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Craft Brewer Strengthened Supply Chain with Distribution ERP System

Craft Brewer Strengthened Supply Chain with Distribution ERP System

Devils Peak Brewing Company

Craft brewers can experience improved data control and efficiency with Acumatica.

 

OVERVIEW

In 2012, the company was founded and has since expanded to have a team of 100 employees. Despite starting with QuickBooks, Devil's Peak Brewing realized in 2016 that they required more comprehensive ERP capabilities. As a result, they made the switch to Acumatica which has led to better management of their financial data and the potential for future collaborations with vendors and partners across the globe.

SITUATION

In 2012, Devil’s Peak Brewing Company was launched by its founders after spending two years working on their business case, recipes, government applications, staff hiring, and “garage brewing.” According to Managing Director Derek Szabo, the company has been leading the way in educating South African consumers to try more bold and interesting beers, moving away from the typically mass-produced lagers that they were used to. Initially, QuickBooks was used for orders and sales, but when they tried to use it for inventory, it did not work out as expected. They found that they had limited ability to manage and track their supply chain and production. As the company expanded, its financial management needs grew, and it became clear that basic financial software was not sufficient anymore, especially as their supply chain became more extensive and its business more complex.

SOLUTION

During their search for a new system, Devil's Peak Brewing Company explored various options, including SAP Business One, Sage, SYSPRO, and NetSuite. With a clear vision of wanting a comprehensive cloud solution, they eventually narrowed down their choices to NetSuite and Acumatica. Ultimately, Devil's Peak Brewing found that Acumatica offered the ideal functionality and capability to manage their desired ERP suite, all at a competitive price. Their goal was to find a cloud-based solution that could handle their full financial and industry needs, and Acumatica proved to be the perfect fit. With its exceptional end-to-end functionality, cloud-based infrastructure, and cost-effectiveness, Acumatica emerged as the clear winner for Devil's Peak Brewing.

KEY RESULTS

• Enhanced visibility of data and strengthened supply chain control “end-to-end”

• 24/7 staff access to the system from anywhere, through the cloud

• Anticipated ability to manage growth and improve connections with suppliers and vendors

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"What is impressive about Acumatica is the user interface is exceptionally simple, the help guides are very useful and friendly, and we use them continuously today."
Derek Szabo, Managing Director
Devil’s Peak Brewing Company

 

Devil’s Peak Brewing appreciates Acumatica’s simplicity and its user interface, and the help offered to customers. According to Szabo, “What is impressive about Acumatica's Distribution ERP system is that the user interface is exceptionally simple, the help guides are very useful and friendly, and we use them continuously today.” In addition to being user-friendly, Acumatica empowers the staff by allowing them 24/7 access: “Data is available from anywhere in the cloud, so people can do their jobs from the office, airport or home,” he says.

Devil’s Peak Brewing is particularly impressed with the extensive range of business functions that Acumatica offers, along with its seamless integration with Power BI and its cloud capabilities. Looking towards the future, Szabo reveals that they have plans to explore additional functionalities on the platform, such as integrated customer ordering, synchronized distributor information, and enhanced Power BI dashboarding. This demonstrates their commitment to continuously improving their operations and leveraging the full potential of Acumatica's capabilities.

Acumatica's cloud ERP has improved Devil's Peak Brewing's inventory control and visibility, enabling them to target and resolve issues for efficient operations and growth across sales, supply chain, manufacturing, and finance.

Thanks to Acumatica, the staff can trust the numbers in their system more, allowing them to focus on selling and making beer as their business becomes more complex.

As Devil's Peak Brewing looks to the future, they have exciting plans to integrate directly with suppliers, vendors, and potentially international partners. With the help of Acumatica, they believe they will be able to achieve these goals. As their business continues to grow and expand into new regions and products, Devil's Peak Brewing is confident that Acumatica will provide the necessary support and capabilities to meet their evolving needs. With Acumatica by their side, they are excited to further improve and grow their business.

Devil's Peak Brewing has experienced firsthand the numerous benefits that Acumatica brings to their operations, prompting Managing Director Derek Szabo to wholeheartedly recommend the cloud ERP solution to other businesses. Szabo states, "I would definitely encourage other companies to make the switch to Acumatica. It offers comprehensive ERP functionality, seamless integration with other products, and it's a cost-effective solution." With Acumatica's support and capabilities, Devil's Peak Brewing is confident in their ability to continuously improve and grow their business, making it an ideal choice for companies seeking enhanced operational efficiency.

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