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FSA’s Regulating our Future: What it’s About and Why it’s Good News for Specialist Food Producers

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Jun 20, 2017 2:31:50 PM

Even the most diligent producer is bound to get the cold sweats from a compliance overhaul announcement affecting their industry. Even more so if you’re a start-up with limited experience, a small business with limited staff, or a specialist producer whose processes are a tad more complex than the mainstream.

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Topics: ERP

Staying Ahead with Business Intelligence for F&B Trend Analysis

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on May 18, 2017 3:34:00 PM

One key element that differentiates businesses utilising BI (Business Intelligence) technology from the rest, is the reduced amount of time it takes them to make a purchasing or other stock change decision.

Using accurate analytics of detailed data you're able to forecast trends before they happen and plan your cash flow to act more quickly and take advantage of purchasing opportunities.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

How Business Intelligence Forecasting Solves Issues with Seasonality

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on May 5, 2017 10:01:12 AM

Seasonality affects all Food and Beverage businesses whether you're importing, exporting, buying or selling locally or abroad. As seasonal competition in the industry grows ever fiercer, every penny of profit counts.

But what are the main problems with seasonality and how can a simple software upgrade take most of those headaches away?

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Is the Cloud Right for Your Business?

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on May 1, 2017 2:58:00 PM

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is an on-demand access to shared servers, software and data using the Internet. The user accesses the cloud using any type of device (PC, Laptop, Smart Phone, iPad) that runs a web browser.

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Topics: Cloud computing / SAAS, ERP

Recipe Management Software: Putting the Fun Back in Food Production

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Apr 6, 2017 6:45:00 AM

Are you planning on cooking up a storm for the family over the summer holidays? Whether you’re planning on sticking to the seasonal favourites or have decided to be a bit more experimental, your quest will most likely begin with a recipe book or a website. 

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Topics: ERP software, ERP, Food & beverage, Wholesale & distribution

Food Safety Management Software to Help You Sleep at Night

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Mar 31, 2017 11:10:43 AM

Food and beverage warehouse managers are shouldering an increasingly heavy burden when it comes to food safety regulations. Those processing perishables - such as fresh food and drinks - have had to up their game significantly. The pressure is coming from multiple directions: regulatory bodies, wholesale customers, and consumers.

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Topics: ERP software, ERP, Food & beverage, Wholesale & distribution, WMS

Dissolving the Headache of Food & Drink Packaging

Posted by David Tooke on Mar 22, 2017 7:43:11 AM

Food and beverage producers are some of the businesses hit the hardest by the UK's complex and constantly changing regulations on packaging waste. Thinking of one of the pivotal items in a British kitchen, a box of tea, it’s not difficult to see why. There’s the tea bag within a paper wrapper, stacked together in a carton package, wrapped in a foil bag, packaged in a cardboard box that, finally, gets covered in cellophane.

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Topics: ERP software, ERP, Food & beverage, Wholesale & distribution

2 Tips for Boosting Profits in Your Small Scale F&B Business

Posted by David Tooke on Mar 14, 2017 7:03:00 AM

In recent months the value of the pound has fallen significantly, and it is not expected to recover for some time. This of course makes life easier for exporters. On the other hand, it creates difficulties for importers of raw materials. Their costs have risen, and there are knock-on effects for wholesalers and distributors who are also on the receiving end of price rises.

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Topics: ERP software, ERP, Food & beverage, Wholesale & distribution

2 Tips for Cutting Costs in your Small Scale F&B Business

Posted by David Tooke on Mar 8, 2017 7:03:00 AM

The Food Industry is a massive contributor to the UK’s economy, adding almost as much value as the Aerospace and Automotive sectors combined. There are over 6,600 businesses employing over 400,000 people, and 96% of these companies are micro to medium sized.

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Topics: ERP software, ERP, Food & beverage, Wholesale & distribution

Food & Beverage Specialists: Challenges Looming in 2017

Posted by Dawn Aldwinckle on Feb 16, 2017 10:18:00 AM

At the beginning of the year a couple of software providers have already announced their intent to focus more exclusively on enterprise businesses in times ahead. In this environment, fears are growing that smaller producers, start-ups, and specialist food ventures might soon be losing access to business critical ERP software.

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Topics: ERP software, ERP, Food & beverage, Wholesale & distribution