After School Elevated | Buying Program Management Software

– May 16, 2018

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Below is an exert from "4 Essential Steps When Buying Program Management Software" that was published in After School Elevated February 2018. To read the whole article, click here.

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If you’re thinking about buying program management software, it’s probably because something isn’t working with your current process. Buying software can be overwhelming, and it’s hard to know where to start. Here are four tips to make the process easier. 

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Ask What Your People Want

Have you heard complaints from your staff or your students’ parents? If so, it’s probably because their needs aren’t being met. Make a list of the requests you’ve heard, and divide the list into needs and wants. Needs are things that are critical to the success of your program. Wants are things that seem too good to be true or might be expensive to implement.

Research Software Programs

If it’s been a few years since you’ve looked at child care software, you may not know what’s available. Websites like Capterra ( are a great place to do research. Capterra is free and provides comprehensive reviews of business software. You can also ask other school districts what software they use or recommend.


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