The good news is that SAP Business One’s Sales Analysis capabilities enabled us to evaluate the results of that campaign and then make adjustments for future promotions. Specifically, we can check the number of transactions, discount levels and net gain or loss per promotion and per location. We have to be very careful with how we spend our precious marketing dollars and the new system gives us the tools to optimize our investment in that area.
Softengine’s Food One© Solution Optimizes Business and Compliance Processes for the Food Industry
Softengine Food One is a specialty SAP software designed for food and beverage based businesses. Building upon SAP Business One’s industry-leading ERP solution for small-midsize and fast-growing companies, the Food One delivers inventory control, warehouse management, lot traceability, recall functionality and so much more.
From the initial purchase order to production to invoicing and shipping, Food One pulls everything together. Plus, our financial information is always up to date and accessible in real time, so we never have to wait for nightly or weekly postings.
— Roseangela Borruso, Vice President, Castle Importing Inc
Unique Challenges of the Food and Beverage Industry
Key Solutions SAP Business One Leverages to Address
Food Industry Challenges:
- Regulatory Compliance
- Product Recalls
- Consistent Product Quality
- Product Line Profitability
- Management of Pricing & Trade Promotions
- Optimized Planning & Inventory Levels
- Customer Satisfaction & Demands from Your Channel Masters
- Supplier Quality
- Disconnected Information Management System – Lack of Visibility
Food One Features
- Fully Automated, Real-Time Inventory Control System
- Food Catch Weights
- Comprehensive Warehouse Management with Mobility
- Superior Lot Control Functionality
- Workflow, Alert & Approval Monitor
- Raw Materials Management
- Hazardous Material Handling
- Regulatory Approval & Tracking
- Customer & Vendor Order Guides
- Route Planning & Daily Route Management
- Remote Sales Order Entry -Mobile
LOT TRACING & RECALL FUNCTIONALITY
Food One delivers traceability for every step and ingredient in a food business’s complex cycle, starting with the purchase of raw materials, and all the way through to shipping and invoicing finished products. Softengine developed a Multi-Level Trace feature, which automatically traces each step and ingredient of the entire cycle from the shipping documents received by the customer to the initial purchase order sent to the vendor. Armed with this solution, food-based businesses are able to conduct quick and precise recall practice runs and actual recalls, while maintaining total compliance with all FDA requirements. Food One enables its customers to meet rigorous requirements through data validation, including compliance with GS1 Bar Codes standards.
FLEXIBLE COMMISSION AND REBATE MANAGEMENT
SAP Business One — Food One offers multiple commission and rebate types. As an example, a salesperson or broker is paid a commission for each item sold based on a percentage of the sale price, or a fixed dollar amount by the case/pound. Similar options apply to rebates, where customers might earn a rebate on a per-pound or per-case basis and apply that to a future purchase or they might get their rebate in the form of a discount at the time of purchase. The parameters for commissions and rebates may be changed at any time.
ORDER GUIDES STREAMLINE ORDERING PROCESS FOR CUSTOMERS AND VENDORS
Softengine augmented core functionality in SAP Business One to create Sales Order Guides and Purchase Order Guides — catalogs of items designed to streamline the ordering process between customers and vendors. When you access the Order Guides feature, you view the purchase history of any customer or your purchase history from any vendor, including the last price paid and quantity ordered for a particular item. This time-saving benefit of the Order Guides is you use information from previous orders by selecting the previously ordered items and clicking one button.
RAW MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
Purchasing, receiving, storing and transporting raw materials for the production of samples can be very labor intensive. In addition to the labor cost, these tasks also increase the time it takes to replenish your materials. Food One offers top-flight raw materials management, including issuing and tracking support, potency control, catch-weight capabilities and conversion of material from one unit of measure to another.
SFA members are eligible for exclusive member pricing for SAP Food One ERP Software, a fully configurable solution designed to tackle the unique challenges of the Food and Beverage Industry. To learn more and request your member benefit complete the form below.
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What our customers say
Denise Ost, Chief Operating Officer, Goodwill Industries, San Joaquin Valley
Jason Dugan, CFO, Trudeau Distributing Company
Softengine has been a key contributor to our rollout of SAP Business One. The company’s consultants were excellent and helped ensure that we had a successful implementation.
Leonard Kang, Operations Manager, Christopher Lena
We decided to find a partner we could put our trust in. Softengine is very experienced and systemized in its approach. We were very confident we’d made the right choice. Small businesses might be intimidated by SAP software. What they don’t realize is that SAP offers solutions designed specifically for small to midsize companies like ours.
Ray Lacorte, VP of Operations, Choice Organic Teas
We feel like we are in great hands with Softengine and the SAP Business One system they installed. It’s nice to finally put all those unreliable ERP systems and redundant procedures in the rear-view mirror.
Justin Ku, Administration & Operations Coordinator, Swabplus
The Softengine team was able to tailor SAP Business One to deliver all the traceability Swabplus needed, including all the applicable reports. Softengine enhanced the core system to enable creation of new batch numbers if components don’t already have them and the option of batch-costing. They also added fields for escalation dates, expiration dates and additional inspection data (e.g., who inspected and when), which could be incorporated into each Certificate of Analysis.
Virginia J. Gregorian, COO, Turbo Wholesale Tires
Our experience with Softengine has been extremely positive. Any time we call for assistance, they always assign someone who’s highly professional and gets the job done quickly. Interestingly enough, I’ve become so much more educated about IT-related matters since working with the Softengine team on this project. Every time we need to upgrade the system, they walk me though all the steps to make sure that I completely understand what’s happening, which contributes to the overall success of the upgrade. It’s been a pleasure to work with them.