March 03, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Bill Nolen, director of franchising for Truly Nolen of America, one of the nation's largest family-run and family-friendly pest control companies, has always strived to provide the proper tools for franchisees to be successful as independent business owners. With the addition of Sagefire throughout the company's franchise system, Nolen believes franchisees can maximize their operational effectiveness like never before.
The program has everything from an appointments calendar to an invoice proposal list to a business and accounting section, all of which are integrated among one another. By working as one complete unit, SageFire will help franchisees see prospects in their pipeline, know their call conversion rates, recognize their staff's productivity and automate the royalty reporting process.
"After searching for a way for franchisees to minimize their time managing their business while maximizing their success, I believe SageFire will forever simplify the sales management process," said Nolen.
Nolen tried the software at a pest control convention in October 2007 and was immediately struck by the many options that could be done at the click of a mouse.
"I was impressed with how simple it was to maneuver through the web-based program," said Nolen. "The last thing a franchisee wants is to get frustrated while going through their records."
As part of the program's rollout, Nolen said each franchisee will undergo training to help them become comfortable with the new program.
"We're excited that Truly Nolen has chosen to provide its franchisees with our secure, online all-in-one business flow tool that will help franchisees discover how much time and money they can save in managing their affairs," said J.P. O'Brien, CEO of SageFire.
Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America is one of the largest family owned pest control companies in the United States. Truly Nolen has 69 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of territories including California, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas as well as Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.trulynolen.com.