Tally ERP 9 on IBM Smart Business Platform
IBM and Tally have entered into a first-time agreement to deliver Tally's ERP 9 Gold on IBM's Smart Business platform. The IBM and Tally solution offers an open, simplified IT experience that reduces the complexity of managing IT, and drastically reduces the support and management burden of these solutions, the press release said. Available starting at less than Rs. 5 lakh, it can provide all of the fundamental capabilities needed to run a small or medium business including PBX, email, calendaring, instant messaging, it added.
Customers who choose Tally.ERP 9 on Smart Business will enjoy faster implementation, simplified administration, automatic problem reporting and updates, it claimed. In addition, IBM will stand behind the total solution providing a single point of contact to resolve any technical issues.
Both IBM and Tally are focused on building their presence in this marketplace where, according to a global study released by IBM recently, even in tough economic conditions, over 50 percent of Indian mid market business decision makers (including COOs, CFOs, CIOs etc.,) expect their IT budget to increase in 2009 versus last year.
"IBM is excited to add this solution to our Smart Business portfolio. This could be a significant driver of IBM's mid-market solutions business," said Shankar Annaswamy, Regional General Manager, India / South Asia.
Bharat Goenka, CEO, Tally, said, "Tally ERP on the IBM Smart Business platform is a perfect fit for small and medium businesses and an important step to bring business intelligence and powerful solutions at an affordable price. By teaming with IBM, we will be providing a seamless solution that provides the capabilities our clients' need, without the additional IT cost."
Small and medium businesses will be able to purchase this new solution starting Aug 2009 exclusively from Value Added Resellers (VARs).