As a leading Australian franchise organisation, Foodco’s finance team have to manage a complex revenue model across several brands that are constantly expanding as new franchisees join the Foodco Group under the Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue banners. In the past three years, staff numbers at head office have grown from 35 to 75 and the numbers of franchisees have expanded from 205 to 260. As the company expanded rapidly and the finance team was tasked with more responsibilities, the workload was increasing exponentially and existing accounting package wasn’t keeping up.
Foodco Group put out a tender for a new financial solution package. After evaluating four leading packages, they chose Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) and Professional Advantage was selected as the implementation partner.