The free trial is the modern way online businesses can offer short term value to entice interest, sign ups and awareness.
It works both ways as a nice opportunity for users to experience something without any or much commitment.
Where-by companies have a chance to engage and understand the prospects responses throughout the period. It is also a selling window and acts as a rehearsal.
It also gives a way to impress and show even in a small sample, how valuable this tool or service is and why you will miss it once the trial is concluded and you no longer have access.
But as a consumer or a user, you must take advantage to the full. It is a window to compare the services and alternatives available directly. Make sure you plan how you will do this and don’t regret not doing more or preparing better.
1. Decide Which Product You Need
There are a lot of ways to make the best use of free trial of any business software. First and the most important thing is to decide which product or software you need for your business needs. This should be clear as you choose any business software for your brand.
2. Take Your Time
Once you have been granted the free trial, you should take your time to get used to it. Trials are normally for three to seven days or even more. Seven days are enough to check, judge and evaluate the performance, features, functionality, user-interface and other things in any business software.
3. Get the Initial Experience
Now you should start the initial experience. It should base on your own learning. You should not get any help for the initial experience to see how easy, convenient, user-friendly and interactive the software is. You should list down the best and the worst things in your initial experience.
4. Include More People
Experts suggest to add more people in this process. Many believe the decision making should be done in consultation with your teams and loyal people. However, when you are on trial of the software, you must include people. Let them try the software so that you can see if there is something you could not explore.
5. Explore the Features
Features of any product or a business software are the most important thing. Features determine what you can do and how powerful this software is for your business needs. Compare the features you wanted with what you have been given in the software. This will be quite helpful.
6. Read User Experience
One way is to read the reviews of other users who have been using this software. The reviews will help you find out new things and more features in the product. Sometimes, you are also able to detect the issues in a software after reading others’ experiences and their reviews.
7. Watch Demos/Tutorials
If you believe you could not understand the software fully, you should watch the videos of tutorials and demos. Many people share their videos when they try different software. It helps the new people use the software like a pro. For a person on trial period, this kind of tutorial will be hugely beneficial.
8. Focus on Business Needs
During all this, you should not forget what your purpose is. That is to see how useful the software is for your business. You must note down all the best things about this software for your business. It should also include any features which you needed but have not been provided.
9. Compare it with Rivals’ Products
Lastly, you should compare your software with other software of the same niche and needs. There are different companies offering similar software. The detailed comparison of features, functionality, performance, pricing and other things will let you know how good or bad this software is for your business needs.