How to Combat Slowing Industry Growth Last month, the Brewers Association released their National Beer Sales & Production Data report, which monitors the state of the craft beer industry. Overall, the industry once again continued to grow but at a slower rate than in years past. According to the BA’s 2016 report last year, breweries running OBeer increased production by an [...]
5 Reasons Breweries Should Avoid QuickBooks Let's be honest here. We don't have a problem with QuickBooks. It's an excellent tool for small businesses. It works well if you're regularly processing purchases, invoices, sales, and payroll. However, if you're a production company, like a brewery or a beverage manufacturer, you might want to take a closer look at the pros [...]
10 Ways to Improve Brewery Efficiency Running a brewery can be complex and overwhelming. From tracking your raw materials, purchasing, and production, to financials and sales, it's a lot to process. What if everything that came in and out of your brewery was accounted for in one place? Having a deeper insight into what's happening in your brewery will improve [...]
Closing 2017 Financials with Confidence It's that time of year again. That special time when reality sets in and the numbers must be looked at. Just thinking about it can make even the toughest among us break out in a cold sweat. Again, forced to ponder how you'll piece together your previous year's financials. Yet if you're already running your craft [...]
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 [...]