Every small business needs to keep records of sales invoices and income received and purchase invoices in respect of expenses. It is not sufficient for accounting and taxation purposes for these receipts and payments to be left in the office or the back of a van in a carrier bag. At some stage these prime bookkeeping documents need to be processed. Processing the financial documents related to a business enterprise basically means they need to be listed. For taxation and financial control purposes the invoices also need to be added up and analyzed. The most basic method would be to simply make a list of the sales income and a second list of the purchase expenses. Using a manual method of listing the information falls short of the analysis required and is more time consuming that using a little technology to both ensure the summation is accurate and the analysis simplified. Listing the sales and expenses of a small business on spreadsheets is no more difficult then a manual paper system and has tremendous advantages in automating and ensuring accuracy.
OpenMRS (Open Source Medical Records Systems) applications are an online program that has a web-based integrated database DMS that has no limitations unlike the previous two. It tracks down patient‘s treatments, laboratory data management, reporting and analysis, pharmacy stock management and offers decision support. This is a very adaptive, inexpensive and accommodative and sometimes, a free system. This system allows modification by its users in order for it to fit their requirements and capabilities due to its versatility. It may also be used offline in case there is a problem with the internet or when experiencing low-speed internet connectivity since it has a synchronization feature that allows integration, thus, work done offline gets incorporated with the online database.