Our Top Picks

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CampaignDrive
CampaignDrive is a web-based marketing and enterprise management tool. The software provides a platform where franchisees can carry out online ad campaigns with ease through cool built-in templates and design capabilities.

It supports multiple integrations for the creation of emails, newsletters, landing pages, and ads and performs market analytics. Additionally, the system acts as a central sales and marketing data center accessible by the franchisor and franchisees.

CampaignDrive also features an online store to help increase the volume of sales and reach a wider market.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Enhanced campaign management tools
  • Advanced integrations for emails, newsletters, and web landing pages
  • Flexible online store and marketing capabilities

Cons

  • More expensive than leading competitors

What Customers Are Saying

CampaignDrive's flexibility, all-in-one marketing platform, and excellent customer service support are popular with customers who like the cool features that come with the software. Some users commented that they wished the program was easier to use, particularly when creating templates and assigning assets to them.

Summary

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CampaignDrive
  • Starting Price
    • Bronze:
    • $2,700/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    No
  • Commission Management
    No
  • Franchise Intranet
    No
  • Job Scheduling
    No
Chetu provides customized cohesive management solutions for enterprises. It's an all-in-one platform that assists in employee management, job scheduling, employee commissions, automated restocking, resource management, and market evaluations.

The software features an intranet system for franchisees' engagements and provides improved training and onboarding processes for franchisees. Chetu readily integrates with customer relationship management (CRM) systems, accounting tools, and ERP systems to provide an all-around management solution.

Additional features include the ability to send timely reports that provide operational insight and transparency to franchisors.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • All-in-one employee management solutions
  • Powerful integrations and accounting tools
  • Real-time reports that provide operational insight

Cons

  • Slow response time may slow down projects
  • Learning to use internet-based tools remotely may be challenging

What Customers Are Saying

Chetu's price point, responsive customer service team, and robust automation scripts appeal to users who comment that the real-time franchise reports, PHP productivity, and intuitive software are useful to managing their franchise operations. However, many commented that there's a minor language barrier when working with Chetu's customer support.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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ClassJuggler
ClassJuggler is online management software designed for enterprises that provide regularly occurring classes, such as education, gym, dance, and swimming. The software assists franchisees in operation management, scheduling, and reporting to the franchisor and offers an online training platform.

Franchisors benefit greatly through interactive reporting tools, automated billing, and accounting services. The system also provides an integrated CRM system by maintaining and analyzing clients' data. ClassJuggler is easy to use and can be launched on any device with just a few clicks.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Real-time payment processing system
  • Trial version available
  • Affordable franchise management tools

Cons

  • Limited website templates
  • Challenging to learn during initial setup
  • No free version

What Customers Are Saying

ClassJuggler's flexible invoicing solutions, real-time payment processing system, and innovative management tools are popular with customers, many of whom state that the software's support is well worth the cost and especially helpful in managing franchise operations and streamlining bookkeeping tasks. Users appreciate the mobile-friendly platform that comes with the software.

Summary

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ClassJuggler
  • Starting Price
    • $44.95/month/up to 150 students
    • $49.95/month/up to 300 students
    • $54.95/month/up to 450 students
    • $59.95/month/up to 600 students
    • $64.95/month/up to 750 students
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial and Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    No
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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Collaborate Cloud
Collaborate Cloud helps franchisees realize growth through collaboration, data management, and sharing workflows. The software provides a favorable platform for operation management, supply chain management, inventory optimization, and networking through an intranet system.

With elaborate coordination between people, processes, and products, improved productivity can be achieved while still ensuring transparency and franchisee satisfaction. Collaborate Cloud smoothly integrates with your existing systems to automate accounting, communications, and other business operations.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Real-time data management tools
  • Seamless inventory optimization
  • Enhanced intranet network

Cons

  • Limited features and functions in the chat section

What Customers Are Saying

Collaborate Cloud's flexibility, intuitive website, and advanced file sharing tools appeal to customers who comment that the myriad of options is well worth the flat-rate monthly fee. Customers like being able to automate their work tasks, delegate projects, and track ongoing progress using the Collaborate Cloud software.

Summary

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Collaborate Cloud
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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Enterprise Retail Suite
Enterprise Retail Suite from Cybex Systems is software designed to offer point-of-sale (POS) solutions for stores to promote efficiency and customer engagement. The software automates functions such as inventory management, marketing, pricing and sales, and employee incentives management.

Enterprise Retail Suite automatically collects, organizes, and stores customer data, forming a credible CRM system for enhanced customer service. With a live dashboard and on-demand reports, a franchiser gets a clear insight into how each store is performing.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Enhanced forecasting and statistical tools
  • Seamless inventory optimization
  • Experienced tech support

Cons

  • No free version
  • No trial version

What Customers Are Saying

Enterprise Retail Suite's functionality, ease of use, and custom reporting tools are popular with customers who really like the software's accounting options and stock integration platform. Users note that it allows the system to replenish stores quickly and accurately for desired inventory.

Summary

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Enterprise Retail Suite
  • Starting Price
    • Cybex POS: $60/month
    • Retail Dashboard: $60/month
    • Cybex HQ: $80/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Not Provided
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    No
Erply is a versatile business tool that features built-in functions like POS, self-checkout, inventory control, and invoicing, all available on a live dashboard. It comes with an online store provision to allow enterprises to reach more clients and realize growth.

The software supports integration with e-commerce platforms, accounting tools, and online payment systems, providing all-around business management. Additionally, Erply is accessible on any device, allowing franchisers to observe business performance 24/7.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Cloud-based POS system for retailers of any size
  • Multi-store functionality and real-time dashboard
  • Comprehensive inventory management

Cons

  • No free version
  • Back-end interface is clunky
  • Customer service can be slow

What Customers Are Saying

Erply's flexibility, robust stock management tools, and comprehensive e-commerce platform are valued by users who rely on this program to grow and manage their retail businesses. Customers comment that they appreciate the company's point of sale tools and seamless technology.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Point of Sale: $19/month
    • Inventory for e-Commerce: $39/month
    • Inventory + Retail POS: $69/month
    • Franchise and Chain:
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    60-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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Focus e-RMS
Focus e-RMS is management software custom-built for the hotel and restaurant industry. It's armed with multiple features aimed at improving how hotel businesses are run.

These features include a POS system, inventory control, booking, and table reservation system, customizable online menu, and dynamic reporting. With accurate reports and a live dashboard, management will be able to see staff performance, sales analysis, and inventory to facilitate timely, insight-guided decision-making.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Designed for hotel and restaurant industry
  • Advanced inventory control
  • Comprehensive booking and reservation system

Cons

  • No free version
  • No trial version

What Customers Are Saying

Focus e-RMS' functionality, advanced inventory control tools, and comprehensive booking and reservation system rank high for customers who use this software to manage and grow their hotel and restaurant businesses. Some customers said this program is fast, cost-efficient, and well worth the cost.

Summary

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Focus e-RMS
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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FranchiseBlast
FranchiseBlast is a management solution aimed at empowering franchisees in conducting daily operations in the enterprise. It provides a platform for scheduling and executing franchisee audits, evaluate performance, and carry out improvement training.

The software also comes with an intranet system, an online store, and automated inventory management. With over a dozen integrations, the software is compatible with your existing productivity tools. Above all, the company offers 24-hour online support to help you every step of the way.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Enhanced management tools
  • Seamless technology
  • 24-hour online support and customer service

Cons

  • The mobile functions need updating

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like FranchiseBlast's flexibility, sophisticated tools, and excellent 24-hour customer service support. Many users comment that the software's ability to store documents in one central place is well worth the cost. Customers also like the third-party integrations, which let them conduct audits and generate daily reports.

Summary

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FranchiseBlast
  • Starting Price
    • Management: $10/month/location
    • Quality: $25/month/location
    • Coaching: $50/month/location
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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FranConnect
FranConnect is cloud-based software providing solutions to franchise enterprises in the management of personnel, operations, and communications. FranConnect brings sales, operations, finance, and all other departments together on a central platform for data sharing and efficient performance evaluation.

This software comes with a CRM module to assist in targeted marketing, communication with customers, and tracking customers' orders and deliveries. Additionally, FranConnect is available on all devices, including iOS, Android, and a web-based platform.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Efficient data sharing platform
  • Compatible with Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows
  • Customizable franchisee platform with robust reporting tools

Cons

  • May be more expensive than similar competitors

What Customers Are Saying

FranConnect's flexibility, affordable plans, and intuitive design are popular with franchise customers who use the fully loaded software program to automate tasks, track activity sales, and monitor compliance. For business leaders who use this software, its customer service and third-party integrations provide excellent tools for growing and managing people and sales.

Summary

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FranConnect
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
Jolt is a personnel management software system that brings out the best of your employees, even when you're not around. The software promotes accountability and productivity through a centralized management system.

The system provides a platform where you can prepare a work schedule and allocate tasks to your staff. Individual staff members check-in and carry out the tasks allocated. Users can monitor the operation progress remotely from a smartphone, a tablet, or any other device.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Tablet-based software
  • Real-time access at daily operations from desktop or mobile platform
  • Drag-and-drop schedule builder

Cons

  • Lack of daily text reminders or other notifications
  • Unable to sync with iPhone calendar

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like Jolt's intuitive website, real-time daily reports, and drag-and-drop schedule builder. A few commented that they wish there was an integration to track paid time off and vacation hours. Some noted it would be helpful to have the option to send the schedule to select employees instead of the entire staff.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    No
  • Commission Management
    No
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    No
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Marketing 360
Marketing 360 is a marketing platform that assists franchisees in boosting sales, handling contact management, and doing search engine optimized campaigns. The software comes with an online store complete with an easy, secure payment system.

With an elaborate CRM system, you'll be able to handle referrals, leads, customers, and partners easily with targeted marketing via emails and text messages. The system allows you to comfortably keep track of operations and performance of the different stores under your franchise from a singular platform.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Elaborate referral system and advanced marketing tools
  • Excellent customer service and support
  • Customizable website

Cons

  • Lacks intuitive dashboard
  • Fee structure is confusing

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like Marketing 360's sophisticated search engine optimization campaigns, customizable website options, and advanced marketing tools. Many comment that the software's ability to manage an online store with an easy, secure payment system is a plus. More than a dozen users raved about the top-notch customer service support offered by the company.

Summary

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Marketing 360
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Not provided
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    No
  • Franchise Intranet
    No
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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mHelpDesk
mHelpDesk is a field operations management tool aimed at helping enterprises automate functions such as communications, scheduling, invoicing, and reporting. The software comes with an off-line mode, allowing field agents to continue with operations even when they're in areas without network connectivity.

It's available on Android, iOS, and a cloud-based website. The software also features built-in integrations for QuickBooks, calendar, and email, among others, to support productivity.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Powerful automation tools
  • Enhanced communications, scheduling, and invoicing system
  • Compatible with Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows

Cons

  • Limited options with third-party credit card integrations
  • May be more expensive than similar competitors

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like the automated billing tasks, intuitive design, and ability to create custom reports. They also mention that the software is easy to use on mobile and PC and has a nice user interface.

Summary

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mHelpDesk
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    No
  • Commission Management
    No
  • Franchise Intranet
    No
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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Naranga Franchise Software
Naranga offers intuitive management solutions to franchises. It assists in staff management, job scheduling, marketing, sales analytics, and auditing.

This tool provides franchisers with real-time visibility on how different franchise locations are performing including live stats, reporting, and instant communication with employees. The system is GPS- enabled and allows you to manage staff remotely.

Users can create job tasks on the platform and allocate them to teams, and they can log in and perform the tasks without being physically supervised.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Intuitive management solutions
  • Real-time progress and live updates on multiple locations
  • Seamless technology with GPS-activated staff monitoring

Cons

  • Learning new program can be challenging

What Customers Are Saying

Customers say the innovative Naranga Franchise Software program is easy to use, reliable, and extremely lightweight. Users like that the program's sophisticated remote technology allows them to monitor employees from different locations, and they say it makes it well worth the cost.

Summary

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Naranga Franchise Software
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial and Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    No
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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ServiceM8
ServiceM8 is an operations management tool for field-based enterprises like gardening, landscaping, and construction. The software provides reliable communication media, operations management solutions, and real-time tracking of job progress and staff location.

Franchisers can schedule jobs and allocate tasks to staff. The system automatically routes and directs the site they've been allocated on their mobile devices. Once through, the teams can take photos and videos of the end product on the platform for reference purposes.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Designed for gardening, landscaping, and construction companies
  • Advanced scheduling system
  • Seamless technology

Cons

  • Lacks robust notification and past due system
  • Lacks ability to invoice more than one job per client during a calendar month

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like the company's affordable price point and ability to manage tasks, view appointments on any mobile device, and automatically track time on site. The program's sophisticated credit card payment system and customizable emails are a hit with customers, who say the software is well worth the cost.

Summary

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ServiceM8
  • Starting Price
    • Starter: $29/month/franchisee
    • Growing: $79/month/franchisee
    • Premium: $149/month//franchisee
    • Premium Plus:
    • $349/month/franchisee
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    No
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    No
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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Shortcuts
Shortcuts is cloud-based software that offers customized modules to assist in the running and operation of salons, barbershops, and spas. Whether managing a single location or a large chain with multiple locations, the software provides solutions in marketing, staff management, appointment scheduling, and CRM service.

Customers can schedule appointments online through a booking module to streamline service delivery. Additionally, the software can be deployed on iOS, Android, Windows, and a web-based platform, ensuring connectivity via all digital devices.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Cloud-based software
  • Ability to monitor multiple locations
  • Robust online booking system

Cons

  • Complicated program to teach new users

What Customers Are Saying

Shortcuts' flexibility, user-friendly platform, and real-time online booking system are appreciated by customers who use this powerful franchise software tool. Many say the functionality is well worth the cost of the software. Users comment that they like the option to monitor employees in multiple locations.

Summary

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Shortcuts
  • Starting Price
    • Shortcuts Live: $29/month
    • Essentials: $94/month
    • Evolve: $169/month
    • Elevate: $219/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    No
  • Job Scheduling
    No
Vonigo is designed to assist in managing operations for enterprises in the service industry. Businesses like cleaning services, pest control, home repairs, and plumbing can benefit from automated scheduling, job orders, invoicing, and elaborate CRM services.

Vonigo is powerful in its ability to automate all business operations from customers placing orders online, including service delivery, to the point the customer is satisfied and pays online directly to the company's account. The software is accessible across all digital devices.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Powerful automation tools
  • Enhanced invoicing, scheduling, and billing platform
  • Compatible with all digital devices

Cons

  • No free version
  • No trial version

What Customers Are Saying

Vonigo makes it easy for users to automate tasks and schedule emails, appointments, and calls. Many state that having the ability to streamline communications is a game-changer for them. Those who use the franchise management software say customer support is very positive and responsive.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Starter: $98/month/user
    • Professional: $119/month/user
    • Premium: $139/month/user
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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Waterstreet
Waterstreet is a cloud-based franchise management software that drives growth through operations management and insight-guided decision-making. The software provides solutions in marketing, sales tracking, invoicing, contact database, and performance analytics.

Waterstreet provides a platform where data on customers, sales, and communications from different franchisees is gathered at a centralized location. With automated restocking, job scheduling, reporting, and staff management, you'll be able to see how all the stores under your franchise are performing.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Excellent billing, invoicing, and scheduling tools
  • User-friendly
  • Mac and Windows compatible

Cons

  • May be more expensive than similar competitors

What Customers Are Saying

Waterstreet's flexibility, innovative tools, and ease of use are popular with purchasers, helping to make this franchise management software cost-effective. Customers also appreciate the real-time reporting tools, which let them analyze key metrics critical to the health of the franchise they operate.

Summary

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Waterstreet
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
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Way We Do
Way We Do is software that enables franchisors to come up with standard operating procedures (SOP) to act as a business manual for all your franchisees. Clearly defined procedures and protocols are derived and incorporated into the business for a natural flow of operations and information.

Management can assign duties, create reminders, and supervise the progress remotely on the platform. The software comes with multiple integrations for accounting tools, communication systems, and other productivity tools.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Customizable dashboard
  • Enhanced real-time reports
  • Free trial available

Cons

  • Monthly user fee might be expensive

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like Way We Do software and its customizable dashboard, enhanced real-time reports, and automated tasks. Many say its flexible platform and intuitive website are well worth the cost. Those who use it to train new staff members find the option to update current staff with policies and procedures especially helpful.

Summary

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Way We Do
  • Starting Price
    • Entry: $25/month/1st team member + $8/month/addtional team member
    • Growth: Custom Quote
    • Enterprise: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    No
  • Commission Management
    No
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes
zeeHIVE provides intranet communication solutions for franchise enterprises. This is particularly important for lead creation, advertisement, job scheduling, and sales tracking.

The software also comes with a CRM module to help collect client data and identify patterns for targeted ads. This software integrates with accounting tools, Microsoft productivity tools, and online payment systems to provide you with a sustainable e-commerce platform with better accounting and auditing capabilities.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Cloud-based program accessible from anywhere on the web
  • User-friendly interface
  • Intuitive website design

Cons

  • No free trial available

What Customers Are Saying

Administrators who use zeeHIVE to manage communications for tracking sales, auditing, and lead generation say they like the innovative software. Many users commented that the customizable tools, affordability, and excellent customer service are helpful to managing and growing their businesses.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Essentials: $250/month
    • The Hive: $10/month/location
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    No
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    No
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Zoho Creator
Zoho Creator is a franchise management software system that provides a platform for the automation of workflows. With Zoho, you'll be able to manage staff, schedule work, and optimize inventory through an automated reorder system.

The software enables franchisors to remotely oversee operations from different stores. To help your enterprise grow, Zoho comes with a fully integrated online store where you can reach more customers. With real-time reporting and a live dashboard, users are able to see how their network is performing at all times.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Visually appealing interface
  • Free version available
  • Trial membership available

Cons

  • Many customizable options can make it overwhelming to navigate

What Customers Are Saying

Zoho Creator's functionality, ease of use, and affordability are popular with customers. Many comment that the software's customer service support and ability to customize mobile apps make it well worth the cost. Customers note that users don't have to have the best programming skills to use this software.

Summary

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Zoho Creator
  • Starting Price
    • Basic: $10/month/user
    • Premium: $20/month/user
    • Ultimate: $35/month/user
  • Free Trial/Demo
    15-Day Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Automatic Re-ordering
    Yes
  • Commission Management
    Yes
  • Franchise Intranet
    Yes
  • Job Scheduling
    Yes

How We Chose The Best Franchise Management Software

Franchise management software is aimed at facilitating the smooth operations of a franchise. This system provides a platform for transparent oversight by both parties, allowing them to gain visibility on marketing, sales, inventory, operations, and overall business performance.

With so many enterprise management solutions flooding the market today, navigating through all of them is no easy task. To assist you in your selection, we’ve analyzed 20 of the best franchise management software based on three key criteria.

Features

Features to look out for include a franchise intranet system, provision for an online store, and automatic reordering. 

Franchise intranet features are especially important as they connect different franchisees under the same franchisor to a central network. This creates a platform for brainstorming and sharing ideas on how to run their respective enterprises.

Software that comes with a provision for an online store helps accelerate the growth of the business. With most businesses moving online, you'll be able to reach a wider clientele as well as modernize operations.

Lastly, a good software system should help you in optimizing inventory. An automated reorder feature identifies reorder levels and places orders to prevent you from running out of stock.

Integrations

Built-in integrations for productivity tools and business systems help improve the efficiency of the management software. The software should seamlessly connect with accounting tools, communication systems, CRM systems, and other tools used alongside franchise management software for smooth operations.

Reports

The system should be able to provide you with timely reports on financials, market analysis, and general performance of your enterprise as reports are integral in making insight-driven business decisions for the growth of the franchise.