Inventory Programs from Vendors
Using an inventory program that is web based can have several
problems. First and foremost is who is really looking at your data? Is the
food vendor looking at your items and prices? What happens to your data if
you stop buying from this vendor?
First if the software
for your restaurants inventory is provided by your food vendor can you upload
invoices and prices from other food vendors? If you cant upload invoices from
all of your vendors it doesn't really make it easy to use. Its OK if you only
buy from the one vendor who is hosting your inventory but that is simply not the
case most of the time. If you have to log into the web application and
hand key in the products you buy from other vendors its very time consuming.
I don't want
any vendor looking at my prices I pay other vendors. If your inventory is on
a server at the vendors website the vendor and anyone with access to your
information can see what you are buying and from which vendor and what price
you are paying.
The next problem
is when you stop meeting the vendors requirements for using the inventory
software. Say you start buying more from other vendors or you are late paying an
invoice. The vendor hosting your data could temporarily stop you from using the
program. If you change vendors all the work you have done can be taken away,
deleted. All you hard work is just gone.
The Wild River Restaurant Inventory
Software program is yours and is loaded on your own computer where only you have
access to it. No one can look at what you are buying or what you are paying.
Your vendor can't take it away from you or stop you from using it.