As a 100% employee owned business, New Belgium Brewery brews craft style beer and beverages, headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado. New Belgium is the fourth largest craft brewery and in 2014 brewed 945,000 barrels of beer.
Watch IT Business Analyst Jess Askey and Business Systems Analyst Melisse Merrell describe what problems they were experiencing and how they were fixed.
- Business processes are streamlined and they are able to mitigate financial risks to the company.
- Sales teams are now able to focus on selling rather than balancing and reconciling excel spreadsheets every month.
- Not just using Flintfox at the customer item level, they are also using it at the site item level to help with forecasting of production for a new brewery before it has been completed.
Prior to 2014, New Belgium Brewery were managing a lot of their trade revenue management activity through spreadsheets. The company sought a replacement solution that would enhance their business operations by giving them more visibility of promotions and discounts as well as automated trade agreements.
New Belgium used Excel spreadsheets for discount tracking and had to rely on manual updates to the spreadsheet and bi-weekly email updates to their sales team. This made it difficult to accurately estimate the monthly liability around their promotional discounts and manage cash flow associated with invoices. With a new facility opening in 2015, the brewery also needed a solution that was not overly complex to make user adoption easier across the company.