Soft Drink Manufacturer Licenses Deacom ERP System

Independent Beverage Co., tabs Deacom to run entire business

Wayne, Pa.—Sept. 19, 2011—Independent Beverage Co., LLC, a soft drink manufacturer located in Charlotte, N.C., has licensed the Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System to run its entire business, with functionality including recipe management, purchasing, production scheduling, inventory and lot control, order entry, warehouse management, accounting, and reporting.

Since 1992, Independent Beverage Co. has been producing private label and national brand soft drinks, including Cheerwine, a regional carbonated soft drink popular in the Southeast. The privately held company previously used an AS400-based system, coupled with separate spreadsheets to handle its business processes and distribution throughout the Southeast. This combination of systems lacked the integration and functionality essential to helping Independent Beverage Co. manage its operation with maximum efficiency.

David Barker, CFO at Independent Beverage, explains, “We wanted a system that could handle the unique and complex requirements for our production scheduling system and for order allocation to our distributors as well as providing us better inventory visibility within one complete system. After a tremendous amount of research, our team determined that the Deacom System was the system that was best geared towards our business, and afforded us the flexibility we needed as our business continues to evolve.”

The Deacom ERP System is designed for batch process manufacturers, with a specialization in the beverage processing industry. Because of this specialization, Deacom can support the company’s order management, reporting, pricing, equipment integration, lot tracking requirements, and financial reporting natively.

Without the need for costly customization, the Deacom ERP system is offered using a guaranteed, all-inclusive fixed price that includes software, full implementation, professional training, and technical support.

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