Alliance Franchise Brands LLC has teamed with leading print industry software provider Aleyant to add Aleyant tFLOW to its one-of-a-kind technology WorkStreamSM platform. The system fully integrates sophisticated eCommerce, business management and workflow automation for its franchise network of 625-plus locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Previously, the franchise organization selected Aleyant Pressero™ as the web-to-print component to WorkStream. “Both Pressero and the tFLOW workflow product are open solutions that fit nicely into our overall technology architecture,” said Joe D’Aguanno, CTO of Alliance Franchise Brands. “Providing a competitive edge to our franchise network means choosing partners that understand our vision. We have found that with Aleyant’s world-class solutions.”
Greg Salzman, Aleyant President added, “These products enable franchise locations to accept an online order and automatically enter it into the center’s point of sale/MIS system. The file can then be pushed into production with minimal manual touches. This can be a differentiating factor in a competitive industry, as today’s print buyers demand speed, accuracy and simplicity from their print services providers.”
More than 30 franchise locations have been early adopters of the WorkStream platform, according to D’Aguanno, and are reporting positive outcomes. “The addition of tFLOW is the next evolutionary step in the deployment of our tip-to-tail technology package that will include eCommerce and web-to-print, a core MIS, and back-end workflow automation,” he added.
WorkStream is a centerpiece of the franchisor’s long-term vision for growth. “Our strategy to reduce the time associated with estimating, order entry and production activities through automation and shift it to client service allows both our franchise members and their clients to work on their businesses rather than in them,” said D’Aguanno.
“With a sales-driven model, our network provides greater value through consultation, understanding what clients are trying to accomplish to propose solutions that help them achieve a goal or solve a problem.”