The Expenditure by Type Trend gives you a report showing on a month by month basis, the total expenditure amount for a specific outgoing type. This is useful as it enables you to see if specific costs are increasing or decreasing, such as utility bills or advertisement for example.
Running the Report
You can access it by going to Tools & Reports > Expenditure Reports > Expenditure by Type Trend, once here you will need to specify: Start Date: This is the date you want to include receipts from based on the day it was issued. End Date: This is the date you want to include receipts up until based on when it was raised. Outgoing Type: This the outgoing code you want to see a breakdown of. View as: Line Graph/ Bar Chart: This will be the format your graph is shown as.
Viewing the Report
Once you run this report you will then see on screen the bar/line graph broken down into each month you have run the report for. Each figure is calculated by total expenditure on that code for that month exclusive of VAT. You can choose to Print This Report, which will give you a printable copy of the graph, or you can choose Download To CSV, which will show you in a spreadsheet format the breakdown of amounts.