However, Computerized Accounting Suffers from the Following Disadvantages
- Controls - If adequate controls are not built and, where built, are not followed, it can lead to loss of data. It is important to take back - ups at regular intervals to avoid such a situation.
- Data Corruption - The data can get corrupted through viruses that may come in through the internet or the use of external input devices without scanning them for viruses.
- Trained Computer Operators - Untrained computer operators can lead to loss of data.
- Limitations of Software - The software is developed on the basis of the experiences of the team of developers. As such, it may not be able to deal with a specific problem that may arise.