No matter what type of software you're comparing, it usually always boils down to cost. But it can be difficult to get a clear picture of how much you’re going to pay without knowing the direct and indirect costs involved. There are various factors that can impact the cost that aren’t always immediately obvious, such as the price of the hardware (including asset tags) and any training or support packages that are included. Some providers charge based on the number of users, so the price can increase depending on how many people in your company will use the software. Can your supplier offer transparent costings and are there any hidden fees?
When comparing costs, consider what kind of contract best suits your business. For example, do you want a rolling monthly contract or a fixed yearly contract? Since the economy can be volatile and unpredictable, you may not want to be tied into a contract for a long period of time.