Bevica – leading beverage Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the most common questions we receive from our customers, along with detailed answers to help you navigate our platform with ease. Whether you’re new to Bevica or a seasoned user, this page is designed to assist you in getting the most out of our services.
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What is Bevica?
Powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Bevica has been specially designed for the UK drinks industry, enabling businesses of any size to manage and gain insight from every part of their organisation. This streamlined ERP system can benefit all areas of your business, from production to distribution to sales.
Your team can communicate through one central platform with Bevica, encouraging a smooth, hassle-free process.
What are the most used ERP systems?
ERP systems are a central part of any business, with Microsoft Dynamics 365 being one of the most popular and widely used.
Bevica is powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, integrating seamlessly with the Microsoft ecosystem and making it a popular choice for wine and spirits businesses nationwide.
What is Business Central?
Microsoft Business Central is an all-in-one, cloud-based ERP system that enables businesses to manage their finances, operations, sales, and customer service in a single platform.
Business Central offers control over sales, manufacturing, finances, project management, services, and shipping – making it an ideal choice for ambitious and growing businesses as well as SMEs.
What is the use of ERP in business?
ERP systems are pivotal tools for businesses, especially in the supply chain sector, as they help manage all the moving parts of distribution, production, and manufacturing. They are essential for fast-growing businesses, speeding up customer response times and eliminating repetitive tasks so you can focus on other business decisions!
An ERP system manages a company’s core business processes through integrated applications or other relevant extensions or modules.
How does a cloud-based ERP system work?
A cloud-based ERP system is a suite of applications for managing business processes hosted on a public, e.g. Azure, or private (TVision) cloud rather than installed locally on a company’s servers. Cloud ERP software, such as Bevica, operates as a service that companies can access anytime from any location.
The main difference between on-premise ERP and cloud ERP is that on-premise ERP solutions are installed locally on your company’s hardware and servers and then managed by your IT staff. In contrast, cloud-based ERP systems are provided as a service and can greatly improve efficiency.
What are the benefits of using ERP?
An ERP system offers a single platform for all departments in a company, automates tasks, provides real-time visibility and enhances collaboration. It can boost a company’s performance and competitiveness, so is an essential tool for growing businesses.
What business processes can Bevica help me with?
As a drinks industry specific ERP software solution, Bevica can help with every aspect of your drinks business, including:
- Finance and KPI reporting and tracking
- Duty Management and Pricing
- Supply Chain and Stock Allocation
- Inventory Control
- CRM and Customer Service
- Sales and Events
What features are included with Bevica?
Bevica includes finance, KPI, duty management, supply chain, inventory, CRM, and sales features. It is also customisable, with numerous third-party add-ons available, such as Microsoft PowerBI, advanced demand planning, and automated EDI order processing. Many TVision [Link] add-ons can be installed, found on the website.
Bevica is tailored for distilleries, wineries and spirits businesses, giving you everything you need in one centralised place.
Get in touch with us to learn more about what Bevica can offer you.
Is ERP more than just finance?
Yes, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is definitely more than just finance. While it includes financial management and accounting, it also involves other aspects of a business, such as inventory control, supply chain management, customer relationship management, and more. ERP systems integrate all these different functions into one centralised system, allowing for greater efficiency and better-informed decision-making.
What size business needs ERP?
ERP can be useful for businesses of all sizes, but it is particularly beneficial for organisations that are ambitious and growing, as well as medium to large-sized businesses with multiple departments and complex operations. Small businesses may not require the full functionality of an ERP system. They may be better served with the Start-Up or Rapid Bevica Select offering.
What is my business’s next step if spreadsheets are no longer enough for financial reporting?
If you find spreadsheets insufficient for your business needs, it may be time to consider a more robust solution. Various options are available, including specialised ERP software or cloud-based platforms that can offer more advanced features and automation capabilities.
It’s important to evaluate your specific needs and budget when selecting a new solution and consider factors like ease of use, integrations with other tools, and customer support. Don’t hesitate to seek out expert guidance or consult with other business owners in your industry to help inform your decision. With the right technology in place, you can streamline your operations and improve your overall productivity and profitability.
I think we have outgrown Xero, Sage, and Quickbooks… what is the next move?
As your business grows, you’ll need more advanced features and functionalities that are not available in Xero, Sage or QuickBooks. It’s time to move to a dedicated ERP system.
An ERP system can help you manage your business processes more efficiently and effectively while also providing you with better visibility into your operations.
When do we need an ERP system?
An ERP system is needed when a business wants to streamline and integrate its various departments and processes into a centralised platform. It allows for efficient data management and improves communication between departments, resulting in increased productivity and profitability. ERP systems are particularly useful for large organisations with complex operations that require a high level of coordination and collaboration.
If you find you are struggling to keep up, it may be time to move to an ERP.
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