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Cloud ERP for Food Service

Why the Food Service industry should start looking at Cloud ERP

If you have to think of an important element that connect people’s lives, many people will come up with food. Since the old ancient times, people have been aware of the link between food and health, food and life & food and community. Even in today’s modern world this link has not been weakened, but it has been tweaked into a constant change of demands. Aspects like lifestyle, health and wellness, changing preferences, food safety etcetera have all gained bigger importance.
The Millenial’s have gained a bigger authority on this topic. Their ease of use and familiarity with communications, media and technologies have given them a dominant voice in issues that are essential for them.
Food and beverage companies have found their own way to succeed in this environment. Besides the difficulties coming from the fierce competition in the market, food and beverage companies face with the challenge of finding the balance between clients and their demands and regulatory bodies and their rules and laws. Most food and beverage companies have come out of these challenges stronger and better equipped for future challenges.

Technology, the great savior

The food and beverage industry is defined by its growing complexity and the everlasting need to innovate new products in order to keep pace with consumer and retailer demands. The concerns over food safety and the introduction of new regulatory acts. Add the Millennials and their dominant voice to that and as an organization you have lots of parties to take into account. Therefore, an ERP system could provide important data to create better efficiency in the processes of food production. Investing in an ERP system could be necessary for organizations in the food & beverage industry

An ERP system is a business process software tool that allows a business to manage all aspects of its operation by using a single system. Competitive businesses operating within the food and beverage industry require an up-to-date ERP system, capable of managing vendors, customers, logistics, production and quality control.

Our eating patterns must change

Apart from regulating all the rules and laws around food production, the food & beverage industry has to deal with another big challenge which could transform the industry. A group of scientists spent three years researching the impact of our current food pattern. They have concluded that it must change quickly. They advise a lot of vegetables, fruit and legumes, a limited amount of chicken and fish, and little to no red meat. That dietary pattern is necessary in order to allow mankind and the environment to survive sustainably in the coming years. Radical changes must occur in our diet to prevent falling life expectancy and permanent damage to the environment. By changing our current food pattern, it will be possible to feed nearly 10 billion people in 2050 with a healthy diet that stays within the boundaries of food production. The consumption of unhealthy food, such as red meat and added sugar, has to decrease by more than 50 percent on average worldwide. On the other hand, there is an increase of more than 100 percent in the consumption of healthy food, such as fruit and vegetables. This can only be achieved through large-scale action. A global shift towards healthy dietary patterns, a sharp decrease in food waste and major improvements in food production. This major food transformation affects the food and beverage industry. They will have to deal with sharper rules for production and transportation. To deal with this an ERP system can provide the needed information to make the processes more efficient.

An ERP system can be the solution for counteracting food waste. In addition, it can also help improve food production. By implementing an ERP solution the organization will gain business knowledge by seeing the true value of an ERP system. The suite-in-a-box solution provides a fast and easy way of implementing the system. When choosing for a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) you do not have to worry about running and maintaining your own servers. This allows the data to be accessible anywhere and at any time. Whether you use mobile devices or desktops. With an ERP solution in the cloud you also do not have to worry about security. Everything is arranged with a cloud-based ERP solution. From system security to compliance. Your data is hosted on first-class servers, by global specialized teams.

“With a system as advanced as an ERP system it might take months, maybe years to implement this” is what most executives think when they start talking to ERP sales representatives. It might surprise you; but most ERP systems are implemented in as little as 14 weeks. Of course it depends on which ERP system you buy and the implementation partner. Sadly, there is no “one size fits all” solution. Based on the company size and whether you have or do not have the expertise to run your own IT, the vendor should come up with a suitable solution for your organization.

Why ERP Logic CloudFirst Solutions

ERP Logic is the world leader in the SAP ecosystem. With more than 105+ customer live on SAP Cloud solutions worldwide. Does your organization operate in the food and beverage industry and are you interested in an ERP solution? You can find more information on our website.