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BREW NINJA VS. ORCHESTRATED BEER ERP SOFTWARE

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How does Brew Ninja Compare with Orchestrated Beer ERP Software? This review provides a feature vs. feature comparison, including which features are offered and at what pricing plan levels.
 
Later, we compare pricing. Orchestrated Beer does not post their pricing on their website. Our comparison compiles information from their website and information provided to us by current and former Orchestrated brewery management software customers. 

The Brew Ninja Promise:

1. Full Featured Software

2. Dedicated Support

3. Affordable Pricing

BREWERY SOFTWARE FEATURE COMPARISON

Compare Brew Ninja Vs. Orchestrated Beer on a feature by feature basis

Brew Ninja Orchestrated Beer
Sales and Customer Management CRM
Cost Accounting
Real Time Inventory
Manage Multiple Locations
Full Featured Mobile App
6+ Customizable User Roles
Unlimited User Accounts
3, 7, 20 or Unlimited based on Plan
Unlimited Customer Support
Quickbooks Integration
N/A
Xero Integration
Square POS & E-commerce Integration
Canadian Local, Provincial & Federal Tax Reporting
No, but Custom Reports available
SFCR - Canadian Compliant
USA Local, State & Federal Tax Reporting
TTB - USA Compliance Reporting
B2B Order Portal
Keg Tracking
+$99 on All Plans
Lot Tracking
Business & Accounting Reports
85+ Reports
Custom Reporting
By Request
By Request or 3rd Party Consultant
Beer XML Recipe Importing
Data Exporting

Brewery Management  Software in Review:
What's the difference between Orchestrated and Brew Ninja?

As you can see in the chart above, there are some big differences between Orchestrated ERP and Brew Ninja. 

In the Big Picture, Orchestrated is an Enterprise Resource Planning software package. Orchestrated Beer is a product made by parent company Encompass. Encompass seems to have ERP systems customized for a variety of different industries. The key word is “Enterprise” both in terms of capacity and likely cost. 

On their website, Orchestrated, or Orchestra Cloud, seems to have a different brand on each page. They indicate that their differentiator in the ERP space is that they are “connected” and show a picture of your brewery connected with Distributors, Retailers and Consumers through Product Information, Insights and eCommerce. Distilling what this actually means is a little murky at first, however we’ve found out that this is another way of saying that they have an e-commerce system that allows retail and distribution customers to see their account history online, see inventory available to order, and to make orders online.

In contrast, Brew Ninja has an ecommerce integration through Square that you can run on almost any website through a plugin. This would allow any customer to make an order, but it would need a third party solution like Zapier to make the no-code integration successful. 

Finally, Orchestra Cloud is a private ERP system and any customization you need or administration work such as accounting would have to be done with through Orchestra’s consultants, or people with training in their software.

Beer Ninja integrates with Quickbooks and Square, two incredibly popular accounting and financial tools that are easy to use and universally used by almost any book keeper or accountant. 

Ultimately, if you’re considering Orchestra Cloud then you’re likely an aspiring enterprise level brewery in the USA.

Beer Ninja is Brewery Management Software designed to be scalable. We have a customer base in Canada and USA and our software automates taxation and reporting for both countries. This means that it’s affordable but Full Featured for any scale of brewery in North America.

How Much Does Orchestra Beer ERP by Encompass Cost?

Orchestra is software that serves Breweries, Distilleries, Cideries, Kombucha, Seltzer and CBD/Cannabis drinks  and is priced based on barrels produced per month. 

Orchestra ERP pricing isn't shown on their website. Their sales consultants have quoted online indicated that their startup fees start at $7500 while we have heard that the average startup fees is around $20,000. They will also have subscription fees on top of this.

Beer Ninja has tiered packages for under 900 bbl, under 2000 barrels, under 7000 barrels and finally an Enterprise level tier for breweries with more than 7,000 barrels of production per year.

We offer Assisted and White Glove Onboarding services that takes all of your brewery’s existing information and accurately inputs it into Beer Ninja.

Brew Ninja has pricing tiers that start at as little as $119 per month - thats only $1428 per year! This is the package we most often recommend to startup breweries who haven’t opened yet or to Brew Pubs who have limited distribution needs. 

For Breweries who are operating and want to scale - and get away from spreadsheet based management we offer tiered pricing for $229 and $349 per month which matches your expected production capacity and need for users.

At Brew Ninja we want our customers to get great value and a full featured brewery management system.

In summary, Orchestra ERP by Encompass offers a complete brewery software solution for Enterprise level customers and can be customized for a wide variety of Alcoholic Beverages.



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