Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Installment / EMI module in Tally

We developed this Tally add-on product for a customer in Indore who is into financing business. This module is useful for construction companies, financing businesses, and other businesses where monthly EMIs or installments need to be received from the customer.

The module facilitates capturing of individual EMI due dates. It takes user input for total amount, no. of installments, per EMI amount, first due date and second due date. Accordingly, bill-wise references are automatically created for each EMI due date. The first and second due dates are as per user input. Subsequent due dates increase monthly based on the second due date.

The bill-wise references use the Voucher no. as the basic bill-wise reference and sequentially add /1, /2 for each EMI. If the no. of installments is high, this module is a big time saver.

This module can be further customized to generate specific MIS reports.

Company News: New customers added in Indore.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Tally.ERP 9 - First Impressions

The new financial year has started and Tally has launched its ERP offering just in time. The new product launch was reason enough for increased customer interest and hence there were no special offers this March for product promotion.

My first impression of Tally.ERP has been positive. Users and administrators are going to like the Control Center and Support Center features. The flagship feature of Tally's ERP is the remote access feature, and businesses will realise the benefit of this feature down the line.

There are a few bottlenecks, though. Like the user getting the Unlock Key in mail after a long delay. With ERP, Tally has introduced a lot of new terminology, especially a lot of 'ID's, e.g your .NET ID, Site ID, Account ID and Account Admin ID. It will take some getting used to for normal users.

Quite a few existing Tally customizations have stopped working in ERP, and even after TCP conversion using the TallyAdmin tool, the TCP either gives load-time error or functional error.

We have migrated our existing TCPs to the ERP platform free of cost for most customers. TDL programmers will have a hectic schedule ahead, with fresh orders as well as migration of existing TDLs to the new platform. Moreover, they also have to get used to the powerful syntax and features of the enhanced TDL language.

A common concern among users interested in Tally customization is what will happen to the customized features when Tally brings a new release or version.

My answer is that in 90% of the new releases or versions, TDLs will run without needing any changes. In case of a major version release, there are chances that TDLs may not work correctly, as in the case of 7.2 to 9 conversion and 9.2 to 9.ERP conversion. However for all other releases in between, TDLs have continued to work smoothly.

Even when customized files do not work in the new version, it requires mostly a few adjustments as per the new language features / capabilities. For this, the user should not worry too much as the charges will be extremely nominal. And so far, we have done the TCP conversion free of cost for our users.

The road ahead for Tally.ERP is extremely bright and you can keep high expectations from the product in the coming months and years.

Company News: New customers added in Ahmedabad & Mathura. We have also started Tally product sales in Delhi (on-site installation service available, support through remote access).

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