Brewery Management Software
Premier's cloud based brewery management software, BrewMan, has been designed and written specifically for breweries. BrewMan enables you to manage your business in a more efficient manner and helps you to make the most of your most valuable resource, your customers.
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Monitor your processes with
BrewMan's Cask Tracking is simple, easy to use and, above all, effective.
Each container is labelled with a permanent bar code. When you are racking the container, you apply a journey label containing the product information, gyle, best before date, tasting notes, etc. to the container and these two labels are scanned. Scanning the container informs BrewMan which container has just been filled and what is in the container. Optionally this can also be used to update your product stock position.
When a container is delivered to a customer, you simply scan the container, thus allocating it to the customer.
When a container is returned it can again be scanned, booking the container in and removing it from the customer's record.
If any scan is missed, BrewMan will automatically correct the record the next time the container is scanned.
There are many enquiries and reports in BrewMan which help you keep track of your containers, for example:
Number of containers out at customers - a summary of who has your containers
Containers due for return - who has had containers for more than a selected number of days?
Gyle tracking - where are each of the containers filled with a certain gyle?
Container stock - how many containers do you have and of what type are they?
and many more...
Cask tracking is very important to us and BrewMan has the flexibility to allow us to track our individual casks using the permanent label method. Premier’s support is excellent and with their help we were able to incorporate our existing scanners and printers into the BrewMan system. BrewMan is being continually enhanced and I like the way I can request changes to the system and benefit from changes requested by other breweries. BrewMan was the right choice for us.
Fergus Clark - Inveralmond Brewery
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Order Entry is a simple process in BrewMan. When you create your customer records you can define how BrewMan should calculate the product price, either by a Price List or using an ABV formula price, and what discount you wish to give to the customer.
When you enter the order, BrewMan knows exactly the price to use for the customer and automatically apply applicable discounts such as a ‘one for free’ promotions. If required you can change any price or discount manually at the point of order.
Once the orders have been entered you can plan the distribution and print all the required documentation including all customer delivery notes and invoices.
Improve the organisation of your
Distribution planning is an easy process in BrewMan.
BrewMan creates your Dray Plan and allocates orders to optimal delivery routes. If you want to make changes you can re-allocate orders to different routes and also split or combine routes.
Once the routes are decided you can print any other documentation you require:
• Picking List for the Route
• Picking List for the Day
• Dray Loading Sheets
• Dray Run by Route
• Invoices and Delivery Notes
For those who are members of the SIBA Beerflex scheme, BrewMan can download Beerflex orders and print the delivery notes whilst processing the order through BrewMan. Once the order is delivered, BrewMan can update the delivery information and return this directly to SIBA.
Once the order has been delivered successfully, the invoice can be passed to your accounting package.
Increase the performance of your
· Create as many telesales lists as you like so that different users can manage their own accounts.
· Set the timings and frequency of your calls so that your telesales list is automatically populated.
· BrewMan gives you all the information you need whilst talking to the customer such as their last 10 orders and enables you to replicate any order with a single click.
· Enter notes against each customer to record your conversations and build up invaluable information.
· Review which containers the customer currently has and which products are within the containers.
· Once you have completed a call, the system can automatically allocate the next call date and update your telesales list, allowing you to quickly move on to the next call.
· If you need to make telesales calls whilst not in the office all of the information can be exported.
· Create targeted mailings using the information recorded in the database.
BrewMan has been a revelation. From generating invoices to controlling stock plus the seamless interfacing with our accounts package, it has proven to be a great success. More importantly, however, it has increased sales as no account can now slip through the telesales net.
Andrew Jackson - Tring Brewery
Simplify the pricing calculations of your
BrewMan calculates the Duty for beer, wine, spirits and ciders payable on each product delivered ensuring that you pay the correct amount at the end of the month. BrewMan tracks all inputs and outputs, whether they are duty-payable, duty-suspended or duty-recoverable.
At the end of the month, BrewMan will complete the Duty Return (EX46) and you can simply print it out. In addition, BrewMan gives you a number of audit reports so that you can see the detail of the duty declared on the Duty Return.
Time consuming calculation of your Beer Duty liability is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, you still have to pay it.
Analyse your success with powerful
BrewMan has numerous reports to give you the information you need to be able to plan your production, check your sales and your profitability. Reports have selection criteria, such as date range, as well as summary and detail selection so that you can drill-down into your data to get the information you need.
BrewMan allows you to define your own pivot tables over your data so that, if there is not a standard report you need, you can create your own report showing the information you require the way that you want to see it.
Improve performance everywhere with
BrewMan is hosted on cloud servers, enabling you to access your brewery management software from anywhere in the world
The benefits of the Cloud:
Fast access from anywhere in the world on any windows device.
No more responsibility for server hardware and upgrades.
Backups done automatically every two hours to two distinct physical locations.
Connect to your accounting package with
The software integrates seamlessly with the most popular accounts packages such as Sage, Xero, Quickbooks and SAP.
This means that from inside BrewMan you can:
View a customer's outstanding balance with you.
Be warned if an outlet is approaching their credit limit.
Post invoices, customers and products straight to your accounts package.
BrewMan also interfaces with most other accounts packages in order to suit our customers' requirements. Please get in touch with us to find out more:
Expand and customise your BrewMan solution with
What customers say
We had been looking at BrewMan as our complete Brewery Management System solution for years. Finally we fought the pain of change and bought all elements of the package (BrewMan, Production and Retail) at the beginning of the year and wish we had done so years ago! We needed something that would link with SAGE and BrewMan has more than filled the gap in terms of much needed management account information. Now we can get reports so easily by making data field choices with the click of a mouse! Our biggest challenge was getting our heads round how easy it has made life for us by being able to enter all the industry specific trading relationships and of course the automation of the Beer Duty Return similar to SAGE doing the VAT return. We are looking forward to working with BrewMan to further develop the system in line with any future changes the industry may require. Now we wouldn't be without BrewMan - thank you Premier.
Samantha Faircliff - Cairngorm Brewery
We have used BrewMan for over a year and have been extremely pleased with the software. The system is fantastic; very user friendly and has vastly reduced the amount of time we spend on administration. Calculating the Duty Return is now done in five minutes, with a few clicks, rather than a dreaded laborious 4-5 hour chore. Our sales calls are done in half the time, as we know exactly who to call and when; and our invoicing, dray runs, cask tracking and reports are now all on one quick and easy system. Brewman has not only reduced our costs in terms of labour saved, but also significantly helped us to reduce costly delivery errors and cask losses. On the rare occasions when we’ve needed help, we have had friendly personal service within minutes. We have no hesitation in recommending BrewMan and Premier Systems.