This first series of Tally.ERP 9 introduces several new capabilities. These are supported with seasoned and high quality sales & support partnerships, a revamped education model, and improved development tools.
We have taken great pains to retain the essential look and feel as well and the user experience of the previous versions of Tally (6.3, 7.2, 8.1 & 9). Yet Tally.ERP 9 is a culmination of years of research & development – and with a development team of about 200 people.
TALLY.ERP 9, SERIES A, IS GEARED TO MEET THREE OBJECTIVES:
One is saving you time that you can invest elsewhere, including in growing your business (there is a direct correlation between the time top management invests in strategy and business growth). This is achieved via remote access capabilities and the integrated support center to enable many time-saving processes like remote audit & compliance and anytime, anywhere access to your live business data.
The second is to enable timely & affordable access to experienced professionals like Chartered Accountants (who wish to offer such services). Since these professionals can now access your data remotely, from anywhere in the world, as well as address your queries via the integrated support center, both the cost for such services and the time taken to resolve business problems will come down. Finally, new features in Series A, notably in taxation for industry & professionals deliver technical support for more of your business processes.
EXCEPTIONS ARE THE NORM:
Pause and consider your organisation. You have laid down defined processes and procedures – so why do so many things land up on your table? Generally, within a defined framework, there will often be some need for a deviation. Software programs are great at supporting rigid, well-defined processes – and break down (or become complex) when managing these deviations. Principle: design to manage exceptions – defined processes will automatically be supported.
SOLUTIONS BRING PROBLEMS:
Especially with IT solutions! Some of your business problems are managed by a software solution and how many software problems do you now have to manage? Database administration, performance tuning, service packs, drivers, software conflicts, IT professionals – the list is endless. Principle: solving a business need should not add new problems – these must be solved as well.
KNOWLEDGE IS NOT KNOWN:
A lot of knowledge is contextual – when the situation arises we know how to respond. Therefore, no matter how much analysis is done, it is hardly possible to comprehend the full range of the simplest of the business processes. In a purchase process, one may follow the order, receipt, and payment for one item and just payment for another (say a consumable). Months can go by in needs analysis and yet things will be missed out. Principle: Do not make an assumption that any system setup will not undergo change.
GOOD IS ‘BAD’:
What’s essential for someone’s business can be a hindrance to you – and every business, even in the same business space, has subtle differences in what data is captured, what reports are needed, and what kind of control is needed. Principle: build-in common functionality and build these well, and deliver capabilities that permit extremely easy extendibility and customisability.