Some software companies make
What type of training is offered:
a distinction between what is called
“technical support” and what is consid-
ered “training.” Technical support may
not provide the answers you need if
the company considers the question to
fall under their “training” category.
real-time, scheduled, online, offsite?
Does the type of training match your
schedule and learning style?
7Are upgrades optional? Will you be back-charged for upgrades you missed or
skipped? This is important to know.
8Ask yourself: Does the software really meet my needs? No software does it
all. So, it’s important to figure out what
you really want to accomplish with your
software – what the bulk of your work
is – then find software that meets your
needs with efficiency, versatility and
9Is it truly custom cabinet software? Some software programs are similar to AutoCAD: more of an intricate drawing (to
manufacturing) program. Originally
designed for larger engineering, manufacturing and architectural firms, these
programs will often allow you to create
very complex shapes in 3D. However,
this may be impractical for the custom
cabinetmaker or closet professional who
designs and builds custom kitchens,
baths, closets, cabinets, and furniture.
While the scope of AutoCAD is tempting, the software’s cost and learning
curve can often be higher than is a
good fit for the custom cabinet shop.
10Does the firm have a good reputation? Go online for reviews,
find online forums, ask questions, and
talk to other cabinet software users to
learn from their experiences.
Source: KCD Software. For information call
508-760-1140 or visit KCDSoftware.com.
For a link to the list online, go to kcdsoftware.
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