RedBlack Software gives bakers precision recipe control and traceability with innovative new products from America’s SG Systems

APRIL 18, 2016, FOODEX, NEC, UK – RedBlack Software today announces that it has become the exclusive UK reseller of weighing, ingredient control and traceability solutions from North American specialist SG Systems.

Dallas, Texas-headquartered SG Systems is the creator of the SG Systems V5 suite of recipe control, product labelling and warehouse management system solutions. RedBlack Software is well-known in the UK food sector for its market-leading Cybake range of retail and wholesale bakery management solutions.

Jane Tyler, managing director of RedBlack Software, says: “We’ve always worked toward delivering the ultimate end-to-end system for our customers. SG Systems’ V5 solutions give us the last piece of this puzzle – complete control over the shop floor.”

Tyler, who also sits on the management committee of the British Society of Bakers, adds: “While SG Systems’ elegant applications interface perfectly with Cybake, they are best-of-breed in their own right. SG Systems’ software is not locked within expensive weigh-scale hardware. Its apps work on Windows-driven tablets, making them much less expensive than competing offerings and putting precision traceability within the reach of all bakers.”

The only hardware component of the SG Systems range is its SG15 Touch Screen, a NEMA4X (IP66) industrial tablet computer designed for harsh manufacturing environments. The revolutionary SG15 Touch Screen can be plugged into to any modern-day scales to transform them into a SG Systems V5 Formula Control Scale System.

The SG Systems V5 Formula Control Scale System ensures that ingredients are measured and traced accurately and consistently, without costly giveaway or out-of-specification batches.

SG Systems’ Mobile Warehouse Management System (Mobile WMS) works on any Windows tablet; it does not require proprietary hardware. The application manages inventory shipping, receiving and despatch as well as generating shipping labels and delivery notes.

Stuart Hunt, president of SG Systems says: “The management team at SG Systems has known the team at RedBlack for many years. During our search for a distributor for our V5 formula control and lot traceability solutions, they were the obvious choice.

“RedBlack has considerable experience in the craft bakery market in the UK, which is the prime area of focus for our product. We are delighted to begin this relationship and I wish them the very best of luck.”

SG Systems solutions are available from RedBlack Software’s Cybake division from today. They are sold separately from Cybake and can interface with practically any other ERP software.

RedBlack Software’s Cybake team is at Foodex on stand Q299. At this year’s show, RedBlack Software is also announcing the launch of Cybake Instore. See our separate press release: “RedBlack Software gives bakers and food-to-go operators the power of prediction with Cybake Instore” for the full story.

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For more information, contact John Prendergast at RedBlack Software: john.prendergast <at> redblacksoftware.co.uk, tel: 01904 622888.

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The SG15 Touch Screen can be plugged into to any modern-day scales to turn them into a SG Systems V5 Formula Control Scale System

RedBlack Software gives bakers and food-to-go operators the power of prediction with Cybake Instore

April 18, 2016, FOODEX, NEC, UK – RedBlack Software launches Cybake Instore, an automated sales-based ordering system for retail bakers and food-to-go operators that cuts waste and increases shop takings, at Foodex today.

York-based RedBlack is the creator of the Cybake range of bakery and food-to-go management solutions. Cybake Instore is the result of close collaboration between Cybake’s design team and RedBlack’s biggest customers in the British bakery and food-to-go sectors.

Major clothing and food retailer M&S uses its own customised version of the application in a selection of its in-store bakeries.

Instore solves the age-old dilemma faced by all bakers and food-to-go operators: make or stock too much and you throw money in the bin at the end of the day; make or stock too little and you run out of goods early on and miss out on sales.

Instore takes historical sales data direct from EPOS tills to calculate shops’ orders in a way that is not practical manually. Waste is cut and sales are increased as orders are far more accurate than those made by shop managers.

Instore corrects staff assumptions about customers’ purchasing decisions. The application takes historical sales and usage data for items – or item-components such as sandwich fillers – to predict future order quantities.

In addition, Instore provides reconciliation of what was delivered with what was actually sold through the tills, highlighting any variances between the two. This, for example, helps to control sandwich filling portion sizes.

Instore is an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution with no need for new hardware or technical expertise.

It works on any web-connected device – PC or tablet. Automated backups and security come as part of the service.

Jane Tyler, managing director of RedBlack Software, says: “At this year’s Foodex, we wanted to confirm our position as the number one authority in improving bakery management control. I believe that the launch of Instore goes a long way to achieving that.

“One of the most important decisions made by retail bakers or FTG operations is how much perishable stock to produce for the days ahead. Instore can ensure that bakers have the right amounts in the right shops at the right times. It balances out their ups and downs.”

Tyler, who is also an executive committee member of the British Society of Baking, concludes: “Cloud-based and with a clean interface, Instore is a perfect example of our expertise within the bakery sector.”

RedBlack Software’s CyBake team are at Foodex on stand Q299. The Cybake Instore website has been launched at http://cybakeinstore.co.uk/ .

Instore is sold separately from Cybake and can interface with practically any other ERP software. Infood succeeds RedBlack’s stand-alone Cybake Touch shop management system.

At this year’s Foodex show, RedBlack Software is also announcing a reseller partnership with American weighing and traceability specialists SG Systems.

See our separate press release: “RedBlack Software gives bakers precision recipe control and traceability with innovative new products from America’s SG Systems” for the full story.

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For more information, please contact John Prendergast at RedBlack Software, john <at>redblacksoftware.co.uk, tel: 01904 622888.

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Cybake Instore’s main menu running on a tablet.

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