The terminology used by Sage within the 2010 Stock System is not always clear. Here is a brief attempt to document the various types of Balance.
Qty Allocated = Qty Allocated Stock + Qty Allocated BOM + Qty Allocated SOP. These are the three mechanisms by which Stock levels can be depleted.
Unconfirmed Quantity in Stock
Essentially, this is POP Stock Received but not Invoiced. Therefore, the Stock Value cannot yet be “Confirmed”.
Confirmed Quantity in Stock
POP Stock Received and Invoiced. Therefore, the Stock Value is “Confirmed”.
Actual Qty (Physical Stock) = Confirmed Qty + Unconfirmed Qty. Within Sage, the terms “Physical” and “Actual” stock are used interchangeably.
Free Stock = Actual (Physical) Qty – Qty Allocated.