Downloading a free trial version of a Sage 50 Quantum software is the best way to get to know the product before you buy it. The trial version will let you know if the application is a perfect match for your operations. It is also a way to ensure that the program will work on your existing devices.

A Field Service News article by Software Analyst Leah Merrill identifies three ways to maximize your free trial use. Although the website mainly caters to the field service industry, the tips contained in the article remain applicable regardless of the industry that your free trial version belongs to.

“You can more accurately compare the systems you’ve looked at.

Take note of how intuitive the software is, whether or not it seems complicated in certain areas, and if you see any potential problems with any parts of it. This will help you to differentiate between the other solutions that you’ve looked at, and compare ease of use and your other requirements to the other vendors you’ve spoken with.

You can test out customer service.

Before your trial is over, call customer service. Make sure you’re aware of how easy and efficient customer support is (or isn’t), as this will be (or should be) an important part of your purchase decision.

You can measure the time saving benefits.

A trial version gives you the opportunity to practice and evaluate the time it takes to do all the tasks that you do on a daily basis.”

Now that you know the advantages of trying out a free version of Sage Quantum before deciding on any particular purchase, the next thing you need to know is how to ensure the safety of the software you’ll be downloading. To search for Sage products safely, consider these tips:

Download only from the publisher’s site

There are hundreds of ‘free trial’ sites. Although they offer reviews and help you locate products, they can add certain elements to your download that you never asked for. So use these sites only for searching and checking out the reviews, then go to the publisher’s site and download the product there.

Look for the website’s contact information

A publisher’s website should have a complete mailing address, a phone number, an email address, and a web contact form. If one of these necessary pieces of information is missing, don’t bother to download the trial version.

After you’ve confirmed the free trial version’s safety, downloaded it, tested it, and found it to your liking, feel free to talk to a Premier Sage Software Reseller like Quantum Buyers LLC about purchasing a Sage Quantum product.

(Source: Why You Should Take a Free Trial before Buying Field Service Management Software, Field Service News, May 27, 2014)