Are you looking to virtualize your franchise?
Today’s post runs down 5 beginner questions about implementing franchise software systems to start you on your learning journey.
What Is A Franchise Software System?
Simply put, a franchise software system is a collection of cloud-based tools used to manage operations and marketing, collect and analyze data, and generate business for your franchise.
It can be helpful to think of a franchise software system as traditional retail management software, only with executive-level capacities and more franchise-specific features. Thus, the typical franchise software system includes point of sale (POS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Order Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing & Receiving, Reporting, and data-driven Dashboard applications.
In addition to these features, most franchise software systems include specialized modules for franchise development, performance, and support, along with a private intranet and internal messaging system.
The FranchiseSoft franchise software system is made up of several modules, including:
- Franchise development
- Franchise performance
- Field service management
- Employee management
- Franchise management
- Franchise support
You can find more information plus video examples of our franchise software system in action here.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Franchise Software System?
In 2019, it’s generally agreed that it is practically impossible to manage a large franchise chain without a proper franchise software system in place.
Detailing the full benefits of our software solution is beyond the scope of this blog, but we can give you a glimpse and point you towards additional resources.
Some of the most popular benefits of using a franchise software system include:
- More opportunities for automation
- Enhanced lead generation capabilities
- Increased sales
- Improved customer satisfaction ratings
- Improved employee retention
- More data-driven and cost-effective marketing
- Inventory and supply chain optimization
- Simplified communications to maintain cross-chain integrity
How Much Does A Franchise Software System Cost?
The cost of each franchise software system varies depending on multiple factors. Different companies may offer roughly equivalent solutions at shockingly disparate prices. Modular software systems can be scaled up or down to fit different budgets.
Your best bet is to shop around and compare. Call 888-302-3676 to discuss your needs and get a free quote from the FranchiseSoft team.
What Is The Best Franchise Software System?
“Best” is a highly subjective term. However, there are a few things that all the best franchise software systems have in common:
- Complete franchise solution–everything from marketing to field service management rolled into a single app
- Multi-industry flexibility–works for any franchise
- Suitability for both franchisors and franchisees–both front-line and executive-level solutions
- Designed by and for franchise owners–specific, experience-driven solutions with no guesswork
- Responsive support and ongoing development–avoid “dead” software at all costs
Do I Need Tech Skills To Operate A Franchise Software System?
No. Basic computer and mobile app skills will be helpful, but quality franchise software systems include quality user training. FranchiseSoft offer comprehensive tutorials and tech support services.
Book A Free Franchise Software System Walkthrough
Ready to learn more about what franchise software systems can do for your business?
Visit https://www.franchisesoft.com/contact-us or call 888-302-3676 today to book your virtual trial with a FranchiseSoft representative. This is 100% free and there is never any sales pressure–we just want to explain how we can help, and what to look for in a franchise software system.