What Is The Difference Of Manual Vs. Computer Based Information System?


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Basically a manual-based information system is one that does not rely on any computerised systems and a computer-based information system does. A manual-based system will see information recorded and kept in different ways such as in files in paper form. Whereas a computer based information system will see data stored on various computer programs including on databases, Word documents, Excel etc.
Both types of information system are designed to help a business carry out its day-to-day running and operations. In recent times, computer-based systems are generally considered to be more popular as more businesses are choosing to keep up with the developments in information technology. There are still those who continue to use manual systems though, perhaps as a matter of financial constraints or it may simply be more suitable for their type of business.
A manual-based information system is generally considered to be cheaper than a computer-based system, however it may contribute to lower levels of staff productivity. In addition, having data stores manually in boxes or files is not very environmentally-friendly and this could lead company documentation at risk if a fire broke out for example as there would be no back up.
A computer-based information system may be considered to be more cost effective and efficient than a manual system. It speeds up operations and can back up important information at the touch of a button. It is however very expensive to set up and may need to be maintained by IT technical support advisors on a regular basis.
An information system does not only refer to the way in which business data is stored by a company. It also refers to the way in which the business interacts with clients or associates, processes orders and advertises.
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Manual is not completely accurate but in the computer based information system the information is accurate and it take decision on the basis of all the earlier results. In the manual system all the entries are done by the human and after that  they take decision by them self .
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Manual is using old method without the help of the technology or maybe less to perform certain task or work. For example using type writer to write a report or keep documents in the paper folder. While computerized system is using latest technology of ICT to carry out various task that is more effective compare to manual system in terms of the productivity and time usage.

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