Presentation on theme: "Technology used for front office recordkeeping and equipment"— Presentation transcript:
1 Technology used for front office recordkeeping and equipment Front Office SystemsTechnology used for front office recordkeeping and equipment
2 3 Stages of Front Office System: Non – Automated System (Manual)Semi – Automated System (Electro-Mechanical)Fully – Automated System (Computer Based)
3 Non – Automated SystemA system of front office recordkeeping characterized by the exclusive use of handwritten forms. The elements of non – automated systems determined the structure of many front office processes in even the most advanced automated facilities.
4 Semi – Automated System Also called electro – mechanical, front office system that uses both handwritten and machine-produced forms.
5 Advantages of a semi – automated system over a non – automated system include automatically generated – and easy-to-read documents that detail the steps of a transaction. These documents represent what is known as the audit trail.The disadvantages of semi – automated equipment are that equipment may be difficult to learn, complex in operation, not integrated with other systems, and subject to maintenance problems.
6 Fully – Automated System A computer-based system of front office recordkeeping that eliminates the need for many handwritten and machine-produced forms common in non – automated and semi – automated systems.