Companies must operate efficiently and stay competitive to survive in today's fast-paced business environment. With the advent of cloud technology, businesses can now access a range of solutions that can help them streamline their operations, reduce costs, and improve productivity. One such solution is Cloud ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).
The beverage industry faces various challenges in terms of operational efficiency, such as managing inventory, streamlining production processes, and ensuring quality control. In today’s business landscape, digital transformation and cloud-migration have become crucial for organisation to remain competitive and stay ahead of the game. In this blog, we will introduce the concept of the beverage-specific ERP solutions and how they can address these challenges.
A business with the urge to grow fast can only benefit from the implementation of an ERP solution. However, selecting the right ERP for your business, with so many different solutions on the market isn’t easy. In this blog we discuss 9 important selection criteria on deciding which ERP solution is best for your business.
There are many ERP-solutions on the market and selecting the one that fits your needs is difficult. There are so many technical terms, details, produces, models, and ad-on technologies, that it may be hard to specify and customise, without losing track of the bigger picture. This is where your ERP consultants come in to save the day.
Nowadays, life without an ERP solution is choosing to do things the difficult way. However, starting with ERP is quite a process and an investment, one only well-spend if you manage to successfully implement. Knowledge is power. ERP assessment helps you through this process and pinpoint your specific needs, goals and possible obstacles.
There are many ERP solutions available on the market, but each business is different, especially in the beverage industry, all requiring a different approach. In this blog, we discuss why Drink-IT is the best Cloud ERP for your business.
Decision-makers frequently justify workflow automation as a time-saving measure. Yes, it saves time, but also so much more. Let's look at why automation can help you save time and some of the other advantages.
Drink-IT addresses all the unique challenges beverage producers and distributors face. It’s many facets, all combining the power of automation and innovation to streamline your processes, make it an easy-to-use beverage industry solution. Explore all of its different facets to meet your specific needs.
Those who think marketing automation is just about saving time, need to have another look at its definition. More personalised communications with customers and better lead nurturing. We could go on and on about the benefits of integrating marketing automation into your daily operations.
Get a valuable competitor advantage. Drink-IT brings operational excellence to your company with an all-in-one, fully integrated beverage business solution, delivering everything you need to optimise your processes.
We can finally go back to the office. But when covid is 100% out of the world, will we all go back to the office 5 days a week again? We didn't think so!
The beverage industry faces new trends and challenges, some due to the covid pandemic, some to our newest drinking target group: Gen Z. Let's have a look at the 2022 trends:
In this day and age, e-commerce becomes more and more important, and even almost unbeatable as opposed to its offline opponents. Cloud-based software providers luckily can help you to streamline your online operations.
On March 10th we organized our Drink-IT Inspiration Day, learn more about this event where we invited the beverage industry for a day filled with interesting talks.
Do you want to know if Drink-IT and Microsoft Dynamics 365 are your cup of tea? Well, our Inspiration Day might be the sparkling head start you need!
There are several reasons why Business Central is an absolute must to get the most of your beverage business processes. One of these is the easy integration with other products and software from the entire Microsoft portfolio.
Using an ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning system will only benefit your business. Thanks to a shared database, you get an accurate and detailed view of all your core processes. Together, we will take a closer look at the three largest Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
The end of the financial year is always all hands on deck for the finance department of your company. They try to balance numerous accounting procedures with day-to-day tasks, such as wage payments and the approval and entry of purchase invoices… You name it.
Since 2020, digital transformation has accelerated at an unprecedented pace. In the wake of the pandemic, companies across industries are opting for cloud computing for the first time or replacing their existing ERP and CRM systems. The public cloud services market is expected to grow by 45% by 2024.
Smart technologies are driving the beverage industry into a new digital age with smart factories and artificial intelligence in robotics. But what are some essential technologies a beverage company needs to make operations truly sparkle?
Did you know that Business Central works with AL code as opposed to C/AL, and that this has an influence on the customisation of your ERP software? We briefly explain the differences between both.
The Cloud saves you time, money and offers you unprecedented flexibility to consult applications from anywhere. How to upgrade to a Cloud application? We will guide you through some essential steps.
Strategically picking the right ERP solution for your beverage company and collaboration with an equally adequate ERP partner go hand in hand. But not every ERP player on the market is good for business. How do you recognize a bad ERP partner, and what does a good partner do differently?
SaaS, also known as Software as a Service, is a Cloud-based service. We discuss everything you need to know about SaaS and how it can help your business grow.
Manufacturing 4.0, which is also known as the fourth industrial revolution is rapidly switching to automation, using smart technologies.
Drink-IT Online Warehouse Management has all the tools and standardized processes to get ahead of your warehouse problems.
Beverage businesses with a clear view on the future and an intelligent long-term approach opt for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. Why? Why not…
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Learn how, Belgian Brewer Omer Van der Ghinste, utilizes Drink-IT's Delivery App to save time and improve performance.
Discover a better way to get things done across your organization with Microsoft Power Automate. We gathered useful information to start your Power Automate journey.
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.
Two leading technology and service providers partner to deliver a fully integrated and scalable beverage business solution.
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!
Now that you and your partner are getting ready to make the jump to a digitalized and automated system, it's not the time to get comfortable and expect your partner to do all the work! You and your beverage company have to be prepared for the upgrade of your business.
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.
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?
Exactly one year ago, we welcomed a new colleague: Daniël Hammer! He started as our new business consultant and it was a busy year filled with challenges but also a lot of opportunities. One of those opportunities was the development of a PowerApp and the pilot project for one of our customers: A Delivery App. Read more about his experience of working for Drink-IT.
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.
The difference between Dynamics NAV vs Dynamics 365 Business Central is not that big. It is pretty simple actually. Do you want to learn how to distinguish one from the other? Understand the evolution of the Dynamics 365 suite? And understand which one is the best choice for you? I explain everything in this blog post.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Thomas has been working as a sales account manager at Drink-IT and NORRIQ for quite some time. A varied job, which he enjoys a lot. We talked with Thomas about his position and his tasks within the company.
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.
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 back-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.
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.
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.
Do you want to start from scratch, build on top of your current system or get started with a standard solution that is optimized and adapted to your industry? Because trying to reinvent the wheel might not be a good idea when selecting your future ERP solution.
The importance of eCommerce became clear during the corona crisis. Is your beverage business ready for this online tool? Where eCommerce used to be a trend, is now turning into a must-have. The need for an online shop grew as rapidly as the pandemic of covid-19.
Does your ERP platform empower your business, or is it holding it back? The potential rewards of running your business on a state-of-the-art ERP solution are huge. But when is it time to expand or replace your current ERP solution?
In a marketplace where conditions are tough and getting tougher, having the right solution to support your business is increasingly important.
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.
Tremelo, Belgium: Drink-IT, the beverage management solution of NORRIQ, will be attending BeerX in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Drink-IT had the honor to recognise the 'Beer of The Year' in the UK! During the Brewers Choice Awards we handed out this great accolade.
If you have many products, or if you use many channels, it can be expensive to wait for a PIM solution that effectively collects all product information in one system. We have listed 4 signals that show you are ready for PIM.
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.
In many beverage companies, digital transformation is high on the agenda. But getting started can be a challenge. How do you prioritise things? At Drink-IT, we have gathered our experiences and would like to highlight which areas digital transformation adds the most value to.
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.
The International Beer Strategies Conference 2018 is coming up on 8-10 May 2018 in London. The event is packed with world-leading insight to the world of beer. The team behind the event has also highlighted some of the top trends in the beer market right now, which will be the focus of the conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A string of brewers has taken home Gold in the craft keg competition at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2018. Drink-IT by NORRIQ was the proud sponsor of one of them.
Microsoft has just launched a new edition of Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Microsoft Dynamics Business Central is a cloud solution and covers the same functionality as Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
In a marketplace where conditions are tough and getting tougher, having a state-of-the-art beverage industry solution to manage your entire value chain is vital.
Brewery Roman had to ask themselves: Do we want to live with the risks and the challenges of an old, unsupported IT system, or do we go for Drink-IT, a modern brewery management solution?
Brouwerij De Brabandere doubled its turnover and saw a potential for international growth but were held back by old systems. Today De Brabandere is fully prepared to unleash its full international potential.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Brick Lane Brewing Co., a brand-new independent Australian brewery, will be the most technologically advanced and efficient brewhouse of its size. The Brick Lane brewery is under construction in Melbourne, Australia, and is expected to be fully commissioned in early 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Privatbrauerei M.C. Wieninger has with the recent delivery of Drink-IT started to see the benefits of a state-of-the-art brewery management solution.
St Austell Brewery has chosen Drink-IT to address the constant changes and challenges within the brewing industry and to support its continued long-term growth.
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.
Drink-IT is continuing the successful journey and is staffing up its sales and marketing organisation internationally to meet growing demands from the beverage industry.
As the need for agility, productivity and customer service increases, mobile access to your sales information is no longer just a nice-to-have option.
In a marketplace where conditions are tough and getting tougher, having the right ERP solution to support your business is increasingly important. But why should you go for a state-of-the-art beverage business ERP solution? Here are the top 4 reasons.
Does your ERP platform empower your business, or is it holding it back? Here are 9 signs that indicate it might be time for an ERP-change.
Drink-IT has been on an amazing journey. Today Drink-IT is used all over the world by a wide range of different companies within the international beverage industry – including some of the world´s largest and most successful beverage players. A recent organisational change will support and accelerate the growth even further.
Work smarter. Not harder. Automate your Accounts Payable processes with Invoice Workflow, a complete AP automation add-on for Microsoft Dynamics NAV that is fully compatible with Drink-IT.
Drink-IT makes it easy and efficient to keep an overview of your event orders related to specific customer events, and simplifies management of sold products, products given for free and management of equipment.
As part of NORRIQ’s strategy in the UK, Drink-IT will be provided with full enterprise ERP, CRM, BI and sales functionality to the UK beverage industry market.
MACK Brewery has reduced errors and made every step in the process traceable. Furthermore this working method will benefit stock data - all thanks to Drink-IT´s integrated scanning solution.
The Trappist Abbey of Westmalle took a major step forward by upgrading Drink-IT. Read how they benefit from a much more flexible access to important information.
To enable future growth, NORRIQ announces a new organizational structure and a change in management. The change was announced at the company´s annual internal kick-off meeting.
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....
Privatbrauerei M.C. Wieninger is the third German brewery, after the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan and Schwarzbräu, who has chosen to implement the Drink-IT solution.
NORRIQ was designated as one of Microsoft’s globally most important partners yesterday and was invited into the ultimate inner circle of strategic partners, Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle and President’s Club.
Brouwerij Henricus, a new Belgian brewery located in Bruges, West Flanders, has chosen to implement the Drink-IT solution.