Brewing beer is really the absolute basic qualification of being a craft brewery. Packaging, shipping, ordering ingredients and supplies, paying and managing employees, running a restaurant and juggling accounting and marketing are just a few of the categories in the business scope of brewing. The obvious question: How can you easily manage all of those people, products and parameters?
Technology certainly helps. For example, the Ekos Brewmaster makes it easy to organize, manage and integrate information from every area of your brewery into one easily accessible location. Integrating seamlessly with QuickBooks, Ekos Brewmaster gives you the ability to monitor everything from sales and inventory to raw ingredients and equipment history with a few clicks of a mouse or swipes of your mobile device.
Lots of breweries are turning to Ekos, a Charlotte-based brewery management software firm, for help. In fact, the company just announced it surpassed the 500 mark on breweries who have signed up for their Brewmaster product.
“The past year and a half has been an exciting time at Ekos,” said Greg Forehand, CEO of Ekos. “We now have more than 500 breweries using Ekos Brewmaster, and the rate that we are partnering with breweries has increased steadily. We continue to see strong adoption of the system among both early stage breweries and established craft breweries that are expanding distribution or adding additional brewing facilities. Given the deep functionality Ekos already provides along with some exciting enhancements that are in progress, we offer tremendous value to any brewery looking to use modern software to streamline their business.”
Ekos Brewmaster is a cloud-based brewery management system that brings all of the different functions of the brewery, from inventory and planning to beer production and sales, into one easily accessible platform. Brewmaster also automatically generates TTB reports.
“In 2015, we had a goal of surpassing 400 breweries and we exceeded that with over 440,” said Ekos Vice President Josh McKinney. “By the end of February, we had exceeded 500 brewery customers. Our customers continue to be our biggest advocates with word of mouth carrying us to where we are today. With over 2,500 users using Ekos Brewmaster on a daily basis, they provide us with the feedback and suggestions that continue to help us build our product into the market leader.”