Signarama Canada first global franchise group to rollout solution

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TORONTO, January 29, 2015 —CoursePeer Inc. and National Franchise Group have partnered to launch Franchise University, a service offering global franchise groups a powerful cloud-based training and collaboration solution for their franchisees. Signarma Canada, the global sign industry leader ranked 28th on Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Global Franchises list, is among the first brands to join.

CoursePeer, a University of Toronto and MaRS Innovation company that provides learning and collaboration solutions for enterprise and government, will begin a full rollout of Franchise University solution for Signarama in the first quarter of 2015.

“Training a new hire and retraining existing employees can be very difficult and a time-consuming task for a franchise operator. Cloud-based approved training allows staff to be trained and retrained without losing focus on the franchise’s daily operations,” said Ghassan Barazi, CEO of National Franchise Group.

CoursePeer’s platform allows organizations to design and upload advanced training curriculum for the various departments while leveraging its authoring tools. Additionally, off-the-shelf training courses are available in marketing, sales, customer service, project management, and other topics. CoursePeer was launched and incorporated through the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology program (UTEST)’s first cohort; the company announced apartnership focused on increasing civic-engagement with municipal issues involving several Greater Toronto Area municipalities in 2014.

“Franchise University provides a cloud infrastructure for any franchisee to offer training programs, but also to offer the tools to efficiently collaborate and transfer knowledge among all stakeholders, creating a more productive environment on a global scale,” said Hadi Aladdin, co-founder and CEO of CoursePeer Inc. “We look forward to delivering a successful integration for Signarma Canada.”

The official website for Franchise University is:

About CoursePeer
CoursePeer provides learning, collaboration and decision-making solutions for enterprise, government and academia. Corporations use CoursePeer’s cloud solutions to offer employee training, certification, intranet, long-term advanced performance assessment and powerful knowledge capture and analysis tools.

About National Franchise Group
National Franchise Group owns the Canadian master franchise rights for Signarama and Plan Ahead Events. National Franchise Group provides franchising opportunities along with training, ongoing support and guidance to their Canadian franchisees who offer clients superlative signage services or creative event planning services.

About Signarama
Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under United Franchise Group, the Global Leader for Entrepreneurs. As part of the $49-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for more than two decades.