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Costs to Budget

  Ten Questions to Ask Before You Consider Investing In Case Management Software
Office Filing Systems
Alternative Methods
Record Retention Policy
Designing a System
Equipment Sources
Costs to Budget
Purchase & Install

1. If the purchase price is above the budgeted amount, reconsider alternative filing systems.
Remember, centralized filing usually requires less equipment.

2. Take advantage of any discounts that may be available for large purchases. Explore the possibility of purchasing furniture and filing equipment from the same source for a discount. Also, check for discounts available to nonprofit organizations.

3. Discuss the possibility of trading in old equipment to lower the purchase price.