After you have installed Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Software you can see the Startup Screen followed by a flash of a slogan of Tally Solutions Power of Simplicity and the Tally Logo. This is the first screen that you seen before Activating or Reactivating your Tally License. And you will obviously see this screen every time you launch the application, if you do not activate your license in your computer.
|Startup Screen in Tally.ERP 9|
This screen is the front door of the Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Package, which invites the user to continue with any of the following 3 options to proceed to work on or Q : Quit option to exit without working.
This section will help you to configure your software as Legal one by selecting the any one of the following options
A : Activate License
The Activate License is the one time process that you need to do in order to use the Software as Licensed one. As usual, the Tally Administrators from Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd., will do this process for free of cost, if you have purchased the Licensed Software. And it is recommended to contact your Tally software License Key seller regarding this.
As soon as you select this option you will be navigated to the Activate License screen where you have to provide
- Serial Number, which you can find in your Software Pack or CD or either in your email message received from Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd.,.
- And mention the Activation Key which you get from Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd.,in your email id.
- Type your email id for E-Mail ID for Administrator and that you need to remember every time you either Surrender or Reactivate your Serial Number. Repeat the E-Mail ID. It is also termed as Tally.Net ID
- Give name to your Account it could be either your Company name or Personal Name to identify your Account.
C : Configure Existing License
As the name hints it enables you to configure your Existing License in different Directory in your computer Hard Disk Drive. You can change the License file path of your Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Software directly from here without opening Tally.ini file. After configuring your license tally will automatically restarts to make the changes.
|Configuring Existing License|
V : Reactivate License
After Activating your License in any computer system you can go with this option to Reactivate your License in difference system if the license is surrendered earlier. To Reactivate License in your computer select this option and you need to provide your E-Mail id of Tally Administrator and Tally.Net password which you have already received from Tally Solutions to your mail id. These are the secret one and it should not be expressed to others. Select the Serial Number of your product and that will be activated in your Computer.
|Reactivating surrender license|
B : Buy Rental License
If you do not want to go with life time purchasing of the License you can take the license for Rent for a specific period. It costs between few hundred rupees per month (in India).
L : Login as Remote Tally.Net User
This option allows you to access the Company Data available in remote computer even though the license is not activated in your computer. Before you proceed, the remote computer must allow you to connect to their Company Data.
|Logging into Remote Company using Tally.Net User|
After you have selected this option you will be navigated to the Login as Remote Tally.Net User screen, where you need to provide your Tally.Net credentials to login to your account.
All the above options except Configure Existing License will need the Internet connection for configuring your License settings and login as Tally.Net user in Tally.ERP 9 software in your computer.
W : Work in Educational Mode
What are the options that we have earlier needs a Purchased License, but this option does not need any Legal Version of the Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Package! Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd., with the intention of making everyone to learn the Software for a free of cost, has included this option in the Startup screen itself. But we will not access the most advanced features like Tally.Net, Automatic Bank Reconciliation apart that the most important thing that we need to know the Date element. With Educational mode we can only record the transactions only on 1, 2 and 31 of every month. So, you can not make Voucher Entries for the 30th day of April, June, September, and November months as well for February month it can be either 28 or 29 (Leap Year).
Select Work in Educational Mode option available in the Startup screen of the Tally.ERP 9 software, then you can see I: Silver Education Mode (Single User) option under it. Just go with this option to start the application in Education mode. The Gateway of Tally screen will welcome you with Company Info. (Information) menu.