New Features - Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 1.8

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New Features

1. New improved Licensing Experience

The licensing mechanism has been revamped. It's made simple, faster and comes with an improved user experience which includes troubleshooting connectivity issues.

Licensing enhancements are broadly categorized as follows:

User Experience

Troubleshooting

2. New Service Tax

The Service Tax feature in Tally.ERP 9 has been revamped to handle all the functional, accounting and statutory requirements of your business in an accurate and simplified manner.

The new/enhanced Service Tax features are:

  1. Option to have common/Tax head specific tax ledger to account both Service Input Credit and Output Tax of all service categories.

  2. Option to create common Purchase (expenses)/ Sales (Income) ledger to account purchase and sale of services of all categories.

  3. User can record Service Tax transactions in Journal or Purchase/Sales Voucher

  4. Service Tax Billing (for professionals) through Receipt Voucher and print Receipt -Cum- Challan

  5. Provides an option to record multiple services in a single voucher

  6. Supports booking of service Bills Inclusive of Service Tax

  7. Both service tax related and non- service tax related services can be accounted in single invoice (Works Contract)

  8. Users can record Cash Purchases and Cash Sales and print the invoice in the name of the party.

  9. Manage Advance Receipts and adjust the advances towards the service bill

  10. Users can Record purchase of services from (GTA) and calculate the service tax payable.

  11. Provides option to record Import of services and calculate the service tax payable

  12. Handle Exempt, Export, Pure Agent and Abatement services

  13. Manage Advance Service Tax payments to Government and adjust the tax payable towards the advance

  14. Support for Amount deducted as TDS on Services Received are considered as realised

  15. Supports Service Tax Calculation in Sales Order / Purchase Orders

  16. Users can adjust Service Consideration in Journal Vouchers

  17. Adjust Full / Partial Service Tax input credit towards Service Tax payable and CENVAT credit towards service tax payable

  18. Facility to Record Money Equivalent Transactions

  19. Provision to account Service Tax Opening Balance

  20. Supports Reversal of Service amount with Service Tax (before realisation)

  21. Facility to generate G.A.R. 7 Challan

Service Tax related reports in Tally.ERP 9

  1. Service Tax Payables report - Under this report 4 separate reports are provided

  2. Bill Date Wise: Displays the details of Tax payable based on Bill Date for the period selected

  3. Receipt Date Wise: Displays the details of Tax payable based on Receipt Date for the period selected

  4. Tax on Service Received: Displays the details of Tax payable on services received (GTA)

  5. Import of Services: Displays the details of Tax payable on services Imported

  1. Input Credit Summary: displays details of service Input credit for the period selected

  2. ST 3 Form: Half Yearly return of Service Tax Charged and paid.

!!! Ensure to take Data Backup before installing the latest Release.

3. Tally Audit (Data Audit) for Masters & Vouchers

Tally Audit feature is enhanced with new reports to display Voucher Type wise, User Wise and Masters , list of unaccepted Vouchers for Audit for a Specific Period.

It provides a dashboard displaying statistics on number of vouchers created or altered and also allows drill down facility for audit/verification purposes.

It also gives the changes that are made TODAY on one click. It is very helpful for the company owner or admin user, to see all the Altered Vouchers that are done by ANY User for ANY Voucher Type on that particular day (system date) irrespective of the date of the transaction.

4. Quick Setup for Tally.NET

A new capability titled Quick Setup for Tally.NET is introduced which allows the user to configure and connect to Tally.NET from a single screen. The Quick Setup allows the user to perform the following tasks from a single screen

While retaining the previous Tally.NET configuration screens intact, this new feature is aimed at easing the configuration process and preventing the user from moving across different screens to configure Tally.NET.

5. Send information in PDF and Image (JPEG) Formats

Tally.ERP 9 now supports the Export/E-Mail of reports in JPEG (Image) file and PDF (Portable Document Format) formats. This ensures that the documents are non-editable, independent of the platform being used and mailed to the recipients.

6. Index Printing for Multi Account Printing

Index Page has been provided while printing All Ledger Accounts/All Items and Group of Accounts/Group of Items from Multi Account Printing.

Now the user can print Index page to summarise page wise printing of Ledger Accounts/Items. This feature serves as a Table of Contents (TOC) and helps identifying the required Ledger Accounts/Items without going through the entire Printouts.

Enhancements

1. General Enhancements

Control Centre

This message will help the user to avoid a license compromise situation.  

Data Issues

On detecting errors while accessing or creating the data from the client. Tally.ERP 9 prompts the user with the following message: Attempting to Read/Write

This enhancement avoids data corruption especially in the multi-user environment.

E-Mailing

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Import/Export

New License Server for Multi User environment

Hence, while installing Tally.ERP 9 Release 1.8 is the License Server Version 1.5 should also be installed in the Multiuser environment.

Printing & Rendering

Rewrite/Backup/Restore/Split

Security Control

Support Centre

Synchronisation

Tally.NET

2. Functional Enhancements

Accounting Vouchers

Now the user can print Total Amount in Multi-currency while printing above mentioned Vouchers/Note.

Accounting Reports

Now the User can disable the voucher numbers while printing Ledger accounts or daybook.

Now the user can print the report for the required ledgers during remote access.

Now the user can print the ledger's group name in the vouchers Printout.

Excise for Dealers

Note: Company and Supplier excise details can be printed in purchase order, only from the Purchase Order Voucher which is identified as excise voucher type by enabling the option Use for Excise.

In case of Imports, goods imported on receipt will be stored in Customs Bonded Warehouse. Imported goods will be released from the bonded warehouse only on the payment of Customs duty. In practice Importers withdraw the goods partially or wholly from the bonded warehouse as and when they require by paying the customs duty.

Tally.ERP 9 supports to record the full /partial clearance of goods imported and pass on the CENVAT Credit.

Excise for Manufacturers

Note: The above report will be available only when the Statutory Master (Stat.900) Version 112 is installed.

Inventory Vouchers

Now the pages consumed while printing Stock Transfer will be reduced.

Inventory Reports

Now the User can navigate to Batch Report for the selected godown and item from the Godown voucher report.

Now the user can Navigate to other Godown along with the selected Item from Godown Voucher report.

Also in F12:Configuration the options Show using Alternative units, Show Tail units of compound units and Show description of item are provided.

Now the User can get report for Top Buyers/Sellers for a particular stock item based on Quantity or Value for better decision making purpose.

It will now display the stock items having transactions with Zero closing balance and non transacted.

Now the report is displayed according to the period specified by the user.

Payroll

TDS

Example: ABC Company sells the goods to partners on a condition that, on each sale Rs. 100 will be paid as sales commission. To account sales commission separate expense entry is not booked in Journal but directly a credit note is raised in favour of the partner (to reduce party outstandings) and TDS is deducted on commission.

Note: In case of Cancellation of transaction (s), the expenses and TDS deducted needs to be reversed. Such reversal of expenses and TDS is possible only when the cancellation of transaction is made before the payment of TDS to the Government.

Example: ABC Company booked advertising expenses for Rs.75000 and deducted TDS on the same. Later they cancelled the services to the extent of Rs. 25000 (actual expense incurred is Rs.50,000). In this case both the expenses and TDS have to be reversed.

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VAT/CST

3. Auditors’ Edition

Statutory Audit

Auditing

Data Analysis

Financial Statements

4. TDL Enhancements

Invoking Actions on Event Occurrence-System & Printing Events Introduced

Collection Enhancements

1. Using External PlugIns as a Data Source for Collections

Tally now provides a TDL interface to obtain datasets in Collection from external Plug-Ins. These Plug-Ins are written as DLL's which can be used to fetch external data (ie either from Internet or from external Database etc). These DLL's should return a valid XML which can be easily mapped into TDL Collection. In other words, TDL program can provide simple string value and/or XML to the DLL function. The DLL gives XML data as an output. Collection takes this data and converts into objects and object methods which can be accessed in TDL like other objects.

DLL collection will be very useful in the following scenarios:

  1. Display stock quotes from the internet

  2. Get data from different formats like CSV, HTML

  3. External device interfaces

  4. Weighing scale interface

  5. RFID Barcode scanner

  6. Petrol Pump device interface

  7. Foot fall count

  8. External application interfaces

  9. GAS distributor application

  10. To get attendance details in Pay Roll through swipe. Etc Etc ..

2. Dynamic Table Support using Unique Attribute

3. Using Variable as a Data Source for Collections

Evaluating expressions by Changing the Object Context- $$ReqOwner Introduced

Variable Framework with Compound Variables Introduced

Third Party Applications Using Tally Licensing Mechanism

Third Party Applications can validate the Request Response Interaction with Tally using robust License Mechanism built in Tally with various approaches. The below approaches can be used by the Third Party Applications to retrieve & validate the License Information from Tally based on the level of Security desired.

License Info Retrieval using Open XML

License Info Retrieval using Encoding Procedure built in a TCP

License Info Retrieval using Encryption Functions provided within Tally

License Info Retrieval using Encryption Algorithms built using Third Party DLL’s

Issue Resolved

1. General Issues

Data

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Export/Import

This is can be controlled by enabling the option Overwrite Vouchers during import available in F12: Configure > General.

E-Mailing

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Licensing

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Multi-lingual

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ODBC

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Performance

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Printing & Rendering

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Rewrite/Backup/Restore/Split

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Synchronisation

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2. Functional Issues

Accounting Masters

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Accounting Vouchers

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Accounting Reports

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BRS

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Excise

Note: This issue was found only in case of excise ledgers created by using Default Duty/Tax Type - Excise (Excise feature was not enabled)

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Excise for Manufacturers

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Inventory Masters

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Inventory Vouchers

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Inventory Reports

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Payroll

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POS

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Tally Audit

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TCS

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TDS

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VAT/CST

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3. Auditors’ Edition

Statutory Audit

Auditing

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The Non Accounting Vouchers are now not included while displaying the Total Voucher count on the Statutory Audit Dashboard.

Data Analysis

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Now the total Pending Bills count and On Account count is shown separately for each party.

Financial Statements

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Statutory Compliance

Tax Audit

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Cash Payments (Clause 17(h))

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