Vicinity Manufacturing Hosts the First VicinityBrew Summit

MARIETTA, Ga. — Vicinity Manufacturing held their first annual VicinityBrew Summit on May 17th at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center. VicinityBrew offers a comprehensive brewery management solution for Microsoft Dynamics by integrating and automating critical data along production, finance, quality, scheduling and compliance.

The Atlanta based software developer invited brewery clients, local brewers, and other software solution experts to participate in a round table discussion to address craft brewing industry needs and possibilities for the future. VicinityBrew brewery clients in attendance included Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, Flying Dog and Highland Brewing Company.

The Vicinity Manufacturing team works hard to deliver informational sessions that help users develop the skills, knowledge and connections that will make for an event experience rich with business value. The open forum environment allowed clients to share their specific processes with each other and granted them direct access to VicinityBrew. Randy Smith CEO and Co-Founder in addition to Lead developer Seth Abady were present to address current needs and outline future solutions.

“For me, the VicinityBrew Summit was a great experience. We have been Vicinity Manufacturing clients for several years, but this was our first opportunity to meet with other craft breweries and discuss our industry specific software needs. I gained a deeper appreciation of the value of our software investment while making new connections with other breweries.

“The VicinityBrew team helped us gain an in-depth knowledge of how to more fully utilize the software’s current capabilities, as well as where opportunities will exist to implement future technologies,” Said Andrew Thorn, Director of Finance, Flying Dog Brewery.

Following the round table discussion the group took a trolley tour around Atlanta to enjoy some of the ongoing American Craft Beer week festivities. The tour included Red Hare, Red Brick/Atlanta Beer Company and 5 Seasons Brewing Company.

Vicinity Manufacturing is a proud member of the American Brewers Association and will be traveling to Denver, CO next April to Exhibit at the 2014 Craft Brewer’s’ Conference (CBC).

About Vicinity Manufacturing

Since 2001 Vicinity Manufacturing has developed software exclusively for the process manufacturing industry. Vicinity software for brewing increases operational efficiency and reduces costs by automating and integrating critical information along the supply chain.

VicinityBrew with Microsoft Dynamics enables breweries to meet fluctuating demands of customer requirements for quality, delivery, and price. Key functionality includes centralized recipe management, quality control, lot traceability and recall, TTB reporting, inventory control, production planning, and scheduling. Vicinity’s craft brewing clients include Deschutes Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

As a Microsoft Certified Partner, Vicinity Manufacturing has provided industry leading solutions for batch manufacturing for over a decade. Our clients span across four continents and are comprised of manufacturers from the food, beverage, chemical, paint, coatings, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. Vicinity is available as an onsite application or as a subscription.