Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 23, 2012 - As the popularity of cloud computing continues to rise, FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise technology and solutions, is rapidly expanding its client base of franchisors choosing to outsource their application development and hosting. In the last six months, FranConnect has added more than 20 new clients, including some of the world’s leading franchise brands: Famous Dave’s, Liberty Tax, Dairy Queen, Mrs. Fields Famous Brands and Title Boxing Club to name a few.
FranConnect has carved a niche in the franchise sector by developing solutions that streamline nearly every aspect of a franchised business, from franchise development to customer relationship management and franchisee local marketing.
“Cloud services allow franchisors and franchisees to access the applications and data, wherever and whenever necessary, to efficiently run their businesses,” said Amit Pamecha, founder and CEO of FranConnect. “We’re developing solutions to age-old challenges faced by franchisors on a daily basis, and as technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, more and more franchisors realize that outsourcing the development and hosting of management systems makes good business sense.”
According to a recent study by Bluewolf, Inc. cloud computing services are the fastest growing segment of IT outsourcing worldwide and are expected to grow 48.7% in 2012 to $5 billion, an increase of $1.6 billion from 2011. Within this arena, application hosting is becoming increasingly more popular with about 35% of companies saying they will outsource more in this area during the next year to 18 months.
Capitalizing on the trend of franchise companies looking to outsource management systems and application development and hosting, FranConnect has grown to become the world’s largest technology provider to franchise systems with over 450 franchise brands as customers. The company has enjoyed 20-30 percent increase in its customer base each year for the last eight years.
FranConnect is the leading provider of Franchise Management Systems as more than 450 brands use the company’s comprehensive systems to establish, grow and manage their franchise operations. FranConnect’s integrated suite of applications allows franchisors to manage all aspects of their operations including Franchise Sales, Marketing, Financial Data Collection and Analysis, Royalty Invoicing and Automated Funds Transfer, Contract and Legal Document Management, Customer Relationship Management, Help Desk, Franchisee Support, Online Training, Supply Management, Automated Ad-Builder, E-mail Marketing, Franchisee Websites, ZIP Code Locator Service, QuickBooks, Peachtree and POS Integration. For more information, visit http://www.franconnect.com.