Foodware 365

Foodware 365 is the foremost food solution based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform.  As experts in food & IT, we make it possible for every food company to use the Microsoft platform and gain access to future technological advancements. Our drive comes from helping every client reach the next level in the food industry.

Industry Challenges

 

Meat

  • Transparency
  • Slicing efficiency
  • Numerous end products
  • Food control and safety
  • Short ordering cycles
  • Joining the scales
  • Animal welfare and sustainability
  • Insight into management information

Fish

  • Traceability
  • Slicing efficiency
  • Food safety & quality
  • Daily prognosis
  • Joining the scales
  • Rapidly-changing market
  • Overfishing and seafood welfare
  • Insight into management information

Dairy

  • Dairy prices fluctuate
  • Demand for sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Various end products
  • Food control and safety
  • Joining the scales
  • Animal welfare
  • Insight into management information

Bread & Bakery

  • Food safety
  • Inventory management and planning
  • Effective production processes
  • Reduce scrap percentages
  • The right label
  • Daily prognoses
  • Co- and by-products
  • Packaging value

Sweets & Confectionery

  • Health concerns
  • Food safety and quality
  • Traceability
  • Supply chain flexibility
  • Avoiding recalls
  • Production line performance
  • Packaging materials
  • Quality controls

Drinks

  • Bonded Warehousing
  • EDI & RF Scanning
    Product Specifications
  • Production Planning
  • Track & Trace
  • Inventory Management
  • Registration of Complaints
  • Private Label

Foodware 365 Functionality

Foodware 365 offers you the functionality you should expect from a comprehensive software platform in combination with food-specific functionality for production and trading companies.

 

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Food quality and safety

Meet the unique quality needs of your business and production process.

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Administration, purchase and sales

Streamline all your business processes in one integrated solution.

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Supply Chain Management

Insight and control into all your internal and external goods flows.

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Production

Produce as effectively as possible and maximize your profits.

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Party administration

Track logistic and financial transactions of items at batch level.

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Data Integration Framework (EDI)

Meet retailer requirements.

Quality & Food Safety

As a food company, you have to deal with rigid planning and deadlines, because fresh ingredients are at stake and they are subject to stringent legal provisions. Consider quality labels for General Food Law, IFS, HACCP and ISO9001/22000. To be able to operate quickly, accurately and efficiently, all quality-related issues must be managed within a reliable software system. The quality modules in Foodware 365 have been designed in such a way that they comply with the unique requirements of your business and production processes.

Modules:

  • Registration of product specifications
  • Tracking & Tracing
  • Qualitative inspection status
  • Quality control
  • Handling non-conformances

Administration, Purchase & Sales

As a food company, you often have a number of wishes that enable you to work more efficiently and comply with the requirements of both the authorities and consumers. It goes without saying that your administrative processes must of course be working perfectly. These fundamentals are regarded as an imperative. Meaning that all your financial and administrative processes can be handled by one integrated solution, Foodware 365. From bonuses to the management of creditors and debtors. With Flow, you can monitor inter-departmental procedures during article organisation. That’s how you can streamline all your business processes, prevent errors and enter data into the system once only.

Modules:

  • Purchase & Sales
  • Contract Registration & Processing
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Rebates
  • Catch Weight
  • EDI
  • Financial Administration

Supply Chain Management

Better control over your product leads to greater insight, enabling you to truly safeguard the quality and safety of your products. Internal and external logistics are a regular occurrence in this respect. You want control over and insight into your commodity flows. And that’s why a platform is needed to support and register all these processes. Foodware 365 takes care of all your wishes and requirements in the trajectory from raw material procurement to the transportation planning of the end product.

Modules:

  • Inventory Management (and Tracing)
  • Packaging and (SSCC) Labeling
  • Scanning
  • Transport Management
  • Intercompany
  • Scale Connections
  • Various Currencies and Languages
  • EDI

Production

Foodware 365 automates your production processes and provides insight into all operational aspects, from order-taking to production, warehouse maintenance and delivery. You can review the current status of your order, picking list, entry notes and inventory as well as sales and profit margins alongside a range of other key performance indicators. This enables you to enhance the reliability of approved orders and react to customer questions about the order status and anticipated delivery date.

Modules

  • Advanced Production Planning
  • Production based on Daily Forecasts
  • Operations Control (OC)
  • Recording co-products and by-products
  • Shop Floor Control
  • Grip on the Mass Balance Sheet
  • Insight in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Cost Price

Consignment Management

Which cost items have been booked on the consignment? Can the consignment be removed from the system? These are all questions that are answered real-time in the consignment domain in Foodware 365. The costs associated with each transaction can be allocated to each specific consignment for processes throughout the chain, from import, logistics and production to delivery. It provides answers to questions that customarily can only be addressed at general ledger level, but are now demonstrated transparently at consignment and batch level.

Modules:

  • Import
  • Cost Pre-Calculation
  • Certificates | Quality Inspection
  • Product Ripeness
  • Allocating Inventory for Sale
  • Tracking and Tracing cost
  • Create Account Sales for Consignment Deals
  • Insight into Consignment Results at a detailed level

Data Integration Framework (EDI)

Almost every food company has to deal with the retailer’s requirement to communicate digitally via an interface. The most widely-used standard is EDI; the exchange of interface messages between supplier and retailer. And that involves a bit of work to set it up. On the one hand, you have to take your own ERP system into account and on the other hand the retailer and and EDI provider as well in order to align and connect and map interface messages to one another. Foodware 365 can offer you the simple option of realising a message flow between supplier and retailer. We call this the Data Integration Framework.

Modules:

  • Standard messages
  • Vendor Management Inventory (VMI)
  • Various international message formats

 

Bonded Warehousing

The Drinks industry have specific requirements in relation to bonded warehousing, a facility to provide specific statutory control and reporting to Revenue exacting specifications. ProStrategy can call on extensive experience in working with major food and drink suppliers and are very familiar with statutory bond management. Although Dynamics 365 Business Central doesn’t have that specific capability preconfigured, ProStrategy developed the required functionality to match Revenue’s specification. This has allowed for seamless integration to the Revenue AEP system from Dynamics 365 Business Central which allows for efficient shipment control and reporting. ProStrategy can also develop a suite of reports which meet the food & drinks industry requirements for bonded warehousing.

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