When choosing a new accounting software, it's important to consider all the options first. You need to begin with selection criteria. What kind of software are you looking for and what are the minimum requirements? From there you need to consider your budget - per user costs and additional developments can escalate the overall cost quickly, so what is a viable outlay for your company? Once you have the basic idea of your needs in place, do you research. There are many different accounting software platforms out there. The best ones offer a trial, test or demo of some description that will let you get more in-depth knowledge of the product. Plan, evaluate, test.