Increasing Employee Productivity with Franchise Management Software

Increasing Employee Productivity with Franchise Management Software

If you’ve ever wondered how franchise management software can increase your franchise’s productivity, this post is for you. Today, we break down 3 productivity-boosting features that put money in your pocket and add hours to the work day.

Cut out unnecessary travel time.

Do you have any idea how much money travel problem cost businesses every year?

A report by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation found that travel-related delays cost the average business 2.3 lost work days and $1,475 in missed productivity and out-of-pocket expenses every single year.

Though a large chunk of this comes from air travel costs, the time and money that’s wasted driving back and forth to job sites, franchise locations, and client meetings is still substantial.

Just think of how much more productive your employees could be if there was a way to eliminate unnecessary travel time. We did, and those franchising daydreams motivated us to design our field service management software.

Our franchise management software lets field reps schedule jobs, evaluate and confirm completed work, invoice clients, and process payments from anywhere. Staff can upload pictures of complete work, which automatically alerts field reps, who are often able to assess the work online and collect payment through credit card.

You’ll also save travel time in terms of unnecessary staff meetings. Our internal messaging system is top-notch, and seamlessly integrated with SMS and email channels, so you can bring everyone up to speed without requiring trips across town.

Stop time-consuming schedule conflicts.

As you know, scheduling is a bit of a balancing act: over scheduling lands you outlandish labor costs and low staff morale, while under-scheduling creates financial stress that bleeds into staff performance.

To make matters worse, schedules are always changing; employees swap shifts and get sick all the time, and clients often cancel or push back jobs.

With all these complicating factors, it’s no wonder that schedule conflicts occur all the time.

Rather than spending valuable hours trying to hit the moving target that is staff scheduling, our franchise management software automates most of the process.

Our transparent, team-oriented system lets managers and employees adjust schedules and create/assign jobs on a shared calendar in real time. Once the change is made, all affected parties are alerted via SMS or email.

Moreover, you will automatically be alerted of any conflicts that need to be addressed. In this way, our franchise management software reduces productivity loss and eliminates human error when it comes to scheduling.

Make your franchise training faster and more effective.

FranchiseSoft’s Intranet can host all franchise training materials, which employees can access at all times to address any questions that may arise in the course of their workday. Moreover, our app keeps all users in contact via instant messaging at all times, so employees-in-training can always ask for help when they need it.

Eliminate siloed software redundancies.

Many franchises use a handful of software tools to cover their marketing, bookkeeping, reporting, and field service management. While this can work despite the extra time and money involved in buying and learning unrelated programs, it adds a lot of extra busywork.

What if you want to port your Adwords info over to Quickbooks? With siloed software, this requires a lot of typing. At best, you might get by with some copy-and-pasting, but this time saver isn’t immune to human error like FranchiseSoft.

Every module of our franchise management software is fully integrated. That means anything you see in your reports is automatically included in your bookkeeping software. Think of the time you’ll save when you can grab lead info from your contacts, check your calendar to set a date, consult your Intranet database for promotional offer info, and fire off an email to schedule the appointment, all without changing apps.

Find out how it’s all possible with our franchise management software by scheduling a free consultation at https://www.franchisesoft.com.

Going Mobile with Franchising Management Software

Franchising Management Software

There are officially more mobile devices than people in the world, so it’s no surprise that so much business is being done on the go.

Today’s post spotlights a few of the advantages that our mobile franchising management software gives to franchise owners. Whether you’re a single unit owner or a franchise developer, going mobile with FranchiseSoft will add value and flexibility to your business.

Get better return on your marketing investment

FranchiseSoft lets you research, build, deploy, and review your marketing campaign from literally any device. Moreover, we give you full control over your website so you can add a bit of polish to your brand’s biggest online asset whenever you have a quiet moment on the couch.

Capture leads and develop your brand on the go

If your focus is franchise development, it’s critical that you stay on top of industry developments and never leave a lead hanging. FranchiseSoft gives you more mobility and flexibility while also improving the efficacy of your franchise development efforts.

  • Keep your finger on the pulse of your business and never miss an opportunity again. FranchiseSoft generates pipeline reports and sends them to your email automatically to make sure you never miss a key metric. These can be scheduled as often as you want and accessed from any mobile device, which means you’re always just a few touchscreen taps away from the helm.

    Moreover, our Franchise Development software alerts for new leads instantly to expedite contact. Faster follow-up is one of the best ways to improve your conversion rates. Even a one-hour response delay is enough to cost you a conversion. If you aren’t mobile, your availability ends after business hours, and that’s a major problem.

  • Put powerful lead generation powers in the palm of your hand. Our mobile app allows you to access leads, details, contacts, and calendars on the go so you can convert cold leads to new franchisees entirely on your device. You can do it all: use intuitive pipeline reports and email builders to create high-performing lead generation campaigns or communicate with brokers; receive alerts whenever leads reply, follow up with a message using our app, and archive all correspondence so you can always pick up right where you left off; and schedule meetings or consultations using our calendar, all without ever switching apps!

Manage staff, job sites, and payments from anywhere

Beyond the big-picture franchise benefits our franchising management software provides, we also add lots of value for the individual franchisee. Here are a couple things unit owners can do on the go with FranchiseSoft:

  • Solve scheduling problems. FranchiseSoft’s field service management module lets you create and assign jobs or alter shifts from any device. Once the change is made, you can notify the customer and employee right away via text or email, then watch for the field rep to confirm in real-time.
  • Sign off on a job-well-done and process payments. Field reps can use our franchising management software to upload pictures of the job, have the customer sign-off on the job virtually, invoice them for services rendered, and collect payment from anywhere. Just think of all the gas money and winter driving you’ll save…

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of our mobile franchising management software, visit our website at http://www.franchisesoft.com. We have videos breakdowns and free resources that will show you how to turn your mobile device into the helm of your business!

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