ERP for the Beverage Industry

We implement and support the ultimate all-in-one beverage management solution - the winning formula of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central extended by Drink-IT® and further developed to offer you property & tenant management too.

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Why work with us for your Beverage ERP software?

We are Drink-IT®'s chosen service provider for the UK, partnering with them to implement, develop and support customers’ end-to-end beverage management systems. 

The beverages industry is one of our specialities thanks to our team of experts who have been working with the sector for the past 16+ years!  We know the beverages industry inside out and are able to advise on the best way to tackle the unique challenges that drinks companies have to overcome. From managing tax and duty, to telesales and promotions and property management, we will help you put in place solutions that enable your business to work smarter and faster.

Implementation Services Support Services

16

Years' Experience in Beverages ERP

#1

The UK's only Drink-IT® provider

53

People in the Support Team

#1

Microsoft Gold Partner

212

Members of Staff

Our Beverage Industry Experts

As a service provider our value really is in our people, so we thought we’d introduce a few of them to you! These guys are just some of the specialist beverages team at The NAV | 365 People whose expertise, skills, and good humour make your experience as a customer everything you could wish it to be.

James Douglas

Senior Consultant
About: James started his career in the brewing industry as a developer working with Hardys & Hansons in 2003. Spending so much time on-site meant that James quickly learnt the strange and wonderful language of the brewing world. 18 years on and James’ industry knowledge is second-to-none; he is now a senior consultant and there are few challenges he has not seen before meaning that his customers rest safe in the knowledge that whatever the problem James will have the answer!
Customer Experience: Frederic Robinsons, Everards, Hall & Woodhouse, Westons, Thatchers, Brains, Wadworths, J.W. Lees, Fullers, Punch Taverns, Liberation Group
Fun Fact: The COVID 19 pandemic turned James from a couch-potato into a keen cycler. At the start of the first lockdown, he could only manage 14k on his bike – by the time the UK was in lockdown 3.0 he was smashing 100k!

Nigel Hyde

NAV Consultant
About: Nigel has been working in and with the drinks industry for 14 years, starting out as an end-user at Hogs Back Brewery where he oversaw the implementation of Drink-IT® as well as handling the day-to-day running of the brewery – from production schedules right through to managing the delivery drivers! Wanting to make use of his understanding of the extended functionality of the system he decided to take his knowledge to The NAV | 365 People where he now helps drinks customers with their support needs as well as working on full-scale implementations.
Customer Experience: Westons, Thatchers, Wells and Co, J.W. Lees, Frederic Robinsons
Fun Fact: Nigel enjoys Zwift cycling and has dabbled in telling jokes to strangers!

Swapnil Deore

Solution Architect
About: Swaps has seven years’ experience working with Pubcos and Breweries and is the designer of our pubco property management solution. As well as a good knowledge of the drinks industry Swaps’ technical background helps him easily find the solution for any complex business processes.
Customer Experience: Punch Pubs and Fullers
Fun Fact: Swaps is a certified skydiver!

Mike Hannam

NAV Developer
About: Mike has been working with the drinks industry since 2012. Prior to joining TNP he worked at Thatchers Cider implementing their Drink-IT® solution and then staying on as their in-house developer. He is now part of the drinks team at The NAV | 365 People, developing all aspects of customer’s beverage management solutions to get them working just as they want them to!
Customer Experience: Westons, Brains, Wells & Co, J.W. Lees, Wadworths
Fun Fact: Mike collects Star Wars lego.

Michael Boyle

Senior NAV Consultant
About: Michael has 5 years’ experience working with the drinks industry and specialises in production, inventory, quality control, and finance.
Customer Experience: J.W. Lees, Brains, Wadworths, Wells & Co, Liberation Group, Thatchers, Westons
Fun Fact: Michael's home is in Nottingham but he can often be found further afield on his very own narrow boat!
DrinkIt - tailored to the UK market

Drink-IT® tailored specifically for the UK beverage market

Drink-IT® is a fantastic beverage management solution (which is why we decided to specialise in it of course!) but it was primarily designed with the European market in mind – think the likes of Heineken and  Carlsberg.  So to make sure that our UK customers got a solution which fitted all of their needs, we decided to ‘UKify’ Drink-IT®! 

We identified all of the things that made the UK beverages market unique – things like the need for duty reports, property & tenant management functionality, and the ability to produce and manage small batches of product and we tinkered and tweaked the Drink-IT® solution until it met all these needs.

The end result is a powerful end-to-end beverage management solution which works perfectly for the UK market – from out-the-box duty reports to tenant management – you name it, Drink-IT® can do it!

Absolutely everything you need in one place

Tax & Financial Management

A robust set of financial management and accounting tools including tax and duty management, deposit management, discount management, Automated Accounts Payable (Invoice Workflow) and contract management.

Tenant & Property Management

Including rents and loan management functionality, equipment and maintenance logging and tracking, sub-contractor (CIS) management, the ability to coordinate estate wide upgrade activity … and more!

Warehouse & Distribution Management

Move and track goods at maximum efficiency and minimum cost with transportation management, EMCS, SSCC tracking and integrated scanning.

Production & Quality Control

Handle challenges such as unpredictable energy and raw material costs and increasing food safety and quality concerns with production functionality, traceability, quality management, planning, MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and Plant Maintenance.

Purchase & Inventory

Everything you need to coordinate, control and speed up purchase, inventory and payment at minimum cost, with requisition and materials management, inventory optimisation and invoice and approvals workflow.

Marketing & Sales

Track all your customer, marketing and sales information in a single, integrated system with sales force automation, email marketing, mobile sales, loyalty management, telesales, shop management and event management.

Service Management

Respond to customer needs and deliver superior service experiences, while maximising efficiency and minimising costs with mobile field service.

Contract Management

Effortlessly create and manage sales contracts with pubs and outlets, monitor if each customer is meeting agreed sales volumes and manage penalties and bonuses.

ERP Solutions designed for your beverage industry niche

Drink-IT® is used by 150+ drinks companies around the world and offers specific functionality tailored to the sub-sectors of the beverages industry.  Click on the links below to learn more about the functionality available for your sector:

Tailored Beverage Management Solution

Get as much … or as little as you need

Here at The NAV | 365 People we work with the full range of operational setups – from production only outfits, to pubcos, to breweries who own their own pubs … and everything in between!  Whatever your set-up we can build a solution which is tailored specifically for your business – giving you exactly what you need – nothing more and nothing less.

Customer Stories

Thatchers Cider

Thatchers Cider

Mobile access has increased efficiency, productivity and sales processes.

Liberation Group

Liberation Group

Absolutely everything has been automated - from ordering through to the transfer of orders into the profit and loss account.

Wells & Co

Wells & Co

One source of the truth makes self-service easier and gives users the ability to get hold of data themselves.

Westons Cider

Westons Cider

Production management has been improved thanks to enhanced planning and forecasting.

Punch Taverns

Punch Taverns

Improved business workflows and integration with the eCommerce platform saves time and effort.

Everards Brewery

Everards Brewery

Repetitive processes have been eliminated and the purchase order approvals processes has been completely automated.

What People Say About Us

The NAV | 365 People were fundamental to our implementation programme. They were extremely patient with us and extremely knowledgeable ... I would one hundred percent recommend them; they’ve been brilliant! Becki Hewson, Head of Financial Business Support at Punch Taverns
Our relationship with The NAV | 365 People extends beyond the IT system, they are an integral part of our business. Together we are driving digitisation to improve processes and maximise efficiency across the organisation. Ian Dorling, Head of IT at Thatchers Cider
In The NAV | 365 People we have a partner with the expertise and experience to deliver our vision Steve Tice, IT Manager at Everards Brewery
It was Drink-IT and The NAV | 365 People that sold it for us. We liked that The NAV | 365 People had made some enhancements themselves which are useful to us and show us that they understand the industry and listen as much as talk. Nick Wells, Asset Manager at Wells & Co.
We were looking for a new technology partner that had a focus in the brewery sector and understood the unique business challenges. The NAV | 365 People had extensive expertise and knowledge of not only Dynamics NAV but also the Drink-IT modules. Paddy Smith, Company Accountant at Westons Cider
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Chat to us to find out how we could help you!

Whether you have a specific idea of what you'd like to achieve or if you'd like to discover what you don't yet know we'd love to chat with you about how your systems could transform to help your beverage business work better, faster and smarter.

Speak to the beverage ERP experts