4 Ways Franchise Accounting Software Can Improve Your Plumbing Franchise’s Process

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Today’s post covers 4 different ways FranchiseSoft’s franchise accounting software can directly improve your plumbing franchise’s process.

1. Coordinate your distributed workforce for error-free accounting.

As you already know, a day in the live of a plumber is dynamic, taking you from one job site to another with only intermittent communication with the rest of the team, and usually only for dispatching purposes or the odd troubleshooting session.

Managing this distributed workforce as a plumbing franchise owner can be tricky, especially where accounting duties are concerned. In the past, every plumbing truck would be serve as bank and bookkeeper’s office until they pulled in for day’s end, and lost receipts, flubbed invoices, and misplaced payments caused all kinds of accounting headaches.

Today, FranchiseSoft’s franchise accounting software makes it easy to organize your distributed workforce so that any financial information is uploaded safely and instantaneously.

Using any verified mobile device, your distributed workforce can add or access accounting information in our cloud-based system from anywhere.

With the help of our field service management module, your workers can invoice at the customer site, collect payment on the spot, and automatically port relevant data into Quickbooks, eliminating human error and automating “busywork” that would normally eat up your evenings and weekends.

Monitor vendor relationships and spot discrepancies.

As you know, plumbing franchise owners rely on their relationships with vendors and distributors for special tools and equipment required in the course of their work. If a vendor or distributor questions why a bill has yet to be paid, FranchiseSoft’s cloud-based tools make it easy to search invoices, either to verify payment or identify discrepancies that need to be resolved to preserve the vendor relationship.

Free hands for business-boosting work.

Franchise accounting software is perhaps most valuable to service industry franchisors because it cuts the fat away from your obligatory financial management duties. By eliminating redundancies, auto-generating key summary reports, streamlining mandatory tasks, and automatically integrating invoice data into Quickbooks, FranchiseSoft lets you reinvest time that would be wasted on administrative tasks into more productive work.

Additionally, FranchiseSoft’s franchise accounting software includes the following time-saving features, some of which may be of particular interest to plumbing franchisors:

  • Simple management of processing of royalties and other fees
  • ACH integration in processing royalties
  • Management of Franchise count for Item 20 in the FDD
  • Collection of P&L data

Virtualize accounting info, diversify your toolbox.

Plumbing franchise owners can be resistant to the idea of using franchise accounting software because the initial data entry stage seems tedious. However, this reluctance vanishes once we explain the benefits of virtual migration: once your accounting info has been “virtualized” in our secure, cloud-based software, you may never need to manually enter data again!

First of all, our field service management software automatically ports invoice information into Quickbooks, so you can forget about daily data entry duty. Second, your virtualized information can be copied, shared, and transferred with a few simple clicks, which makes it possible to extract and leverage data across a broad suite of secure platforms. Virtualizing your accounting information with our franchise accounting software makes it much easier to work with other apps that may benefit your business. Whether you want to work on Quickbooks, Neat, or any other number-crunching software, the entire data migration comes down to 2-3 clicks, rather than an over-caffeinated gauntlet of administrative work.

Discover more ways FranchiseSoft helps service-based franchises at http://www.franchisesoft.com.

Sell More Memberships to Your Fitness Franchise: 3 Benefits of Franchise Lead Management Software

Fitness Franchise

Today’s post outlines 3 benefits that our franchise lead management software offers fitness franchise owners. 

Identify serious prospects automatically. 

As you know by now, fitness commitments can be fickle; everybody wants the physical and mental benefits of slimming down, but actually getting them to work hard towards these goals is another matter. With that in mind, an important step in your fitness franchise’s lead capturing process will be to determine which prospects are really interested in committing to a healthy lifestyle and paid membership at your gym.

For best results, this “lead filtration” task needs to be done early on in the process, preferably before any direct contact is made. In contrast, if your sales staff pursued face-to-face meetings at every sign of a new prospect, they’d spend most of their day talking to people who weren’t serious about getting in shape. That means burning money on sales staff salaries with very little return on your investment.

FranchiseSoft’s franchise lead management software gives you the tools to automatically identify serious prospects through implementation of email marketing. Configuring an automated sequence of emails for potential leads will nurture the relationship with the potential gym-goer, and engage them with questions that you can use to gauge their interest and evaluate the overall lead quality. Eventually, you can send an email with a call-to-action directing “filtered” leads to booking information.

Properly utilized, our franchise lead management software essentially lets you automate first-time consultations, saving face-to-face time for those with serious buyer intent – customize your email template chain once, then sit back and wait for serious leads to start calling!

Organize lead communications.

Working as a fitness franchise owner or operator, you know just how hectic things can get. Between balancing personal training clientele, ongoing education duties, equipment vendor relationships, HR responsibilities, and marketing tasks, it can be easy to lose track of your correspondence with new leads.

You shouldn’t have to choose between quality assurance or growing your company, so we developed franchise lead management software to make it easy. FranchiseSoft’s franchise lead management software tracks all communications with prospects, leads, and clients in a consolidated app that can be accessed on any mobile device. Our software standardizes information prospects will receive via intuitive email campaigns, ensures each lead is taken through your sales process, and keeps your finger on the pulse of the lead relationship, all without ever distracting you from keeping things running smoothly on the front lines. 

Optimize your social media acquisitions. 

Generating impressions via social media is extremely easy in the fitness industry. Since the exercise crowd loves nothing more than snapping selfies and tagging posts at the gym, much of your social media visibility and authority-building will take care of itself.

However, few fitness franchises have truly made the most of social media in regards to lead acquisition, with most brands treating these assets as little more than customer communication platforms. What most fail to realize is that social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn have greatly improved their paid advertising, rolling out new targeting systems and website-promoting tools that can make all the difference. Using the key performance metrics that FranchiseSoft’s franchise lead management software auto-generates in reports to target these paid campaigns, drumming up quality leads is easy.

Moreover, partnering with FranchiseSoft for their corporate marketing package gets you access to the social media marketing savvy of the ClickTecs team, putting you a head-and-shoulders above the competition.

Find out more about what FranchiseSoft can do for your fitness franchise at http://www.franchisesoft.com.

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