Ekos launches all-new, easy-to-use production planner for brewers

Visualize plans, manage capacity, and easily change batch information with drag-and-drop functionality

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2022) – Ekos is excited to fully launch an all-new production planner for breweries that makes it easier to plan and streamlines production. The new production planner view was released in October to overwhelmingly positive feedback from Ekos customers. This week, the final element of the release was launched which allows users to drag and drop batches to change equipment and dates without leaving the planner screen.

The new production planner allows Ekos users to:

  • Get better visibility and collect insights into brewhouse capacity to better manage team workload
  • Clearly visualize production plans and manage process conflicts before they arise
  • Flexibly make changes to production schedules without missing a beat
  • Easily check on the plan for on any given day
  • Spend less time updating Ekos to reflect reality
  • Add or change batches without leaving the production planner screen

“Our customers told us that when their production plans changed, it was cumbersome to update Ekos to match their new production schedule. We listened to their feedback and launched a new production planner unlike the industry has seen before,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “The new production planning view is streamlined, easy to read, and even easier to update. We can’t wait to see what our customers can do with the improved visualization and insights the planner provides.”

This is one of the many improvements that Ekos has made to its platform this year in response to customer feedback. The Ekos team is continually listening to customers and adding functionality that makes it easier to complete day-to-day tasks within the software.

“We are particularly fond of the production planning feature, which allows us to easily (and visually) plan our turns, transfers, and packaging days for maximum facility efficiency,” said Cam Schulz, owner of Hopfly Brewing Co. “What used to be a complex web of movements in our heads is now clearly and concisely laid out for us and managing shifts to our schedule is easier than ever.”

To learn more about Ekos, visit goekos.com.

About Ekos
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Ekos is the leading business management technology platform powering — and empowering — craft beverage businesses. With more than 18,000 users on six continents, Ekos helps beer, wine, and cider makers drive efficiencies, power growth, streamline communication, and improve visibility across their businesses. As a digital hub for all critical business information, Ekos makes it easy to manage day-to-day operations in inventory, production, sales, and accounting. Ekos was named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2022 and 2021 and is backed by Catalyst Investors and Noro-Moseley Partners. To learn more, visit goekos.com.

Elizabeth Strickert
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