vs last year report.    

6."Opening balances only" - If this option is not selected; this option will not be displayed. If this option is available; you may select (tick) this option to include only the opening balances. All other balances will then be ignored. 

7."Cost centre 1" and "Cost centre 2" - The Cost centres (2 Groups) will only be available, if Cost centres are added in the Setup → System parameters → Groups; and if activated.

8.Click on the Report button. This will build or refresh the This year vs last year report with the selected options. 


An example of the "This year vs last year" report type, in the "Ledger analyser" screen, is displayed as follows: 


Click on the Print button. 

 An example of the printed "This year vs last year" report, is as follows:


To save the This year vs last year report as a PDF file:

1.On the "Reportman print preview" screen, select Save (Ctrl+S) – This will launch the “Save Metafile As” screen. 

2.Select the directory (folder) where you need to save this file, if necessary. 

3.Enter a file name. 

4.Select the "PDF File – compressed" default file type.

5.Click Save.