On this week's Tip Tuesday, we take a look at how to use the Knowledge Base in Ekos.
After 3 years of focusing on the brewing process, Ekos is excited to have a platform fully customizable for cider makers. Ekos Cidermaker is ready and available to help cider makers manage their business with their cloud based management system. Helping makers with their creative batch process and populating their TTB reports – like the Report of Wine Premises Operations/ 702 Report.
Ekos Cidermaker is here to keep the cider making process as unique and creative as the people crafting it. With the Ekos cloud based, proprietary platform – it allows you to see all aspects of your cidery from whereever you are.
“It’s amazing that you can log-in from anywhere to see what’s going on in your business – especially having your production process, finished goods, and inventory melted into one system,” said Josie Mielke, Founder & VP of Operations Urban Orchard Cider Company.
The new Ekos Cidermaker is very similar to Ekos Brewmaster – focusing on a business’ operations, inventory, sales, and finances. The new aspects for Cidermaker include enhanced tracking of batches and blends, along with populating the cider makers' 702 TTB report – saving your team hours.
“Over the years we have worked with numerous cideries to help manage their business, but there were always work arounds to manage the nuances of making cider as opposed to beer. After working with some of the best cideries in the country we are proud to be the only software company to offer a product tailored specifically for cideries,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos.
On top of these new features – the Ekos platform keeps track of your inventory real time allowing you to know when it’s time for your next order. Invoices can be created on the road by your sales team, allowing them to also see your current inventory. Cidermaker also equips your team with reports on various data points to help forecast for the future. Just like Brewmaster it syncs seamlessly with QuickBooks – making an easy process for your accounting team to switch over.