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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

Does your brewery have a handle on your Cost of Goods Sold? In most breweries accountants have limited access to actual production data and the data they have is in various sources such as excel, calendars, word and paper.  Getting this data centralized in a meaningful way is very time consuming and error prone.  Because…

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Raising the Stakes, Putting Off Software Selection

When to implement and make a software selection? As your business evolves, challenges will present themselves along the way. You will be faced with making strategic decisions to support growth and prioritizing obstacles will be a difficult job. Making a software selection and investment at the “right time” can save your organization more than just…

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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 with it from past…

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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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Excel is Not Actual Brewery Management Software

Most breweries start off with Excel as their primary brewery management software. Excel is easy to use, cheap 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 for…

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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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Cloud Technology and Brewery Management Software

VicinityBrew Brewery Management Software understands that breweries have unique business needs. Whether you’re ready to take advantage of the simplicity and flexibility of cloud technology, or your business requirements favor an on-premises solution, we provide options that best suit your unique situation. As you evaluate new brewery management software to better manage your financials, supply…

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Outgrowing QuickBooks Online: Risky Business

You may be outgrowing QuickBooks and that’s just risky business. How do you know when it’s time to move on to a full brewery management system? You’ve built your brewery using QuickBooks, but as your business grows you need systems that can keep up with and support new  business opportunities and changing demands.  A brewery…

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