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December 05, 2022

Comprehensive management software for companies in the food sector

Food sector companies face numerous challenges every day. Obviously, the management team and staff feel more comfortable when they have everything under control.

Comprehensive management software is perfect for managing every process that is carried out in the company. As it is an adaptable tool, food companies can also benefit from its advantages. But what exactly are they?

In this complete guide, we analyse the advantages of all-in-one management software, such as the award-winning SAP Business One, within the food sector. First, we will briefly explain what an ERP is and what its main functions are. We also discuss the benefits of using it in a sector as important as food. Stay with us!

Comprehensive management software in the food sector

Before we dive into the features it provides and how an ERP works in the food industry, let's answer a basic question. What is it and what is it for? ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning.

Simply put, it is a system for planning business resources. Essentially, we are talking about a program that lets you control all the work flows, processes and relevant information in a company or business.

When this kind of solution is implemented, there is a positive impact on a company's overall productivity and profitability. Everything is done faster and without errors. But their greatest virtue is that they adapt to practically any sector. So they also provide support to organisations that are involved in the world of food.


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Main features of an all-in-one management program for the food sector

You no doubt already have a general idea of what an ERP can do for your company. Now, we want to focus on the sector we are dealing with in this article and how software such as the one we mentioned can help run a food company.

End-to-end management of the entire manufacturing process

When we talk about comprehensive management software, we mean that a single program is used to manage the entire manufacturing process. Otherwise, it would not be comprehensive. As a result, everyone involved in the process, from managers to employees, have the information they need, always updated and in real time.

Controlling a manufacturing process with an ERP is like putting your company's production in charge of a single orchestra conductor. Each and every party works in harmony to make the business more productive and profitable.

Regulatory compliance

Companies in the food sector are subject to strict controls and must comply with a series of regulations. This is not something that should be taken lightly, since the public's health depends on them.

When a capable solution is implemented, the comprehensive management software allows workflows to be adapted to the applicable regulations. This way, it not only provides essential tools; it also simplifies the ability to comply with legal requirements. As a result, the production process will always be consistent with what the local food safety laws require.

Product labelling

Remember: it's not just about production. Safety in the food sector is also determined by labelling and packaging.Each product has certain characteristics, meaning it must be packaged in a specific way. Everybody knows that dry food is not the same as frozen food.

Automation at this point is key if the goal is to boost productivity. Many of the tasks involved in product labelling and packaging are slow and repetitive. The right solution can optimise these workflows, and in many cases ensure they are completed without any human intervention.

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Record management

Food companies process countless records every day. These include not only records related to the manufacture of the products themselves, but also to the business's accounts. Unfortunately, some companies use systems that have two fundamental problems:

  • Manual records. It doesn't matter whether we're talking about managing a batch of products, the manufacturing temperature or accounting. Manual recordkeeping entails dangers, such as damage to the medium or the loss of crucial data. It is also inefficient, since adding new entries requires more time and the information is not made available to other employees instantly.
  • Partial record systems. Some companies have digitised their records. However, they use different systems for each. Having a single tool to manage the accounts, health records and other critical information about the company makes operations more efficient.

Work with reliable partners such as SAP Business One and SEIDOR

Everything analysed up to this point has no doubt impressed upon you the importance of having comprehensive management software. However, what is the best option on the market?

SAP Business One is a safe bet. This tool provides a unique framework for all your business operations. Its components can help you to, among other things, manage your company's finances, inventory, purchases, distribution and marketing. And the benefits for your food business are enormous. It lowers the error rate, processes that were previously tedious and slow are automated, it can manage your recipes and it opens your company up to third-party solutions thanks to its great compatibility.

At SEIDOR, we have a team of experts who will advise you on how to implement the market-leading solution in process management, SAP Business One, in your company. Contact us and find out how to maximise your company's profitability with comprehensive management software.


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