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An Alternative to Spreadsheets?

Have you been looking for an alternative to spreadsheets when it comes to running your bakery business? Why not make the switch to an ERP software system? Here’s a scenario to help explain why making the switch to an ERP software system will be the best move you can make for your business.

When most bakeries start, they start with the smallest size mixers, least expensive ovens, and Excel. As the business grows and they gain more customers, batches have to become bigger so they invest in a larger mixer. The ovens start getting used more often and before you know it, it’s time to invest in more reliable and robust equipment. So often, we see people upgrading their equipment, hiring more staff, even moving into larger facilities but still using Excel to try and run everything.

The problem with that is Excel isn’t made to run commercial bakeries, it needs to be manipulated and carefully managed to accomplish even the simplest tasks. That’s why businesses switch from Excel to ERP software: to help them make the decision on whether a larger mixer is more important than a more robust oven, to give them insight on where they most need to hire and what is already running well.

Finding an alternative to spreadsheets

Switching from Excel to an ERP software system may be the best decision you make to propel your business forward. Deciding to purchase a bigger mixer will allow you to make more products in less amount of time. Switching to software will show you where that extra time should be spent.

We know making a change isn’t always an easy task – especially in the baking industry. That’s why FlexiBake can make the adjustment from using spreadsheets to an ERP system a smooth-process with our 60 Day Implementation Guarantee. Just like buying that new state-of-the-art oven, making a change to an ERP software system could be the best thing you do for your business.

Contact us today and we’d be happy to show you why ERP is the best choice for your business needs.