Soul Origin is Australia’s fastest growing fresh food franchise. It offers a healthy fast food option with a fantastic selection of gourmet sandwiches, wraps, salads and more! The first Soul Origin store opened in 2011. Five years down the track they now have 52 stores open throughout NSW, the ACT, QLD and Victoria. In addition, Soul Origin has plans to expand to 200 franchises across the country by 2019. To facilitate rapid growth, the company felt it was time to invest in the infrastructure and internal software solutions to manage their expansion.
While this type of rapid growth is great for business, it can cause issues. Especially when it comes to managing and reporting financials. Many businesses who are at this stage of growth realise that their current financial software simply can’t handle the pace. A franchise business model means running multiple business units simultaneously. Which makes it extremely important to have access to bookkeeping and payroll software that simplifies accounting without limiting features. In the beginning, Soul Origin chose MYOB AccountRight which was perfectly suited to manage all branches individually at the time.
Facing rapid growth, Soul Origin realised they needed a system that could be accessed across the country. By bringing MYOB Advanced together with MYOB AccountRight, Soul Origin was able to see the benefits of this technology within franchises. Working in the cloud meant that they were able to make decisions fast and efficiently. A smooth implementation of MYOB Advanced by Kilimanjaro Consulting, followed by integration with MYOB AccountRight meant that each franchise is connected, providing a single overview of the company. Soul Origin has gone from having simple and time-consuming reporting, spending many hours on manual processes, to using this precious time to focus on customers and having live visibility across every branch.
Read more about what moving to the cloud has done for one of the fastest growing food franchises in Australia.