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Things Should Consider About Software Agreement

April 2, 2017

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Software licenses are legal agreements which are concerned with the use or distribution of computer software’s. Apart from software materials that are in the public domain all other software are copyright protected. The purpose of a license is to protect software from illegal sale, duplication or distribution by unauthorized persons.

Another aspect in which licences protection is through the creation of a confidential contract. In this type of situation, the license gives permission to the end-user of the software to use the particular software in one or more ways which would have been otherwise considered an infringement on the copyrights awarded to the owner of that particular software under the copyrights law.

A license has both a license and the expiry. These are two very different things. A license agreement may run from one to five years which starts from the invoice tax date but the expiry may be beyond this date as it is based on when the particular software was installed. Whenever software is about to reach its expiry date the program will give a notice that one needs to renew the software through input of a new serial number which is acquired when one purchases the renewed license agreement.

To protect software one must understand various aspects of how licenses work, which include things such as;

How to know when a software is supposed to expire

– Anyone using a particular software should be aware of the expiry date. This is done by viewing the license information of the software. The information will tell one when the date it will expire or lose either partial or the total ability to perform its functions.

Consequences of expiration

– When it comes to software licenses and how to protect software one must also understand the results or consequences that result from license expiry. Regularly, before software expires, it will display some kind of warning message 90 days prior to its expiry date. When one sees this message, he or she should make the proper arrangements so as to be able continue with the use of that particular software. If the 90 days pass and still the person using the software has not made the proper arrangements, they will be given some kind of grace period which is relatively a short period of time, after which, failure to renew the software license, the software will cease to function.

Transfer of license

– Organisations have details of their licenses kept in a database file so when transferring the software license from one computer to another one just moves the database file to that particular computer and the licence details together with the serial numbers will also move to the second computer.

Software licenses and other software protection services are to make sure copyrights are protected against any infringements on copyrights through either the illegal sales, duplication or the unauthorized distribution. These ensures that revenue and intellectual property rights are awarded to the owner.

 

Successful Enterprise Software Deployment

March 30, 2017

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Organisations decide to select new Enterprise Software packages for a variety of reasons. Business growth may lead to the need for a more robust solution with wider functionality and the ability to deal with multi-site, multi-country operations. Legacy systems may be regarded as old fashioned and lacking in up to date functionality. Corporate acquisition may lead to the need for systems harmonisation across a group and a new group-wide strategy may be called for resulting in the need for a new system.

Once the decision has been made to proceed, then the selection process should aim to identify a product that will provide easy to use functionality, efficient business processes, will have management approval, user acceptance and a positive return on investment for shareholders/stakeholders. In today’s challenging economic environment, investment in a new system can help an organisation move ahead of the competition and although the implementation process may prove costly in terms of time and resources, the long term productivity and efficiency gains for the business can be significant.

Package selection is never risk free

Selecting a new Enterprise Software system can be difficult and time-consuming. Due to the large number of Enterprise Software products available in spite of recent vendor consolidation it is not unusual for organisations to select a system that may not completely meet their needs. This may result in a more costly and lengthy implementation and extra post-implementation costs. It is estimated that almost 90% of Enterprise Software implementations run over time and budget, usually due to poor planning and the underestimation of time and resources required for specific tasks such as data migration. Project milestones can be overly ambitious, aimed at satisfying the needs of senior management who will have high, not always realistic expectations. It pays to be cautious and realistic with these goals during the planning phase to avoid the risk of having to explain later why deadlines have not been achieved and the system is not immediately able to provide the expected benefits.

Software deployment projects have great potential for error but once the process has been started it is advisable to allow them to run their course despite any problems encountered. It is not uncommon during a selection process for senior management to delay decision-making or the implementation, as during the process it will quickly become evident how much time will be required and how much the project will cost. This may make senior staff reluctant to proceed even if a clear business case has been established. Cost-benefit analysis can be carried out during the decision making process to establish the savings to be gained from the new system and the longer a deployment is delayed the greater the loss to the business in terms of the savings which would be made by using the new system.

With the right team in place and the correct deployment strategy, the organisation can ensure they make the correct choice for long term business and user benefit and ensure that the new system is implemented efficiently, on time and to budget. Selecting the right software is the first step in a lengthy process and will help prevent implementation problems, surprise costs and should mean that teething problems are reduced once the system is operational and should lead to high levels of user satisfaction.

The following 10 step guide outlines the process required to successfully select a new system and if followed will ensure the organisation selects the Enterprise Software product they need to meet their specific business requirements.

1. The selection team

First-class project management is the key to success for any major Enterprise Software change project and the participation of experienced, appropriately qualified change consultants with he appropriate mix of technical and soft skills and ability to work effectively with users and the business is a pre-requisite. A team should be assembled to conduct the project once the business case has been established and the decision made to select a new system.

The selection team should be familiar with the process including gathering user requirements, identifying potential vendors, liaising with vendors, attending product demonstrations and obtaining customer references. The team should include an influential sponsor from the organisation’s executive management team who will ideally report directly to the CEO and will have support from fellow Senior Directors and other top managers in the affected business areas.

The Project Manager should co-ordinate the internal needs assessment for the business, draw together a team from the business to assist with the selection process, liaise with software vendors and manage the evaluation process. Changing Enterprise Software is a business decision and not purely about technology. The selection Project Manager will often be the Finance Systems Manager or a member of the Finance team, however some organisations hire externally for this role so the selection process is carried out impartially. A Consultant with a broad range of systems and selection experience may also be engaged to provide specific product advice. If a third party is used to run the selection process an in-house Project Manager will still be required to oversee progress and ensure the needs of all parts of the business are addressed during the selection process. Although using this approach is less disruptive in terms of the use of internal time and resources, many organisations prefer to keep selection in house and oversee the process themselves. It is important to ensure that the external party is completely impartial and has no connection with the software vendors and it is advisable to seek references.

The selection team should include individuals from all functional areas of the business affected by the proposed software change. They should be positive about the process and have a clear understanding of the needs of their specific functional area. These individuals should be champions of the new system, have good relationships with departmental colleagues and be able to gather information effectively to help the process and pass on knowledge to colleagues and keep them informed about the selection process. Employee input is critical in any large system change project, as employees who will use the new system daily will play a vital part in identifying current processes that are inefficient or ineffective and will be able to suggest functionality that will benefit their day to day working lives. Securing user buy-in for the change process and ensuring they are receptive to the new system is essential. People are naturally conservative and suspicious of change and may reject it if the process is not handled well, therefore ensuring user involvement in the process from the start means that they will be more likely to be supportive and helpful throughout, will wish to participate in the change process and be positive about the new system once operational.

It must however be remembered that users involved in the selection and subsequent implementation process will need a reduced “day job” workload during this period and additional resources may be required to cover some day to day activities otherwise multiple demands may have a detrimental affect on the change program and may result in bad feeling which can put the project at risk.

2. Needs analysis/requirements gathering

It is important to define early-on what the business aims to achieve by introducing a new system as critical success factors will not only help determine business needs, but will help keep the project on track and focussed on the most crucial business objectives. If the business does not know exactly what it wishes to achieve in terms of cost saving, time saving, streamlined processes, additional functionality and improved reporting processes then it is unlikely to select the most appropriate system. It can be hard to identify all the features and functions required from a new system, so it is normally advisable to review current system functionality, what is used, what isn’t and discuss with users their likes and where improvements can be made. It is also important to look at the organisation’s future plans to ensure that the new system is appropriate for these needs.

It is possible to obtain a list of key features provided by software vendors, however at this stage it is more important to focus on business process rather than be distracted by features which may not be relevant to the business. Situations where users spend most time or have the most difficulty searching for or adjusting data are typically the areas of functionality which require an overhaul and will need further investigation. The business must also ensure that these requirements are totally unambiguous and not open to misinterpretation as vendors respond to requirements in the same way and can be compared ‘like-for-like’ without further need for information requests. It is important also to establish which success factors really are critical for the project and which are simply ‘nice to have’ if costs and functionality allow, and these factors should be listed in order of priority. Essential functions such as ease of integration with current systems which will be maintained or the ability of the software to run on current hardware (if the business is unable to replace it) should be looked at first as these factors can instantly disqualify certain vendors. Differentiating standard or basic functionality available in all software packages from requirements that are unique to the business is also important as this will separate one vendor from another. Introducing new software should provide the opportunity to overhaul and improve business processes rather than simply provide new software to replicate previous processes. Rather than simply introducing a new system running legacy processes, the business should look to make improvements across all relevant areas so the new system can take advantage of streamlined, more efficient working practices. Finally, the software chosen should offer value for money and a positive return on investment so that in the long term the change will positive effect the bottom line and will not be so expensive that it creates significant short term problems for the business.

3. Long list of possible software products

There are various ways to obtain the initial long list of potential vendors and most finance systems professionals will be aware of the established software vendors and are likely to have worked with a number of systems themselves previously. But however knowledgeable the Project Manager, it is important to conduct a proper market review prior to selection to ensure every option is considered and none are discounted for evaluation. The selection team may be surprised by the service and functionality offered by the smaller or less well-known vendors and should not automatically opt for the more established well known brands. At this stage it is also important not to discount software resellers who may offer their own in-house developed functionality and workarounds, more competitive pricing structures and perhaps a more personal approach to account management and support. Sources of vendors and resellers available can be found using internet search, industry publications, colleagues, consultants, other industry contacts, conferences and seminars. Remember that at this and every stage of the process people are vital and communication should be as open as possible to obtain information from as many sources as is feasible.

4. Contacting potential vendors with requests for proposal (RFP)

Once a long list of resellers and vendors has been identified and system requirements defined and prioritised, these requirements should be clearly communicated to the vendors in order to allow them to decide whether their software offerings meet the requirements. A Request for Proposal (RFP) should be sent to each potential vendor asking them to respond if their software is able to meet the needs of the business. Vendors should be challenged with questions related to the defined critical success factors such as cost, functionality, customisation potential, technology, implementation, support and licensing. It is important that questions are clear and unambiguous in order to get a consistent response. Where possible vendors should respond to each requirement with a number relating to its availability and this can be used to give each vendor a score based on the ‘fit’ of their software to the business, although of course this will not always be possible with all responses. It may also be beneficial at this stage to send an RFP to the businesses current software vendor for comparison, and it should not be discounted as by adding some additional modules, functionality or an upgrade it may be the case that the current software product may be the best fit for the business saving an expensive and lengthy implementation process. Evaluating the responses to a number of RFP’s can be a very time-consuming and in-depth process, if the long list is too long, it may be more practical initially to send out a shorter list of key questions to vendors generally referred to as a Request for Information (RFI) covering only essential features and major requirements, to reduce numbers prior to sending out full RFP’s.

5. Initial evaluation and short-listing

The responses obtained from the RFP’s can be used to score vendors on the suitability of their products and how closely they fit the business requirements and this should help reduce the list of potential vendors to no more than 4 which can go forward for further evaluation. RFP’s should be assessed quantitatively with a grading system weighted towards the most critical business requirements and scoring algorithms can be used for assessment. The scoring and weighting system and any criteria used in the initial selection should be pre-determined during the requirements gathering phase so that evaluation is objective and avoids any bias. The lack of basic features such as critical functionality, the ability of a system that interfaces with legacy systems or databases may mean that some systems are instantly discounted; other evaluation processes may be more complex.

6. Attending software demonstrations and calling references

Inviting about 4 or 5 vendors to provide an initial pre-sales demonstration is a good start to the selection process. Vendors will want to spend as much time with prospective clients as possible at this stage as they wish to establish a relationship but it is probably best to limit these initial sales demonstrations to no more than 2 hours and ensure that vendors focus on the most important business issues and do not simply focus on demonstrating the features of the product they wish to sell. It is advisable to ensure that focus concentrates on the most business critical requirements and unique customisations or functionality. It may reduce time to look at initial demonstrations over the internet rather than visiting the vendor or inviting the vendor on site, although this may not be as sufficiently customised to specific business needs and there may be less opportunity to ask questions.

Although attending software demonstrations is critical to the process more can be learnt from companies who have already implemented the system than from software vendor sales demonstrations trying to gain buy-in. Vendors should be asked for relevant reference contacts so the selection team can discuss the process they went through and the difficulties they encountered during the implementation process and they can provide feedback on post go-live system performance. Preparation is essential when speaking with references and a list of critical questions should be produced although one should be aware that these organisations are vendor ‘success stories’ who can be expected to provide a positive response. It is essential to ask difficult questions about any challenges they faced, any issues they had with the vendor and any outstanding system problems. Contact should also be made with similar companies that use the software being considered and it is worth obtaining informal “off the record” references as these will not have been selected by the vendor. It is also important to ensure that references are obtained from organistions in the same or a similar industry to the business who will have similar business processes, numbers of system users and transaction volumes.

7. Total cost of system ownership

It is essential that before a final selection is made the total cost of ownership of the system is fully understood. Licence fees, implementation and support costs can be obtained from the vendor or reseller, but it should be borne in mind that there may be less costly alternatives for implementation, training and support including independent Consultancies, new in-house staff already familiar with the proposed system or by using the existing in-house team. Other considerations when calculating total cost are man hours, networking, hardware costs and communications and these should also be considered when calculating the budget. Often the hardware used to support the existing system will need to be replaced or upgraded, the extent to which this will be needed should be investigated and added to the cost as it can require significant investment that is frequently overlooked. All direct and indirect costs need to be investigated in great detail, it is poor practice to be surprised part way through an implementation project and software implementation projects are notorious for exceeding initial budgets. Internal as well as external costs should be considered including the time spent by internal staff on the project, distracting them from their usual daily responsibilities is often disregarded but additional resources may be required to maintain basic business functions during busy project periods. It is also important to look at the cost of typical product upgrades post implementation. Most vendors issue regular service packs bug fixes to add minor functional improvements which may not incur additional cost but if in the long-term the company can expect regular upgrades then this may lead to additional costs in terms of licensing, plus time and resources. Companies may choose not to accept all available upgrades immediately but the business needs to ensure that they will not be penalised in terms of missing functionality and support. Future running costs need to be carefully reviewed together with the immediate implementation and licensing cost as systems which are initially cheap to install may require higher running costs in the long term. Additional licence costs may also need to be considered if headcount is expected to increase and pricing structures for different concurrent user numbers can vary significantly.

8. Prototyping, testing and visiting reference sites

It is important to ensure that any necessary customisation will operate effectively and creating a prototype or boardroom pilot for testing is a worthwhile way of firstly ensuring that they work and secondly deciding whether all customisation is required. Workarounds may be adequate in certain instances and the less customised a system, the easier it will be to troubleshoot problems and train staff. It is also simpler to upgrade a standard vanilla system as customisation will not need to be repeated. Vendors will need to be paid for their prototyping activity but it is a valuable investment as many companies have discovered at this stage that the software which was previously top of the selection list does not effectively meet their requirements or do not stand up to rigorous testing. This is also the time to view more in-depth demonstrations from a more limited number of vendors, inviting them on-site for as much as a day so that they properly go through all aspects of the system tailored to requirements. This also gives the business an opportunity to spend more time with the vendor and establish whether their company outlook and practices fits with the business. When implementing a new software system it is not simply a question of buying a new system but also establishing a partnership with the software vendor and a good working relationship is vital for success. As well as obtaining references it is important to visit at least one company currently using the systems being considered for selection, this provides visibility of system operation in a live environment. Talking with the finance systems team about their experiences with the vendor during implementation and post go-live and most importantly speaking to the users operating the system on a daily basis, many of whom will have gone through extensive training and had to adjust to new working practices. Although reference sites are likely to be the vendors most satisfied customers this should provide the opportunity to talk frankly about the software, its benefits and drawbacks.

9. Product selection

The choice of vendor should have become clear during the selection process as perhaps some vendors were simply unable to fulfill specific business needs or back-up their sales demonstrations with live sites and client references. If a single vendor at this stage has not become an obvious choice there are many factors to consider in the final decision, such as the vendors reputation and track record, functionality, customisation of the software to satisfy unique requirements, total cost of implementation and ownership, ease and timescales of implementation, ability to keep up with technology changes and support services available. The final decisions may in the end come down to the relationship built up with the vendor during the selection process, if other factors such as functionality and cost are roughly equivalent. Not every vendor is equally attentive during the sales process and long term it will not be the sales team which manages the account and provides support, however the way the vendor’s sales team behaves and their willingness and openness to provide client references and information is likely to be a good indication of their service levels moving forward. At this stage it is also important to consider all factors and remember not just to automatically go for the ‘safe’ option, the phrase “no-one has ever been fired for implementing SAP” is one often heard, despite the complexity of these projects meaning that they frequently over-run and go over budget. It may not be the best decision to choose the largest or most well known vendor over one that may provide a better business fit and service levels at a lower cost. It is important that the team contributes to the final selection to avoid bias from individuals who may have a preference towards a certain system due to company reputation, previous experience, or their own desire to work with a particular product. The final decision should involve all members of the team in particular those who will be implementing the system and using it post go-live. It is advisable to consider the organisations future plans for growth and development so that if the organisation has significant growth plans then these should be factored into the decision so that the chosen product is scalable, able to accommodate this growth and it won’t lead to any unplanned additional cost. If the organisation is acquisitive it needs to be determined how easily new companies can be assimilated using the new product. Flexibility of the solution is also important so that if the organisation changes then the new system should be able to adapt or there may be a need to change the system once more to accommodate new working practices.

10. Evaluation, end user feedback and possible modifications

When the new system has been selected and fully implemented it is advisable to review the selection and implementation process as there will always be room for improvement and it is important to learn from past mistakes. Rarely will everything operate completely as planned following a software implementation and teething problems are to be expected. It is important to obtain feedback from users regarding system performance and it is likely that some changes will be needed. If the most appropriate product and software vendor has been selected then the organisation should receive effective support to resolve any initial teething problems and the expected business benefits should soon become apparent.

 


How To Choose Best Dance Studio Management Software

March 24, 2017

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If you run a dance studio, answer this question:

how many software applications do you use to organize your business?

Perhaps you haven’t gotten around to getting any dance studio management software to manage your business and instead juggle a bunch of applications such as spreadsheets, Word documents, and other individual applications to manage your business.

A Dance Studio Has Many Software Needs

When you break it down, your dancing business has many software needs including:

  • scheduling;
  • payment processing;
  • managing staff and payroll;
  • perhaps you sell products and services online (e-commerce – if not, you’re missing out on a great opportunity);
  • client contact management;
  • financial and sales reporting; and
  • marketing.

There are certainly individual software applications that can serve all of the functions above, but in my view, you can make your administrative and marketing roles much easier if you use an integrated, all-in-one software package that performed all those tasks for you.

The trouble is there is a lot of small business software out there – even software that caters to dance studios. How do you start your search for the best dance studio software for your dance studio?

6 Tips for choosing the Best Dance Studio Management Software

1. Choose Web-based software.

Web-based software is hosted by the service provider. You simply log-in to your account through the Internet. All your data and functionality is accessible through the Internet. This avoids the hassles of downloading, installing, and then configuring software (typical of desk-top software).

The real advantage of web-based software is you can access it anywhere you have an Internet connection.

2. Opt for an all-in-one solution.

Juggling a variety of applications to manage your dance studio is inefficient – even when well-integrated.

These days there is dance software that integrates all your business’ needs in one platform. This results in a central database from which you can process sales, client management, scheduling, inventory, payroll, employee management, marketing, and more within one software platform.

3. Look for as many automation features as possible.

Software is to make your life easier and save you time. Look for software that automates processes. Activities you can automate with software include:

  • online class bookings;
  • online class purchases (including packages, classes, workshops, memberships, gift cards – whatever your pricing models are)
  • student self-check in
  • e-mail and text messaging class reminders
  • automated wait-list generation with e-mail messages giving notice of openings; and
  • report generation – sales, class attendance, no-shows, etc.

4. Get powerful scheduling capabilities.

Your dance studio’s business model revolves around its schedule. Without great scheduling software, you spend more time than is necessary managing your schedule. There a 3 types of scheduling involved:

  • centralized dance class schedule creation: how many locations do you presently have your dance class schedule posted? On your website (on several web pages), in your studio – possibly many places which if not centralized in one location, makes changing your schedule a hassle. Look for scheduling software where you need only make revisions in one online location which then feeds the changes to all electronically posted locations.
  • booking appointments and class sign-ups: look for dance studio management software that lets students sign up online for classes. This takes you out of the booking process.
  • staff / instructor scheduling: centralized staff scheduling makes it easy for you to manage all of your staff scheduling complexities – especially if you have several instructors.

5. Customer-service oriented software.

Always think of ways you can serve your dance students better. One easy way to do this is to make it easy for them to access and buy your services. Methods to improve your customer service with software includes:

  • online bookings;
  • online purchases (classes, workshops, memberships, private instruction, packages, products, etc.);
  • online self check-in and in-studio self check in with swipe cards;
  • automated class reminders sent via e-mail and phone; and
  • easy credit card payment system.

6. Marketing integration.

Unfortunately so many dancing business owners get too busy to focus any real attention on marketing. One often missed opportunity is e-mail marketing. Actually, I don’t really like the term e-mail marketing. Instead, I prefer calling it client communication by e-mail.

Think about it – your dance business is based on your students. That’s a large database of contacts. Wouldn’t it be great if you could automate communicating to your students and interested students via e-mail? It’s effective and extremely inexpensive.

Moreover, with the right dance business management software, you can get powerful e-mail software that attracts new members on your list and automates e-mail message sending to your existing students.

If you aren’t doing any e-mail marketing now, you’re missing out on a very easy and inexpensive way to build your dance studio business.

A final obvious tip is not to spend too much on the right software. Typically, web-based software is priced according to the number of users in the system. If you’re a small dance studio and you’re the only user, then your price range should be $40 to $50 per month.

 


Question To Ask Before Take Medical Billing Software

March 13, 2017

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Avoid buyer’s remorse. Do your homework before purchasing medical billing software for your practice or billing service. Review and think about these 10 questions prior to scheduling software demonstrations. Make your buying decision based on facts rather than emotion.

What are ALL the costs associated with this purchase?

When buying a medical billing software system, the software itself is only one of the costs in the total purchase price. Other initial costs include hardware, installation, and software training. Ongoing costs include software upgrades, technical support or maintenance, and electronic claims billing. These costs vary depending on the type of system.

Some desktop systems require expensive hardware. Web-based medical billing software has fewer hardware costs but higher monthly maintenance costs. Avoid costly surprises by obtaining all this information in writing prior to making a commitment.

Is the software easy to use?

A medical office is a very busy place. You don’t have the time to spend on the phone with Technical Support trying to figure out how to bill a claim or reprint a statement. Software should be intuitive and easy to use. Naturally, you have to expect to spend some time learning the nuances of your software, but most functions should be intuitive.

How long has the software been in use?

I ask this question because, there is no such thing as bug free software. The longer the software has been around, the more likely the bigger defects have been worked out.

How long has the company been in business? How many employees do they have?

If a software company is too small, they may not have a staff that is large enough to handle big upgrades or unforeseen system problems. The longer they have been in business, the better.

What type of software training program does the vendor offer?

Online training is best because you can schedule shorter training sessions. Periods of 2-4 hours are ideal for new system users. Avoid the full day, on-site training sessions when possible. They are convenient for the vendor but not cost effective for the practice. The office staff tends to burn out by the end of the day and forget a lot of what has been covered. Most people learn by doing. Don’t schedule your training until you are ready to use your system.

How good is the Technical Support?

When I first start working with a new software vendor, I pick up the phone and call Technical Support and start the timer. How long does it take for them to answer your call? Also, beware of companies that rely primarily on email and fax support. Software vendors cut costs by handling their technical support this way but it is very inconvenient and time consuming for you.

What EHR (electronic health records) software does the medical billing software integrate with?

One of my clients decided to buy an electronic medical records software package that did not link to his medical billing software. The salesman told him that it was no problem. They could develop a link for him. A year later, they have no link and his office staff is still entering demographic data into two systems.

The best medical billing software is one that has a built-in HL7 link that will integrate with several different electronic health records systems.

Does the software address the critical needs of your type of practice?

Just because the software works great for Dr. Smith’s office down the street, doesn’t mean it is automatically the right software for your practice. Let’s say Dr. Smith is a specialist and you are a family practitioner. A software feature that allows you to lookup CPT and diagnosis codes by description isn’t all that important to him, but it certainly is to you. Make a list of the features in your existing software that you love, what you don’t like, and what you’d like to have.

Expensive software is not necessarily better. It’s a fact that most people use only a fraction of the features in their software. The question to ask yourself, do I really need all the expensive bells and whistles?

Keep in mind your most basic features: scheduling, HIPAA compliance, electronic claims, patient statements, Aging Reports. Advanced features will include medical coding software, revenue and insurance denial management, automatic EOB posting, and insurance eligibility.

Can you take a test run of the software or is an online demonstration available?

Typically, an online software demonstration doesn’t give you the time you need to adequately review a medical billing software system. Don’t be shy about asking for access to a sample database to play with. Some software vendors offer downloadable demos that you can install and try out. If that option is unavailable, find out if there is an office nearby that uses the software and ask the office manager to show you the software. Most people are quite agreeable to do this.

Get references.

Most people make purchases based on emotion. Salesmen are salesmen and they will offer you the sun, the moon, and the stars to get you to buy their solution. That’s why it is so important to obtain SEVERAL references of practices that have been using the software for at least a year, not just a few weeks. If the vendor can’t provide them, walk away.

 


Things About Lottery Software

March 2, 2017

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Before actually downloading or purchasing lottery software, it is better to read and understand its software review. Lottery software is essentially designed to help players pick their winning numbers. Since a 6-digit lottery game will give players a 175,711,536 to 1 chance of winning, some players are having second thoughts if they will push through spending few dollars for lottery tickets. With this, several software are being developed to increase a player’s chance of winning.

Most of the software brands being advertised basically have the same functions, although some have an edge over the others. With this, it is important for users to read lottery software review, mostly in the internet, to know the strengths and weaknesses of the software before using it.

Some software have a pattern analyzer for almost all lottery games like Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6, Bonus Ball and Power Ball. This kind of software will be beneficial for those who are playing all of these lottery games. It will be all-in-one software, in which players do not have to use different kinds of software.

Aside from an all-in-one advantage of some software, a number of players are particular on the user-friendly concept of the software. Since the software is programmed, there might be confusions in some parts of the program for non-techie players. With this, some brands of lottery software designed their program in such a way that in just few clicks, the combination of numbers will be easily generated. In addition, the over-all look of the software is also considered by users. Important buttons in generating the numbers should be easily seen on the window and font types and colors should also be pleasant to the eyes of the user, especially for the old ones.

Some software also post different strategies in formulating the user’s winning number. This is also an extra edge that players may look at in reading reviews. There are reports and tools present in the software that can enhance the current strategy of the players. Moreover, it can teach novice and experienced players of other new strategies in formulating a winning combination for different lottery games.

Since software is downloadable in the internet, users must make sure that the software is compatible with the operating system of their computers. Reviews of the software can also tell the first-time users of the different operating systems supporting the software. High-technology lottery software is also popular and is being hunted by a lot of lottery players. Some software even updates the database of the user, so that the latter will know of the combinations previously used.

A lottery software review can definitely be a basis of players to know which of the software is more feasible and advantageous to download or purchase. Lottery software is definitely the finest way to win lottery for its ability to give players a higher chance of winning, which is why various players are investing on this technology and software reviews are a big help in decision-making.