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Sierra Nevada and Vicinity Manufacturing Brewing Up Success

National brewery selects Vicinity Manufacturing’s brewery Management Software for Chico, California headquarters.

Atlanta, GA, September 16, 2012 --( Vicinity Manufacturing™ is pleased to announce that Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has selected the Vicinity software solution for craft brewing to address the specific ERP software needs of brewers such as TTB reporting and regulatory compliance, centralized formula management, quality control, material resource planning (MRP), lot traceability and recall, HACCP, Kosher, MSDS, batch yield, and scheduling. Vicinity will incorporate Sierra Nevada’s two facilities, with seamless integration to the company’s existing investment of Microsoft Dynamics for accounting, sales order management, purchasing, inventory, order entry, and retail Point of Sale (POS).

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, the second best-selling craft beer in the United States behind Boston Beer Company's Samuel Adams Boston Lager. The brewery has experienced great success over the years. This accomplishment has established Sierra Nevada as a principal leader in the craft brewing industry. Their facility is the 6th largest brewery in the nation, behind other domestic front-runners such as the “King of beers” Anheuser-Busch and their close competitor the MillerCoors Brewing Co.

Keeping pace with their progressive growth, Sierra Nevada has chosen a “best-of-breed” approach of selecting an ERP system by partnering with software providers who are experts in their fields. Such software bests include the globally recognized and aforementioned, Microsoft Dynamics, Savant Software for warehouse management, and now Vicinity Manufacturing for brewery-specific functionality including real-time raw material usage with integration to the Savant WMS system and Dynamics.

“Our goal is to continue brewing consistent, quality beer. The Vicinity solution with Microsoft Dynamics helps meet our goals and supports the best practices in our industry while providing a solid data structure throughout our organization,” said Bill Bales, CFO at Sierra Nevada Brewing. "We are eager to utilize the capability of streamlining real-time data of raw material handling in packaging reporting and the analytic capabilities are very appealing. With its drill-down functionalities and configurable, flexible reporting design, Vicinity will provide our team with an easy way to extract data from the ERP system in order to make more informed management decisions.”

Vicinity software offers comprehensive brewery management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics by integrating and automating critical data along production, finance, quality, scheduling and compliance. Key functionality includes centralized recipe management, quality control, lot traceability and recall, TTB reporting, inventory control, production planning, scheduling, and on tap for 2013 is a cloud-based keg tracking system and integration to BeerXML for smooth integration to virtually any brewmaster R&D application such as BeerSmith, BeerTools, or ProMash.

Vicinity Manufacturing is a proud member of the American Brewers Association and traveled to San Diego in May to participate in the 2012 Craft Brewer’s’ Conference (CBC). This October, Vicinity Manufacturing is proud to support Atlanta Beer Week as a gold level sponsor.

About Vicinity Manufacturing
Vicinity Manufacturing™ develops 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. Vicinity with Microsoft Dynamics® enables breweries to meet fluctuating demands of customer requirements for quality, delivery, and price.
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 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

About Sierra Nevada
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only whole-cone hops and ingredients of the finest quality. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for its extensive line of beers including the flagship Pale Ale, Torpedo, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis, four seasonal beers, Estate Ale, Harvest Ales, Ovila Abbey Ales and a host of draught-only specialties.
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Vicinity Manufacturing, Inc.
Brooke Webb
770-421-2467 x.280

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