Upgrade to TallyPrime and TallyPrime Edit Log to Start Using It: Download, Install, and Activate

Upgrade to TallyPrime and TallyPrime Edit Log to Start Using It: Download, Install, and Activate

This topic covers how to upgrade to TallyPrime and TallyPrime Edit Log and start using the products, right from downloading, installing, and activating the license to recording your first transaction. 

You can start using the features of TallyPrime and TallyPrime Edit Log in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is download the setup file, install TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log, as applicable, and then, activate the license.

If you are a new user, then create a company. Thereafter, you can start recording your transactions. You can also create all ledgers needed to maintain your accounts while recording transactions. And if you want to try TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log before buying it, or you are a student, then you can use the Educational version.

If you are using an earlier version of Tally, then upgrade to TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log, as applicable. Thereafter, you can continue your business as usual.

 

  1. Download the setup files.
    1. Go to https://tallysolutions.com/download/.
    2. Click Download.
      The exe will get downloaded in the Downloads folder.
      You can copy and paste it to any folder if needed.
  2. Install TallyPrime.
    1. Double-click setup.exe.
    2. Double-click Install New.
      Install new TallyPrime
    3. Configure Application Path, if needed.
      By default, the application will be installed at C: Program FilesTallyPrime.

      • Click Configure.
      • Double-click Application Path.
      • Click  and change the path as needed.
        Note: If you are already using Tally.ERP 9, then it is recommended that you install TallyPrime in a different folder. This will allow you to use both the products simultaneously, if needed.

        List of configurations for installation of TallyPrime

      • Close the List of Configurations window.
    4. Click Install.
      The application gets installed, and the following window opens.
    5. Click Start TallyPrime to launch TallyPrime.

You can activate the license, and thereafter, you can start using TallyPrime.
Right from the appearance of the setup file and the application to the flash screen when you launch it, you can easily distinguish between TallyPrime Edit Log and TallyPrime.

  1. Download the setup file of the TallyPrime Edit Log.
    1. Go to https://tallysolutions.com/download/.
    2. Click Download.
      The exe will get downloaded in the Downloads folder.
      You can copy and paste it to any folder if needed.
  2. Install TallyPrime Edit Log
    1. Double-click setup.exe.
      TallyPrime Edit Log’s setup.exe can be identified easily as it has the text EL.
      TallyPrime Edit Log Setup File
    2. Double-click Install New.
      Install TallyPrime Edit Log
    3. Configure Application Path, if needed.
    4. By default, the application will be installed at C: Program FilesTallyPrimeEditLog.
      1. Click Configure.
      2. Double-click Application Path.
        Install TallyPrime Edit Log
      3. Click  and change the path, as needed.
        Note: If you are already using TallyPrime, then it is recommended that you install TallyPrime Edit Log in a different folder. This will allow you to use both products simultaneously if needed.
      4. Close the List of Configurations window.
  3. Click Install.
    The application gets installed, and the following window opens.
    Start TallyPrime Edit Log
  4. Click Start TallyPrime Edit Log to launch TallyPrime Edit Log.

Update a Tally Release

You may be using Tally.ERP 9 or an older TallyPrime release and you want to update the release to the latest release of TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log. 

There can be four cases associated with updating an older release to the latest one.

You are using a :

  1. Tally.ERP 9 application and want to update to the latest TallyPrime release.
  2. Tally.ERP 9 application and want to update to TallyPrime Edit Log as your business has to comply with Audit Trail requirements.
  3. TallyPrime release and want to update the application to the latest release of TallyPrime to leverage the new facilities.
  4. TallyPrime release and want to update to TallyPrime Edit Log as your business has to comply with Audit Trail requirements.

To update an application:

  1. Double-click setup.exe.
  2. Select to be updated and press Enter.
    The TallyPrime Setup Manager screen appears as shown below:

    1. Updating Tally.ERP 9 to TallyPrime’s latest release:
      Update Tally.ERP 9 to TallyPrime Latest Release
    2. Updating Tally.ERP 9 to TallyPrime Edit Log:
      Update Tally.ERP 9 to TallyPrime Edit Log
    3. Updating an older TallyPrime application to the latest release:
      Update TallyPrime to the Latest TallyPrime Release
    4. Updating an older TallyPrime application to TallyPrime Edit Log:
      Update TallyPrime to TallyPrime Edit Log
      When you upgrade a TallyPrime release to a TallyPrime Edit Log release, the settings and persistent configurations such as views saved for reports get carried forward.
      In all cases, the application path of the new application you are installing remains the same as that of the older application. You can configure it if needed.
  3. Press C (Configure) to configure Application Path and other settings, if needed.
  4. Press I (Update).

How to Start TallyPrime for New Users – Activate License

If you have purchased a single-user Silver License, then you can activate the license on one computer. However, if you have a multiuser Gold License, then you need to activate the license on one computer on the LAN. Thereafter, you can configure all other installations using the same license.

Activate New License

  1. Start your TallyPrime. The Welcome to TallyPrime screen appears.
    Activate TallyPrime license
  2. Click Activate New License.
  3. If you have a Single-Site license, then enter your Serial NumberActivation Key, and Administrator e-mail ID.
    However, if you have a Multi-Site license, then refer to Multi-Site Licensing in TallyPrime for further details.
    Activate TallyPrime license

    Note: The e-mail ID provided here will be linked to your account, and used for all future communication and licensing activities.
  4. Press Enter to proceed. The Unlock License screen appears.
    Unlock TallyPrime license
  5. Enter the Unlock Key sent to your e-mail ID.
    Note: If you have not received the unlock key, then press F2 (Get Unlock Key).
  6. Press Enter to unlock your license.
    Once your license is unlocked, the following message appears.

Once you activate the license, then you can create your first Company and start using TallyPrime for business transactions.

Depending on the size and scale of your business, you can have different setups. You can refer to Licensing in TallyPrime to know more about the different options available.

How to start TallyPrime in the Educational version | Try it for free

If you want to try TallyPrime before you buy, or just want to learn how to use the product, then you can use the Educational version for free. In this case, you can try all features of the product. However, there will be one restriction. The voucher dates in the Educational version are limited to 1, 2, and 31.

  1. Start your TallyPrime. The Welcome to TallyPrime screen appears.
  2. Click Try It For Free.
    Use Educational mode

You can start using TallyPrime in Educational mode. Once you do that, you will observe that the window title is in dark green color and shows EDU under the product name.

Users of Tally.ERP 9 – Move to TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log

If you are an existing user of Tally.ERP 9 and if your TSS is active, then you can upgrade to TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log, as per your business requirement. Install TallyPrime in a new folder. Once the license is configured, you can continue to use both TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log and Tally.ERP 9 as well.

Once you update the license, you can open the Company in TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log. This step will do a single-click migration of the data to make it work in TallyPrime or TallyPrime Edit Log, as applicable.

Update/Configure using Tally.ERP 9 License

  1. Start your TallyPrime.
    Reactivate existing license
    Use Existing License to Upgrade to TallyPrime Edit Log
  2. Click Reactivate Existing License.
    Note: If you have installed TallyPrime in a different folder, then you can use both the products simultaneously, if needed.
  3. Enter the Tally.NET ID and password.
    Reactivate existing TallyPrime credentials
    The List of Licenses screen appears.
  4. Select the required Tally.ERP 9 license.
    Select Tally license
    Once the license is configured to the Tally Gateway Server, you will receive the following message.
  5. Select Yes to activate.
    Configure TallyPrime license
    The List of Companies screen appears.
  6. Select the required Company to continue.

Your TallyPrime application is now licensed. You can start using TallyPrime for business transactions.

Migrate to TallyPrime

  1. Open the required Company.
    You will be prompted to do a migration.
    Migrate Company data to TallyPrime
    In TallyPrime Edit Log, the screen will appear as below.
    Migration to TallyPrime Edit Log
  2. Click Migrate.
    Thereafter, the Company will be migrated and will remain open for you to continue as well.

Since you had been using Tally.ERP 9 so far, you can continue from where you stopped.

Upgrade to the Latest Release of TallyPrime

You can always find information easily about the latest releases of TallyPrime. If you have a valid TSS, then the Upgrade to Latest Release button will appear on the Gateway of Tally, whenever a new release is available. However, if you do not have a valid TSS, then you can find the Manage TSS Renewal button on the Gateway of Tally, which will help you renew your TSS or explore other options. Check out our Tally Software Services (TSS) topic to know more.

Apart from the button on the Gateway of Tally, you will also find a red dot adjacent to F1 (Help), which will indicate that the latest release for TallyPrime is available. This red dot will guide you to the Product Update screen, which will help you upgrade to the latest release, at your convenience.

Are you accessing TallyPrime on AWS virtual computer? If yes, then you can update to the latest release from the Computer and User Management portal supported by AWS. For more information, refer to the topic  


In this section

Upgrade from Gateway of Tally

  1. Go to Gateway of Tally. You can find the Upgrade to Latest Release button on the right panel.
  2. Press (Upgrade to Latest Release) to proceed.

Now, depending on the validity of your TSS, one of the following screens will appear, and you can select an action based on your requirements.

  1. Your TSS is valid or eligible for this release:

    1. Know More: This button will take you to the Release Notes page, where you can learn about the highlights of the latest release.
    2. Snooze Until Next Release: This button will hide the notification until the next release is available. If you are not interested in upgrading to the new release, then you can always check out our next release.
    3. Open Download Page: This button will lead you to the Downloads page of our official website, where you can download the setup file for the latest release and install it at your convenience.
    4. Upgrade Now: This button will upgrade your TallyPrime directly to the latest release, without taking you to the website. To enjoy the benefits of the latest release, you only have to restart TallyPrime to apply the changes.
  2. Your TSS is about to expire but is eligible for this release:

    1. Snooze Until Next Release: This button will hide the notification until the next release is available. If you are not interested in upgrading to the new release, then you can always check out our next release.
    2. Remind Me After 7 Days: This button will hide the notification for now, and remind you again after 7 days.
    3. Renew TSS: This button will lead you to the TSS Renewal page of our official website, where you can select the required edition (Silver or Gold) and easily renew your TSS. Refer to the Renew TSS from the Website section to know more.
  3. Your TSS has expired and is not eligible for this release:

    1. Know More: This button will take you to the Release Notes page, where you can learn about the highlights of the latest release.
    2. Snooze Until Next Release: This button will hide the notification until the next release is available. If you are not interested in upgrading to the new release, then you can always check out our next release.
    3. Open Download Page: This button will lead you to the Downloads page of our official website, where you can download the setup file for the latest release and install it at your convenience.
    4. Renew TSS: This button will lead you to the TSS Renewal page of our official website, where you can select the required edition (Silver or Gold) and easily renew your TSS. Refer to the Renew TSS from the Website section to know more.

Upgrade from F1: Help

  1. Press F1 (Help) > Upgrade. The following screen appears.
    Upgrade to New Release Through F1: Help in TallyPrime
    In TallyPrime Edit Log, the screen appears as shown below.
    Upgrade to New Release Through F1: Help in TallyPrime Edit Log
    If you are already on TallyPrime and a new update or release version is available, you will see a red dot mark against Upgrade.
  2. Select the latest available release and press Enter. For example, select TallyPrime Release 1.1.
    Thereafter, a message appears prompting you to confirm the download and installation of the latest release.
    TallyPrime - Download and Install
  3. Select Yes. A message appears confirming that TallyPrime will start with administrator rights.
    TallyPrime Upgrade
  4. Press Enter to continue.
  5. On successful update to the latest release, select Start TallyPrime.

Then, the latest release of TallyPrime will open.

Thereafter, you can open your company data and start recording transactions using the latest release.

Start Using TallyPrime for Your Business Transactions

Once you have activated your TallyPrime license, and if you are a new user, then you need to create a Company. Thereafter, you can start using TallyPrime to record your business transactions.

Create Company

  1. Create>Company.
    Alternatively, Gateway of Tally> Creates Company.
  2. Enter the Company NameMailing Name, and Address.
    While Company Name is for reference in the application, Mailing Name will be printed in all reports.
  3. Select the State and Country.
    Based on the country selected, the statutory options will vary.
  4. Verify the Financial year beginning from and Books beginning from dates.
  5. Set security details, if needed.
  6. Verify the Base Currency details.
    Create Company in TallyPrime
  7. Accept the Company screen.
    Thereafter, a confirmation screen appears with the list of features that you can enable.
    Company Features in TallyPrime
  8. Set up the features as needed. You can do this later too.

Refer to Working with Company for further details on creating and using Companies.

Once you create the Company, you can start recording the transactions directly.

Record your first transaction

Voucher entry in TallyPrime remains similar, regardless of the type of transaction you choose.

For instance, consider the case of recording a sales entry. You can directly open the sales voucher and then start entering the details.

  1. Open the voucher screen.
    • Alt+G (Go To) > Create Voucher > press F8 (Sales).
      Alternatively, go to Gateway of Tally > Vouchers > press F8 (Sales).
  2. Specify the buyer details.
    1. In Party A/c Name, select Cash or Bank for cash sales. For credit sales, select the party name.
    2. On the Dispatch Details & Order Details screen, specify the details if you want to print in the invoice.
      Alternatively, press Ctrl+A to proceed without entering the details.
    3. On the Party’s Details screen, specify the required details.
  3. Select the accounting ledger for item allocation.
    • In the Sales ledger, select the required ledger created under the Sales Accounts group.
      In any transaction, you can create ledgers on the fly by pressing Alt+C.
  4. Select item details.
    As explained above, you can also create the item on the fly by pressing Alt+C.

    Note: The quantity can be entered only if the UOM is specified in the Stock Item ledger for the particular items entered in the voucher.
    • Enter the Quantity and Rate or Value.
  5. Provide Narration, if any.
    Sales invoice in TallyPrime
  6. Press Ctrl+A or press Y in the Accept message box to save.

Tip: If you are creating a back-dated voucher, press F2 (Date), set the date of sales, and press Enter. It is imperative that the date you enter falls in the set CURRENT PERIOD that you can see on the Gateway of Tally.

Similarly, you can record the other types of transactions, using the default Voucher Types in TallyPrime.

Further, you can use Voucher Mode/Double Entry mode, or Accounting Invoice Mode for voucher entry.

Refer to the Sales Process for further details on recording the different types of transactions in a sales cycle.

View reports

Once you record transactions, you can view the related reports immediately. For example, you can check the Day Book to see the list of transactions recorded in the day.

  • Press Alt+G > Day Book or Go to Gateway of Tally > Day Book.
    Day Book after the first transaction

Thereafter, you can view the transactions you have recorded in the CURRENT DATE shown in Gateway of Tally.

 

 

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