VicinityBrew Videos

RELEASE 4.31 – QUARTERLY UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS

As the team truly settles into “working from home” life with a full 3 months plus working remotely, we’ve managed to deliver on our promise to release new features and functionality each and every quarter. And this quarter is no different.
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4.31 FEATURE VIDEO – Batch Entry Auto Save

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.31 Release. 4.31 Batch Entry Auto Save Batch Entry has been enhanced to automatically assign a batch number and save when a Formula ID is entered. The user is no longer required to click “Save” in order to generate a batch number. Quick note:…
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4.31 FEATURE VIDEO – Quality Sample Entry Process Cell

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.31 Release. 4.31 Quality Sample Entry Process Cell Quality samples may now be taken against a process cell. This allows you to track information relevant to one or more pieces of equipment.
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4.31 FEATURE VIDEO – Crystal Reports Server Processing (PDF)

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.31 Release. 4.31 Crystal Reports Server Processing (PDF) Reports can now be generated on your web/file server and delivered as PDF’s to be displayed in your browser or other application assigned to manage the .pdf file extension. This eliminates the need for local Crystal…
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4.30 FEATURE VIDEO – Multiple Start Dates

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.30 Release. 4.30 Multiple Start Dates Check out this video for more information about multiple start dates within Create Batches.
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4.30 FEATURE VIDEO – Additional Cost Backflush Control

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.30 Release. 4.30 Additional Cost Backflush Control Functionality has been enhanced to allow additional costs to be included in cost rollup calculations but not included in backflushed batch production. The user has the ability to toggle between the formula and the component level and…
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4.30 FEATURE VIDEO – Create Batches UI Changes

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.30 Release. 4.30 Create Batches UI Changes Create batch settings have been re-arranged and updated to support Create Batch enhancements. These additions can be accessed via Facility Setup, Production Calendar, Production Schedule and Create Batches. The new fields available in the 4.30 Release include:…
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4.30 FEATURE VIDEO – Ctrl-Space Standard Navigation Lookup

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.30 Release. 4.30 Ctrl-Space Standard Navigation Lookup This feature has added more intelligence to the navigation functionality. With this enhancement available in 4.30, Lookup is available not only on the main navigation box at the top right, but is available via the keyboard shortcut…
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4.30 FEATURE VIDEO – Deep Text Navigation

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.30 Release. 4.30 Deep Text Navigation In addition to navigating directly to a Vicinity window using the Standard Lookup functionality, deep text makes all the screens accessible. The user can now search on all data such as Components, Formulas, Batches or Quality Samples. This…
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4.30 FEATURE VIDEO – VicinityView Query for Out Of License

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.30 Release. 4.30 VicinityView Query for Out Of License This addition to 4.30 is useful when looking up licensing information and the users associated with those licenses. The user is able to see the current login information such as who is logged in under…
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4.30 FEATURE VIDEO – Size By Formula Or Default Size

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.30 Release. 4.30 Size By Formula Or Default Size This feature focuses on the size of the batch and the amount of raw materials needed, not the end item. New settings include: Ignore min/max batch size Planned order Master formula Default batch size
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4.30 FEATURE VIDEO – Use Mixes In Create Batches

Check out this feature video that was added to our recent 4.30 Release. 4.30 Use Mixes In Create Batches Allows the user to enter the number of mixes for each planned order and set or update during the create batch process. In some industries, batches are not sized by the required output and instead may…
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Quarterly update Release 4.30 out now

Release 4.30 is packed with new features and functionality. Even though things look a bit different these days, staying on schedule for quarterly updates helped us maintain a sense of normalcy during the first few months of 2020.
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4.29 FEATURE VIDEO – COMPONENT LOT SMART LOOKUP

Check out this video for component lot smart lookup that was added to our recent 4.29 Release. Component lot smart lookup  This feature has added more intelligence to the lookup function. Prior to 4.29, the user could do a lookup and filter based on the lot number. With this enhancement, the user now has the…
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4.29 Feature Video – Adding Multiple End Items to a Batch

Multiple end items to a batch This feature came directly from our FOCUS customer event and is a great time saver for those companies adding multiple end items to a batch. In 4.29, it’s now possible to select multiple end items that meet your specific criteria and add those items to a batch ticket with…
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We’ve got 2020 vision: new year, new release highlights

Happy Brew Year – and welcome to a brand new decade! We are celebrating with this latest release that is packed with great enhancements. As an organization, we strive to keep our software relevant and up to date so that your business can continue to grow. We have built our software from the ground up…
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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

Q & A Customer Spotlight with our friends at Hangar 24 Brewery. What problems are you trying to solve? Why did you choose VicinityBrew? What benefits have you seen using VicinityBrew?
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Allagash Brewing

Customer Spotlight on Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, Maine. What problems are you trying to solve? What made you choose VicinityBrew? How does VicinityBrew meet your needs? What benefits have you seen from the VicinityBrew solution?
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Additional Cost: Labor and Overhead

Associating and allocating labor, overhead and other additional costs at breweries. In VicinityBrew, you can have as many additional costs as you need for a process. Think labor, overhead, utilities, etc. 
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Quality Control Test in Process & Fermentation

Quality Sample Entry Recording QC entry for an in process brew or fermentation log.
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Brewery Specific Software Overview

VicinityBrew is a software system designed for brewers.
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Raw Material Quality Data

Recording QC tests on inbound raw materials for a brewery. Process of entering QC test results for a brewery. Check out this video for entering inbound raw materials. In this example, we are entering hops data.
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Quality Analysis VicinityView

Quality Sample Entry Quality analysis using VicinityView which allows you to query any data in the system. Functions like Excel. Check out the capability to analyze the data.
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Avoid the Pitfalls of Excel

Avoid the pitfalls of Excel…it is not effective as a database. Use a brewery management tool to connect QC data, brewlogs and accounting. Data is dynamic with real-time updates.
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Production Calendar and Resource View

Production calendar and resource view. Scheduling and production calendaring. MRP tool is behind-the-scenes; the system looks at supply and demand and alerts you to shortages. Makes it easy for the viewer to see what is planned. Data driven with the ability to customize as the user needs.
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Production Logs: Brew, Fermentation, Packaging

Updating production logs: brew, fermentation and packaging Walk through the process of creating a log within VicinityBrew for fermentation, brew or packaging and updating the activities as needed to give you an idea of what a user would do on a daily basis.
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Creating a New Brew

Creating a new brew in VicinityBrew. Creation of a new item for production, specifically the components and the process associated with creating those records.
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QuickBooks Online Integration Demo

QuickBooks online integration demo with VicinityBrew. Integration between VicinityBrew online and QuickBooks online. Quick overview.
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Quickbooks Online Integration

QuickBooks online integration Create new brews, not new spreadsheets. Improve inventory control, incorporate quality data, centralize scheduling, simplify TTB and excise tax and streamline operations overall.
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Enhance Planning with VicinityBrew’s Calendar

Enhance planning with VicinityBrew’s calendar. Visual representation of your production calendar from brewing to fermentation to packaging. Drill down to a brew log, make adjustments and highlight any idle time. A dynamic tool with the flexiblility to display as needed with easy, drag and drop technology. Any change made is directly tied to material allocation.…
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Make Better Purchasing Decisions

Make better purchasing decisions. As a craft brewer, constraints that are out of your control can impact your daily operations. A clear view of what you need to brew and what deadlines have to be met are essential.
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Don’t Leave Quickbooks Until You’re Ready

Don’t leave QuickBooks until you’re ready. Small breweries use Excel for everything amounting to lots of spreadsheets and isolated data. Moving forward and growing your business, standardize and centralize data is essential.
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VicinityBrew Software Overview

Brewery management software. Keeping brewers brewing.  Brew log processing Distribution demands Production controls  Easy to use Flexible and scalable  Quality controls  Compliance 
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Production Calendar V4

Production scheduling…production calendar…Part 2. Let’s talk in terms of production calendar – when do I need to make the product, what is needed to make the product and when – in terms of days and weeks in the calendar. Visually see what you are going to produce and when.
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Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-Ons

Microsoft GP add-ons and VicinityBrew
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Calculating hypothetical costs of production and packaging of beer

Calculating the hypothetical costs of production and packaging of beer. Calculating the proposed cost using the component cost roll-up tool to analyze the cost details of a single SKU, a brew in this case. It can be done for any number range of items. The system is calculating actual costs but using theoretical costs can…
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Quickbooks Online

What is ERP? And why do I need to care about it? Built for small and medium businesses to help manage financials. Business automation tools like Microsoft Dynamics helps to automate your financials, streamline your supply chain and manage your operations. It keeps track of your inventory, employees, operations and centralizes data.
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Microsoft Dynamics

How are you managing your financials today? Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) is built to improve efficiencies and grow your business. Tracks real-time operations on any device.
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Review Quality Test Results During Data Entry

Review quality test results during data entry Added into quality sample screen in VicinityBrew giving you the ability to see test results already entered while you are entering new results. It gives you the visibility to see the tests related to the batch or fermentation sample.
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Tracking Your Customer Accounts

Tracking your customer accounts with QuickBooks online CRM capabilities of VicinityBrew Online. A walk-through of features and functionality available to the user.
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Managing Production Shortages

Managing production shortages Manually add to the schedule or you can use an MRP process that runs on-schedule or on-demand. A regeneration process will tell the system to run when you need help, based on the dates and data entered or pressing the “Regenerate Now” button when needed. The system will read your data and…
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Safety Stock & Planned Orders

Safety stock and planned orders How do the planned orders or scheduled batches come about? A walkthru of the details and information available to the user, including an explanation of how to use and what the details mean.
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Advanced Forecasting

Advanced forecasting Forecast by finished good item or individual SKU or forecast by initial production run, such as brite beer as an example. Use your current tools such as Excel and push to VicinityBrew directly without having to re-key any information. Another tool is SkuBrain that will read sales order data from VicinityBrew creating a…
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Planning for Production Loss

Planning for production loss Every process you do can have an anticipated yield based on a percentage on a style and SKU level (process-level). Auto adjust production plans for standard batch yield or production loss to meet Gross Demand Requirements.
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Gantt Chart Video

Gantt Chart Production Schedule

Gantt Chart Production Schedule Added to the production scheduling area in a Gantt chart view. This screen is a replacement for existing functionality around the calendar. Always able to view in a month and resource view and now the resource view screen gets replaced by the production schedule feature. View the schedule in a Gantt…
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Production Schedule – Grouping

Production schedule – grouping and filtering views A walkthru of features and functions around the filtering and grouping of items. Tips for what can constitute a brand or a group and the ways to filter, such as by resource. Can group based on a brand or a product family (anything that is a group). You…
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