Computers for Pharmacies
The computers used in your pharmacy play a large role in how efficient your pharmacy is. Choosing the system is crucial and you have options – you don’t have to buy computers from your pharmacy software company. Amazon has better pricing at faster speeds.
ConfigRX encourages pharmacy owners to purchase their own equipment because often the equipment that your pharmacy system will try to sell you are outdated and over-priced. Usually you can find new models at better pricing while saving thousands in hardware costs!
Make sure your hardware is compatible
Most of the time Windows 7 and Windows 10 are always safe bets. Do not buy Apple/MACs PCs for your pharmacy. Most pharmacy software and hardware is not compatible with Apple computers. IPAD tablets are different story and some pharmacy apps like delivery, drive-thru, and inventory are only available on Apple tablets. Check with your software provider or contact us.
Go wireless if possible
Your keyboard and mouse should always be wireless. The less wires laying around the more space your staff has to work. Also look for wireless barcode scanners if your budget can support them, often they are a bit more expensive.
It’s always great to have a backup
Computers can fail just like any other pieces of technology. A memory stick could go bad, motherboard could go bad from a nearby lighting strike, or the power supply could die. If one of your main workstations goes down on a Monday you will be glad you have a backup to plug-in.
Don’t have much space to work with? No problem
If you feel you don’t have enough room for a computer on your main bench consider an ALL-IN-ONE computer. They take up less space and great solutions to small work areas.
Monitors – Look for 23″ and wider monitors. A 23″ widescreen monitor isn’t as expensive as it was 10 years ago. Monitor prices have came down a lot.
Hard-drive – Always look for SSD (Solid-State Drive) hard-drives inside the computers. These SSDs are much quicker than traditional hard-drives. Once your experience a workstation using a SSD you won’t ever wont to go back to traditional.
Memory – Memory is very important and the required memory for software is going up everyday. We recommend you have at least 8GB of memory in every workstation. Servers should have 16GB+.
ConfigRX specializes in computers for pharmacies and have installed computers in over 50 pharmacies across the country. Our start a pharmacy package as well as our buy a pharmacy audit includes our hardware service. Contact us if you have questions about your pharmacies computers. We also provider our clients with a list of equipment to purchase that saves thousands when purchase or upgrading hardware equipment.