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Microsoft Dynamics GP + VicinityBrew = A Match Made in Craft Beer Heaven

Microsoft Dynamics GP + VicinityBrew = A Match Made in Craft Beer Heaven

What brings people together? Shared interests, common goals, chemistry…

Those are exactly the forces that brought Microsoft Dynamics GP and VicinityBrew together. The only difference being that they are computer software programs and not human beings. If you harbor any doubts about a computer’s ability to love, I recommend you watch the movie “Her.” And that’s all I have to say about that!

A Software Match Made in Craft Brew Heaven

Of course “Her” was science fiction. Whereas in real life, Microsoft Dynamics GP and VicinityBrew did actually come together out of a shared interest in tapping the craft beer market. There was also a shared goal of serving the business process needs of the breweries that create craft beer. And last but not least, there was chemistry, which in this case refers to the seamless integration of two highly respected software systems – Microsoft Dynamics GP and VicinityBrew.

We’re confident that given their shared love of craft beer, Dynamics GP and Vicinity will be happily ever after.

  • As an aside, the folks at Vicinity call themselves: ”Software Geeks For Beer Freaks.” As a Vicinity partner, the folks at Tidestone think that’s just adorable.

A Serious Relationship

Now that’s the honeymoon is over, it’s high time to get serious. And in this case, serious means functionality. Exactly what dowries of rich functionality did each partner bring to the marriage?

At a high level, Microsoft Dynamics GP brings the best, most comprehensive set of nuts and bolts that you would expect to find in a world-class ERP system, while VicinityBrew allows brewers to measure yields and loss, incorporating labor and overhead for a complete cost breakdown. Brewers have the ability to collect data and define stages within the brewing process with a brewery-rich feature set that includes tank blending, splitting, and multi-stage processes such as barrel aging. Vicinity further incorporates quality data such as daily tank checks to identify trends and maintain consistent, quality brews. 

At a closer look, we find that Dynamics GP delivers the following components:

  • Financials
  • Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Sales and Service
  • Business Intelligence (BI) and Reporting
  • Human Resources and Payroll

Vicinity adds the brewery-specific components, such as:

  • Recipe Management
  • Multi-process Production
  • Scheduling by Brite Beer
  • Yeast Genealogy
  • Yeast Scheduling
  • Wort Tracking
  • Keg Management
  • Barrel Management

Taken together, it’s a recipe for a long, bright, and successful future.

Get Started

Let us help you automate your production system and simplify your financial processes by graduating to an integrated solution with Microsoft Dynamics GP and VicinityBrew.

To get started, visit Tidestone Solutions at www.tidestonesolutions.com, email us at info@tidestonesolutions.com, or just pick up the phone and call Tidestone at 207.761.2133.

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