3rd September: $2,000,000 franchise relief funding for support COVID affected groups. Click here for details.

Franchise system
relief fund

Op Central's $2,000,000 relief fund has been established to assist groups impacted by COVID.

About Op Central

Op Central is an Australian owned software company, with a cloud based system to help franchisors provide support and resources to their franchisees and staff.

Our software and systems drive network-wide improvements in compliance, internal communication, HR practices and the often challenging relationships between franchisors and their franchisees.

Train your staff with engaging programs, flexible assessment options and SPOT (Single Point of Truth) instructional content.
Create, share and update operational, marketing, HR, and OH & S policies and procedures to drive compliance and consistency.
Recruit, onboard, engage, inspire and support your people throughout their entire employment lifecycle.
Forms and auditing software with custom reporting to help you reduce risk, report incidents and improve operations.
A purpose built relationship manager, to help all your locations work together in perfect harmony.

Franchise sector usage during COVID-19

Since COVID restrictions began back March, franchisors have been using Op Central in record volumes to provide their franchisees with support, information and operational guidance.

Policy Updates (718% increase)

When franchisors update a policy or procedure, relevant people are notified and required to sign-off to confirm that they’ve read the update. Quiz questions can be included to ensure that each update has been understood.

Engagement Surveys (576% increase)

Staff and franchisees are sent a recurring monthly / weekly engagement survey to provide their business with valuable insights into how everybody is feeling, and where they may need further support or resources.

Franchisee Self-Audits (491% increase)

In an effort to reduce face-to-face site visits, franchisors have been encouraging franchisees to use our ‘self-audit’ feature. They simply fill in a pre-built form, with each question needing a verification photo to be uploaded.

$2,000,000 franchise relief fund

Our way of supporting franchisors so that they can support their franchisees during COVID.

Background

We first announced $200,000 in relief funding to help our existing clients in April 2020. We have now extended this fund by an additional $1,800,000 to support all franchisors affected by COVID.

Distribution

The relief fund provides free access to Op Central's software for affected franchise groups as follows:

  • $0 setup, onboarding and data migration fees
  • $0 monthly licence fees until 2021
  • 25% discounted monthly licence fees for 12 months

This will provide between $4,000 & $80,000 in fee waivers and concessions (depending on group size). More importantly it represents a rare chance to adopt the gold standard at no cost.

Eligibility

The industries eligible for the full concessions above are;

  • Restaurants, bars & cafes
  • Gyms / fitness
  • Retail
  • Real estate
  • Construction
  • Home services
  • Aged care
  • Child care
  • Medical
  • Beauty / personal care salons
  • Education

Franchise groups outside of these industries are still encouraged to apply, as those applicants will still be assessed on a case by case basis.



Note 01/12/2020: This franchise relief fund is no longer accepting new applicants.

We are proud to support franchise groups of all shapes and sizes

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