27 December 2014

Three things to Avoid in New Year / New Financial Year in Tally ERP 9

Friends I wish all Tally users a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Although for Accountants in India New year starts from April 1 when we have to begin new books. But there are people who start their book from Jan 1st. This is the case for companies whose parent companies are out of India.
I have seen many Japanese companies who start their financial year form Jan 1st as their parent companies start their financial year on same date in Japan. 

For all those Tally users who would change their period on Jan 1st Here are three tips which they should avoid while doing accounting in Tally. This is applicable to all Indian users from April 1st so they can read carefully and apply it on April 1st when they begin new year.
Three things to avoid in New Year New Financial Year in Tally erp 9
Three things to avoid in New Financial Year in Tally

Three Things to avoid on New year /New Financial Year. 

Create new Company in Tally
Many people start New financial year by creating New company as they think they should start afresh. This step has many drawbacks
First, they have to create all the masters.
Second, they have to post the opening balances if not now then after some time.
Third, since they have not finished their entries of last year they don't have any clear picture of books of account.

So, over all its extra effort and waste of time to create separate company. So, what is the right step?
The right step is to continue in the same company by just extending the financial period at Gateway of Tally. Just press Alt + F2 and change the period. And continue doing the entries.  

Changing the period from Company Info

This is the biggest blunder that some of the Tally users commit on New year or at the beginning of New financial year. What they feel is that as they have defined the financial period in Company Info while creating company so they should change the next year there so that they can do further accounting. 
This is actually a big blunder which users should avoid as this step would render their data of previous year inaccessible. It would cause the company loss of data of previous financial year. 

What is the right step then ?
The right step is to change period of the company in gateway of Tally. If you change the period once it would automatically accept the entries in new period. You can switch to previous year period by simply changing the period again. 

Proceeding without changing the voucher Numbering

This mistake is committed by many users who have started special numbering for vouchers. e.g. sales Invoice number starts like 14-15/104 by entering advance configuration in some vouchers masters. So what is wrong in this?
The wrong part is that these numbering is on yearly basis. If you have started a series like 14-15/invoice number then on jan 1st or on April 1st the numbering would start again from One and the sales invoice number would be like this only 14-15/001 on next year. It would duplicate the invoice number. It would further duplicate the references in bill wise bill details. This would lead to confusion and wrong referencing specially in bill wise bill. 
So what should be done?
Avoid entering vouchers before editing the series of voucher numbers in voucher master. Start the new series first e.g. 15-16/ and then start doing entries in New financial year. 

Hope you would find this information useful. Happy New Year and Happy New Financial Year Too. Share your thoughts on your New Year Experiences.

25 December 2014

What is your New Year Resolutions for Tally in 2015

Friends New year is again round the corner. We are all determined to celebrate this new year too with great fan and fervor.  Like last year we would pass new resolutions for the coming year. No matter how early we break our new resolutions but this is for sure that we would make new one this year too.
We are all too firm this year to not to break our new year resolutions. Rest all depends of God's will and our circumstances.

Like we all do, some of my friends would resolve to start morning walk from this year and some would resolve to quit smoking. 

Many would repeat their last years unfulfilled resolutions, but have you ever thought what resolutions would you make this year regarding Tally.

As we all know we pass new year resolution because these are the things which we really want to do but are hard to follow. They are actually good and are beneficial for us. Like wise Tally is also beneficial for us and we all know that our business, job, profitability all depends on that. So we should pass a resolutions this year regarding Tally. 
What is your New Year Resolutions for Tally
What is your new year Resolution for Tally? 

So My question is  what resolutions would you pass this New Year related to Tally? Have you given a thought over it? If no then why not? Give a thought this year on Tally. When you would start thinking you would find that there are many possibilities which can be explored.  

What can be your New year Resolutions?

For a Businessman
Possibilities can vary from person to person. If you are a businessman then first resolutions you can pass on Tally is that I would go one level up in using Tally. In other words if you are using Tally just for debit and credit entries then you  can resolve to use it a little bit further. Your Goal can be I would start my Invoicing in Tally
Another resolutions can be I would start using Inventory with Accounts from this year
Another resolution can be I would automate my cheque printing via Tally. No more Manual cheque writing form this New Year.

For a Student
If you are s student then you can resolve to spend more time of Tally. or in specific terms you can resolve to master additional module like payroll or excise this year. Another resolution can be I would become Tally certified this year.

For an Employee
An employee can resolve to use additional features of Tally is his day today working. To be more specific you can resolve that this year I would prepare all my VAT or Excise returns on Tally. No more manual returns.

For Bloggers 
Bloggers like me can resolve that they would try to post One tally post every week. If they are doing this then they can resolve to increase their frequency. 

You must be thinking what is my resolution. My resolutions for this year would be that I would write more and more interesting posts on Tally in year 2015. Almost every week an new post I would create. 
Let me know as Tally user what is your Tally resolutions? What would you resolve to do this year? Share your view It would help others to define their goals.

18 December 2014

Bharat Goenka of Tally Solutions conferred Honorary fellowship of CSI 2014

Computer Society Of India (CSI) the largest and India's prominent professionally managed association of IT professionals of India recognised Mr. Bharat Goenka The Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tally Solutions with  Honorary Fellowship award for year 2014.  At CSI's 49th Annual Convention and International Conference 2014 held at Hyderabad on Dec 13th this award was presented to Mr. Goenka. 
Bharat Goenka of Tally Solutions accepting CSI Honorary fellowship award 2014
Bharat Goenka of Tally Solutions accepting CSI Honorary fellowship award 2014

The fellowship has been awarded only 12th time in the 49 year history of CSI which makes it a rare and special honor and a remarkable achievement for Tally.

The citation says that Mr. Goenka has contributed significantly, over the years, towards creating a definitive identity for software product companies in India. Under his direction, Tally Solutions has grown to be a market leader in business management software in India and has begun making significant inroads in global markets as well.

Prof. S V Raghavan, Chairman, Awards Committee, and Scientific Advisor to the Govt. of India read out the citation on  Goenka’s contribution to the Indian IT industry while the award was given by The Telangana State IT Minister, K.T. Rama Rao.

Instituted in 1979 this Fellowship Awards to honor distinguished personalities who have served the Society with their dedication, devotion and faith to those who have excelled in fields related to the Society. This award puts Mr. Goenka in league with  persons like Mr. Ratan Tata, Proff. Yashpal and Mr. Chandrababu Naidu the previous awardees. 

The Computer Society of India which was formed in year 1965 by a few enthusiastic IT professional is today on of the largest and most professionally managed IT association of India which is for and of IT Professionals. Keeping in mind the interests of IT professionals and computer users CSI conducts events from time to time. Information Technology as a profession is on the top priority of CSI today. more then 1,00,000 strong members of CSI are Software developers, IT vendors, CIO's and CTO's, Scientists and Project Managers etc.
ApniTally congratulates BG Sir and all Tally people on this achievement.

16 December 2014

How to manage your business remotely with Tally ERP 9

Since How long you are using Tally? Yes this is a simple question and try to decide since how long you are working on Tally? You would find that most of us are having years of Tally experience. But Have you tried to use Tally remotely?
Let me explain. Have you tried to use your Tally from a remote location, or location other then your system where licence is configured? It may be your home, while you are travelling in train, or may be while you are in other city.

What???? Can I do this? I haven't think of this yet. How this thing is possible? 

If you are having a question like this then you have to think again how much of Tally do you know.

How to manage your business remotely with Tally ERP 9
How to Manage your Business remotely with Tally ERP 9
The amazing part in this question is that you need not to spend a single penny to have this facility. Yes, you can access your Tally in your office while you are away on tour or at home or having meeting with your clients. Just few steps and it's done.
And If I add one more fact to this, that you can access your Tally data even if you don't have computer with you then it would perhaps amaze you even more. But it is true!! You can access your Tally data via your simple mobile.

How to Manage remotely with Tally.ERP 9

View your business remotely
View and edit our reports in Tally remotely
View your reports remotely
The first thing which you can do is view your business remotely. View reports while you are away. You can edit these reports and can take decisions based on these reports. For example you are on a buying spree for your business and want to know what is the current stock of raw material at present so that you can order accordingly, then you can just login in your Tally remotely and see the current stock position.

Here is an example which I usually face. I am a service provider. While I am with my client I cannot  decide how much work I have to do at client end or how much time I have to spend with him. If the time is much higher then expected then I have to bill him accordingly. If I am at client end then I have to go back and prepare the bill and again visit or have to send it to the customer after that he would make payments. But with remote access of my Tally I can generate bill using client's machine and Tally and get a print out also using his printer. It would save me lots of efforts and time. It would also make payments quicker.

Give live updates to staff
With remote access you can create multiple ids for your staff. If they are marketing person then they can get live access to finished products present in company godowns and accordingly book the orders. If multiple people are roaming in the market then multiple orders can be filled or reserved on the spot. 
They can check the outstanding with the customer and ask for the payments if any on the spot.

Manage your remote locations effectively
Multiple locations of same organisations can be managed with remote access in Tally ERP 9
Manage remote locations
With remote access you can manage different locations of company more effectively. Transactions can be entered remotely or they can be edited also. Head office can see the information about warehouses at different locations and decide accordingly. 

Audit your books remotely
In Tally ERP 9 you can remotely get your books audited
Remote Audit
The greatest advantage of remote login is that you need not to call your auditor at your location to audit the books of accounts.  Now he can audit the books online with the help of remote access. More over you can get expert guidance on a click of a button in case of how to handle some transaction. For this all you need to create an account for your auditor also. Lots of effort and time is saved both of the auditor as well as your and audit is done quickly. 

What is required?
What is needed at your end is just an internet connection and a valid Tally.Net subscription. If your subscription is expired then you can renew it online too. Click on the image below to renew your Tally.Net subscription. 
You need to update your Tally.Net subscription to operate tally remotely
Update your TallyNet subscription Online
See : 4 reasons why you should update your Tally.Net subscription.

Friends Let me know what  has been your experience in using Tally remotely. In case you face any difficulty let me know comments. I would try to resolve your them.

03 December 2014

3 Ways to Manage your Business Expenses using Tally ERP 9

Tally  ERP 9 is now undisputed leader in Accounts and Inventory Management among small and Medium business enterprises in India. This has been proved by latest VAR India Survey.  It has been judged as Best ERP software for SMB. This is another feather in Tally's cap. Tally's kitty of awards and recognition is increasing day by day.
Tally has many tools with which you can manage your day today business expenses very effectively. These tools if used properly can help you track your expenses, so that you can reduce the unnecessary ones. The features can help you to plan further for future keeping in view the budget constrains.   

Let see age old features of Tally erp 9 can help you manage your business expenses.

Three ways you can manage your small business expenses in Tally erp 9
Three ways to manage your business expenses in Tally erp 9

1. Scenario Management
Scenario management is an inbuilt tool available in Tally ERP 9 which is basically a management tool that enables different displays of accounts and inventory related information. It is basically what if analysis. It would answer questions like What would happen to profit if we spend 30% on salary? What would happen to cash flow if we increase our expense on advertisement ? How much increase in expenses would result in decrease in profit. You have to selectively including certain types of vouchers which should not affect the source data. It generates provisional reports without actually effecting the main books of accounts. It is also used as forecasting tool as you can enter the expected expenses and see the effect on your profits without effecting your books. 
Tally has three special types of vouchers which are used in scenario management. These are Optional vouchers, Memorandum Vouchers and Reversing Journal vouchers.
Here is a video which explains silently how this is achieved.

2. Budgets and Controls
Budget is a tool which helps you to keep track of your financial health and also helps to allocate the funds according to requirement. Tally helps you in this task. You can make budget in Tally and then track your revenue and expenditure against our budget. This helps you to control the expenditure and utilize your money as per plan. See this video provided by Tally about how budget can help an organisation in managing business expenses.

3. Credit Control
Tally has a unique feature of setting credit limit to each individual ledger. That limit too can be changed from ledger to ledger. By setting the limits one can control the credit given to them and control the billing. You will not able to raise further invoice to a party whose dues are not cleared according to limit set by you. Tally would alarm you about the limit. You can also set the limit individually to each ledger. You can set different  limits to same party also.

See More How to set different limits to same party. 

By these three tools you can very well manage your expenses and better utilize the funds available to you. Let me know how do you find this article. 

27 November 2014

Six Ways of Getting Free Help on Tally from Tally Solutions

Every Tally user sometime stuck somewhere doing his work on Tally and he needs help. Help can be from many quarters but it depends on how the user likes to take help. If you are using original Tally then you have official channels to get help and perhaps these are the best help you can take. There are always ways to pick your phone and call Tally about your problem or call you friend or teacher for help. But I am talking about free Help!! The help in which you need not to spend a single penny. Not even on your phone. 

Here are these channels

Six ways of Getting free Help on Tally from Tally solutions

1. Tally Inbuilt Help
This is the first and most easily available tool with you when you stuck some where while doing your work on Tally. Tally has inbuilt help which can be accessed by pressing Alt+H. For this you need to install latest .chm file which provide the context sensitive help. If you have downloaded the 30 mb lite installer pack to install your Tally software then it is not there. Either you need to download full installer pack to get help or you need to download the help file separately. Now what you can do is simply download the chm files which is around 80 mb in size and copy paste it in Tally installation folder. Find the chm file in download section of Tally site under Document section by the name of Tally reference manual.
The context sensitive help provides you help on the very point where you are in Tally.  For example if your are making a sales bill entry, or making an excise bill entry and have opened sales voucher, then if you press Alt+H then help related to sales voucher would be shown to you. 
If you are on Day Book and want to know about the features available in Day Book then you just press Alt+H and help related to Day Book would be available to you.

2. Tally Support Center
This is the second channel available for help in Tally. This is basically to provide you with conceptual help. If you are having problem in understanding How to do a particular task, what are the steps to be taken  then Just write a mail about your problem and send it. You can send your problem to your Tally Partner. You can access Tally Support Center by pressing Ctrl +H. You can search nearest Tally partner or your preferred Tally Partner and send him a mail mentioning your problem. Tally would given you the written reply  Download the detailed presentation on Tally Support Center 

Support center is in built support system where you can just write your Queries to directly Tally about some product features which you need or can ask how a particular task can be done. You can also contact your Tally Partner via in build mailing system of Tally.

3. Dial a Tally Expert
Dial a Tally Expert: Free Tally Help and call back serviceThis is a third method which is free of cost. You are unable to solve the problem, tried many channels but could not succeed? Just avail the call back service of Tally. This help is going to take some efforts. You need to go to Tally's website and then click on Dial a Tally Expert button, which is on the lower right hand side of Tally solutions website . Here you have to provide with your name and your mobile or your land line number on which you are available to receive help. Click the button and it's done !! You would get a call after a few second from Tally. No a single paisa expense occurred. Note: During rush hours you may have to wait a little bit longer to receive a call from Tally, But you should wait. If nothing happens then you can again submit a request to call back. But mostly it takes few seconds only.

4. Tally Chat
Tally Chat Support: Another help channel which is free of costYou have to be online first and then login into chat page of Tally. Here you have to choose Tally Sales or Tally Support department to get help. The best advantage of this help channel is that you would get the transcript of whole chat on your mail. If something has been explained to you then written document is prepared for a particular problem which you can refer in future. 

5. Tally Care
This is an App for smart Phone users. If you are having a smart phone then download this App via Google Play or App Store. After Downloading you have to register your phone. Once registered you can get call from Tally by just one tap on your mobile.

Tally Care : Get call back from Tally to help you out via smart Phone

6. Toll Free
This is Tally's toll free number 1800-200-8859. If you feel nothing is working, as you have submitted a call back request and due to congestion you are not getting a call, Then this help would be most effective.  You would get help about Tally without any cost.

In additions to these methods you can send a mail to Tally which is also free of cost help channel. You can also dial Tally's support numbers which are not free of cost but are useful. These numbers are 080 39582559, 080 25638240 which are Bangalore office's land line numbers.

Can you imagine any other form of Help which Tally can provide or we are just missing here?  I am pretty sure of anyone suggests any form of help using latest technologies Tally would definitely provide you.  
If you find this article helpful then let us know by sharing it with your friends.

20 November 2014

A social media troll on Tax structure In India

While surfing on social site facebook I came across a post by my friend. As it was related to accounts and taxation it caught my attention immediately. I decided to share it. But It looked me familiar.  I am sharing this with you.  It is said that If you are born then start paying the taxes and pay until you die. Taxes are eternal truth. A troll about taxation system in India is moving on Facebook for quit some time and Now One of my Facebook friend Chinmoy Das again shared it to me. I am putting it to my readers. Enjoy and give your valuable comments.

Many people feel that if they are not paying Income tax then they are not paying any tax but they are living in a myth that they are not paying tax. Govt. is silently slipping penny out of their pocket and they don't even know how and when.
but If you are doing business India which is hardest task then all most all taxes are applicable on you depending the level of business you are doing and kind of business you are doing.
Here is the troll for you.

1) What r u doing? 
Ans. : Business 

2) What r u doing in Business? 
Ans. : Selling the Goods. 

3) From where r u getting Goods? 
Ans. : From other Area/State/Abroad 

4) What r u getting in Selling Goods? 
Ans. : Profit
How do you distribute profit ? 
Ans : By way of dividend 

5) Where u Manufacturing the Goods? 
Ans. : Factory

6) Do u have Office / Warehouse/ Factory?
Ans. : Yes 

☑7) Do you have Staff? 
Ans. : Yes 

8) Doing business in Millions? 
Ans. : Yes 
Ans : No
Tax : Then pay Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT).

9) Are You taking out over 25,000 Cash from Bank? 
Ans. : Yes, for Salary. 

10) Where r u taking your client for Lunch & Dinner? 
Ans. : Hotel 

11) Are you going Out of Station for Business? 
Ans. : Yes 

12) Have you taken or given any Services?
Ans. : Yes 

13) How come you got such a Big Amount?
Ans. : Gift on birthday

14) Do you have any Wealth? 
Ans. : Yes

15) After paying so many taxes ,to reduce Tension, for entertainment, where are you going? 
Ans. : Cinema or Resort

16) Have u purchased House? 
Ans. : Yes

17) How u Travel?
Ans: Bus

18) Any Additional Tax? 
Ans. : Yes 

19) Delayed any time Paying Any Tax?
Ans. : Yes

20) Do you want growth of India.?
Ans: Off course Yes .
Pay electricity tax, water tax, education tax, & other taxes, which is used by defaulter people.

21) INDIAN :: Can I die now, i have paid all taxes and now nothing is left with me? 
Ans :: Wait we are about to launch the FUNERAL TAX.

Now here is the post which i have published way back in July 2011. You would find striking similarity. It raises some questions to ponder upon. What we are doing on social media since july 2011 or even earlier ? Just pushing contents of others! How many of FB users are actually contributing to FB? How many are just content pushers?
I think almost 99% people on facebook just push contents published by some few others. This percentage may vary but this is a fact. What do you think friends?

15 November 2014

Tally Institute of Learning: Tally reorganizes it's education business

Tally has a customer base of over 3 million all over world and it's growing steadily. One major factor to increasing sales is to increase the customer satisfaction. Customer should be able to fully utilize the potential of the product. Same is true with Tally also.

Tally's success journey has one more vital link and that link is easily available tally professionals. Although these professional don't have that level of Tally expertise but ready availability of even half trained man power has contributed for Tally's success.  

It is well known to people at Tally that full knowledge of product to the customer would definitely benefit them that's why Tally has put efforts in customer education from time to time. Although various efforts on this front has been made by Tally yet perfect synergy between demand and supply for trained Tally man power is still a challenge for Tally. Tally has made many efforts over the period through official channel as well as gray market also.

To provide fully trained man power Tally tried to create a Network of Tally Academy though out India. It published study material for them and side by side also let the informal networks to flourish and provided education about it's product. The setup of Tally Academy was very unique as compared with existing franchisee system in the market. It was very cost effective for a partners but it was unable to provide standardize trained man power to the expectations of industry and Tally both. This draw back was tackled by provisioning of Online certification exam but failed to get much needed response. Tally Academy network was not that much a success and it was discontinued.  According the Mr. Bharat Goenka, it was never a core business for Tally. It was not as much profitable for Tally either.

Tally Institute of Learning (TIL) 
Tally Institute of Learning Logo

After a gap of more than 2 years Tally has now again come up with a new Franchisee system. This time with full preparation as it seems from it's approach. Tally Institute of Learning (TIL) has now replaced Tally Academy Network. Tally specially created separate entity for that under the name of Tally Education Pvt. Ltd. headed by  Mr. Tejas Goenka, son of Sh. Bharat Goenka co founder of Tally.
According the the website of Tally Education, "TIL is established under the purview of Tally Solutions, intents to empower the current and next generation employees to contribute in a greater measure to their work, while finding personal success. TEPL envisions to be the premier solution provider for all manpower related challenges of SME employers.
To meet the industry demand for Tally trained professionals and to bridge the gap between training and placement, we have established authorised centres known as Tally Institute of Learning (TIL) across the country. TILs impart high-quality training on job-oriented courses designed to meet industry requirements. The key features of our centres are scientifically designed teaching methodology, industry relevant curriculum/ courseware, training delivery by Tally certified faculty, 30:70 theory to practical sessions, online assessments, verifiable certification and 100% placement assistance."

Courses Offered :-
At present TIL is offering following courses:-
Certificate Program in Financial Accounting CPFA:-
This 3 month program covers knowledge of Basics of Computers, Basic of Accounting, Basic English, Tally.ERP 9 III volumes and personality development. You can check complete syllabus for more details.

Advance Certificate program in Financial Accounting and Taxation :-
This program is further extension of CPFA  wich covers taxation part with advance knowledge of computer basic. in addition to it sales management is also included in it.  Full details about this curse are available here.

Tally stand alone course:-
TIL offers three variants of its Tally.ERP 9 courses.
Tally.ERP 9 course consists of III volumes on Tally Accounting and Inventory, Advance Accounting and Inventory and fundamental of Taxation.
Tally.ERP 9 Advanced includes two more volumes of Tally which includes Advance Taxation and Payroll
Tally.ERP 9 Comprehensive includes all the five volumes of Tally.ERP 9 . Complete syllabus for this comprehensive course is available on site.

Modular Courses :-
Individual modules are also available for the students who need only specific modules only, they can opt for Basics of Computer, Advance Computer, Personality Development. Sales Management, Basic English.

Advantages of TIL

100% Job Assistance
TIL is offering many advantages to its students. The first advantage is of 100% job assistance to the students. On courses CPFA and ACPFAT students can get 3 interview chances.
Overall personality Development
In personality development module students are taught how to make visual as well as video resume and how to face interview. His english communication skills are taken care of.
Online Examination
The course modules are examined online and they are assessed on same criteria all over India. Final certification exam is also conducted online.
Verifiable Certification
More over every TIL certification is verifiable. Employees can verify any certificate online and judge the candidate even before interview.
Tally Job portal
Tally is planning to make a job portal exclusively for Tally customers and Tally students.
Placement Cell
Students are placed by Placement cell of TIL

Finding a Tally Institute of Learning (TIL)
Almost all Indian states and all major cities have TIL at present. Students can find the nearest Tally Institute of Learning  here.

07 November 2014

Tally Data Migration Revisited: How to migrate Tally data from older versions of Tally to Tally ERP 9

Tally data migration is a process to convert your Tally data from One version to another. This post would discuss the data migration tools required to convert your oldest Tally data to the latest version Tally ERP 9. 
Tally Data Migration has been discussed at ApniTally again as the earlier posts on Tally Data Migration on this blog were regarding older versions which were current version at that time. As newer versions have arrived and data migration process has become more simpler a holistic view of entire data migration process has to be gone through again.
Tally Data Migration from tally 4.5 tally 6.3 tally 5.4 tally 7.2, Tally 9.0 to Tally erp 9
Tally Data Migration: How to migrate Tally data from all older versions to Tally ERP 9

How old is your Data
The main aspect worth considering while migrating data is that how old is your data. If you have  data of Tally 4.5 that is too old then you need a different tool to migrate. In fact you need one more additional data migration tool. You can find details regarding that data migration tool in my post on How to migrate data from Tally 4.5.  you need convert45to72 tool. So first follow the process to convert the data to Tally 7.2 version then start conversion to next version with new data migration tool.

Now as you have converted your Tally4.5 data to Tally 7.2 version format Now for the second process you need Tally 7.2 migration utility which is provided by default with Tally ERP 9 installation file, This file is copied in Tally directory  during installation of Tally.ERP 9.

Open the file and run the program. Be sure that you have a valid Tally license. The tool doesn't work if it is unable to find a valid Tally license.  As the migration from Tally 7.2 format to Tally ERP 9 is a resource intensive process, so if data is huge e.g. in hundreds of mb then it would take time to get the whole data converted into latest version, so be patient.

Small Presentation on Tally Data Migration

Go through this slide show on the process of data migration by this utility.

Here are few screen shots of the whole process which you would encounter.
Migration process from Tally 7.2 to Tally erp 9
Welcome screen of Tally Data conversion utility
Data Migration Process Step 2 from Tally 7.2 to Tally erp 9
Migration in progress.
As told earlier, migration takes time if data is heavy, so we need to close all other programs while migrating the data so that maximum resources like ram , processing power etc are fully utilized and migration is done faster. You would see the progress in form of entries being converted. At the end just see if after completion total number of vouchers on both sides are equal or not. If they are equal then it means your migration is done successfully. If the folder name of the file was 1001 then new folder where migrated data is present would be named as 10001.

Few Precautions while migrating Tally data:

  • No newer version files should be present in the data folder where you are putting old version files. This is because if you already have a folder name 00002 and you have put a old file version folder 0002 then after migration a new folder of 00002 would be crated and your existing files would be erased. 
  • Never migrate existing migrated files as it could over write . so as soon as you successfully migrate a file you just move the files from that location.
  • In case of any error you can check migration.err and migration.log files presented in same folder.

04 November 2014

Now just tap your smart phone to get Free Tally Help and Support

How many companies have you heard who calling their customers to help them. In today's world not even telephone / mobile operators provide toll free service for customer complaints, but as always Tally is different. In my earlier  post I have mentioned the help channels available for free help on tally. 
Now breaking new method of Tally care has been launched by Tally to help out its customers.
Tally Care
This channel is called Tally Care. This channel is basically an app for your smart phone. In case of any help when you stuck some where in middle of your work just tap your phone and Tally would call you back. The first thing is that you need not to remember any phone number just go to your App Tally Care. The second and best part is it's free. Let see how to get this help.

Tally Care
You should have a smart phone either android or iphone with internet connection. For android phone you can download the app from this link or you can just search for Tally Care in google play store and Download it. For i-phone you can download it from this link

After downloading you have to register the app first. Select your country from Menu option and then enter your phone number and press next. 

Register your Phone

Once connected Tally would send an sms with a code. You have to check your message box  and enter the code and press next 
Enter the confirmation code
Wow your Tally Care is installed. Now just tap the screen and wait for the call. 
Your App is ready
Thing to remember here is that working hrs. of Tally Care are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on working days. I think this is pretty cool. So Happy Tallying. Share your experiences in comments. 

27 October 2014

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. 

26 October 2014

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 below image
You need to update your Tally.Net subscription to operate tally remotely
Update your TallyNet subscription Online