Sundar Pichai controls almost all guns of Google :Tech News

This development in tech world is note worthy.Re/Code was first to report the new reshuffle done by Google CEO Larry Page. Earlier heading the Android, Google Chrome and App world this 42 years old Indian born Sundar Pichai will  now control almost all major products of Google like Google+, Google Searches, Google Maps, Google ads and commerce and Infrastructure.
His appointment to this new assignments is seen as new heir of Google after Google CEO Larry Page. This also could mean  as diverting attention from Android according to some .But it can be seen as the move which would now strongly connect all products to Android.
After step down of Andy Rubin from the post of Android Head in march Sunder Pichai got the promotion and is doing a very fine job. He is the man behind launch of Andriod 5.0  Lollypop and his new development Google Inbox is testing phase.
Our blog ApniTally is also hosted on Google product Blogger. It would be interesting to see how things change for Blogger after this new appointment. But one thing is sure that after Satya Nadela from Andhra Pradesh and now Sunder Pichai for Chennai Indians are at the helm of affairs in tech world. 
    
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4 reasons why you should update your Tally.Net subscription.

First thing first, If you have bought Tally.ERP 9 then your license is for life time. What does this mean? This mean that Tally serial No which you have purchased would remain with you for life time. Until and unless anything drastic happens to Tally (touch wood) or you cease to use Tally. But it is still with you. 
But like any other software Tally too needs constant updates. Updates related to current statutory, updates related to current laws, updates related to current technology. As technology changes so does the software. New development platforms arrive and new OS arrive and software has to be upgraded. 
Time to Update
Most of the software provide up gradation facility and they charge for this. Tally has this unique method of subscription to keep your software updated with time.That is called Tally.Net Subscription. It's an yearly subscription which is Rs.3600/- for Single user and Rs. 10800/- for multi user. 

Many users think that they have invested in software and now why they should further pay Tally? For them here are the reasons you should update your dot net subscription.

1. Technology updates
As earlier mentioned licence is for life time but as technologies change at a very fast pace so has to change the software. You cannot run windows 7 or windows 8 on your old pentium processors. You cannot use windows 98 on current machines too as they don't have support anymore.
Same is the case with Tally. You cannot expect Tally 7.2 to perform better on windows 7 or 8 you have to upgrade to newer version. 
Machines are becoming 64 bit from 32 bit so Tally has upgraded too and provides you both files so that you can perform better. 
If your Tally.Net Subscription is updated you can update to the latest version of Tally.

2. Statutory Updates
With the passage of time laws of the land keep on changing. In India within every 15 days any of the state would change its taxation laws. New rates would be introduced or new current rate would be modified or even taxes may be imposed or removed. this has to be accommodated in software.
You may wonder but after every 15 days Tally comes up with a new release or new stat version which contains all the updated information. So some thing which has been changed is applied to you then you need an update. You need Tally.Net subscription updated to get the latest updates.

3. Tally.Net Services
Tally.ERP 9 is an ERP software which comes with lots of features like remote connectivity by which you can login to your Tally machine remotely; data synchronization by which you can merge data of two locations with a single click; Online help within software like sending your queries to Tally, connecting with your Tally partner with your queries. These facilities are active only when your Tally.Net Subscription is updated.

4. Be Updated.
This is the last reason which I give to my customers. When you have bought a software then why not keep it updated. You have latest of every thing, latest mobile, latest apps, latest computer, latest OS, then why not Latest of Tally for which you have paid handsome amount? You may never know when you would get emergency and perhaps at that time you may not have the facility. 

But still it is up to you, as we Indians are very particular about spending money on things like software It would be your call. I have been providing support to many customers who are still using Tally 7.2. They say 'Jab Tak Chalta Hai Chalao' !!

If you think it's timeto update you subscription then you can do it online with your debit card or atm card, or via Net banking. Just follow this Link 
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Tally Wins CRN Channel Champion Crown in Software Application

Great news for Tally people. Tally has won the CRN (Channel Reseller News) Award one of the prestigious award in channel management in software segment. The award "Channel Champion Crown for Best Software Application" is given to a company with best channel network. 
The survey is conducted all over India and feedback from the partners is taken. This survey is one of the most important analysis of how partner-friendly a company has been and rates them on the basis of how happy the partner community is with the policies and programs of the company.
A survey was conducted among 200 partners from various parts of the country. It is your valuable feedback that has made Tally win this prestigious award.It only show how much faith Tally partners hold in Tally. 

Tally wins CRN Award.
According to CRN Network site's "The company which was criticized for its channel policy and management in FY2011-12 did well to gain the channel confidence back. It scored substantially higher than its peers" 


Scored well above last years winner Microsoft as its channel management badly hurt by exit of top officials, Tally is best. The second place was won over by SAP. More info on award is given here
Tally has won many prestigious awards of the software industry previously also confirming its commitment to its partners as well as its customers which includes Life time achievement award given to any software people in India to Bharat Goenka Ji. List of awards won y Tally are Here.


It is note worthy here that Tally has now penetrated in SMEs having more then 150 to 200 users. With the introduction of Tally.Server 9 Tally has solved the major hurdle of concurrency and now 60 users can work concurrently on Tally. 

What does it mean to a Tally user?
It means that the distribution of Tally Software is best and users can get best of the services related to Tally. More over If Tally partners are putting so much faith in company it indirectly means that user would also get best services and users faith in software would increase more. They would get better facilities and services from the Tally Partners. 
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Tally Tip: How to easily enter calculated figures in Tally

Here is a quite simple but effective Tip for Tally users. It happens while doing entries in Tally that some times you have to calculate the figures and then enter the total of that calculated figures in amount column. For example if you have to enter  the price of a particular item as its MRP + 1.25% extra then what would you do? Probably what you would do  is draw the calculator and then  calculate the sum of MRP + 1.25% and then enter that amount in Tally.

Some smart tally users would just press Ctrl +N and then calculate the sum in the calculator pane and then again press Ctrl +M and then retype that figure in the amount column.

Now the Tip is that there is one more smarter way to do this. While you are at amount figure just press Alt+C and see what happens.


You would find that cursor automatically moves to calculator pane. Here what ever calculation you do and press enter then you would find that final amount automatically shifts to amount column in main pane. You can see the formula entered by me in the calculator pane. The final amount is automatically shifted to Amount column.

Wow! No need for calculator, no need to remember the figures and no need of copy pasting. Isn't it a cool tip?
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Tally Tutorial :How to Book Your Interest, Learn How to do it in Tally.ERP 9

In my, previous tutorial on Tally I have explained How to calculate Interest on your transactions. This is the part two and last part of this series. First of all you should learn how to calculate interest in Tally and then you should know how to book it in Tally.ERP9. 
In the later part of that tutorial we have seen that Tally has the flexibility to automatically calculate the interest on time given by us and conditions given by us. 
To continue the previous example we simply assume that a payment was made on July 31st and we have to calculate and book the interest on the amount till that date and accept the payment.
To do so we have to pass a debit note for the interest amount to book it. But to do it automatically we have to create a special class in Debit Note voucher. As we know that voucher class in Tally are for automate certain process so this class named Simple Interest is made to calculate the interest. So first of all alter the voucher type of Debit Note and create a class named Simple Interest.
Simple Interest Class
 Now put the option Use class for interest calculation to yes and accept the voucher class.

Debit Voucher Alteration

Now pass the debit note voucher by selecting the class simple interest. 
Debit Note with voucher class
Choose the date you want and see that interest figure would automatically appear on the selection screen. Below are the screen shots of the interest calculated on different dates and the references to them as made by us.

Interest as on June 1

Interest as on July 31st

Interest as on Aug 31st

As the payment of 2000000 has been made on July 31st so we would accept the payment but first book the interest upto July 31st. After debit voucher the ledger balance would be like this with added interest.
Ledger Balance after Debit voucher
Now enter the receipt voucher. The bill by bill reference of the receipt  would look like this.
Bill By Bill reference of receipt voucher.
Now you can see the pend ency of ABC Customer after the receipt. Here just go to Display -> Account books-> ledger and then press B for bill wise details. You would see that Rs. One lac is pending and the number of days due is 30. and Interest amount is due. Again when this due amount is paid then you pass a debit voucher on that date and settle the final amount. 
Pending Payment
I hope this has made pretty clear about how you can book your Interest on Tally.ERP 9. Your questions and queries are welcomed in comments.

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Interest Calculation : How to do it in Tally.ERP 9

In our practical situations in business some times need arises that to curtail the balances due or to keep them to minimum levels we need to charge interest. Some times this also happens that we are charged interests on late payment. In both the situation we need to calculate the interest  accurately.  Interest calculation is a feature in Tally.ERP 9 with many options and choices.This feature is so flexible that you can fit all your requirements related to interest calculation in it.
Interest Calculation
With Tally interest calculation feature you can :-
1. Calculate interest on transactions with selective parties.
2. You can calculate interest on desired rate, with desired period, on desired method.
3. You can even calculate interest on single transaction with multiple rates.
4. You can calculate simple interest as well as compound interest.

Activate Interest calculation :
Before starting we have to activate interest calculation in Tally. So to do so we need to go to F11 and then in F1 Accounting features and set Activate interest calculation to Yes. Also set use advance parameters to Yes. Now interest calculation in this company is activated. See the photo for guidelines.
Activating Interest calculation
If you have planning to charge interest on each transactions then make sure to change Maintain Bill By Bill Details to Yes also.

Now you have to activate parties on which you want to charge interest. Go to Account Info==> Ledgers==> Alter==> and put Activate Interest Calculation to Yes. Now define your interest parameters here. See photographs to understand each option.
Activate Interest calculation on Party.

Interest calculation parameters
Here in interest calculation parameters, we have decided to charge interest @ 15% yearly on transaction by transaction on debit balances only, which is applicable past due date would be calculated from due date of invoice/Ref.
Here you can change the rate of interest, You can change rate per month, per 365 days, per calendar year and calendar month.
You can change the applicability based on effective due date, effective invoice date, from a particular date or upto certain period.

Enter a Transaction
I am entering a complex transaction to show  the flexibility of interest calculation in Tally. Here ABC Customer was raised an invoice of 7,00,000/-  out of which 20% has to be paid after 30 days and remaining after 60 days. An interested would be charged @ 15% if first payment is not made within time from invoice date. For remaining amount interest of 15% would be charged if payment is not given after due date i.e. after 60days. for one month. If the payment is delayed for more then one month then interested would be charged @ 18%
Here in sales transaction I have created two referenced abc/2 and abc/2/2 having due dates as 30 days and 60 days.
Bill wise bill details

After creating first reference interest parameter screen would be like this
Interest parameters for first reference
After entering the second reference for 60 days the interest parameter screen would look like this
Interest parameter after second reference

Accept the transaction and now we have to see its effectiveness.
go to Display=> Statement of Account ==> Interest Calculation ==> Ledger ==> ABC customer
You would notice that there is nothing shown as the date is from 1/4 to 1/5. But as you change the date different interests would be shown.
See the interest occurred on different dates. Here three screen shots are shown for different interest calculated.
On June 1
Interest as on June 1
 On Jul 31
Interest as on 31 July
On Aug 31
Interest as on 31 Aug
Now as interest has been calculated by Tally we have to book this interest , How we can book this interest? What if we want to book compound interest? I would show you in my next post.
Any queries and suggestion are invited from ApniTally Users.
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First Step in Tally.ERP 9 Learning: Download the Latest Version.

Many ApniTally users have asked me, for pirated copy of Tally Software or its cracked version. When I deny that I don't have a crack version then they ask for some lower version like tally 7.2 for which crack is easily available. When asked , that what would they do? They simply say they want to learn Tally and for that they can not spend money.  Solution I offer them is download the latest version from Tally's site and use it in educational mode. Some visitors even can't find from where to download and which file is to be downloaded.
For this I have tried to make this post to explain each and every step to download and install the latest version on your PC to start your learning expedition  The screen shots are latest so they would help you to perform what is intended. 

Download Tally: 
First go to Tally's site i.e. www.tallysolutions.com there you would find the download link.
Main Page www.tallysolutions.com
Now you have to go to download center which is indicated at the bottom of the page. 

Tally download page
                
By clicking it you would reach the download page of Tally. Here you would find the different favours of tally software. I mean to say you can download the full version with help files as well as lite version for simple installation. you would also find the 32 bit versions and 64 bit versions tally. Before downloading you have to find out version of your window os. is it 32 bit version or 64 bit version. this is very easy to find out. Just go to properties of My computer by right clicking My computer icon.
version of your windows
Here in my case the windows is windows 7 but the version is 32 bit. You can have 64 bit version of windows 7 and it would show you. 
Now accordingly you can download the version you need for the site. Here is the latest screen shot of download center of tally. You can click here to directly reach this page.
Tally Download Center
After clicking install.exe would be downloaded. Save this file on your computer and after download is complete double click to install tally in your system.

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3 Step procedure to Update your Tally.Net subscription Online.

Although online shopping is not reached up to that perfection in India, but its still catching up. Now you can buy Tally.Net subscription online which is a very vital part of your Tally operation, with ApniTally. It's is a simple process which is explained below but before that Lets understand what is Tally.Net Subscription and why we need to update it.Why should I update if my work is running smoothly?

What is Tally.Net subscription?
Tally.Net subscription is a service provided by Tally India to get full benefits of Tally software. there are two types of benefits which a user gets.the first one is the remote and online facilities of Tally like synchronization  remote login, anywhere access of Tally software and sms services.
Second is the latest updates and bugs rectification done by tally every 15 days. Tally releases new updated versions and releases with bugs cleared based on user inputs. More over with every release statutory details are updated as per change by any state govt. or central govt.

Why Tally.Net Subscription?
If your subscription is not updated then you cannot enjoy these services. You cannot do remote login in your Tally. You cannot synchronise between two Tallys. You cannot get your information via sms on mobile. If you are filing returns with Tally then in case of any statutory change for example change in any tax rate or new tax introduced you would not be able to get updates.

How to update Tally.Net Subscription Online?
Step 1 : Click on link on main menu for Buy Online. You would find a form where you have to mention your Tally.net id e-mail and confirm it. Then add billing information. No matter what was your previous billing information , you can fill here the latest one. . After filling address, pin code and city etc. provide your mobile no.  Now select the option of debit credit card and from products select Tally.Net Subscription. Silver or Gold as per your requirements. Now Tally would prompt you to enter serial no in a pop up box. Enter the serial and it would be validated. Before proceeding to Pay make sure your preferred partner is CyberTec Solutions so that ApniTally can provide you help in case of any problem.

Step 2: Enter your debit card no details to process the transaction. You can see this post of whole process of Online payment. You can find the names of Banks whose ATM cum debit card is accepted.The writer has tested it on PNB ATM card.which it accepts

Step 3: Download the latest version of Tally an install on it previous location in your computer.Update the license with your Tally.Net password.
In addition to subscription update users can buy new Tally as well as buy on rent also.
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4 Reasons to Zoom in for Tally.ERP 9 Rel. 4.6

Tally.ERP 9 rel 4.6 is available for download 32 bit , 64 bit. Some minor corrections and modifications as suggested by the users of Tally are always done by Tally people in it release, but some new features are always added to enhance the value of the product. Here are 4 reasons why you should install this latest release, but before downloading and upgrading a word of caution, your Tally.Net subscription should be updated. If it is not then you can update your tally.net subscription Here.

1. Zoom In : According to me this is the most interesting feature. now you can zoom upto 600% while previewing the print reports. Zoom feature was also there in earlier releases but now extent has been added.while at print preview just press Alt + Z to zoom in. More over you can use Mouse as well to do this.

2. Bill Party wise :  This is new feature put in Outstanding reports. Press Alt+ F7 and you would see separate total of parties Bill by Bill.


3. Payroll : As always done by Tally in its releases what ever changes are done by Govt.s in statutory Tally incorporates those changes. In Payroll according to Budget of 2013-14 surcharge of 10% for those individuals who's income increases above One crore is introduced.  Other modifications according to U/s 87A and U/s 80EE has also been incorporated.

4.TDS : Now Tally would validate the TAN and PAN structure while entring in master records so that errors while filing returns can be reduced.

Users comments and queries are invited on these releases. Full release notes are available here for download.


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Buying Tally Online with Debit cards

In my one of the older articles I have explained the process of Buying Tally online with Credit card. I have seen that people have started buying attempts online via link provided by Tally but failed. In ApniTally also there were almost 50 instances of failure. When inquired it was found that only credit cards were accepted in this process.
Now a good news is there for online buyers.

Now debit cum shopping cards from various banks are also accepted by Tally's sites. Here is the list of banks who's debit cards are accepted.

  • ALLAHABAD BANK
  • ANDHRA BANK
  • AXIS BANK LIMITED
  • BANK OF BARODA
  • BANK OF INDIA
  • BANK OF MAHARASHTRA
  • BARCLAYS BANK PLC
  • CANARA BANK
  • CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA
  • CENTURION BANK OF PUNJAB LIMITED
  • CITY UNION BANK LTD
  • CORPORATION BANK
  • DENA BANK
  • DEUTSCHE BANK AG
  • DEVELOPMENT CREDIT BANK LTD.
  • HDFC BANK LIMITED
  • ICICI BANK LTD
  • IDBI BANK LTD.
  • INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK
  • INDUSIND BANK LIMITED
  • ING VYSYA BANK_LIMITED
  • KARNATAKA BANK LIMITED
  • KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD
  • ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE
  • STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
  • STATE BANK OF INDIA
  • SYNDICATE BANK
  • TAMILNAD MERCANTILE BANK LIMITED
  • THE BANK OF RAJASTHAN LIMITED
  • THE CATHOLIC SYRIAN BANK LIMITED
  • THE COSMOS CO-OP BANK LIMITED
  • THE DHANALAKSHMI BANK LIMITED
  • THE FEDERAL BANK LTD
  • THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED
  • THE KARUR VYSYA BANK LTD
  • THE SARASWAT CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD
  • UCO BANK.
  • UNION BANK OF INDIA
  • UNITED BANK OF INDIA
  • VIJAYA BANK

Please note that VISA and Master Cards are only accepted. Now you can follow the steps described here How to Buy Tally Online. After completing the tutorial click on the link to Buy Online.
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Last two days to buy or upgrade your Tally.ERP 9 on pre Budget Prices.

All ApniTally users who want to update their Tally.ERP 9 license or planning to buy Tally.ERP 9 in next few days the dates March 30th and 31st are very important.
Tally is going to revise their prices from April1, 2012 in a bid to allign itself with current Excise duties. From April1, 2012 onwards Tally.ERP 9 pricing would be current MRP + Excise + VAT. This is going to make Tally.ERP 9 and its subscriptions and verious upgrade options around 17% dearer.
So If your subscription has expired or going to expire withing next few days then it should be upgraded before April1, 2012 as to save on cost. If you are planning for upgrade from single user or planning to buy new product then also make use of these two days.

ApniTally users can make their buying decision by online buy with their debit/ATM cards.
For further help can mail me at shailyji at gmail dot com.
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Upgrading Union Budget 2012 in Tally.ERP 9


Many ApniTally customers are facing problems in Tally.ERP 9 due to changes in tax rate done in Union Budget 2012-13. Some changes have immediate effect and some are to be done on April 1st, 2012. Here is the solution for immediate changes so that day today working can be done.
The major changes which has been done are as follows.
  • Excise rate has been changed from 10% to 12% which is applicable from immediate effect.
  • Service Tax has been changed to 12% from 10% which would be applicable from 1st April, 2012.
  • Individual tax slabs has been changed which would be applicable from 1st April, 2012.


Immediate changes
Lets first make changes for Excise
Go to Gateway of Tally -> Inventory Info -> Stock Item -> Alter.
Here change Set/Alter Excise detail to Yes and do following modifications.
Excise Duty detail screen would come and change the rate of basic excise duty to 12% and add date 17.3.2012 as date applicable from.
Press enter to accept and the item excise rate is updated successfully.
Now these steps has to be done on all items which are excise goods. If all your items are excise goods then one more step would change all item rates.
Change in multiple items.
Go to Gateway of Tally -> Inventory Info -> Update Excise Info -> Rate of Duty
Set Excise rate screen would appear. Here in first field Copy from select the item whose excise duty you have changed just before. In Destination type select Stoke Item and in Copy to field select all Item. See the screen Below.
Press enter to select and another screen would appear. Note that in that screen the date applicable 17.3.2012 is displayed.

Press enter to accept Proceed to accept rate change.
Remaining changes related to Service Tax, Income tax, TDS and TCS would be done on 1/4/2012 when new update would be available.

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