What is the cost of the database software?
What computer hardware and software is required for the database to work?
Recent versions of databases often do not run on Windows 98 operating systems.Computer hardware costs may need also to be considered.
Support for the software
Are other similar groups using the software?
Does the company manufacturing the software offer support with forums, support section on website etc?
Does the company selling the software provide support for database users?
Is there a support group of users of the software?
Does the software company have a test version of the program that you can download and practise on for a short period?