We were tasked by a popular Northern Michigan brewery to create an all encompassing Brewery ERP system to assist with managing production. First off, beer. Secondly, software and beer – of course we were excited. The end product includes tools to help brewers throughout the brewing process, tools to measure and track fermentation, and tools to analyze full production data.
Most breweries are faced with a difficult decision when it comes to software. Most of the well established brewery ERP platforms are far to costly for a small to mid level micro brewery, some to the tune to upwards over 1 million dollars. We approached this project with this in mind and kept the costs to a very very very small fraction of what it would’ve cost through a big software player.
How did we keep the cost down?
Overall, this has been one of the most enjoyable projects ever on a company and personal standpoint. We would really really really enjoy creating more ERP systems for breweries. Why? Craft breweries face a resistance from large commercial breweries creating an unequal playing field. With our systems, we can give craft a leverage to keep going. The leverage of data. Production on such a small scale is hard to keep profitable. Our software can assist in keeping craft beer in the green.