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Improve Consistency by Automating Batch Review

Problem Changing requirements around labeling in the craft beer space has created added pressure on reporting, tracking and overall transparency throughout production processes to produce consistent quality products for end consumers. The nature of a brewing environment indicates that there will be variations in process, with inputs, outputs or both. Without visibility into your production…

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Transparency All in One Brewery Software

Transparency in the Craft Brewing Space: What is truly all in one software? Our VicinityBrew team attended Brewbound Sessions Brooklyn this past June and Keynote speaker Andy Thomas, CEO of the Craft Brewers Alliance opened the event with some: “Questions, not answers. Thoughts, not conclusions. Observations, not opinions” His first topic centered around being “trustworthy”…

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Truly Brewery Specific Software

There are a number of software solutions on the market that claim to be “Brewery Specific” – they speak in brewery terms like barrels and brew logs. They have educated their sales people to say all the right things and make all the right promises. But are these systems actually brewery specific software – and…

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Beer Costs – Identifying True Cost of Goods Sold

If you would like to learn more about how VicinityBrew can help identify your cost of goods sold please do not hesitate to contact our team!

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Looking to invest in brewery management software?

5 ways to justify brewery management software

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Avoid the Pitfalls of Excel for Breweries

While Excel is a great tool for analysis and to represent data, Excel is an awful database for breweries. Have you ever spent hours scrolling through Excel spreadsheets? There are a lot of nice things about Excel for Breweries: It’s convenient: if you have Microsoft Office, you already have it. The odd’s are you’re familiar…

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Have You Really Outgrown QuickBooks Online?

When does a brewery outgrow QuickBooks Online? VicinityBrew QuickBooks integration enhances your inventory control options! Most companies in general, including breweries, start off using QuickBooks as their main business tool for managing their finances. However, you will quickly realize that this solution does not cater to brewery operations–particularly around inventory. You know you’ve “outgrown QuickBooks”…

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Make Better Purchasing Decisions

Craft brewers don’t necessarily have almighty purchasing power but a Material Requirement Planning tool can help! Competition in the craft beer market, as well as environmental limitations, have pushed brewery’s hop contracts to be made years in advance. In addition, changes in vendor practices can sometimes catch you by surprise. Typical fluctuations in raw material availability, such…

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Flexible Scheduling Software for Breweries

VicinityBrew’s Calendar Provides Flexible Scheduling Software for Breweries. While you are considering more fermentation tanks to keep up with increased production demands, you may want to consider using a software solution to enhance planning and scheduling efforts. Manually controlling the flow of information is feasible at low levels of production when you’re still wearing multiple department…

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Excel is Not Actual Brewery Management Software

Most breweries start off with Excel as their primary brewery management software. Excel is easy to use, inexpensive and most people know how to use it. In the beginning, those are all really great things. However, as a brewery grows, Excel starts to get in the way. Many brewers find that what once worked well…

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