search icon
CcaaS chat
Two men in a Chinese restaurant in Seattle shake hands over the counter

Serve up a more profitable food and beverage company with the right business management software

Minimize waste to reduce costs and risk, and accelerate compliance.

Do you have the recipe for a highly profitable company?

There's one key ingredient you might be missing: the right business solution.

The food and beverage industry has additional challenges of managing perishable products and navigating strict regulation, not to mention the ever-present danger of recalls and contamination. At times, it can seem overwhelming—that's where you need a business management solution that's built for your industry and specific needs.

Can you overcome the four major challenges facing the food and beverage industry?

Addressing these challenges will help you figure out if your business is compliant, accountable, ready for recalls, and able to maintain consistent product quality.

Achieve compliance, while managing costs

Keeping up with stringent and changing regulation, especially the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), can be a headache for many food and beverage businesses—and no element of the FSMA will have more impact than the “one step forward and one step back” traceability requirements. You need to invest in efficient and accurate tracking along your supply chain in order to comply, but this can be costly and time-consuming to implement.

Prepare for possible recalls

According to a study by Ernst & Young prepared for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, 81% of food and beverage businesses see the financial risk from recalls as significant to catastrophic.
Making sure you're prepared for possible recalls isn't just important—it's imperative. So you'll need to invest either time or money in the right technology and in updating your systems and business processes.

Maintain consistency – even as the market changes

At the same time, customers expect consistency even as supply, demand, and the marketplace itself changes. It's challenging to stay in control, keep costs down, and retain flexibility for reacting to these changes, but you can overcome it with the right solution.

Satisfy consumer demands for accountability

Thanks to a wider awareness about the impact of waste on the environment, consumers expect food and beverage businesses to become more accountable for supply chain and their operations.
To meet these demands, you'll need more access to real-time data and the ability to transform your company into a more flexible operation. Only then can you please customers and avoid lost sales.

Control costs and satisfy regulatory obligations with the right business management solution

With the right business management solution, you could all but eliminate waste, effortlessly comply with even the most stringent regulations, and deliver the consistency your customers demand.

Sage 100cloud

A complete solution for companies that need to scale their operations to automate processes, connect employees, and gain business insight.

  • Simplify your financials
  • Take control of your business
  • Save time with automation
  • Improve report accuracy and build trust to make better business decisions
Find out more

Sage 300cloud

Manage finances, operations, and inventory in multiple languages and currencies, ideal for businesses with operations across several cities or countries. Gives you real-time, mobile access to your data from the cloud for visibility across your entire company.

  • Simplify your financials
  • Manage multiple companies and currencies
  • Eliminate international business complexity
  • Simplify inventory management
Find out more
Sage Business Cloud

Sage X3

A business management solution tailored to the demanding medium-sized business user. From procurement to production, warehousing, e-commerce and sales, and financial and people management, gain a faster, simpler, and more flexible way to manage the entire business at a lower cost, on a global scale.

  • Take control of global operations
  • Get the insight you need, when you need it
  • Expand to new markets or geographies
  • Gain agility and focus on your business
Find out more

How to become a lean and efficient food and beverage company

Discover what a powerful and flexible business management solution can do for you.

Control costs and reduce waste

Waste—both of perishable goods and in terms of process by- products—can be an economic, environmental, and social issue. The right solution will help you gain greater insight into your supply chain, including inventory tracking and product profitability. It will also help you remain accountable to consumers, and protect the environment while remaining lean and efficient.

Inspire consumer confidence with traceability

Recording the identity of any lot- controlled ingredient is essential if you want to meet industry and government regulations for warranties and quality assurance.
The right solution also enables you to assign inventory to meet specific customer needs. What's more, effective scanning and barcoding will help you track your materials and products.

Save time (and money!) while keeping up with compliance

The right solution should be easy to configure, and it should help you meet the requirements of regulatory bodies. It should also gather and present business data automatically and in the right
way, so you can reduce administrative overheads and help your business meet its obligations.

Gain better visibility over operations in your food and beverage business

You can prepare for possible recalls with a business management solution that gives you total visibility of your operations, comprehensive lot tracking, and detailed, accurate data at any time. If the worst happens, you’ll be able to determine the scope of the recall and prevent contaminated foods from entering the supply chain.
Whitepaper:
Ensuring compliance with the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

In this guide, we look at the law’s requirements, speak to an expert working in the area, and outline solutions that manufacturers, retailers, and importers of ingredient suppliers can apply right now.

Sage People devices

Instant workforce visibility

Get instantaneous and complete visibility of your workforce and make better business decisions with smart analytics and actionable insights.

Connected icon

Increased productivity

Streamline your core HR and People processes by automating key tasks and workflows, all within a single system across your entire organization.

Laptop icon

Great workforce experiences

Empower HR and people teams to do their best work, with intuitive user experiences throughout the entire employment journey, on any device.

Cloud service icon

Global and local compliance

Create a single global policy for your organization, while also remaining compliant with national regulations.

The leading HR and people management solution

Attract top talent while engaging and nurturing your best people with the world's most innovative and scalable HR and people system.

Engage your people from any device
Engage your global workforce, wherever they may be, with company-branded and customized experiences. Provide seamless user experiences by providing your people with access to view and manage their details, on any device at any time.
One source of truth for data on all your people
Get instant visibility into your workforce with a single source of truth. Reports and dashboards provide actionable insights that enable you to make smarter business decisions.
Be compliant around the world
Support multiple languages, currencies, payrolls, benefit carriers, and third-party applications. Unlike other products, Sage People automates global processes and policies, while allowing regional teams to comply with local regulations.
Design new and better ways of working
HR is changing, and new people processes are emerging. Manage your expanding global workforce, including temp workers, with clever resource planning and flexible capabilities that span the entire employment journey.

What makes us different

Captivate your entire workforce with the leading HR and people solution on the Salesforce platform.

 Gauge icon

Rapid implementation

Get up and running quickly and efficiently, leveraging our expertise from implementing hundreds of customers. Go live in as little as 90 days, all done via configuration, not code.
Tablet hand icon

Customers for life

What matters to you matters to us, and you can count on our 98% customer renewal rate. We make sure we know what success means for your company and work with you to deliver on that.
Switch board icon

Great value

No more struggling with spreadsheets. Increase HR productivity by up to 80% by eliminating labor-intensive manual processing. Save on installation, maintenance, and implementation costs, harnessing the power of the cloud.
Two men in a Chinese restaurant in Seattle shake hands over the counter

The Thai food pioneer

Sage frees us up to focus on what we really enjoy: developing the next mouth-watering Thai dish.

Enzo, general manager

Simply Asia

Sage Marketplace

Extend the power of Sage ERP software, grow your business and make life easier with our powerful connected apps.

Get practical advice for growing your food and beverage business

On Sage Advice, you'll find great articles, advice, and insights that will help you manage your business.

Q&A with Aaron Olin: Food & Beverage COVID challenges and how ERP enables agility

Q&A with Aaron Olin: Food & Beverage COVID challenges and how ERP enables agility

The COVID-19 pandemic forced food and beverage companies to make significant operational changes. Here's how a modern ERP can enable business agility.

Read more Read more
The importance of the circular economy to the food industry

The importance of the circular economy to the food industry

What are the current issues in the food industry and how can adopting more sustainable processes, like those in a circular economy, help?

Read more Read more
Transforming the supply chain - AI and blockchain technology explained

Transforming the supply chain - AI and blockchain technology explained

How can Industry 4.0 assist your supply chain management? Read on see supply chain AI and blockchain technology explained.

Read more Read more
5 ways technology can mitigate the risks of ghost and zombie assets

5 ways technology can mitigate the risks of ghost and zombie assets

Both ghost and zombie assets arise from improper tracking of fixed assets. Here are five ways techology can mitigate the risks of ghost and zombie assets.

Read more Read more
How AI can power post-coronavirus supply chains

How AI can power post-coronavirus supply chains

Using AI can help improve supply chain efficiency and reduce risks with better forecasting. Discover what AI can do for your business.

Read more Read more
Achieving a competitive advantage in the food and beverage industry through data analytics

Achieving a competitive advantage in the food and beverage industry through data analytics

Having access to data analytics can help the United States food and beverage manufacturers tackle the numerous challenges they face. Here's how gaining insights from big data can make an impact.

Read more Read more
Can the circular economy ensure supply chain resilience?

Can the circular economy ensure supply chain resilience?

Do sustainability and the circular economy fit into your business plans in a post-coronavirus world?

Read more Read more
How to make more money with big data and predictive analytics

How to make more money with big data and predictive analytics

Using big data and predictive analytics can give your business the edge over the competition. Find out how companies are making money out of big data and data analytics and how you can start today.

Read more Read more