Maximizing Efficiency With Financial Analysis in Retail

Consumer preferences can change as rapidly as a trending hashtag on social media. This constant shift in trends can hamper the profitability of businesses. This is why staying ahead of these ever-changing trends and making well-informed, timely decisions is crucial to seize the opportunities at hand. Nowhere is this reality more evident than in the retail industry.

However, a majority of multi-location retail franchises still rely on manual methods, such as spreadsheet-based calculations, to conduct financial analysis. In fact, in our recent survey report, we identified that a staggering 52% of respondents were using manual methods for financial data analysis, and manual intervention for creating financial reports is favored by 58% of respondents.

This is precisely the reason why a significant number of retail businesses struggle to accurately gauge the financial performance of their operations, especially when managing a complex multi-location franchise. The challenges are manifold, from consolidating data from various locations to interpreting it effectively. But there is a solution, and within this blog, we are set to explore how retailers can conduct in-depth financial analysis using smart financial analysis software.


PathQuest Solutions

We are a subsidiary of Pacific Accounting & Business Services aka PABS, a result-driven Blended Shore Outsourced Accounting Firm. For the last 15 years, PABS has been catering outsourced accounting services to small and medium businesses across diverse industry verticals. Being a leading outsourced accounting company, PABS offers accurate & premium quality accounting, bookkeeping, and financial reporting.

While eliminating the accounting woes of our clients, we realized something was missing, and guess what? We already knew the answer – PathQuest. At PathQuest, we help make your business better and reach its full potential by moving beyond the conventional finance and bookkeeping operations. Our goal is to empower businesses and franchise owners across diverse industries to excel in their accounting processes, ensuring accuracy and effortless financial accessibility at their fingertips.