Food and Beverage Processing Software

Food and Beverage Processing Software

Optimise stock, track sell-by dates and manage your food and drink wholesale business efficiently with food and beverage processing software from Sharp-aX.

Natasha’s Law: food labelling compliance made simple

With the introduction of Natasha’s Law, we have partnered with Erudus – a market leading source of accurate allergy, nutritional and technical product data, populated by the food industry. With the integrated Sharp-aX food module, we have enabled the entire food industry to share product data clearly and easily

Our food and beverage wholesaler customers

We work closely with a significant number of food wholesalers, across the UK, who have very specific and frequently changing requirements. Our food and beverage customers include Tom Hixson, London; DDC Limited, Hertfordshire; Willersey Provisions Ltd, Worcester; J&S Foods, Leeds; Youngs Foods, E.Yorkshire; Isca, Exeter and Palletprice, Derby.

How our software can help your business

In the food and beverage wholesale industry, you are dealing with perishable and time-sensitive products, as well as complicated products such as catch weight items and age-restricted beverages which require special handling. You need to have a fast and efficient sales operation while providing competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

It is important that your business software is tailored to accommodate these unique industry requirements. At Sharp-aX, we understand the food and drink wholesale sector and have developed our enterprise resource planning software to meet your exact requirements.

Choose our fully Windows-based food and beverage processing software for:

  • Fast and efficient telesales
  • Batch tracking
  • Best before and sell-by dates
  • Catch weights
  • Click and collect / Direct deliveries
  • Complete stock management control
  • Restricted items
How our software can help your business
Stock management control within the Sales Order ship screen

Stock management control within the Sales Order ship screen

With Sharp-aX food and beverage wholesaler software it’s easy to swap items, set auto-write off tolerances, change pricing and choose when to overship, straight from the sales order ship screen.

  • Swap items. If an item is not available or suitable at picking, you can swap the item in the shipping screen for a replacement item, keeping or updating the original price.
  • Auto write-off. Within a set tolerance, it’s possible to automatically write off the remaining quantity. For example, if 2.5kg are requested and you have shipped 2.4kg, the system will auto write-off 0.1kg.
  • Over ship. With a set tolerance, Sharp-aX software will allow over shipping of an item. For example, the requested quantity is 2.5kg and you have shipped 2.6kg.

Software Features

Sharp-aX software is designed to meet the needs of builders merchants, with a range of custom modules:

  • Delivery Routing
  • Shipping Module : DPD Local, DPD/Interlink, Pallet Ways, Tuffnels, Royal Mail & Panther
  • Document Scanning
  • Mobile Warehousing
  • Food Module
  • Stock Tracking
  • Catch Weights
  • Variants
  • Standing Orders
  • Telesales

Project-related modules:

  • Projects
  • Fixed Asset Register
  • Fixed Asset Bookings
  • Mobile Warehouse app
  • Mobile sales app

Import / export modules:

  • Intrastat
  • Advanced Costing
Software Features

Additional Modules/Features

  • HMRC MTD Submission
  • Stock forecasting
  • Postcode Search
  • Marketing
  • Channel Advisor
  • Publisher
  • PDQ integration – EVO
  • Mobile Warehouse
  • Signature Capture
  • SMS Texting
  • eBay
  • Blue Alligator/SalesI integrations

Sharp-aX was clearly the perfect fit for us!
DDC Foods

“Very morden and easy to use”
Willersey Provisions Ltd

“The most flexible and accessible system I have seen”
Meadowcroft Foodservice

DDC Foods is a food and drink specialist within the Food Service Industry, sourcing new and innovative products.

The company is a national distributor, servicing over 97% of customers with their own fleet of vehicles. Customers within the London area receive next day delivery for orders placed before midday Monday to Friday.

As the business has grown over the years the processes have had to change to meet increased workloads. The existing computer system worked well until around 2019, when it was time to look for a new solution.

“After looking at many different solutions, Sharp-aX was clearly the perfect fit for us,” says Jack Morgan, IT & Marketing Director.

“As well as being able to help us with specific requirements: routing, workflows and an integrated website, Sharp-aX also showed a willingness to collaborate with us and with a friendly and personal approach.”

“Sharp-aX has made our processes faster and more efficient. In 2019 our order processing and invoicing was very time consuming, but with the use of workflows, tasks were reduced to less than half the time.”

“We continue to improve our system, aided by four Sharp-aX upgrades each year and working with their support team. We love their service so much!”

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Willersey Provisions Limited, based near Broadway in Worcester, are proud of their reputation for great customer service, a wide product choice (with over 800 meat and cheese products) and knowledgeable staff.

The company is a family business, started in 1986 and now run by Paul Dunkley and his sons, James and Thomas.

They outgrew their original computer system quickly and ordered the Sharp-aX ERP integrated accounting, order processing system and stock control package in June 2015.

James Dunkley says: “The system, based on Microsoft SQL, is very modern and easy to use and Sharp-aX enhanced the stock management and the pro-active telephones sales to suit our exact requirements.”

Sharp-aX created a dashboard with a stock code for Christmas pork pies only, which is used for ordering pork pies in advance so that they can be sure to fulfil their main orders each day.

This is a valuable facility which will be used at Christmas time again and again.

Their first Christmas using Sharp-aX meant that everyone went home on time AND the company were able to close down one of their very expensive cold rooms, totally due to efficient stock control.

Willersey have since asked Sharp-ax to develop an integrated website allowing existing and new customers to order products 24/7. The orders are automatically uploaded to the Sharp-aX system.

Sharp-aX issue 4 new software releases annually as well weekly bulletins, to ensure that Willersey are ahead of their competitors and in line with HMRC disciplines.

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Based in Stevenage, Meadowcroft Foodservice supply catering products to a wide variety of businesses.

The company switched from their old computer system to Sharp-aX food and beverage wholesaler software in 2016.

Features they use include automatic customer catchweights, standing orders, pro-active telephone sales and detailed margin reporting-key performance indicators.

With a growing business and over 5,000 products to manage, Meadowcroft appreciate the regular system updates which keep the company ahead of the market.

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