Real great help from everybody here and even some PM's came in with good suggestions.
This morning I got with our Department's ID tech and we reviewed all the responses that I had so far. One thing we gladly discovered (thanks to Blue iron) is that many companies offer a 30 day free trial (what better way to really find out?).
Thanks for all the responses and we (ITTech and I) will consider all the suggestions...been a big help.
That's my story...and i'm stickin' to it!!!