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Devil’s Peak Brewing Company: Successful ERP Implementation

Acumatica helps growing craft brewer improve data control and operational efficiency

Before launching their craft brewery business in 2012, the founders of Devil’s Peak Brewing Company in South Africa spent two years working on their business case, recipes, “garage brewing,” government applications, and hiring staff.

Since their start, Managing Director Derek Szabo says, “We’ve been at the forefront of educating South African consumers in drinking more interesting, bolder beers, and moving away from the typically mass-produced lagers that they were used to.”

When they began the business, he says, they started out using QuickBooks, primarily for orders and sales. He says they tried to use it for inventory, “but that didn’t really work.” He adds that they had limited ability to manage and track their supply chain and production: “QuickBooks wasn’t giving us the visibility we needed across the business, especially regarding production and inventory.”

Especially as the company expanded, their financial management needs grew. “As our business became more complex, and our supply chain became more extensive,” he says, “it became clear that basic financial software was not sufficient anymore.”

I would definitely recommend Acumatica to other businesses. It covers the full ERP functionality, it integrates with other products well, and it’s cost-effective.
Derek Szabo - Managing Director


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