Practice Management: Caveat emptor
Microsoft's .NET platform is generally agreed to be the systems architecture of the future, but choosing a practice management system is still fraught with difficulty, says Kieran Flatt
Choosing back-office software has seldom been a more complex and convoluted task than it is right now. When it comes to the technical architecture of the underlying platforms on which vendors build their practice management or time and billing applications, it seems they are nearly all singing from the same hymn sheet: Microsoft is the future. The .NET platform for web services will make integration easier and future-proof the products’ architecture. But when you look beyond the glossy product brochures, things get quite confusing.
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