New Tax Law Gives Tax Break to Brewers and Will Impact TTB Reporting As you may have already heard, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), was passed by Congress last Wednesday. This historic legislation paves the way for distinctly lower excise tax rates for alcoholic beverage manufacturers. Orchestra Software, [...]
In Part 1 of our “Day in the Life” series, we provided a glimpse into Bruno’s use of OBeer software from the brewer’s perspective. This segment focuses on the life of the brewery accountant through the eyes of Penny. Penny’s story embodies the brewery accountant persona and the constraints they encounter due to multiple systems. Even the most experienced brewery accountant will [...]
A new era of persona-based brewery software updates and improvements has begun with OrchestratedBEER 4.1.
Do you know how much your beer costs? You probably have a complicated multi-tab spreadsheet or a "brewery software tool" that computes the cost of each brand and pack type of beer.
We’ve been hard at work with our friends at ShipCompliant on an integration that will seamlessly tie OBeer brewery software and ShipCompliant together, making it easier than ever to submit state excise tax returns and COLAs for new brands created in OBeer without ever having to fill out tedious forms. What is ShipCompliant? ShipCompliant specializes in providing solutions for the alcohol beverage [...]
With so many different aspects of managing a brewery, we’re often asked if OrchestratedBEER has a POS solution, a payroll solution or even an expense management solution. The reality is that there are plenty of existing solutions out there that are entirely focused on providing breweries like yours with very specific solutions. Whether it is Micros, Aloha, Digital Dining, Square, or LAVU [...]
OBeer customers Conner Helton, Controller of Avery brewing and Paul Burgis, GM at Golden Road Brewing Co. recently met up with Orchestra Software President, Brad Windecker to attend one of the biggest business technology conferences in the U.S The slogan for this year's conference was “Simple”. That’s it. The 3-day show focused on business software innovations that help businesses simplify operations. Paul [...]
Our reports guru, Mike Beovich, recently posted a new idea/concept for an Account Manager/Salesman Dashboard. We value our customer feedback and utilize it often to improve future releases of OrchestratedBEER. It's part of what makes OBeer a customer-centric software system. Here's the concept that came straight from our user forum: "I'm looking to create a new dashboard report for account managers & [...]
http://youtu.be/AISnin_fBW0 This blog and demonstration explains how OrchestratedBEER's automated accounting features take the busy work out of your accounting. Before we dive into the accounting process, there are a few things to note about OrchestratedBEER’s platform: Accounting is the backbone of the solution (and your business) OrchestratedBEER follows proper accounting practices (GAAP compliant) OrchestratedBEER does not integrate with other accounting systems like [...]
The transition from something simple and easy to use like QuickBooks to a new robust ERP platform can sometimes be a painful process without the right solution. Yes, some of the horror stories about projects dragging on for 2 years are true. Most of these stories however come from scenarios where a generic manufacturing ERP system was stretched to fit certain needs [...]