Pharmacy Software Reviews

Evaluating the Best Pharmacy Software System

Direct Opinions, an independent market research firm, has surveyed community pharmacies on their experience with their current pharmacy management system. Approximately 2,000 independent pharmacies participated in a double-blind phone-based survey from May - July 2020. The following graphics display the customer opinions and market trends of independent, retail pharmacy software vendors.

Which pharmacy software has the highest customer satisfaction?

Customer satisfaction scores are determined using Net Promoter Score (NPS), an indicator of customer satisfaction. Only software vendors with 100 or more people surveyed are shown above. PioneerRx has the highest NPS, followed by Micro Merchant Systems and Rx30. Software vendors with negative NPS are QS/1, Computer-Rx, and Pharmaserv.

Which factors contribute most to customer satisfaction?

Ease of use, customer support, and features are the top 3 reasons cited for customer satisfaction.

Which factors contribute most to customer dissatisfaction?

Customer support, performance, and features are the top 3 reasons cited for customers being dissatisfied with their pharmacy software.

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Which software do most pharmacies convert to?

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This graph visually represents the percentage of pharmacies that converted to each software system from another vendor in the past two years. Most pharmacies convert to PioneerRx, followed by Rx30, Micro Merchant Systems, Computer-Rx, Liberty, and QS/1. The All Others category includes but is not limited to Pharmaserv, Enterprise, Best Computer Systems, AbacusRx, QuickSCRIPT, HBS Systems, QS1/SharpRx, and PDX.

Which software do new stores open with?

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This graph visually represents the percentage of new pharmacies opening in the past two years with each pharmacy software vendor. Most pharmacies choose to open their store with PioneerRx, followed by Micro Merchant Systems, Rx30, Computer-Rx, Best Computer Systems, QS/1, Liberty. The All Others category includes but is not limited to Enterprise, DigitalRx, SRS, Pharmaserv, VIP Pharmacy Software, Speed Script, QS1/SharpRx, PDX, McKesson (PharmacyRx), FSI, HBS Systems, HCC (Virtual Superscript), AbacusRx, Condor (NDC), RxKey - KeyCentrix, and SuiteRx.


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Which pharmacy software system do most pharmacies convert to and from?

This graphic shows the number of pharmacies surveyed who have converted to or from a software vendor - representing how well a vendor retains their customers and keeps them satisfied. Pharmacies that converted to a vendor are represented by a green person. Pharmacies that left a vendor are represented by a red person. Software vendors are listed in order of net gain.

The top 3 factors that cause a pharmacy to be unsatisfied and potentially leave their software vendor are: poor customer support and a lack of strong performance and features. Pharmacies need enhanced features to allow them to be efficient, provide great patient care, and offer clinical services to stay in business. Customer support is also a predictor of how successful a pharmacy will be while using their software.

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Top 10 Software Vendors

This graph shows the percentage of market share for the 10 leading independent pharmacy software vendors. With approximately 2,000 pharmacies surveyed, there is a 95% confidence interval. PioneerRx and Rx30 are the leading software providers in terms of market share, followed by Micro Merchant Systems, Computer-Rx, QS/1, Pharmaserv, Best Computer Systems, Enterprise, SRS, and Liberty.

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Your Guide to Choosing a Pharmacy Software System

Read our blog for advice and best practices when researching a software system for your pharmacy. Learn about questions to ask in the buying process, how to break down a quote, and how to choose features that will streamline your workflow. We dive into specific software features and integrations such as eCare Plans, Med Sync, IVR, Automation Technology, DIR Fee Management, Inventory Solutions, Enhanced Reporting, Clinical Services, and more!

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How to Open Your Own Independent Pharmacy

Pharmacy software is the core of every pharmacy, and choosing a system is one of the most important decisions when opening your own pharmacy business. To learn more about the process of starting your own pharmacy, read our How to Open a Pharmacy guide. 

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Direct Opinions

Direct Opinions is an independent market research firm specializing in customer experience. Direct Opinions has over 35 years of experience in research for a wide range of industries, including healthcare. They design surveys, collect responses, and analyze data in house, free of any competitive bias.