Welcome to TALLY! Let us begin by getting an idea of the philosophy
behind this product. This awareness will increase your efficiency and
appreciation of the program, as also indicate the kind of suggestions
you can make to increase its general utility.
The simplest description of TALLY is financial Accounting Software,
which belies the power and sophistication of the system. If a computer
program can be said to have a heart, then the heart of TALLY is the
mechanism to eliminate the need of CODES. Many of the facilities of
TALLY are possible because of this single item.
The need of the elimination of codes is simple. The removal of an
additional layer of information between Accounts and the people
managing it increases the usage and psychological acceptability of a
system. Traditionally, the association of CODES with COMPUTERS was a
requirement of the archaic computing METHOD, rather than a requirement
of computers itself. Despite the evolution of systems over the
years,programmers have tended to remain with CODES as it makes life
for the COMPUTER easier. The question that we have asked is : Are you
developing software to make life for the COMPUTER easier, or life for
No change in methods!
The principal effort in TALLY has been to prevent you from requiring
to LEARN a NEW ACCOUNTING METHOD. You will NOT NEED TO CHANGE your
style of accounting in any manner. Efforts have been made to retain
the flexibility of a manual system, to permit the indiscipline of
entering vouchers at random, to permit easy retrieval of any
information, and to correct human errors. Apart from this, power has
been added to handle classification of accounts to any level and any
desired manner, to keep track of outstandings in a completely flexible
style. to exercise fine control over budgets and individual
transactions, to generate information based on Coast and Profit
Centres, and all of it an tremendous speed.
In keeping with the basic philosophy of NO CHANGE pains have been
taken over the aesthetic presentation of the printed books and reports
to give a near duplicate of existing manual system of accounting.
Complete control over the range and style of balancing, printing of
summaries or details, and even cross-verification of information is
provided to give the psychological satisfaction of a perfect system.
TALLY comes with no predefined structure of accounts heads. Every
single aspects is completely controlled by you and therefore will work
identically to your existing system. We strongly advise not to attempt
a change in your working methods simply to exploit some of the
additional power of TALLY. It is flexible enough to permit this
exploitation at any future time. Use the system with your existing
methods, and when greater familiarity, understanding and confidence
comes, increase your use to power.