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TCS Ex N-Generation:

E.X. Next Generation 1.5 is the Product developed by Tata Consultancy Services for Accounting Purposes.

Ever since its introduction, E.X. has remained the simplest and most user-friendly business accounting software that has revolutionized the way people maintained their accounts. The software provides ready to use accounting modules (templates) for various businesses enabling online accounting within minutes of installation.

E.X. Next Generation - the latest version of E.X. for Windows NT and 95 Operating System, is a true 32-bit application. It utilizes the maximum power and performance of today's advanced hardware and provides the user with the most preferred and friendliest solution backed with all the benefits of state-of-the art technology. It has more than 32 built-in ready-to-use templates to suit the various lines of business of users, for e.g. Manufacturer, Trader, Chartered Accountant, Exporter, Doctor, Hotel, Hospital, Architect etc.

E.X. Next Generation is developed on VC++ and all the reports are designed onCrystal Reports.

Features Of TCS Ex Next Generartion:

Easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) :

The looks and feel of the product is designed as per Microsoft GUI guidelines.

Context sensitive help as per Windows 95 standard

Right mouse click at any time will provide online help and all options available.


Various functions of E.X. can be performed simultaneously. For example, a lengthy ledger can be printed, while the user enters invoices

Security at the individual activity level:

Different passwords can be set for various activities to be performed in E.X. This will restrict the unauthorized user from having an access to certain activities and reports.

OLE automation support:

Automation allows the user to program on E.X.-NGN. The automation objects can be called using VBA scripts for getting data from E.X.-NGN or set data into E.X.NGN. Various functions of E.X. are provided as automation objects. The properties and methods of these objects can be set from outside E.X. Some of the important E.X. automation objects are create accounts, maintain accounts and balances, maintain items and narration and enter vouchers through OLE controllers. OLE automation offers the unique opportunity of integrating another application say payroll software, etc. along with E.X. NGN.

Multi-company accounting:

E.X.-NGN will support multiple companies to be created and maintained.

Zoom in on details :

E.X.-NGN gives you the option of obtaining more detailed information by allowing you to zoom in to lower levels of information. For example, from the dues aging statement the user can view the related transactions and even modify a particular transaction if required. Throughout the package, the user can view details on a click of a button.

Codeless Accounting :

E.X.-NGN will provide all the accounting support without demanding you to remember the codes for accounts, debtors and creditors. It will provide a simple to use but elegant feature called accounts selection window, which pops up when ever you are in account field. One can select the account name from the window. The content of this window is context sensitive. For example, if a cash account is relevant in that context only account name of cash account type will be displayed. The contents of the window are also dynamic. For example, if you enter initial characters of the account, the contents of the window move such that the first account name matches closest to the alphabets entered. This feature is also extended to items and narration, VAT Categories selection.

Dot Matrix Printing:

E.X.-NGN 1.5 provides the unique feature of speed printing on dot matrix printers

Modules of E.X.-NGN for Windows NT / 95:

1. Company Maintenance
Company details
Currencies dealt
Parameterization of stock evaluation method
Tax registers related information
Set up default documents

2. Account Maintenance
Set up accounts
Opening balances for first financial year
Grouping of accounts
View account balances
View group balances

3. Setup Item / Narration:
Items Details
Stock Summary and Stock Trend
Standard Narration maintenance
Stock valuation

At the creation of the company user can specify the method of valuation, which can be selected from standard list. Whenever stock evaluation is done E.X.-NGN evaluates the stock based on selected method. This method of valuation can be changed any time.

4. Document Design, Entry and Print:
Customizable Invoices, Receipts, Bills, Payment etc.
Document Wizards
Support for user defined fields
Modifying and Saving document templates
You can customize your documents with some particular information, which may not typically be part of the pre-defined documents given. For example, name of the broker or delivery note number to be associated with as an invoice.

You can design all your documents. E.X.-NGN will stop you only when you try to delete mandatory information such as 'description and amount' or 'item, quantity, rate and amount' or when you are crossing physical boundaries of a page.

You can change fonts and resize text and fields on the document. Once your design is over you can see a preview of the invoice. What you see on the screen will be what you get on paper.

All documents are categorized into Sales, Return of Sales, Purchases, Return of Purchases, Receipts, Payments, Journal Vouchers, Bank Transfer/ Withdrawal/ Deposits and Other categories. Based on the category validations are done for the document templates.

The main advantage of the document designer is that the user can enter the invoice on the actual invoice i.e. what you enter on the screen is what is printed. Secondly, the user can fully customize the documents to the business he/she is in.

5. Journals:  
Sales Journal
Purchase Journal
General Journal

6. Ledger:
General Ledger
Customer Ledger
Supplier Ledger
Sales Ledger
Purchase Ledger

7. Customer/Supplier Folder:
Business Summary and Sales/Purchase Trend
Customer/Supplier details
Customer/Supplier outstanding statements
Dues/aging statements for receivables/payables
Customer / Supplier Documents
Customer / Supplier Open Debits / Credits
Monthly Summary

8. Item Folder:
Stock Summary and Stock Trend
Item details
Purchases and Sales
Monthly Statement

9. Analysis Parameters:
Business parameter setup
Tagging analysis parameters to Accounts and documents
Queries with analysis parameters

10. Smart Finder:

E.X. NGN will provide a facility to get an instant information on various Items, Documents and Customers/Suppliers.

11. Company Consolidation :
Consolidation of companies based on selected Account(s) / Account type(s),
Consolidation of companies based on selected Item(s)
Consolidation of companies based on Customer/ Supplier Sales/ Purchases, Outstanding.

E.X.-NGN will provide viewing / printing information across the desired companies. The information which one would like to view / print could be on Stock, Accounts / Account Types or on Sales/Purchase and Outstanding with breakup per company. E.X.-NGN will support all these queries across selected companies.

12. General Inquiries:
Queries related to Customer/Supplier, Items, Documents
Document List
Financial Summary based on Analysis Parameters
Queries based on the Add-on fields for Items , Customer /Supplier

13. Year End Processing

14. Close Books

14. Tax registers
The sales tax and purchase tax registers can be set up as per requirements

Reports :

E.X.-NGN offers more than 72 basic reports in accounting. Each report can be viewed in different formats having different parameters.

Balance Sheet
Profit & Loss Statement
Trial Balance
Receipt & Payments Statement
Cash / Bank Book
Bank Reconciliation Statement
Prepare Trading Account
Interest Calculation
Account Balances
Group Balances
Print Documents
Missing Documents Statement
Outstanding Statement
Dues / Ageing Statement
Stock Position
Stock Ledger
Financial Summary

Data Export / Import :

Users can export selected data of E.X.-NGN to MS Excel spreadsheet or MS Access database and have it further analyzed or formatted as per individual needs.

Backup / Restore :

Bank Reconciliation

E.X.-NGN will provide reconciliation of your bank balances with the Bank Statements. The differences can be adjusted against an Expense account or in case of Multi-currency, the difference can be adjusted against Exchange Gain/Loss account.

Analysis Parameters

E.X.-NGN has a powerful feature that enables you to capture information under various business attributes or parameters for subsequent analysis and printing of analysis reports under those attributes. With these analysis parameters you can construct your queries. Analysis can be made based on a selected set of items, accounts, amounts, turnover, standard Narrations, period, account details, fields defined by you on documents and analysis parameters.

System Requirements :

Operating SystemsWindows 95/98/NT
Hardware16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended)
Pentium Processor1 GB HDD
CD-ROM Drive
SVGA Monitor recommended


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