In either case it is possible that you or your customer may choose to make a bulk payment for numerous pending bills together. For example, say your customer makes a payment of Rs.1,00,000/- via cheque, for Bill No. 2 (Rs.50,000/- due), Bill No. 3 (Rs.20,000/- due) and Bill No. 4 (Rs.30,000/- due). Earlier you would need to first re- check the outstanding bills, note down the respective Bill Nos. and then pass a receipt voucher where you would search and individually select and allocate each bill with the respective amount.
Now you have a hassle-free and quicker method available in Tally.ERP 9. With the new
‘Bill Settlement’ capability, you can settle multiple outstanding bills directly from the
‘Ledger Outstanding’ report itself. Let us see how the
Bill Settlement capability is implemented in Tally.ERP 9.
‘Bill Settlement’ used in case of receipt of payment for multiple bills from a customer:
To display the outstanding bills in a ledger,
Go to ‘Gateway of Tally > Statements of Accounts > Outstandings > Ledger’ Select the respective customer from the displayed ‘List of Ledgers’
The ‘Ledger Outstandings’ Report is as shown:
The sum total of the amounts of all the bill together is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Press ‘Space: Select’ to select multiple bills from the list of pending bills displayed in the report.
The total amount of the selected bills is automatically calculated by Tally.ERP 9 and displayed at the top of the screen.
On the vertical panel on the right, press ‘Alt+B: Bill Settlement’ or click the respective button as highlighted above.
You come to the ‘Bill Settlement’ screen. Here,
‘Receipt’ is pre-selected for ‘Voucher Type’
Note: For the ease of the customers, Tally.ERP 9 auto selects what type of voucher is entered on selecting the Bill Settlement option. In case the total amount of the selected bills is in Debit, a Receipt Voucher is selected, and if the same is in Credit, the system auto selects a Payment Voucher.
Enter the date on which payment is received under ‘Voucher Date’
Select the respective cash or bank account from the ‘List of Ledger Accounts’, in which the payment will be received
Enter the ‘Narration’, if any
The completed screen is as below:
Press ‘Enter’. Select ‘Yes’ for ‘Accept?’.
You are automatically directed to a filled ‘Receipt Voucher’. In this voucher, the respective amount against the selected bills has already been entered by the Tally.ERP
9 system. Enter the details of the cheque to complete the transaction and ‘Save’.
‘Bill Settlement’ Used In Case Of Receipt Of Payment For Multiple Bills From A Customer:
As shared before, to display the outstanding bills in a ledger,
Go to ‘Gateway of Tally > Statements of Accounts > Outstandings > Ledger’ Select the respective vendor from the displayed ‘List of Ledgers’
The ‘Ledger Outstandings’ Report is as shown below:
Use ‘Space: Select’ to select multiple bills from the list of pending bills displayed in the report.
Again press ‘Alt+B: Bill Settlement’ or click the respective button. Similar to the previous scenario, you come to the ‘Bill Settlement’ screen.
However in this situation, the primary difference is that ‘Payment Voucher’ is pre- selected for ‘Voucher Type’ instead of Receipt Voucher. This is because the total amount of the selected vouchers is in credit and the Tally.ERP 9 system automatically understands that a Payment Voucher needs to be entered. The remaining options are for the same details.
Enter the date on which payment is made under ‘Voucher Date’
Select the respective cash or bank account from which the payment has to be made
Enter the ‘Narration’, if any
Press Enter. Select ‘Yes’ for ‘Accept?’ The completed screen is as shown:
You are automatically directed to a filled ‘Payment Voucher’. Again in this voucher, the respective amounts against the selected bills are
pre-allocated. Simply enter the cheque details to complete the transaction and ‘Save’.
The primary benefit of this capability is the speed and ease which is enabled by Tally.ERP 9. Important features like auto-selecting the type of voucher, or indicating the total amount for the selected bills, delivers a well-thought out and an extremely user- friendly system. The process is now almost automated and builds on the ease and convenience of features, to provide an actual power of simplicity for every user of Tally.ERP 9