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Food &
Beverage

icon Fully integrated solution for the Food & Beverage business

Herbst’s all-in-one solution for the food and beverage industry, digitises the entire farm-to-fork journey. Empower your team to precisely manage recipes (BOM), production schedules, inventory, and quality.

Enjoy integrated traceability, manufacturing features, touchscreen kiosks, mobile apps, customer web portal and more. Herbst enhances efficiency at every stage of production and distribution. Simplify operations, increase productivity, and drive growth with Herbst’s customisable, scalable system.

Core Modules
Traceability

Traceability

Regimental tracking of batches throughout the product lifecycle.
Pivotal for tracking products throughout the supply chain, offering an end-to-end view of their journey. It ensures compliance, quality control, and quick recall management by tracking attributes like batch numbers and expiration dates. This module enhances transparency, accountability and decision-making, making it indispensable for quality assurance and risk management.

Benefits

  • Use existing batch numbers or create new ones
  • ‘First in first out’ batch allocation approach
  • Track ingredients used in end products
  • Batch recall reports and letters
  • Manage inspection dates
  • Control dispatch based on expiration dates
  • Goods inwards control points
  • Select and manage stock by batch
  • Multiple batch numbers supported on document line level
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Optimises and controls. From planning to production.
Optimises production workflows, offering tools for planning, costing and creating detailed bills of materials (BOM). It ensures precision in production with efficient material management, while seamless integration with touchscreen production kiosks enhances real-time monitoring and data entry for improved operational efficiency and product standards maintenance.

Benefits

  • Streamlines production processes and reduces cycle times
  • Accurate cost estimation and management
  • Ensures optimal inventory levels
  • Enhances product quality through quality control features
  • Provides real-time insights into production progress
  • Efficient allocation of resources and capacities
  • Helps meet regulatory and quality standards
  • Seamlessly integrates with other ERP modules
  • Full traceability enabling tracking of products and components
  • Tailored to specific manufacturing needs
  • Supports equipment maintenance schedules
  • Reduces errors and data discrepancies
User Dashboard

User Dashboard

A touch friendly customisable control pannel with dials and buttons.
Offers a personalised and adaptable interface, empowering individuals to access and visualise role-specific data. With customisable features, users can tailor dashboards to their unique needs, streamlining data access and decision-making. This enhances productivity, aids strategic planning and ensures operational efficiency, making user dashboards a valuable asset in a competitive business environment.

Benefits

  • Personalised data access
  • Customisable to individual needs
  • Streamlined workflow
  • Real-time information at a glance
  • Improved decision-making
  • Enhanced productivity
  • Efficient strategic planning
  • Performance tracking
  • Operational efficiency
  • Cost savings
  • Increased job satisfaction
Nominal Ledger

Nominal Ledger

Fully integrated management & financial accounts.
At the core of our ERP is the Nominal Ledger, eliminating paper chasing and providing instant access to vital financial information. This customisable ledger ensures visibility and control over accounts receivable and payable, supporting multiple departments for comprehensive fiscal insights. It streamlines financial processes, promotes transparency, and strengthens financial control and compliance.

Benefits

  • Real-time P&L
  • Quick edit correction utilities
  • Live Working Capital Analysis
  • Powerful security logs and user restrictions
  • Comprehensive range of standard reports
  • Re-definable and dynamic NL tree structure
  • Drill down to the original documents
  • Flexible business period
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Sales Ledger

Sales Ledger

The work horse of the sales force, fully integrated with the rest of the organisation.
A financial control hub that tracks and organises sales transactions, streamlining processes like invoicing and payment recording. Its precise record-keeping reduces the risk of errors and provides insights into sales trends and customer behavior. This module enhances financial control, minimises risks and improves customer relationships, contributing to increased efficiency and profitability.

Benefits

  • Manage sales pipeline and on-going correspondence
  • Group, classify, and organise customers
  • Quote quickly and track status thereafter
  • Store external files and contracts with customer
  • Create exception views to show lapsed sales
  • Live dispatch details visible on customer account
  • Instant access to stock availability and related information
  • Flexible and dynamic pricing systems
  • Increased efficiency and profitability
  • Complexing Pricing mechanisms facilitated
Purchase Ledger

Purchase Ledger

The work horse of the procurement team fully integrated with the rest of the organisation.
Pivotal for procurement and financial control, recording transactions for effective expense management. Tailored for commodity-based businesses, it seamlessly integrates with stock and sales ledgers, optimising the entire procurement process from purchase orders to invoicing. This module empowers purchasing personnel, streamlines financial workflows and cuts costs.

Benefits

  • Accurate tracking and recording of purchase transactions
  • Streamlined accounts payable process
  • Reduced risk of payment errors
  • Timely and efficient invoice processing
  • Enhanced transparency in financial operations
  • Improved insights into vendor relationships
  • Better negotiation with vendors for favorable terms
  • Optimisation of procurement strategies
  • Streamlined financial workflows
  • Enhanced financial efficiency
Credit Control

Credit Control

Manage your credit terms, proactively integrated with all operations.
Ensures efficient management of overdue accounts, streamlining debt collection through automated correspondence. Seamlessly integrated into business procedures, it supports comprehensive risk management with accurate and timely information, providing flexibility in managing account statuses.

Benefits

  • Start credit control validations at order stage
  • Customer credit rating for a more meaningful aged analysis
  • Restrict dispatch of goods on overdue accounts
  • Credit pop-ups on overdue accounts
  • Extensive and flexible credit constraints on customers
  • Charge interest on selected overdue accounts
  • Automated personalised debtor letter functionality
  • Direct SMS function
Stock & Service Ledger

Stock & Service Ledger

Designed to manage tens of thousands of stock items in real time.
A robust tool designed for efficient inventory and service management, providing comprehensive automation for stock control procedures. Integrated with sales and purchase ledgers, it simplifies maintenance and tracking of stock levels, ensuring real-time insights and continuous operational efficiency. The solution includes touch screen kiosk software for warehouse utilisation, further streamlining real-time stock management.

Benefits

  • Multiple units of measure per product
  • Back to back ordering
  • Flexible and quick price changing functions
  • Integrated kits, BOM, and assembly
  • Multi bar-codes and QR code support for handhelds
  • Automated manufacturer and customer part numbers
  • Automatic delivery and insurance charge features
  • Manage outstanding orders and create picking lists tools
  • Real-time free and actual stock visibility
  • Simplify procedures with re-ordering and stock take
  • Procurement wizards
Procurement Wizard

Procurement Wizard

Flexible tool to empower efficient procurement based on existing data.
A dynamic assistant, automating critical procurement tasks such as creating purchase quotations and replenishing stocks. With a user-friendly interface, it guides users through the procurement cycle, automating the generation of purchase orders and quotations. This streamlining enhances efficiency whilst optimising stock levels and reducing the risk of stockouts or overstocking.

Benefits

  • Handles the whole procurement process
  • Comprehensive access to historical activity
  • Built-in supplier account management
  • Payment procedures with authorisation controls
  • Integrated stock and sales ledger
  • Special pricing and contract facility
  • Back to back ordering
  • Product/supplier approval mechanisms
  • Automated VIES & INTRASTAT reporting
  • Touch screen kiosk interface for warehouse operations
Business Processes

Business Processes

Delegation of an operation amongst different individuals avoiding duplication.
Acts as the backbone of operational efficiency by streamlining and organising tasks, ensuring every aspect of the business runs smoothly. The ability for management to access, oversee and delegate tasks with a simple touch of a button offers unparalleled benefits and promotes transparency, accountability and real-time visibility into ongoing processes.

Benefits

  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Streamlined and standardised workflows
  • Enhanced transparency in processes
  • Real-time monitoring and reporting
  • Reduction in operational costs
  • Consistency and quality control
  • Effective resource allocation
  • Simplified delegation of tasks
  • Enhanced accountability
  • Compliance and regulatory adherence
Extra Modules
Kiosks

Kiosks

Factory floor operations. Allows management to facilitate, isolate, delegate & control.
A user-friendly, touch screen interface designed to streamline, delegate, facilitate, control, and report on various critical business procedures that take place on the factory floor. The kiosks are fully integrated with the back office, delivering substantial reductions in paperwork and administrative overhead.

Benefits

  • Highlights discrepancies between expected & actuals
  • A very practical and simple interface to use
  • Drastically simplifies procedures where relevant
  • Swipe ID cards
  • Handles batches (traceability)
  • Checkpoint for goods produced
  • Checkpoint for goods received and dispatched
Web Portal

Web Portal

Customer centric B2B online self-service.
Designed to enhance customer satisfaction and streamline interactions, the web portal provides a user-friendly online platform where customers can independently access their accounts 24/7, review transaction history, place new orders and make payments at any time. This module empowers customers with self-service options and reducing the need for direct customer support.

Benefits

  • Customer specific password management tools
  • Share files and contracts securely online
  • Customer special prices supported
  • Display product availability, images, safety details, etc.
  • Sales orders and payments go directly into the system
  • Products Ledger 100% synchronized with web portal
  • Last statement and previous invoice available in real-time
  • Customisable interface with branded logo and colours
  • Integrated content management system (CMS)
  • Auto adjust interface for a multitude of devices (mobile, tablet, PC)
Sales Mobile App

Sales Mobile App

Empower roaming sales team with what they need in real time, from their phone.
Transforms sales and customer relationship management by providing seamless access to real-time data on an easy to use, touch screen application. Compatible with iOS, Android, tablets, and laptops, it empowers sales teams to create quotes, orders, and invoices while checking stock levels and customer-specific details.

Benefits

  • Works on iOS and Android devices
  • Works on tablets and laptops
  • Produce quotes, orders, deliveries and invoices.
  • See all customer specific credit details
  • Check real time stock levels and special prices
  • Access to statements and previous transaction history
  • Track prospects and opportunities
  • Simple finger friendly interface that works in a browser
  • Browse product ledger for alternatives and potential items
Stock Mobile App

Stock Mobile App

Barcoding. Simplify stock management & enhance control.
An adaptable and user-friendly touchscreen app crafted to optimise and simplify stock management, offering your team on-the-go access to stock data and essential inventory functions. Whether checking live stock levels, creating transactions, or viewing product details and reports, Herbst's stock app will ensurine your organisation is consistently up to date.

Benefits

  • Touchscreen mobile application
  • Real-time access to stock data
  • Streamlined stock management
  • Improved control over inventory
  • Efficient inventory-related tasks
  • Convenient access to product details
  • Enhanced decision-making

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  • ‘Farm to fork’ traceability.
  • ISO quality assurance standards.
  • Simplifies processing of sales orders, purchasing of ingredients & production of finished goods.
  • Factory Kiosk options for stock take, production and dispatch.
  • Produce real-time and customisable reports.
  • Eliminate duplication and facilitate automation.
  • Complete real-time P&L with drill-down to all original docs.
  • Integrated web portal to handle E-Commerce transactions.
  • Handheld solutions that link to the back office.