We suggest you have a software needs assessment completed before you look at any new software systems.  You need to first understand the unique requirements your business has for the new software system.  Once this has been determined you can review different software systems to determine which ones best fit your needs.

A few other important areas to look at when you are selecting a new software system include:

  • Make sure you can use the software for everyday activities.  Ease of use is one of the most important considerations.
  • Be sure the software can be customized.  Your business needs will change over time so it’s important to make sure you new software system can adjust to those changes.
  • Determine if your current hardware will run the desired software system.  Be sure to consider whether hardware updates the server or workstations are needed before purchasing new software.
  • Ensure the software developer is financially sound and committed to the product.