The manual system is very time consuming. This is really only suited to extremely small restaurants because otherwise the accounting and stock control will become very time-consuming indeed. The computer technology is integrated with manual procedures. In this case the computer system will deal with billing and keep a record of which stock has come out of the business, but the ordering itself will be done by manual means.
Most businesses tend to go for a fully integrated inventory system, so that the ordering, billing, and usually the accounting system of the restaurant can be integrated into one package. This is a highly accurate type of system and is the one that will save the most time and money over the long term. Accounting system provide major advantages such as speed and accuracy of operation, and, perhaps most importantly, the ability to see the real-time state of the company’s financial position.
When using an accounting system on the computer, input screens have been designed for ease of use. The main advantage is that each transaction needs only to be inputed once, unlike a manual double entry system where two or three entries are required. The main advantages of a computerized accounting system is fast and accurate invoices, credit notes, purchased orders, printing statements and payroll documents are all done automatically. The accounting records are automatically updated.
The data is instantly available and can be made available to different users in different locations at the same time. Computerized accounting programs reduce staff time doing accounts and reduce audit expenses as records are neat, up-to-date and accurate. Billing system can give the company and its clients all of the required data that they will need for items related to billing. The major advantage of having billing system in place is that they allow you to effectively manage customer payments. Billing systems are cost effective and save your money in the long run