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Brief history about Tally.ERP 9 and its versions since Tally 3.0

Mr. Bharat Goenka is the man behind the success of wonderful accounting software, Tally.ERP 9. Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd was started in early 1980s. He was dreaming then to develop the current Tally.ERP 9 Software with the help of Remote Technology to enable the Senior Management to access information even out of their office only with the help of the finger tips and not over email, phone call or fax paper.

What is the History of Tally and its version from Tally 3.0 to Tally.ERP 9
History of Tally Software and its versions from Tally 3.0 to ERP 9

And this Business Accounting Software has dynamically transformed to Tally.ERP 9 from simple Accounting Software Tally. Every improvement in the software is referred as Version. The Version number of the software will indicate whether it is updated or outdated software. When the new version is released the software will be available with some major improvements. Let us understand in detail about each version of the Tally Software with following information.

Tally 3.0, 4 and 4.5 version

From Tally 3.0 to Tally 4.5 versions Tally Accounting Package was only used to run in Microsoft DOS (Disk Operating System), and it was unable to run in Windows OS. At this stage the performance of the Tally was fast yet not user friendly. Here Tally was supporting only Basic Accounting needs of small business operations, and the user has to run the Predefined Commands to operate the software. So, the user has to bear the commands in his mind to operate the application and it was very complicated to do so. To overcome the pitfall, Tally 5 had been developed.

Tally 5 version

With Tally 5 version Tally Software introduced its operating in Windows OS. It became user friendly and very easy to operate with Graphical User Interface of the software, where the earlier versions were to be operated with Standard Commands. There was no any enhancement in the Business Operations only supported the Basic Accounting as the earlier version did.

Tally 5.4 version

Inventory maintenance has been introduced with this version. Recording the Stock quantity and generating the stock reports was developed.

Tally 6.3 version

Locking the software with single computer was introduced with this version. By Hardware Lock facility duplication of the software usage was eradicated.

Tally 7.2 version

Tally 7.2 version onwards the Tally Software was able to handle the Statutory Operations by recording the VAT, Service Tax, TDS like transactions and able to generate the Statutory Forms for smooth, and accurate functioning of the Statutory Filing.

Tally 8.1 version

Earlier Tally was only able to work in English language but now onwards it supported Multi-Lingual, and supported FBT, and Excise operations.

Tally 9 version

International Taxation and Payroll has been introduced.

Tally.ERP 9 version

Excise for Manufactures, and Remote Login (Tally.Net) features launched.

And finally Tally.ERP 9 version launched with Series A in the year 2009, with which Mr. Bharat Goenka’s goal has been achieved. From Tally.ERP 9 version onwards the improvements in the software called as Releases.

Releases are like editions of a book. Eg. Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 5.03. Updates to the software will be done in continues basis, and these updates may be related to rectification of mistakes, addition of new features, statutory changes from the earlier versions. The first Release of Tally.ERP 9 was 1.0 and the right now the latest release available is Release 5.03.

It is simple to install and use the software, and you can download it for free of cost from the Tally Solutions Download Centre, where you can download the Latest Release 5.03 and if you want to download the old versions of the Tally Software you can get them from the Earlier Versions of Tally & Tally.ERP 9.

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Srinivas N said...

please tell me answer tally dates changing how

Venkkatesh K said...

Mr. Srinivas N,

Here i have written an article about Date in Tally.ERP 9 please go through the following article.

Date and its format in Tally.ERP 9

Unknown said...

Press F2 and change the date

Unknown said...

Coding language used in development of Tally version

Venkkatesh K said...

TDL (Tally Definition Language)

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