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.  
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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.

TAX STRUCTURE IN INDIA
1) What r u doing? 
Ans. : Business 
Tax : PAY: PROFESSIONAL TAX!

2) What r u doing in Business? 
Ans. : Selling the Goods. 
Tax : PAY SALES TAX!!

3) From where r u getting Goods? 
Ans. : From other Area/State/Abroad 
Tax : PAY CENTRAL SALES TAX, CUSTOM DUTY & OCTROI! AND NOW LBT & LPT.

4) What r u getting in Selling Goods? 
Ans. : Profit
Tax : PAY INCOME TAX!
How do you distribute profit ? 
Ans : By way of dividend 
Tax : Pay DIVIDEND DISTRIBUTION TAX.

5) Where u Manufacturing the Goods? 
Ans. : Factory
Tax : PAY EXCISE DUTY!

6) Do u have Office / Warehouse/ Factory?
Ans. : Yes 
Tax : PAY MUNICIPAL & FIRE TAX!

☑7) Do you have Staff? 
Ans. : Yes 
Tax : PAY STAFF'S PROFESSIONAL TAX!

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

9) Are You taking out over 25,000 Cash from Bank? 
Ans. : Yes, for Salary. 
Tax : PAY CASH HANDLING TAX!

10) Where r u taking your client for Lunch & Dinner? 
Ans. : Hotel 
Tax : PAY FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT TAX!

11) Are you going Out of Station for Business? 
Ans. : Yes 
Tax : PAY FRINGE BENEFIT TAX!

12) Have you taken or given any Services?
Ans. : Yes 
Tax : PAY SERVICE TAX!

13) How come you got such a Big Amount?
Ans. : Gift on birthday
Tax : PAY GIFT TAX!

14) Do you have any Wealth? 
Ans. : Yes
Tax : PAY WEALTH TAX!

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

16) Have u purchased House? 
Ans. : Yes
Tax : PAY STAMP DUTY & REGISTRATION FEE !

17) How u Travel?
Ans: Bus
Tax : PAY SURCHARGE!

18) Any Additional Tax? 
Ans. : Yes 
Tax : PAY EDUCATIONAL ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL & SURCHARGE ON ALL THE CENTRAL GOVT.'s TAX !!!

19) Delayed any time Paying Any Tax?
Ans. : Yes
Tax : PAY INTEREST & PENALTY!

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.