Finance

Small-Sized Craft Brewery Growing Pains & Solutions

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SMALL-SIZED CRAFT BREWERIES (WHO PRODUCE UP TO 20K BBL ANNUALLY) AND THE MOST COMMON BUSINESS CHALLENGES THEY FACE. Growing Pain: Disconnected Accounting, Operations, and Distribution Solution: Centralized Data Between Departments Find a system that provides a centralized database, making all master files and transactions available in one place. By finding…

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Blogs

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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Blogs

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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Blogs

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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Blogs

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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beer growth

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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Blogs

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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Blogs

4 Tips on Shopping for Brewery Software

Selecting a brewery software can feel like a daunting task. Making a choice can quickly become overwhelming and frustrating if you have not given real thought into what your brewery needs. Before you go out and register for brewery software demos, here are four tips to help the evaluation go much smoother. Identify if there is a…

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Microsoft Brewery Software

What the heck is Microsoft Dynamics®?

If you are running a brewery, whether it’s a start up or a large brewery, you probably know that an accounting/distribution system is necessary to keep your business growing. Your brewery needs a software system to manage financials, reporting, daily operations, and more. VicinityBrew Software integrates with Quickbooks Online® for the smaller breweries who aren’t…

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