Gain Control Over Your Expanding Franchise Business
Because franchise businesses grow fast, you know all about the challenges of maintaining an up-to-date, accurate information network across your entire business operation. This is where Windward Software's franchise management software can help.
The Windward System Five business management system incorporates franchise operations functionality that’s designed specifically for franchisees and franchisers to work and profit together.
Remain Flexible to Take Advantage of Opportunities
In today's fast paced business environment, flexibility allows you to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves. Thankfully, Windward Software's System Five Business Management software for franchise operations has the flexibility and rich feature set to take advantage. More than just retail? More than just service? Windward's Franchise Business Management Software has you covered!
- Control - Centralize your inventory control and pricing
- Control - Push price update network wide
- Control - Location level and centralized analytics
- Control - Centralized email campaigns
- Flexible - Sell inventory, service equipment and rent
- Flexible - Mobile solutions for sales and service
- Flexible - Offering local and cloud-based deployments
Centralized Inventory Setup and Pricing
Imagine a world where each your reporting is not at the mercy of each franchisee putting the correct product and pricing information in their business management system? If things are not entered the same, it becomes impossible to centrally report on what is selling and what is not. Imagine being able to:
- Push out new products instantly
- Change prices in the future;
- Order processing for multiple buying locations
Here's the best part: all of this information can be automatically distributed overnight, or in real-time, to other locations without disrupting regular business. The system uses various communication formats to send information to all stores while you sleep.
The franchise management software also allows you to quickly access each store operation from any location. Simply dial up any store and perform the system functions you require.
System Five Fits Your Needs
One of the great things about our franchise management software is that you can customize its features to fit your operations. System Five's multi-store module has extensive features and utilities for the multi-branch environment. We’ve designed it from the ground up to deliver seamless functionality, whether your company has two stores or 200.
Create a Master Store
Your business might have multiple locations, but it’s best to view your operation as a single enterprise. Our dealer management software helps you achieve this by consolidating all of your data into a single master store. For instance, it’s useful to have a master customer database because you never know when a client will walk into a different branch to shop. By having their account information available to all stores, they’ll receive faster service that’s tailored to their needs.
To manage your company-wide inventory, it helps to maintain a master item record store, as well as warehouse group inventory levels. In doing so, you’ll be better equipped to monitor direct store deliveries and warehouse distribution.
While operating multiple stores has its challenges, there are also benefits that can be realized by using dealer management software. If one store is short on a particular product, you can use either warehouse stock distribution or store transfers to make up the shortfall. Transfers can be performed manually or automatically, and it’s even possible to sell from one store and, with permission, have the item be collected later.
This teamwork approach also applies to your staff members. They can ‘float’ between branches without being lost in the payroll system.
Special Reports and Messages
Sometimes, you might need to share sensitive information with a specific branch or department. You can set permission levels to direct this information only to those who need it. You can also flag specific branches for various purposes, including reporting, collection or system letters.