What does a food service software package really cost your operation? Back-end surprises after the purchase can also be budget surprises. Here are some examples.
Interface development costs
Does your nutrition software system talk with your Hospital Information System (HIS)? For smooth diet office operations in your hospital, you need real-time integration with patient information, including ADTs and diet orders.
For the patient safety feature of automating food-drug interaction management in patient menus, you’ll want real-time access to medication orders. If you want to use software-driven features to support clinical nutritional care, you’ll want real-time access to medical records (EMRs), too.
The Vision Software interface engine takes the pain and expense out of building an HIS interface. When budgeting your food service software system, be sure you know whether this service is built into the software package price.
Extra software training
More than just software, the Vision system offers you extensive software training—including 24/7 access to Web-based training. Why pay extra fees to train new staff?
Software training expenses can become a back-end surprise. It pays to ask up-front about ongoing training expenses that may affect your true cost of ownership for food service software.
Software licensing & upgrade surprises
What about software licensing and upgrades? In some food service software purchase models, you need to pay ongoing fees to license the software—AND budget for periodic software upgrades in order to stay current.
When you choose Web-based Vision Software, you enjoy continuing access to the most up-to-date tools available, all through a subscription at a fixed cost. Upgrades are managed by the Vision Software technical team, on the Web server, with no work or expense on your part.
As a food service administrator, do you want full transparency and predictable costs in your food service software solution?