After spending time researching your options, you have now decided that buying a dental practice management software is the best solution for your practice. We couldn’t agree more! But, choosing the right dental practice management software for you can be a daunting task.
We have narrowed down a few tips for getting started. Keep reading to feel more confident in your choice of a dental practice management software for your practice.
- How do you choose your dental practice management software with so many options?
- How do you figure out the best options for your budget that meets your practice’s requirements?
1. Draft a pivotal functions list and features for your practiceThis list will be very useful. Rather than changing your needs to make the platform work, making this key list beforehand will help you narrow down your options to a solution that works for your needs. Think through all the requirements for your practice :
- If you could have a dental practice management system that did ANYTHING, what would it do?
- How would it fit into your practice’s workflow?
- What would it look like?
2. Get input from your employees/staffThey won’t have the final say, but many individuals in your office will be interacting with the platform on a daily basis. It’s worth having them weigh-in from the beginning to get a feel for their needs and workflow before you invest. This will not only help you find the right solution, but it will also help with employee buy-in if you’re migrating from another PMS.
3. Sign up for trials and walk throughs for PMS you’re consideringGather as much as information as you can before you jump in. This means you should talk to the company’s representatives clearly. This will give you a really good idea if this is a company you want to do business with. Most of the PMS systems will offer free trials or limited features for free, and many will also offer a free demo.
4. Talk to others to see what they’re usingThis is a really good way to discover the ins and outs of a PMS system from someone who’s used it longer than the trial! Read reviews, find other dentists, and ask specific questions. It’s impossible to get neutral information from a vendor, so these reviews and testimonials can be a wealth of information before you purchase a PMS for your dental practice.
5. Check out the support and documentation
- What kind of help do they have available?
- What will happen if you have a problem?
- Is there a feature video library?
- Do they have a website?
- Someone you can call?
Once you’ve found the right PMS for you, we can help you with any needed integrations for it or your existing PMS system. We also have custom software solutions for your practice, so feel free to get in touch with us.