Reporting

data entry

Three NEW Screens for VicinityBrew Software in 2018

  VicinityBrew® has added functionality with new screens for production planning, data entry, and customizable settings to keep brewers on track for operational excellence.   Over the past year, VicinityBrew® has focused on developing a balanced application with a rich feature set, along with an easy to use interface. Our brewery specific recipe based application…

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TTB

Solving Common TTB Errors with VicinityBrew

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau claims that more than 50% of TTB reports filed by US breweries submit with errors that require correction on the brewery’s part. The general consensus, indicates that the cause of most errors on the Brewers Report of Operations (BRO) stem from issues around general record keeping, different…

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ROI

Software ROI Versus Opportunity Cost

What factors should you consider when calculating your software ROI? Making the business case for any significant expense involves some degree of a return on investment or ROI analysis. While business owners understand that it costs money to make money, the difficulty of balancing that equation can vary widely depending on the type of investment…

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Blogs

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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Blogs

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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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 with it from past…

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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, 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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Blogs

Leveraging Excel Pivot Tables for Brewery Data Analysis

Business intelligence tools are a great resource for any organization to review raw data. Helping companies to mine, process, and report data points to enhance your ability to analyze results and come to a balanced conclusion. There are a number of solutions available offering varying scales of BI functionality. The most basic way to gain…

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