Inventory software for
Free restaurant inventory software, you get what you pay for. Many
suppliers off a free inventory software to restaurants, hospitals, country clubs
and caterers. Usually it a web based system and the products from the vendor who
is providing the software are updated automatically but not products from their
If you were getting a divorce would you hire your mother in law to defend
There are several key questions you need to ask before you commit to using a
free web based inventory program from anyone.
First, where is my data stored and who has access to it? When you have an
inventory system that is PC based (installed on your computer) you control who
has access to your information such as a restaurants inventory. When you use a
web based system you don't have complete control over your data. Who is able to
look at your information?
How do I inventory products or items purchased from another vendor? Can
I upload the other suppliers invoices to keep my inventory updated? If Vendor A
is providing the program to me on the web can that vendor see what I'm
purchasing from the competition?
Will I be able to see a history of each price change or will it just update
to the new price. Is there a warning that the price changed?
Lets say you have been using the free web based inventory or a year and now
you switch to Vendor B. What happens to all your work? Do you have to
start all over again with another vendor?
Its Friday night and your going to do your on line inventory but you can log
in. How do you do your inventory?
Can I compare prices between different vendors using the free web based
When you purchase your own inventory system and install it on your own
computer system that you control you control not only your information but you
also protect competition between suppliers for yourself.