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Foodware Essentials – The ERP Solution for Smaller Food and Beverage Companies

Foodware Essentials is perfect for smaller companies with up to 12 users

Get off to a good start, and prepare to grow! Foodware Essentials is ready to scale up and handle complex more configurations in the future as you grow or acquire more capacity. Get all the power you need for a fraction of the price of what larger enterprises pay. Manage recipes, product specifications, quality checks, labeling and transportation plus all your financials in one easy-to-use program.

Using a standard configuration designed for your food and beverage sub-category, Foodware Essentials delivers a full set of features with rapid implementation and reduced service costs. Gain full visibility to sales orders, raw materials and production schedules.

Foodware Essentials comes with all of the functions below. Talk to us if there are additional requirements for your business.

Organization-96ADMINISTRATION Every business needs to deal with the basics of accounting and cash management: general ledger, receivables and payables, payroll, etc. These issues are solved with Foodware—it contains all necessary financial and administrative functionalities for a typical food company. From CRM to credit & debit management, everything is integrated in a single ERP solution.
  • General Ledger: Optimize your accounting processes and increase control over your finances
  • Creditors: Maximize your available cash and simplify payment processes with flexible, integrated payment transactions
  • CRM: Support your customer and vendor relationships
  • Accounts Receivable: Optimize your cash flow by accelerating claims and tracing customer payments
  • Purchases, Rebates, Reservations, Quotes and Blanket Orders
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PRODUCTION

Complex production environments need powerful planning software to leverage your production capabilities. Foodware automates many processes while providing insight into operations by processing orders to production, warehousing and delivery. Manage the current order status, pick lists, and warehouse and inventory lists, as well as sales and profit margins among many other KPIs. Increase the reliability of promised orders and respond to customer inquiries about order status and expected delivery dates.
  • Production planning
  • Assembly-scale connections
  • Graphical scheduling
  • Recipes and Labeling
  • Material Requirements Planning and Master Planning Schedule
  • Registration of raw materials
  • Post output and consumption on the production floor via touch screens
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LOGISTICS

Internal and external logistics are critical factors. To gain control and insight in the flow of goods, you need to have an ERP system that supports and keeps track of all processes. Foodware provides a solution for all your needs and requirements, starting from the receipt of raw materials to transportation planning of the final product.
  • Transport Management
  • Packaging
  • FEFO-Based Picking
  • RF Scanning
  • SSCC Labels
  • Cycle Counting
  • Inventory Corrections
  • Unique Container Numbers
  • Container Management
  • Scale Connections
  • EDI
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SALES AND MARKETING

Food companies often lack visibility to this important function, but Foodware will let you log all customer-related and contact-related interactions, including meetings, emails/correspondence, phone calls or activities performed in other application areas. Analyze customer and contact information to help take advantage of sales opportunities, monitor the sales pipeline, and manage the sales cycle.
  • Manage contacts, tasks and team information directly from Outlook and synchronize uni-directionally or bi-directionally.
  • Attach documents and other files to contact/activity records and track together.
  • Analyze customer and contact information to help take advantage of sales opportunities, monitor the sales pipeline and manage the sales cycle.
  • Identify specific segments of customers/contacts and create targeted marketing campaigns in languages of your choice.
  • Use customizable templates and the Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Office Word to create and send personalized print or e-mail communication.
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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Food and Beverage companies produce and store large amounts of information. Foodware’s Business Intelligence application makes it possible to access your all your company’s live and historical data on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. KPIs such as efficiency and effectiveness of production is then compared with the planning and set standards. 
  • KPI reporting through graphical dashboard
  • ExSion reporting
  • Cubes
  • Set standard KPIs specific for industry
  • Integration with Microsoft SQL server
  • Standard reports
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QUALITY AND FOOD SAFETY

Because you’re working with fresh ingredients and strict regulatory requirements, all quality-related matters need to be integrated into an ERP system. Inspection, holds, and certifications can be registered in the system. This prevents errors and saves a lot of work. Associated labels, including allergens and ingredient declarations, are automatically generated for your packaging.
  • FSMA and HACCP Compliance
  • Product Specifications
  • Inspection Status
  • Quality Control
  • Non-Conformances
  • Lot Tracing
  • Blocking Lots