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Getting started with the Microsoft Power Platform

​Microsoft rapidly innovates, updates and releases new products and solutions, which makes staying on top of changes difficult. However, this frequent pace of innovation makes Microsoft technologies exciting. One of the biggest new areas from Microsoft that you will read a lot about is the Power Platform.

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EORI Number: what should you know?

Did you read our blog about post-Brexit? But still, have some questions? We are here to elaborate more about a specific part of the necessary details you need when doing with or to the UK: the EORI number!

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Is a Two-Tier ERP Strategy right for you?

A two-tier ERP strategy is one where an organization chooses to have more than one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to support its business needs. The moniker “two-tier” emerged, as one tier will often consist of one tier-one ERP solutions – SAP, Oracle, or Microsoft Dynamics, along with one or more two-tier or tier-three solutions.

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The first few weeks of post-Brexit

It has been 8 weeks since the actual Brexit has fallen into place. The British exit of the European Union has been in the works for several years now, starting in 2016 with the UK-wide referendum - where the people chose to end the 47 years membership of the state. Of course, the impact is quite big to every business involved with the UK. What has have been the first findings after the start of the Brexit? And what do you have to keep in mind for your beverage business?

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Do not lose money and time over empty kegs, pallets, and other logistic goods!

As a brewer, you know the importance of storing your product in the right way. Using the right keg to support your flavors and to ensure the quality of your product and it will not get lost when transported. Whether it is transported in kegs, bottles, crates, or pallets – you will want to know where these valuable empty goods are and trace them from production to end-client.

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Five benefits of Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the ERP system to run your entire beverage business. Business Central will streamline your processes and make business decisions easier! And there are even more benefits to implementing BC into your company – find out the 5 main benefits in this blog.

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The growing importance of Microsoft Teams in 2020

How many people have really got to know Microsoft Teams in the last few months? Because of working from home during the lockdowns, it was harder to keep in touch with co-workers and work on projects. Microsoft Teams is the solution to stay connected with your team thanks to its many functions like file storage, workspace chat and videoconferencing. And now it’s taking the next step: full integration with Business Central.

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Our Teamlead of the Care-Team: An

Here at Drink-IT, our customers and partners are at the centre of our organization. We take care of our customers! Not only through our sales process or the set-up of a new project but even after the implementation is done, we still take care of our customers with our dedicated Care Team. If you’ve been one of our many Care customers, you’ve probably been helped directly or indirectly by An Van Gysel! An is our Drink-IT Care Teamlead, get to know her and her job through this interview.

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13 steps to an eCommerce RFP

The key ingredient in making an eCommerce RFP is prioritizing the questions and answer the most important ones first. Tackling a new eCommerce project in this way will allow you to determine what solution is critical to the company, get buy-in from the internal teams, and have a clear statement of solution needs.

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Getting started with omnichannel

Shopping in the B2B world is feeling more and more like shopping on B2C websites. B2B companies are on social media, they are active in digital marketing, and many of them are already offering personalized web stores. Do you want to know why?

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10 hidden Drink-IT features that will make your life easier

Do we still need to convince you that a digital transformation, led by Drink-IT, will benefit your beverage company? We’ll give you 10 advantages you’ll definitely experience when choosing Drink-IT as your IT partner. If you’re still doubting after these 10 points, give us your contact information and someone from our team can give you even more benefits!

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The importance of an RFP for a Project Manager

A Request For Proposal is one of the first steps in the process of the digitization of your beverage business, this is where you give an insight for the quote of your project. You give an overview of your needs and wishes for the Business Processes you already have or you envision for the future. It can be tricky but it’s a very important step to find a good partner in your new IT solution. To help you in this process, we had an interesting interview through Teams with Dirk Bruynseraede, our Project Manager, to give you more insight into the world of RFP’s. 

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Avoid these 5 mistakes when integrating your eCommerce platform

Whether you already have an eCommerce platform operational or are looking for ways to plan your business strategy in advance of launch, integrating your front-end store with the beck-end ER system can be extremely helpful. This is what is commonly referred to as an eCommerce integration project, or the initiative to integrate a solution as a bridge between an online shop and a finance & inventory system, which belongs to it by default.

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Understanding the IT language

Transforming your business processes into an automated and digitalized system can be a struggle. The first step for an easy process is letting a specialized company guide you! But what if the language and vocabulary of an IT process is complete new to you? Of course, Drink-IT’s consultants are happy to inform you on any new words but if you need some extra help, we provide this glossary! Get to know the most-used but least-known words and concepts of the IT world from A to Z.

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How to start your B2B eCommerce Project: 10-Step Guide

Discover everything you need to know and do to start your B2B eCommerce project. This step-by-step guide is ideal if you’re implementing your first eCommerce website. But it’s also a useful reminder checklist if you’re about to start a reforming project for your current online store.

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ERP a vital ingredient for your beverage company

In a marketplace where conditions are tough and getting tougher, having the right solution to support your business is increasingly important. Therefore we have put together this guide to help you choose a new beverage ERP solution and as a bonus, we listed 10 key things you need to know before starting the process.

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Meet our Care Consultant Robin

Robin has been working in our Care team for over a year now, the perfect time to talk about his job and his job satisfaction. We met up with Robin for a short interview. The conclusion? If you are a fan of the philosophy “Work hard, play hard”, then Drink-IT is the perfect place for you.

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BrauBeviale 2019

BrauBeviale 2019 is one of the world’s most important capital goods exhibition for the beverage industry this year. Attending about 1,100 exhibitors – 53 percent of them international. Of course Drink-IT will be one of the exhibitors in November.

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We are hiring - join the Drink-IT team!

Do you want to make a difference with a team of highly skilled colleagues? And do you thrive in working in an enviroment characterised by freedom with responsibility? NORRIQ, the creators of Drink-IT, help every type of organisation grow in a digital world. And we are growing with them. Become part of the IT-revolution. Become part of NORRIQ.

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Striving for operational excellence with technology

Dealing with the same challenges as many other breweries, Wieninger is constantly challenged to maintain a high quality and consistent, competitive products, while being under constant pressure to reduce operating costs. The brewery was not running as effectively due to old legacy systems and the brewery wanted to take efficiency to new levels.

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Meet us at Brewers of Europe Forum

The "Brewers of Europe Forum" will bring you the latest trends straight from the brewing sector leaders. From cultivating your own yeast to the science of food pairing, from targeting millennials to reducing your environmental footprint, the Brewers Forum will offer inspiration for brewers and the brewing sector as they come together to prepare a bright future for beer.

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BrauBeviale 2018

Continuity is the big advantage of the BrauBeviale event in Nuremberg. With its concentrated 3-year power, it provides space for new ideas – and time for them to develop. Not just the mega-trends in the industry, but also the smaller topics that offer so much potential for innovation.

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Want growth in your beverage business - here are 3 key focus operational areas

Having the right fully integrated business management solution means greater efficiency and profitability for your beverage business and provides the scalable platform on which to manage, grow and expand your business. Here are three key operational areas that you will inevitably need to focus on and improve, whether you are reviewing your existing processes and business systems or selecting a new beverage management solution.

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Come and join this amazing team!

Do you want to make a difference with a team of highly skilled colleagues? And do you thrive in working in an environment characterised by freedom with responsibility? Right now we are looking for several new colleagues for our amazing Drink-IT team.

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Meet us at BeerX 2018

Meet Drink-IT at SIBA's BeerX 2018, the UK's independent craft brewing trade show. SIBA BeerX is a two-day conference and trade exhibition including seminars, debates and networking opportunities. It will take place in Liverpool from 14th to 15th March 2018. Industry Day, Thursday 15th March, will host many exciting key industry speakers and panel debates including Drink-IT.

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NORRIQ Inspiration Day 2018

Digital transformation is no longer a hype. New technologies such as virtual & mixed reality, artificial intelligence etc. are often already integrated into current business processes. The next big step is automation. Get your company ready for a challenging future at NORRIQ Inspiration Day 2018.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 is out

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018, you get new, powerful opportunities for your next step towards digital transformation. It's all about streamlining, automating and integrating all your processes and value chain, and giving employees easy access to the best tools and updated data –anywhere and anytime!

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From start-up to successful brewery in record time

Located in Wintherthur near Zurich in Switzerland, the Doppelleu Brewery has transformed its business from a small start-up craft brewery to a successful, award winning brewery - and all in record time. Founded in 2012, the Doppelleu Brewery won the 2016 Swiss Economic Award for production and trade. The award is given to entrepreneurs who can serve as role models for others who want to start their own business.

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Directions EMEA 2017: Tenerife spotted in Madrid!

Directions EMEA is the independent conference for Microsoft Dynamics partners from the ERP and CRM channels. It brings together over 2000 attendees from Microsoft Dynamics Partners and ISV companies across Europe, and allows the Dynamics community to share knowledge, to network and to discover new opportunities and collaboration. This year's edition was in sunny Madrid and the venue of Directions EMEA 2017 was buzzing with enthusiasm.

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The Craft Beer and Spirits Summit 2017

The Craft Beer and Spirits Summit taking place on November 7th 2017 in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK is bringing together leading craft beer and spirits companies, retailers, brewpubs and leading supplier of technology, expertise and ingredients to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration. David Ashmore from Drink-IT is one of the Key Note speakers.

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New Drink-IT partner in Australia: Dialog Dynamics

We’re pleased to announce that Dialog Dynamics and Drink-IT have entered a new partnership in Australia. Dialog Dynamics will offer the Drink-IT beverage management solution, to the Australian beverage market based on its long-time experience within the food and beverage industry.

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Drink-IT Release 10

Drink-IT Release 10 is now available on NAV2017 and brings even more improved beverage industry processes and functionality to your business through enhanced management of drop shipments, pre- and backorders, return registration and control, scanning plus a number of Norriq XL and Drink-IT Integration enhancements.

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Meeting the new normal of the beverage market

The global beer industry faces its greatest challenge in 50 years. All at once, there is falling consumer demand, increasing competitive products, heightened requirements by retailers and consumers, and tougher market access. This mix of challenging developments is not only creating temporary roadblocks for beer manufacturers, it also marks the beginning of a difficult era for the entire industry – a new normal.

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Drink-IT Release 8

Drink-IT Release 8 is now available on NAV2016 and brings even more improved beverage industry processes and functionality to your business through enhanced management of taxes, EMCS, plant maintenance, promotions, purchase invoices and order shipment planning.

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Drink-IT Release 6

Drink-IT Release 6 offers new features & enhancements that adds more value to the state-of-art brewery business solution through enhanced handling of discounts and promotions, transport, approvals, events and multi-sites.

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Go Live of Drink-IT at Westons Cider

At the end of July our UK partner K3 went live with Drink-IT at Westons Cider. They implemented a full scope, finance, logistics, production and quality management for 25 users. Based at the original farm 'The Bounds' in Herefordshire, Westons Cider employs more than 130 people and produces over 30 different ciders and perries. The wide range of ciders and perries....

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Palm Breweries

Last year, PALM Breweries decided to implement the complete Drink-IT ERP solution. After an intensive analysis and implementation period, PALM Breweries went live with the Drink-IT solution.

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New Drink-IT UK Customer: C.G. Hibbert

C.G. Hibbert, distributor of a wide range of beers, wines, spirits, tobacco and cigarettes and part of the Pernod Ricard group, has a strong focus on the distribution to ferries and cruise ships due to the fact that they are located in Dover, UK

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Drink-IT Release 43

The Drink-IT team has planned a new release for Drink-IT NAV in November ‘13. The release will include R2 for Drink-IT 2013 and release 43 for Drink-IT 2009 R2.

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Drink-IT CRM

As already announced last year, the Drink-IT CRM solution evolved significantly during the last period. Thanks to the upcoming new release, Drink-IT CRM is now a mature CRM solution for the beverage and consumer goods industry, dealing both with the off-trade (Retail) and the on-trade (food & beverage service industry) channels.

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Drink-IT On NAV 2013

Last October, Microsoft released NAV 2013. Drink-IT always follows the latest Microsoft technology so the solution will be available on NAV 2013 at the end of April.

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New Drink-IT Partner: Naviworld Mongolia

Naviworld Mongolia is a professional services company supporting the sales and implementation of Microsoft business solutions that help boost corporate sales and productivity and help businesses realize significant operational cost savings.

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Plant Maintenance Management

For companies with an internal maintenance department, Drink-IT provides a module covering the demands in this area. Service items like machines, buildings, cars,… can be defined to receive both corrective and preventive maintenance

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Contract Management R2

Beverage companies can have contracts for support of direct and indirect sales to outlets by means of loans, rents, loans in use or other. In return, the outlet is obliged to buy agreed volumes from the beverage company. There is a strong market request to register and manage these contract agreements and their conditions in the ERP system.

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Looking Forward

2012 has come to an end so we are looking forward to a new exciting Drink-IT year in which Drink-IT CRM and the release on Microsoft NAV 2013 will play a key role.

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New Drink-IT CRM Release

Drink-IT CRM is also preparing for the New Year: this month, Drink-IT CRM R1.2 will be officially released. Drink-IT CRM is our answer to questions of our many customers and prospects active in the beverage and consumer goods sector: sector-specific functions, available for any type of user, regardless of where he or she is. Whether your sales manager has an iPad or a Windows 8 tablet, our CRM application always provides access to your customer data, even if no internet connection is on hand.

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Drink-IT Movie

Drink-IT released their first product movie! The movie gives an overview of the Drink-IT Sales processes. Take a look at it now!