What is Series B
|This Series will deliver major enhancements. Expect entirely new areas of functionality as well as technology capabilities.
Technology & Capability Enhancements
This provides support for multiple application windows leading into different areas of your business processes and reports. These simultaneous 'windows' can even be launched by clicking on a mail link or a 'shortcut’. Dynamic data refresh and resized views will improve management and productivity.
Enhanced capabilities will allow each application window to process more tasks simultaneously, including messages from the server. Leveraging multi-core processors which are commonly available even in desktops, multi-thread will replace linear processing.
Multi Stack Architecture for Scale-up & Scale-down Deployments
To deliver the capabilities described above, and the ones that follow, Tally.ERP 9 will become 'componentised'. Several layers of programs –often referred to as 'n-tier architecture' –will have a great impact on deployments.
These horizontally-scalable software components will let you add computers to increase the computing power of a layer. You can also remove or collapse systems as needed.
High Transaction Capacity with Low Latency & Management
If you start generating a report that needs to be extracted from a few thousand vouchers, it is run in a 'session' isolated from all other users. Even if other users delete or modify any of the vouchers needed for the report while the report is being compiled, there is no impact on the session. You will get to see the report as if the other users did not exist.
In the same way, the user performing the edit will also be isolated. After the edit, he/she can view the voucher with the changes he/she made, perhaps even delete it.
This architecture will deliver substantial transaction-handling capacity. When the storage media (typically the hard disk) is busy with other operations, transactions will be queued temporarily for later write, while the user is free to continue working.
Payment Engine for Debit & Credit Cards
The facility for online payments will be available. A variety of payment mechanisms (NEFT, online banking, credit cards), as well as inward payments (debit/credit cards, NEFT etc.) will be supported.
Online Banking and Reconciliation
Collaborations with Banks will provide online Banking including Payment Instructions, Standing Instructions, DD, NEFT,RTGS Transfers, Balance Queries, Instruction Status, Automated or Semi-Automated Bank Reconciliation.
Point-of-Sale for most Retail Environments
Series B will support dedicated POS terminals. Capabilities will include credit/debit card, Discount Coupons and various other payment mixes, Loyalty support, schemes, multi-layered supervisory control, simultaneous keyboard and scanner controls, and integrated or isolated printing of bill. In addition, we will provide credit card authorisation slips, item substitution, rate markup/markdowns, integration with measuring devices –such as weighing scales –bill suspension and retrieval, bill reversals and cancellations, etc. It can also be used for other store operations (receipting, inventory management etc.), and general business operations (finance and accounts), both on the same machine or separate machines.
Comprehensive IT coverage will be available in Series B. It will encompass corporate and individual income tax, typical payroll requirements, and also e-Returns.
With the world economy opening up, import and export documentation has become a growing need. In addition to supporting EXIM documentation, the system will cover the processes that need to be managed alongside.
Offering more granularity, precision and control, the enhanced Job Costing functionality will support the most demanding situations. We expect that you will be able to handle most, if not all, project accounting needs as well.
The Fixed Assets feature will enable taking advantage of tax breaks as well as managing organisational assets. Support will extend across opening assets, adding, removing, amalgamating, grouping, vendor tagging, AMCs, servicing, service calendars, repairs and upkeep, refurbishing, breaking-down, depreciating and disposal for complete fixed asset management.