12 Gates Brewing Company Switches to Ekos for End-to-End Business Management Software

12 Gates Brewing Company

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2020) – 12 Gates Brewing Company in Williamsville, N.Y. recently implemented a new business management software – Ekos. Ekos works with over 1,500 craft producers to help them manage inventory, production, sales and accounting in a single cloud-based system.  

12 Gates Brewing Company. was previously using another software provider, but found it to be too complex and difficult to use. They selected Ekos because it was simple, intuitive, and had the capabilities needed to run their brewery effectively.

With Ekos, 12 Gates Brewing Company can:

  • Track raw materials, ingredients and packaging inventory
  • Manage recipes and production processes
  • Run reports to better understand costs and key business metrics
  • Complete accounting tasks easily by integrating with QuickBooks
  • Forecast and manage inventory and sales

“Understanding our costs and profit margins has always been difficult to manage. With Ekos, we have a better understanding of our entire operation which will hopefully lead us to become a more profitable business,” said Tom Kirchmeyer, co-founder of 12 Gates Brewing Company. “Less time spent on brewery management software due to added efficiencies allows us to concentrate on brewing world-class beer and spending more time on customer service. Ekos simply makes our job easier.”

12 Gates Brewing Co. is taking full advantage of the features Ekos has to offer, including managing production in the floorplan view and tracking recipes. The brewery has also integrated Ekos with their accounting software, QuickBooks, which can save users 15-20 hours per month by eliminating manual reconciliation and duplicate entries.

“We know that operating a brewery is complex, which is why we created Ekos to help streamline processes, eliminate manual record-keeping, improve communication, and drive efficiencies,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “It is amazing when new customers, like 12 Gates Brewing Co., see the benefits of our system right away. We’ll be cheering on the 12 Gates team as they continue to grow their business.”

About Ekos

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Ekos is the leading business management software for craft producers. With more than 15,000 users in 40 countries, Ekos helps makers manage their day-to-day operations in inventory, production, sales and accounting. As a central digital hub for your business, Ekos delivers valuable insights, drives efficiencies and profitability, and eliminates the need for spreadsheets and manual record-keeping. Ekos is backed by Noro-Moseley Partners. To learn more, visit goekos.com.


Elizabeth Strickert
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