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Stop Growing Pains with Modern Franchise Solutions

Stop Growing Pains with Modern Franchise Solutions

If your franchise made it to the scaling stage, congratulations!

You’re among the lucky 10-20% that survives the product/market fit phase. And you’re probably riding a high–every day is further validation that you laid the proper groundwork and “struck gold” with a proven franchise process that could be deployed for different people in different localities.

But when you reach the scaling phase, the goal posts move; what was once the finish line is now the starting line. Growing pains set in.

Don’t worry–modern franchise solutions are here to help.

Today’s post explains how FranchiseSoft helps franchisors overcome 3 of the most common franchise growing pains.

How Do I Manage All These People?

Your franchise is expanding and that means the roster is growing, too.

For individual franchisees, our modern franchise solutions provide serious functionality, whether you want to micromanage things or prefer to automate:

  • Simplified Scheduling. Using the Field Service Management or Employee Management modules, users can create and assign jobs/shifts to staff members from any device, and notify all involved parties (client, franchisee, and staff member) with a single click. Our software lets you instantly geo-locate staff and monitor their availability in real-time so you can assign work faster and more efficiently. Then, from any mobile device, staff can review, confirm, or reject assigned jobs, depending on your internal process.You can automate the whole scheduling process, too, if that’s more your speed. Simply authorize your staff to manage their own schedules, and let our modern franchise solutions keep things on track. Employees can set availability and trade shifts as needed. Automatic alerts are sent whenever scheduling conflicts, overtime hours, or unfilled jobs appear. Schedules update in real life and are 100% secure on the cloud, reducing the risk of misplaced hours and schedule-related absence.

For franchisors, managing the entire franchise family can be quite a challenge without modern franchise solutions.

But our Franchise Performance module makes it easy. These are just a few of the features we offer franchisors trying to manage the whole franchise family:

  • Simple management of processing royalties and other fees
  • ACH integration in processing royalties
  • Manage of Franchise Count for Item 20 in the FDD
  • Easy management of franchise areas and territories
  • Fast and easy collection of P&L data for all units
  • Intuitive dashboards to track and analyze franchise unit KPIs at a glance
  • Dynamic, automated reports flagging potential problems and highlighting opportunities

How Do I Find Time for Winning Research and Analysis?

Diligent research and analysis is what separated you from the pack before, but now that your business is growing you don’t have the time you used to.

What are you supposed to do now? Hire expensive internal analysts? Plow forward and improvise?

With modern franchise solutions, the answer is automation. There’s simply no reason to burn business hours combing over siloed reports like the old days.

FranchiseSoft automatically synthesizes key performance indicators and other business data from all branches of your business. Plus you can monitor every detail in real-time using our intuitive dashboards.

How Do I Avoid Getting Bogged Down with Support Duties?

Once again, the answer is automation.

FranchiseSoft lets you upload helpful reference materials and FAQs in private digital libraries, create training courses to troubleshoot common problems, set up a variety of automated support services, and streamline intra-franchise support by connecting the entire franchise family on a consolidated messaging app that works for SMS, email, and phone calls.

Learn More About Modern Franchise Solutions

Visit https://www.franchisesoft.com to book a consultation and start a free walkthrough with a member of our team!

Level-Up Your Franchise Marketing in 2018

Level-Up Your Franchise Marketing in 2018

Today’s post runs down 3 ways our franchise marketing software can level-up your sales, branding, and lead generation efforts in 2018.

Automated Reports and Powerful Analytics

Diligent research is the secret to high-level franchise marketing.

The most powerful and cost-effective campaigns are those designed with key data in-hand:

  • Who wants my product (or is interested in my franchise opportunity)?
  • What ads does my target audience respond to?
  • When is my target audience most responsive to advertising?

When you have this data in-hand, your ads generate more results for less.

Traditional market research takes a lot of time and effort. Surveys, phone interviews, questionnaires, and focus groups aren’t easy, and they only tell half the story.

Our franchise marketing software automates reporting across all modules, then synthesizes the results in clear summaries according to a schedule you set. Almost everything you do using our franchise marketing software–from lead conversations to PPC ads to email marketing campaigns–is recorded and laid out for easy review, and since data is pooled from all modules, your analysis is never siloed.

Coordinate Multi-Unit Marketing with A Few Clicks

With FranchiseSoft, it’s easy to keep everyone running their campaigns out of the same franchise marketing playbook.

Our Intranet Module allows owners to upload hard-earned marketing metrics, campaign goals, keyword info, PPC tactics, and everything else you need to a secure digital library that authorized users can access anytime, anywhere. In this way, franchisees get access to foolproof reference material to keep marketing campaigns coordinated, and can pool valuable data and best practices for collective growth. And don’t worry about “needle in a haystack syndrome”–our advanced search functions make it easy to retrieve the information you need fast.

The Intranet Module also simplifies onboarding and marketing support. Franchisors can create and assign marketing training courses, FAQs, and troubleshooting documents to help new and experienced franchisees alike. Once training materials have been assigned, franchisors can oversee their franchisees’ progress and engagement with powerful backend metrics that increase accountability and transparency within the organization. And if that’s still not enough to keep your franchisees on-task with their marketing training, automatic alerts can be set up to remind them of upcoming training course deadlines.

Simplify Budgeting and Marketing Fee Management

If your franchise offers marketing services and lead generation for franchisees, tracking fees for services rendered is imperative. Accurate marketing fee invoice and budget management is good for everyone; the franchisor gets a more cost-efficient operation, and the franchisee feels better seeing exactly what they’re paying for.

But managing marketing fees can become quite a headache when you’ve already got so many plates spinning. When you’re already trying to manage overall franchise performance, develop the brand, and collect franchise fees, time-saving solutions are worth their weight in gold.

Our franchise marketing software can help.

From the Franchisee List, franchisees can view parsed information on all finances, including marketing, tech, and royalty fees, to take in info required for big-picture budgetary decisions at a glance.

From here, franchisors can use fixed amount, percentage, and sliding scale/minimum parameters to automate billing and set up automatic alerts when actions are needed.

Everything worth your attention is compiled in detailed automated reports, and every aspect of your marketing fee management can be controlled on the go from your mobile device.

Plus our franchise marketing software automatically integrates with third-party applications for uninterrupted workflow.

Learn more about our franchise marketing solution at https://www.franchisesoft.com

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