Royal City Brewing implements Ekos business management software

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Owners describe Ekos as “the best fit for the business”

GUELPH, ONTARIO (June 7, 2021) – Royal City Brewing Company has selected Ekos, the leading business management platform for craft manufacturers, as its core brewery software. The brewery, which was founded in 2013 by two University of Guelph graduates, is utilizing Ekos to work more efficiently and get better visibility into the business.

Independent craft breweries like Royal City Brewing Company use Ekos to:

  • Eliminate manual processes by reducing data-entry and automating reconciliation
  • Discover insights about their business such as COGS, margins and other important metrics
  • Improve team communication with a central hub of information that is cloud-based and can be accessed from anywhere

“It is essential that we operate the business as efficiently as possible. Prior to implementing Ekos, our team’s access to data was limited,” said Cameron Fryer, owner and brewer at Royal City Brewing Company. “Now, our brewing, admin, and sales teams are all able to access the information they require. And I’m happy we finally have live inventory numbers on finished products and raw materials that are available to every team member.”

Royal City Brewing Company looked at several software options to ensure they were making the right pick that would help the business grow. The team described Ekos as “a solution built for brewers” and after seeing the software and hearing positive recommendations from peers, they were able to implement Ekos and leave spreadsheets behind.

“There are key inflection points when scaling a business where processes need to change in order to sustain growth,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “Upgrading to a software like Ekos is one of those points and we love getting to be a catalyst for growth and success for our customers. We are cheering on the Royal City Brewing Company team as they take on the next phase for their business.”

To learn more about Ekos and its business management software, visit

About Ekos
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Ekos is the leading business management software for craft producers of beer, wine and cider. With more than 15,000 users on six continents, Ekos helps makers manage their day-to-day operations in inventory, production, sales and accounting. As a central digital hub, 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

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