Franchises & Buying Groups
Franchising is all about empowering the individual and leveraging their enthusiasm for the greater good of the group. But all too often franchise software systems fall short.[e]suite is different! It has a powerhouse of built-in features specifically designed for franchises and buying groups and the flexibility to really deliver on this promise.
First of all, [e]suite is a true multi entity accounting system. This means (if desired) you can provide your franchisees with a total accounting solution that has a live feedback to your consolidated system.
But the flexibility of the system is what sets [e]suite in a league of its own. Consider that all of the options below can be turned on or off or be configured to your requirements:
- Provide separate databases for each franchisee or run all franchisees out of a single consolidated database or both.
- And deploy these databases anywhere you want to – in a data centre, your office, at the branches – anywhere.
- Set up regional consolidated databases for area branch managers
- Provide real-time off-site backup for all databases (even multiple offsite backups)
- Enforce all transactions to be consolidated to head office or allow some transactions to be posted to the franchisee only or franchisor only
- Fully automate B2B processes between franchisor and franchisee for inventory transfers and/or B2B sales and purchases
- Transfer inventory at cost or sell inventory at a mark up
- Provision for consignment inventory with full accountability
- Unlimited price bands and currencies
- Provide centralised General Ledger codes or allow the franchisee to run their own GL
- Provide centralised management of stock and/or pricing
- Allow for franchisee to set and manage their own pricing
- Allow for franchisee to create local stock codes for items only they sell
Every franchise has a different structure and it is this difference that provides the competitive advantage. Whatever your franchise structure, [e]suite has the flexibility to provide an optimal solution that leverages your all-important competitive advantage.