From Mike Uretz on Dentalcompare:
Dental practice owners make software decisions every day based on how the screens look and function…and how much they like their salesperson. But few use the actual terms and conditions of the contract in their evaluations and comparisons.
If you are considering a cloud based system like Curve or the new Dentrix Ascend be sure the agreement allows you easy access to your data in a standard format that can be transferred to another system if needed. Also what happens if the vendor fails to deliver as promised?