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

Food and Beverage

Reduce waste for minimal costs and risks while speeding up compliance.

Do you have the recipe for a highly profitable company?

The right business solution may be the key ingredient you are missing. The food and beverage industry has additional challenges. managing perishable products while navigating strict regulation and the ever-present danger of recalls and contamination can really impact your business. This may all seem overwhelming and unachievable. That is where you need a business management solution built specifically for your industry to meet its needs.


How do 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.

You should always 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. No element of the FSMA will have more impact than the "One Step Forward and One Step Backward" traceability requirements. You need to invest in efficient and accurate tracking systems along your supply chain in order to comply with regulations, but to implement this can be costly and time-consuming.

You must 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 equal to catastrophic.
It is imperative to make sure that you are prepared for possible recalls. You will have to invest time and money in the right technology and to update your systems and business processes.

Maintain consistency even as the market changes

At the same time, customers expect consistency even as supply and demand and the marketplace itself changes. It is a challenge to stay in control, keep costs down and retain flexibility in response to these changes but with the right solution, it can be overcome.

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 their supply chain and operations.
To meet these demands, you will 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

You should control costs and satisfy regulatory obligations with the right business management solution

With the right business management solution, you eliminate almost all wastage, effortlessly comply with even the most strict regulations and deliver the consistency your customers demand.

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Sage 200 Evolution

Gain full control with smart, cost-effective software:

  • Configure and customise Sage 200 Evolution with optional modules for different industries to suit business needs.
  • Gain even more control with full inventory management including batch and serial traceability and replenishment.
  • Gain better visibility with connected CRM.
  • Build and access powerful data insights on the go, in the familiar environment of Excel.
  • Reduce complexities with bank feeds.
  • Use business intelligence and insights to propel your business forwards.


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Sage 300cloud

Sage 300cloud software can help prepare your business for growth. You'll love how easy it is to manage your accounting, inventory, operations, distribution, and more:

  • Gain a 360 degree view of  your entire operation by a single, integrated solution.
  • Strengthen vendor relationships and streamline purchasing. Process and track domestic and international orders.
  • Manage multiple companies and currencies.
  • Automate your finances with simplified monthly reconciliations.
  • Simplify your inventory by shipping orders on time, from multiple locations.
  • Optimise operations and distribution processes to eliminate waste and deliver on time—every time.


Sage Business Cloud

Sage X3

Take control of your entire business, from supply chain to sales with Sage Business Cloud X3:

  • A single solution for managing your core business processes including inventory, sales, customer service, finance and workflow.
  • Collaborate across divisions, countries, multiple sites, languages and legislations.
  • Manage financial operations with general ledger, cost accounting and budgeting.
  • Control procurement, cash flow and business purchases.
  • Get 360 degree view of customers across sales, marketing, customer service and support.
  • Ideal for manufacturing, wholesale distribution and service processes businesses.


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 wastage

Waste in terms of both perishable goods and process by-products can be an environmental, social and an economic 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 your consumers and protect the environment while maintaining efficiency.

Inspire consumer confidence with traceability

It is essential to record the identity of any lot-controlled ingredient 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. Effective scanning and barcoding will help you thoroughly track your materials and products.

Save time and money. Keep 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 correctly, so you can reduce administrative overheads and help your business meet its obligations.

We help you 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.

"Every accountant has something that works for them; Sage works for me. It puts me in the pulse of my clients’ businesses – and that’s where lasting relationships form."

Kiara Ramklass, Founder 
Marimba Jam - South Africa

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