Seven Bro7hers Brewery is a UK-based brewery run by seven brothers who all share a passion for beer. As avid home brewers, craft brewery runs in the family. But their passion turned into their business four years ago, over a pint of beer. The seven brothers realised the growth of craft beer and decided to take their passion to the next level!
Today, Seven Bro7hers Brewery sells their beer to hotels, restaurants, craft beer bars; they also sell their beers in their own craft bars.
Keeping count of every keg, bottle and can
Before Unleashed, the team at Seven Bro7hers Brewery were using Sage to manage their inventory. However, they were experiencing stock control issues and struggled to maintain visibility over every keg, bottle, and can. “Prior to using Unleashed, we had little idea of stock availability, other than doing a stock count,” says Kit McAvoy, one of the directors at Seven Bro7hers Brewery.
With stock going to different locations, they realised they need the ability to track every batch from production through to completion. With Xero as their accounting platform, they were looking for a cloud-based inventory management software that would integrate seamlessly to Xero.
“Unleashed has allowed us to save time in many areas, which has allowed us to increase productivity.”
Control and insight over inventory
The team at Seven Bro7hers Brewery use Unleashed for many aspects of the business, especially production. “Production is hugely important to us,” explains Kit, “Unleashed tells us what our products cost, down to the individual count.”
They also took advantage of Unleashed’s API capabilities and built their own beer duty report, “our beer duty report used to take us a whole day to report. We can now produce it using a bespoke report at the touch of a button,” says Kit.
As Kit recounts, “Previously using Sage, we used to have a lot of stock related issues.” With Unleashed, the team have found it easier than ever to analyse margins and production costs. The reporting that used to keep Kit up all hours of the night is now a thing of the past!
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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.