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How Tally.ERP 9 screen (Interface) is divided based on functioning

We have come through the Startup Screen of the Tally.ERP 9 Account Software and now we are in Gateway of Tally screen. As like Microsoft Office Word Application Software, Tally.ERP 9 is also having the default Windows Application elements like Title Bar, Minimize, Maximize, Close Buttons,andStatus Bar. Apart that it will be having its own specific elements like Buttons, and Bars in Gateway of Tally, Data Creation, and Reports screens.

Learn Tally ERP 9 from its Starting Screen (User Interface)
Tally.ERP 9 Screen

To get started with Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Software one must understand the User Interface of the Business Accounting Software before implementing the business accounts in this package. One must have expertise in Accounts but advisable to understand the interface of this simple accounting software where you implement trading accounts.

When you open Tally.ERP 9 you could see a screen just similar as shown above, this screen is called Gateway of Tally. As it is the gateway for your business data hence it is called as Gateway of Tally. The Tally screen is basically divided into 6 areas. Each area has been created for a specific function to perform.

Horizontal Button Bar

This is the top most strip of output, input functions attached just below the Title Bar of the Tally window. You can print, export or e-mail reports, statements using the buttons available on it and as well you can set Language to display your accounts and even to type in your own language. Tally supports most of the Indian Languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and even Arabic and some other Languages as well. Apart that you can get local help about the Tally.ERP 9 usage from Help button, about the technical queries you can see under Support Centre button, and Control Panel reveals about your user details and product License details.

Main Area

All the accounting related functions like Voucher Creation, reporting, statements are done here. Hence it is the main area of the Tally Software. This area has been divided into two sections, when you are neither Creating Voucher, nor viewing the Reports in this section.

Left Pane

The Left Pane shows loaded Companies, Date of last voucher created in each company; as well you can find the currently using company name in bold format.

Right Pane

The Right Pane shows the options to perform operations like company related information, creating Ledgers, Stock Items, Voucher Creation, Printing, Reporting etc.,

And finally you can see X(close) button in the right top corner in Main Area to quit the Tally Application.

Button Area

You can find a strip of buttons lying on the most right side of the Tally screen in Green Color. It helps the user to Select, Alter, and Configure Features of a Company, setting the Date and Period in the Gateway of Tally Screen. It changes as per the function that you perform in the main screen like when entering transactions through Vouching Creation screen you can see different buttons for Purchase, Sales, Payment transactions.

If you open a Ledger Voucher (Account) screen you can see buttons for displaying the same statement in Quarterly, Monthly even in Daily wise reports. The buttons available in Button Area will changes as you change Main Area.

Calculator Pane

Below the Main Area on the right side you can find Calculator Pane for performing basic calculations for your rough work.

Information Panel

The remaining panels beside the Calculator Pane are known as Information Panel which reveals the information about the name, version, and license details of Tally.ERP 9 software. Let us see them in detail.


It is the first pane from the left side of the Information Panel it shows the Logo of the product.


It tells the user about series and release of the product has been installed in your computer. You can find the Edition of the product and number of Users allowed to access the software.


This section reveals the information about the licensed product details like Serial Number of the product, Account ID for which the product has been sold and subscription period. If it is not licensed one it shows as it is Education Mode.


The network configuration of the Tally would be shown here. And even it shows you the Stat file (Statutory Information updates) information.

Status Bar

At the bottom of the Tally Window you can find this Task Bar in light brown color. It shows you the Tally Solutions Copy Right text, Date and Time of the system on the right side. On the left side it shows you in which screen or report the user is performing functions.

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