What Features Make the Best Franchise Management Software?

Best Franchise Management Software

Today, the FranchiseSoft team outlines 3 fundamental features of franchise management software. Whether you’re on the market for something new, or simply want to audit your current CRM to see how it stacks up against the industry standard, this post will come in handy!

Though not an exhaustive list, these are 3 standard features shared by all the best franchise management software:

An all-in-one franchise solutions to eliminate redundancies and compatibility errors

One of the major hurdles that franchises face when trying to virtualize their business is software compatibility. While the days of compatibility issues leading to system instability and potential data loss are mostly behind us, incompatible software can still create some costly redundancies. For example, if your bookkeeping software is not compatible with your marketing analytic tools, you’re forced into manual data entry duty.

After struggling with compatibility issues as current and former franchise owners, the FranchiseSoft team set out to create the best franchise management software – one that would “do it all,” thereby eliminating the need to go out and buy different programs. Our modular system seamlessly integrates common data points and is fully compatible with bookkeeping software like QuickBooks to eliminate data entry tasks and compatibility concerns.

Real-time monitoring of key business metrics

If you’re still waiting around for monthly reports, you could be missing key growth opportunities.

The best franchise management software lets head office monitor cash flow, profits, losses, and expenses in real-time from any mobile device. By keeping these metrics at your fingertips, you’re able to respond faster to threats and jump on opportunities before the competition. In the business world, this is often referred to as improving “visibility,” which literally means making important metrics more prominent and handy for the movers and shakers to see, and it’s considered to be a prerequisite for truly data-driven decision-making.

FranchiseSoft displays your businesses’ key performance indicators in real-time using an intuitive dashboard. Whether you’re a franchisee trying to comb through sales minutiae or a franchisor looking for the next market to penetrate, our fully scalable, real-time business metric monitoring will optimize your franchise’s flexibility and planning power.

A comprehensive enterprise management interface

When Dunkin’ Donuts CEO Nigel Travis wants to review the brand’s gross profit, do you think he reaches out to every single regional marketer in the country? Can you imagine how much of this man’s valuable time would be wasted typing emails, placing calls, and adding up grand totals?

When you read business insiders praising the real dollar value of task automation, this is what exactly what they mean. Why waste a specialist’s time on mundane tasks like this when simple software exists that does the same work faster, and with less chance of human error?

Running large franchises just isn’t feasible without management software that seamlessly integrates data from all branches, outlets, and territories. Comprehensive enterprise management software like ours synthesizes all relevant marketing, sales, and development data to inform any big-picture business decisions. In doing so, we automate many of the data-sorting tasks that otherwise distract regional managers and slow long-term strategic planning.

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Why Choose FranchiseSoft for Your Franchise Sales CRM?

Why Choose FranchiseSoft for Your Franchise Sales CRM

According to a study by Entrepreneur magazine, implementing a franchise sales CRM is associated with higher sales, better customer satisfaction ratings, and improved marketing campaign performance.

So we know franchise sales CRMs are worthwhile – now you’ve just got to find a good one.

“Best franchise sales CRM” yields 3.7-million results on Google, so how do you know who to trust?

Today, we explain why so many leading franchisors use our franchise sales CRM for their brand.

FranchiseSoft is built by and for franchises.

FranchiseSoft was created by current and former franchise owners who know the ins and outs of this unique business model. Our experience allowed us to create a franchise sales CRM that addressed problems unique to the franchising world in a way that standard business CRMs simply cannot.

FranchiseSoft is a one-stop shop for franchise software.

Our all-in-one software for franchisor and franchisee management includes modules for:

  • Franchise development – Penetrate new and existing markets, pinpoint target demographics, reach more candidates, automate administrative tasks, and make more time to interact with prospects.
  • Franchise performance – Capture more leads, measure performance, and build a stronger ROI.
  • Field service management – Track leads, schedule jobs on the go in real-time, and streamline the invoicing process.
  • Marketing– Collect important analytics, manage your franchisee websites, and optimize your email and direct marketing campaigns.
  • Employee management – Keep in touch with employees, organize workflow with employee management calendars, and automate schedule updates/reminders via SMS and email.
  • Customer management– Simplify prospect communications, streamline conversion of leads to customers, and review detailed reports on customer operations.
  • Franchise managementTrack active franchisees, manage territories, and generate key summary reports automatically.
  • Franchise supportSet your franchise’s support channels up for better training outcomes, self-service, and create instructional videos, manuals, or step-by-step procedures to integrate multiple processes.
  • IntranetCreate digital libraries for review of important franchise information, private libraries for personal use, and coordinate intra-franchise matters with streamlined messaging.

Whether you’re an emerging franchisor, a new company that’s considering expansion by franchising your business, or an established franchise owner, our franchise sales CRM can help.

FranchiseSoft provides a fully customizable franchise sales CRM.

Our franchise sales CRM is built to increase sales, improve client and user satisfaction levels, and enable full reporting and visibility for franchisor and franchisee management in any industry, which is made possible in part because of our commitment to user customization.

When you choose our franchise sales CRM, you get access to 9 different modules with a robust set of features that can be used optimize franchise operations in any industry, at any level. Not only do you get to choose which modules to implement, but you can personalize the user interface with intuitive widgets that let you put industry-relevant tools and metrics at the fore.

We encourage you to visit our blog to explore how our franchise sales CRM has been used in different industries.

FranchiseSoft provides responsive support services.

Unlike some franchise sales CRM providers whose client relationship ends the moment their software purchase is processed, FranchiseSoft offers software orientation and support services to help you skip the learning curve and access all of the benefits of our product ASAP.

FranchiseSoft has a sterling reputation for success.

FranchiseSoft is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) as well as the International Franchise Association (IFA). More importantly, our franchise sales CRM has been adopted by leaders in industries ranging from senior care to kitchen remodeling. We encourage you to visit our website at http://www.franchisesoft.com to learn more about the businesses we work with, or to call 1-888-302-3676 to request a demo.

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