When looking to purchase optical software for your eyecare practice it's important to consider how that software will interact with other software that you use in your practice. Will you have to integrate multiple systems? Do they work hand in hand? Will using multiple systems improve your workflow? Purchasing software can be expensive, so it's important to know that the software you use is going to help you see more patients, analyze your business, and increase your profits.
Our friends at Frames Data have put together a list of considerations you should be thinking about before you purchase new software. We'll talk about 3 of the considerations in this post, and if you want to learn more, download their eBook at the end of this blog!
What You Need to Consider Before Purchasing Optical Software
Does the system integrate with Frames Data and other industry partners?
Your frame dispensary is likely a big profit generator for your optical practice. You might think that you know what sells in your store already, but the truth is that the real hard numbers may reveal hidden nuggets of wisdom about your practice that you would never know otherwise. Having a system that is easily integrated with Frames Data, or better yet, comes with Frames Data embedded into the system, is going to allow you to upload frame information so that you don't have to spend hours worrying about tedious data entry that is susceptible to errors. You'll also be getting the most up-to-date information, such as whole sale pricing, to help you maximize your profits.
Integrated software vs. software that comes embedded in a system can be a little tricky to understand. Software that is embedded into another system (for example, Frames Data comes embedded with Uprise practice management & EHR), allows you to perform all activities of both softwares within the same system. You don't have to leave the Uprise interface and download/upload information from Frames Data, it's all in one spot! Additionally, you're not making two separate software purchases, it's all included as one.