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Joining the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild

VicinityBrew Software is a proud supporter of craft beer and the organizations that support local breweries and help keep craft beer a thriving industry. With clients in many different states across the country, we strive to support these states’ craft beer associations. We are currently allied trade members of the Brewers of Pennsylvania, where our…

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Client Success Story – West Indies Rum Distillery

West Indies Rum Distillery’s Integration with Vicinity Software In 2014, West Indies Rum Distillery implemented Vicinity Software with Microsoft Dynamics to assist with the data management needs of their high-volume distillery. The initial goals of the project were to gain greater visibility into their production processes and to connect data across departments for a more…

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craft brewers conference

Craft Brewers Conference 2017 Highlights & Recap

This was the fifth year in a row that the VicinityBrew Software team has had the opportunity to attend and exhibit at the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America trade show. Here is a recap of the event, as well as highlights from our experience at the Craft Brewers Conference 2017, in Washington, D.C. “The…

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fall beer

Top Client Fall Beers Released in 2017

With Summer officially over and Fall being here, we at VicinityBrew Software are looking forward to all the fall beer releases in 2017. Whether it’s a porter, stout, or Oktoberfest beer, being the beer lovers we are, we love seeing our clients create new seasonal and one-off beers each season. Here are the top 8…

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VicinityBrew Software at Southern Brewers Conference 2017

VicinityBrew Software is proud to announce that they will be attending and exhibiting exciting new features of their Brewery Management Software at the 2017 Southern Brewers Conference in Nashville, TN. The show will take place from August 23rd to 25th. The conference will be held in the heart of downtown Nashville at Music City Center.…

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10 Sessions We Can’t Wait for At CBC 2017

It’s time for CBC 2017. We at VicinityBrew Software are gearing up for the 2017 Craft Brewer’s Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 10-13th. This will be our 5th time exhibiting at this excellent annual brewing industry event, and we are excited to connect with all the breweries there! In addition to our excitement towards…

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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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skubrain forecasting

Enhanced Forecasting Software Webinar

In December 2016 at Brewbound’s Session in San Diego, we announced our newest integration with SkuBrain’s Demand Forecasting Software, a Halo BI product. This new and exciting integration extends VicinityBrew’s scheduling functionality with flexible, dynamic, and proven forecasting software for brewers delivering enhanced demand and production planning. SKU Brain can read sales history from VicinityBrew…

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ROI

Software ROI Versus Opportunity Cost

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 you are making. Investments with fixed costs that directly affect…

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Large sized breweries

Large-Sized Craft Brewery Growing Pains & Solutions

Let’s take a look at large-sized craft breweries (who, generally speaking, produce over 100k BBL annually) and the most common business challenges they face. When breweries reach this level, it’s all about bringing things together. Managing multiple production facilities, defining more precise operations with process steps built into recipes, and integrating with control systems. This…

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