Automating this function (scheduling) lets these companies operate more productively and profitability.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
Appointment-Plus, the worldwide leader in mobile and online scheduling software, is experiencing an increased interest in its Scheduling Cloud™ Enterprise Solution among franchises seeking an automated solution to their booking processes.
This enthusiasm directly correlates with a Second Quarter 2013 update from the International Franchise Association (IFA) that shows the franchise industry will continue to outperform the economy as a whole and grow at a slightly faster rate than other businesses.
The update to The Economic Outlook for Franchise Businesses reveals:
- The number of U.S. franchises will increase by 1.5 percent in 2013.
- The number of jobs in franchise establishments will increase 2 percent 2013.
- Franchise product and service output in nominal dollars will increase 4.3 percent.
- The gross domestic product (GDP) of the franchise sector will increase to $472 billion in 2013.
As this sector strengthens, franchises needing a proven and reliable solution for managing their appointments are turning to the Appointment-Plus Scheduling Cloud™ service suite.
“Scheduling and managing appointments is a pivotal component of many franchises, especially service-based operations,” said Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “Automating this function lets these companies operate more productively and profitability.”
Among the franchise industries benefiting from the Appointment-Plus online enterprise scheduler are retail, automotive, business services and maintenance.
Having adopted CRM, CMS and other Web-based services such as Salesforce and WordPress into their operations, many franchises are already familiar with the benefit cloud technology such as Appointment-Plus brings to their processes.
The Appointment-Plus Scheduling Cloud™ engine provides an enterprise-level suite of services geared specifically to the needs of franchises. This includes high scalability, which allows for seamless scheduling across many locations and for large numbers of customers, staff and appointments. Implementing Appointment-Plus standardizes the scheduling process across all of a franchise’s locations, as opposed to each location implementing its own procedure.
Other benefits include:
- API functions.
- 24-hour, U.S.-based support.
- Dedicated business and support contacts.
- Robust reporting capabilities.
Learn how Appointment-Plus Scheduling Cloud™ can assist your enterprise. Call 888-772-6746.
About: Appointment-Plus is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based SaaS company and one of the 2013 CareerBuilder Top Companies to Work for in Arizona. They provide over 16 million people access to their online business management software, which specializes in appointment scheduling for customers, staff and resources.
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