5 Ways Ekos Can Help with Your Beer Sales & Distribution Processes

Brewery software should making managing customer relationships a breeze.

Are your customers loving your beer so much that your team can’t keep it flowing fast enough? 

It's a good problem to have, but you'll lose loyal fans fast if you continually run out of beer or can't fulfill sales orders. Brewery software is designed to help your production team keep up production and inventory while giving your sales team real-time updates on what is available to sell.

Want the nitty gritty details? Here are five ways brewery software can help with your sales and distribution processes.

 

1.     Client Info

Your brew is good and you have droves of people demanding it — great! But we know that can make it difficult to keep tabs on who is requesting which beer and how much they need, especially if your team is smaller and putting in time in many areas of client management — meeting with clients for tastings or samples, dropping in to check on client needs, and handling self-distribution. We’re here to help you house all of your client info in one location, making it easy for anyone on your team to know exactly what's needed and when.

2.    Beer Sales Invoices On the Go

With your sales team continuously on the road, they need a way to create invoices based off of accurate beer inventory back at the warehouse. We know this isn’t always an easy task, especially when communication happens through long email chains, group text messages, or Slack channels with your production team. With cloud based brewery software, your sales reps can check current inventory and upcoming packaging plans in real time while  creating invoices at a customer’s facility, giving your sales team confidence that the inventory will be available when the customer needs it.

 

3.    Beer Delivery Management Logistics

Sales orders and invoices are flooding in, inducing anxiety for you with how to manage them all, especially once you see the delivery date requested. Brewery management software helps you manage the logistics of your beer distribution from creating invoices to compiling pick lists and planning delivery routes.

 

4.     Maps for Routes

The bar down the street wants five kegs of your flagship IPA, while the craft beer store across town is begging for seven more cases of your seasonal brew. Keeping track of all your distribution routes can be overwhelming and time consuming. Ekos offers a way to plan your distribution routes for each team member in order to make their routes as efficient as possible.  

 

5.     Brewery Sales Reporting

It’s hard to fully understand which brews are selling better than others — unless you have a system of reporting in place. Our brewing software will be able to capture and analyze sales data, helping your team make more informed decisions about upcoming batch plans and packaging needs. Ekos sales reporting is completely customizable to fit your team’s needs.

Save Time on Administrative Tasks So You Can Spend It With Customers

If you're ready to get started, reach out to our team today to schedule a demo and see how Ekos can help your team improve efficiency, save money, and do more of what they love: brewing and selling beer!

Interested in knowing how Ekos can help other areas of your brewery? Check out five ways Ekos can help with production and accounting or learn the key Ekos functions for every team at your company.

Becca