NIIT and TALLY in pact to create skilled workforce for small and medium businesses

Hyderabad: Leading software training compnay NIIT Ltd and accounting software solutions firm Tally Solutions (P) Ltd have entered into a  pact to develop comprehensive business software professionals with expertise in Tally.ERP 9.0 application. This pact will cover besides India, international geographies such as the Middle East, Africa, China & Asia- Pacific in a progressive manner, thus making available talent to power the growth of Small & Medium Business (SMB) enterprises. NIIT has presence those countries with their wast training network.

India needs around 1.3 million business software trained manpower annually to fulfill the talent requirements of 8 million (IT ready) SMB units, according  industry estimates.  The programs offered by NIIT and Tally will cater to the requirement of trained business software professionals for the SMB sector.

The programs being announced include training on the latest Tally.ERP 9.0 software, as well as business processes & soft skills – all of which are required for the comprehensiveness of trained professionals for this sector. NIIT and Tally will also partner in the ongoing challenge of content creation for various levels of training towards this end.

Both the companies had entered into a MoU in June 2009. NIIT has been offering   ‘Beginner Training Programs on Tally.ERP 9, at identified Education Centres.  Under the global alliance- NIIT will now extend its offering to comprehensive programs in Business Software with the ‘Diploma in Tally.ERP 9 & Business processes’ – a program for Commerce students. The program will cover Tally.ERP 9 that enables professionals to manage businesses with ease and efficiency.  Further programs envisaged include a series of programs namely, “Tally for Entrepreneurs”, “Tally for Functional Heads” such as Purchase, Manufacturing, etc.

Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in India, which account for over 90% of industrial units, are witnessing rapid growth. SMBs are likely to contribute over 44% to the country’s export revenues in the next 5 years. To live up to this challenge, over 55% of SMBs in the country are aggressively upgrading themselves technologically to reduce their input costs and increase production.

In the first phase, NIIT and Tally will launch the Program in Nigeria, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, besides India. The program will be then taken to other countries of mutual interest, progressively.

The professionals will be comprehensively trained on Business Processes and Advanced Excel. Stressing on enhancing employability, Soft skill modules will be incorporated in the program and NIIT will provide placement assistance to the students.

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