Learning from "The Bachelor" on Your Search for Optometry Office Software

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Are you watching this season of The Bachelor, with Juan Pablo? Even if you aren't into reality TV, believe it or not there are a few things you can learn about finding the right optometry office software for your practice from watching The Bachelor. Because in a lot of ways, searching for the right system is kind of like going on a bunch of dates.

"The Bachelor" Can Teach You How to Find The Perfect Optometry Office Software

optometry office softwareFirst Impressions Matter

If you watch The Bachelor (like I do), then you're probably out to judge the new girls on the show the moment they step out of the limo. And you usually know after the first episode which girls you're going to hate and which ones will be your favorite.

When you're out looking for the right optometry office software you'll probably have a feeling right off the bat if you're going to like or hate a software. The first thing you're going to notice is how the system looks and presents itself. Is the website clean and informative? Is the system enticing you to get to know it better? It's important to be interested in the system right from the start.

It's Okay to Date Around

What's the best thing about being The Bachelor? You get to date a handful of girls all at once! Plus, you get the freedom to eliminate those who aren't going to make the cut, whenever you want. And when you're out shopping for a new optometry office software, you get to play the same game. So take your time. Explore your options. Date around!

Don't be hesitant to try a bunch of demos of different software, now is your chance to find out what you like (or don't like)! Going through this process is going to help you determine and prioritize what features you'll be searching for in a new system. Maybe it's important that your system has complete 2014 meaningful use certification, or maybe the mobility to move around your office on a tablet is what's most important. The only way to find your true match is to "date" a few systems at a time!

It Should Come Easy

Being The Bachelor comes with a lot of stress and pressure. There's going to be a handful of girls on the show just for the fame, so it's important to seek out the ones who are honest and are good communicators - no time for mind games! Determining which girls are in it for the long haul can be a hard task.

Same goes when looking for a new system. Is the sales rep answering all of your questions? Are they being honest with you about the advantages and disadvantages of their own system, or are they just trying to make a sale? Are they talking to you about technical products in a way that is easy for you to understand? The last thing that is going to help you make your decision is not fully understanding everything about the product you're about to make a huge investment in. So don't be afraid to ask questions, you sales rep is there to help!

They Should Fit in With Your Familyoptometry office software

One important thing for The Bachelor to remember is that, on the show, they are living in a fantasy world and going on crazy dates all over the globe. And when the show is over, it's back to reality. So how well is the new girl going to fit in with the bachelor's day-to-day lifestyle and family? This is a big point he will have to consider when making his final choice.

And so will you when choosing the right optometry office software. Now that you've narrowed down your choices to the final few it's time to think critically about how well each system will fit in with your staff and workflow. Find out what the implementation and training process consists of. Will you need to purchase additional hardware to run the system? Make sure it's the right fit for your practice before popping the big question!

Go With Your Gut

When it comes time to make the big decision, go with your gut. Like the saying goes, "When you know...you just know." After all of your digging and "dates" to find the right optometry software there is a good chance you'll know which system is right for you. And when that moment comes you'll be excited to take the next step and move your practice forward.

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