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ERP for Alcohol & Distilleries Industry

Manage your distillery business cost-effectively

Challenges in the alcohol & distilleries manufacturing

The alcohol and distilleries industry is reeling under increasing pressures from all sides, including:

  • Consumer’s demand for top-notch beers
  • The need to increase the shelf-life of alcohols
  • Rising operational costs
  • Challenge posed by competitor products
  • Heavy penalty on not following adhering to government rules.
  • Insufficient distribution channels with a lack of best-quality roads and networks.

Do you need alcohol & distilleries manufacturing ERP software?

The following questions will help you decide whether you need an ERP for distillery manufacturing:
  • Are you adhering to the best business management practices?
  • Is your company meeting regulatory guidelines set up by the government
  • Are you implementing cost-saving schemes for the company?
  • Do you understand your customer’s needs, wants, desires, and ambitions
  • How is the management efficiency in your company?
  • Do you have any competitive advantage over other industry players?
  • Are your revenues increasing every quarter?
If you are struggling to find answers to any of the above questions, you should think about implementing ERP software.

Software solutions will help you automate and manage various aspects of your business. Here are the key features of ERP for the alcohol industry:


Master production scheduling

Monitors seasonal product offerings


Carries out recipe management, approvals, and security

Creates inventory balance reports based on barrels, returns, and damages


Creates a flavor profile for products manufactured in the production process.

Monitors bottle returns and spoilage in real-time


Manages all finance and account-related activities efficiently.


Handles complaints and reports from vendors, suppliers, and distributors.

Controls brightening, blending, fermentation, filtration, and all other stages of beer brewing.


Maintains consistent quality throughout the product manufacturing lifecycle through the quality control module

The background of the alcohol & distilleries manufacturing in India

The first distillery in India was set up in Kanpur in 1805. Today, the Indian breweries and distilleries industry is the third-largest globally, with a market value of USD 5 billion. Country liquor and Indian-made foreign liquor industry is thriving and is growing at a constant rate of 7-10% per annum. Distilleries manufacture neutral alcohol and rectified spirit for both human consumption and industrial use. Out of the total alcohol produced in the manufacturing process, 52% is used for potable purposes, and the leftover 48% is used for industrial use. In India, alcohol is used across several industries, including pharmaceutical and flavoring, beverage, medicinal, drugs, rubber, solvents, and pesticides. 

Future of the alcohol & distilleries manufacturing in India

The government is planning to reduce taxes and duties that will give a significant boost to this industry. Industry-specific innovative campaigns like “The Great Indian Octoberfest” and the introduction of pint rooms and beer cafes will increase the penetration in tier-2 and tier-3 cities. The craft beer segment is catching up and is competing with other traditional sectors. The government is also forming strict regulations for eliminating poor quality alcoholic drinks and black-market trading of liquor. 

How alcohol & distilleries ERP software will help you run your business?

Management software will take care of all business-related activities, from finance & accounting, sales & marketing, and supply chain to handling the manufacturing process, meeting compliance and documentation requirements. Here are a few benefits of ERP software for your business:

a. Attach different product IDs and descriptions, such as UPC, SKU, to each product.

b. Find out the actual cost using the multi-currency feature.

c. Control and manage the processing and fulfillment through the barcoding software.

d. Control and track raw materials and finished goods.

a. Design marketing strategies based on the product profitability for the improvement of ROI.

b. Create a better supply chain strategy by gathering product-level sales information. 

c. You can also save costs based on geography, demography, psychography, and behavioral trends.

a. Software solutions will allow you to re-order items as soon as the quantity of raw material goes below the predetermined threshold. 

b. Assess purchase quality of each product.

c. Keep minimum stock quantity based on expected demand.

a. Explore detailed customer records.

b. Analyze KPIs and KRAs in real-time.

c. Keep operational expenses for the business under control using historical data.

d. Brainstorm effective strategies by analyzing customer trends.

a. Find out how much payment is due per customer/vendor/supplier.

b. Modify limits for credit-worthy customers.

c. Get automatic reviews of credit status when a new sales order or sales quote is added to the system.

d. Set predefined credit limits to ensure auto-buying of raw materials is restricted above a particular limit.

Benefits of ERP for alcohol & distilleries manufacturing.

Sage X3 is the best management software which is specifically built for managing ever-changing demands concerning ale, energy drink, spirits, and malt beverage manufacturers. Our ERP software will allow you to spend more time brainstorming strategies and studying market realities instead of handling the administrative side of the business. You can monitor, analyze, maintain, and make changes to various modules, including accounting, finance, inventory, quality control, process manufacturing, R&D, regulatory compliance, and supply chain modules in a single dashboard.

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