More than 1,300 Focus Brands franchise locations across North America including Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s and Carvel, have successfully deployed Revel Systems’ cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) and management platform.
As a result of the implementation, Focus Brands can more effectively manage its franchises—both centrally and at the local franchisee level—from one platform. The solution is specifically designed for merchants with more complex needs, and provides an intuitive, secure and flexible technology platform.
“We are impressed by how positively Revel Enterprise has impacted our franchise locations. The ability to now easily manage multiple locations from anywhere, as well as the platform’s cost-effectiveness, are significant,” said Michael Verdesca, CIO, Focus Brands. “The data we’re pulling is now real-time and actionable, enabling us and our franchisees to make decisions with a definitive impact. The modern architecture and open platform also future-proofs our businesses.”
Key platform features allow Focus Brands to perform important tasks, such as setting up groups of restaurants, centrally controlling menus, generating brand-level reports in real-time, analyzing and managing ingredient inventory, and managing employee time and attendance. Revel Enterprise also enables each franchise to operate more efficiently as an independent business, while still allowing corporate oversight.
In partnership with the Focus Brands project team, Revel provided virtual and onsite professional services teams to manage the Revel Enterprise implementation and ensure a successful roll out over a six-month period.
Critical and value-add partner integrations were also essential to the Focus Brands deployment and easily enabled through Revel’s open API architecture. These include integrations with FreedomPay, which allows seamless, secure POS and payments processes, and Punchh gift card and loyalty programs.
To learn more about Revel Enterprise, visit the Revel Systems booth 1413 at the National Restaurant Association Show 2019.