News & Product Updates

The Group Communication module is now ready. This new module makes it simple to send group emails and SMS's to anyone stored within the FranchiZeManager - that includes contacts, leads, recruitment candidates and of course Franchisees. The Group Communications module walks you through a very simple 4 step process: 1. Create a Target List of people you want to send your communication to. You can search and filter on any fields you...

Hatch is the exclusive distributor of the FranchiZe Profile in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. For those who don't know the FranchiZe Profile (www.franchise-profiles.com.au) it is an online franchisee recruitment profiling tool that is used to select high performing franchise candidates. We have just finished the first part of integrating the FranchiZeManager and the FranchiZe Profile. Right now you can send a candidate a profile invitation from within the...

We just released a new Optional module for Stock Ordering. This great little module allows you (the Franchisor) to load up a list of stock items, categorise them, put on prices and even add pictures of the items. The Franchisees can create and submit an order form by selecting items and quantities. There's a notes section, an inbuilt commenting system (to try and cut down on those dreaded back and forth...

We have been asked by a few off shore clients when our international version is coming out. The answer is "very soon". The technology is basically ready. We mostly need to sort out invoicing and support. So when is that? We're aiming for late October 2010. We are also investigating releasing our first multilingual versions, one in Chinese and another Japanese. Our platform is already capable of managing multiple languages/locales,...

We have officially launched the new version of the FranchiZeManager. We have moved the first 3 clients across to the new system and the feedback received has been very positive. The best parts (based on client feedback) appear to be the simpler (and more colourful) interface plus the speed improvement. We will continue to approach existing FranchiZeManager clients on the old platform to hopefully transition everyone across by the end...