Automatic minibars reduce hotel overhead, make operations easier and more efficient, and provide a profit. A hotel with automatic minibars will typically experience an ROI within 12-18 months of purchase. With state-of-the art management software, the minibar department requires significantly less staff to service and attendants are made aware of which bars have activity via tablets. With automatic posting of charges to the correct guest folio, hotel staff experiences far less guest disputes and losses due to consumption inaccuracies. A traditional manual minibar requires more staff, has no consumption-charge accuracy, has no way of notifying attendants when a minibar has had activity, and relies on a guest “honor” system at checkout, often resulting in a general loss of revenue, increased guest disputes, and added hotel expenses.