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Kenya food and beverage market size is poised to report strong growth rate over 2020-2026 due to increasing population, rising disposable incomes, coupled with changing trends and product innovations.

The increasing number of restaurants, fast-food chains  and food & grocery delivery apps such as grub hub, Glovo, Jumia Food, Ubereats and others enhance the availability to consumers, resulting in strong growth in the food and beverage industry.

Rising demand for organic, natural and fresh foods due to rising health awareness is the major factor expected to enhance the demand for this market.

Constantly shifting trends among the consumers is the primary factor shaping the strategies of Kenya Food and Drinks companies.

SAP Business One is the complete business management solution for the Food & Beverage industry to guide your SME business towards better business performance, adherence to compliance, proper management of supply chain and efficient calculation of financial metrics.

In this article, SAP Business One experts at VC ERP Consulting, showcase the top 10 benefits of SAP Business One for F&B businesses.

But first, let us take a look at the operational features of SAP Business One for F&B businesses.

SAP Business One Features for F&B Businesses


For a growing F&B business, HACCP requirements, expiry dates, random weights and correct packaging are just mere necessities. Accurate procurement planning & scheduling, batch traceability and production planning are equally essential.

SAP Business One helps you meet all these needs with its extra-ordinary capabilities that suit your business needs.

Here are some of the many operational features of SAP B1 for your growing F&B business –
  • GS1 barcoding with PTI (Produce Traceability Initiative) complaint labels
  • Detailed ‘field-to-fork’ capabilities with complete product and batch traceability
  • Gain complete control over –
    • Correct ratio of recipe formulation
    • Ingredient Declarations
    • Nutritional Contents
    • Ingredient Qualities
    • Product Classification
  • Plan & execute world-class quality tests at every stage from raw materials to final packaging
  • Improve end-to-end operational efficiency of your production using automated workflows
  • Track & monitor exact location of products with a barcode system attached to every food item
  • Collect and store real-time as well as cross-functional data creating a centralized database providing real-time reporting
  • Handle operational recalls more easily by tracking components across supply chain
  • Track and manage variations of your food and beverage products based on individual batches
  • Increase productivity and generate high income with effective planning of necessary materials


SAP Business One for Food Baverage Businesses

Now that we are aware about the features of SAP Business One, let us have a look at the top 10 benefits of this affordable business management solution.

Top 10 Benefits of SAP Business One for F&B Businesses


Implement SAP Business One and instantly access your critical business data to make informed business decisions. Respond to consumers’ queries promptly and overcome emerging challenges  more efficiently.

Below are the top 10 benefits of SAP Business One for F&B businesses –
  1. Get clear visibility into your business operations with clear supply chain of suppliers, distributors and customers
  2. Monitor inventory management from the production of items to packaging and delivery
  3. Reduce interruptions and machine breakdowns with a better utilization of resources
  4. Generate calculated shelf-life expiration dates for products and services
  5. Ensure quality protocols by defining the resources and items required to complete tests and checklists
  6. Control the entire production, packaging and distribution processes by managing stock efficiently across all the locations
  7. Identify trends and make better business decisions with full traceability, serial, batch numbers and expiration dates
  8. Define numbering formats and record supplier’s details with Batch & Serial Number functionalities
  9. View all your critical business data in a single location that includes details about about procurement, accounting & finance, orders and payments with Master Data Management
  10. Track forward, backward and on-demand movements of your warehouses across locations
SAP Business One is a robust business management solution that offers a plethora of business benefits for your emerging F&B business in Nairobi, Kenya. If you are in this business, the right time to get SAP Business One is now!

Revolutionize Your F&B Business with VC ERP Today!


Transform a highly competitive and heavily regularized food and drinks industry with SAP Business One ERP Software. Streamline your business processes while keeping your business compliant with prevalent standards.

The key to keep a steady pace with advancing technology is to implement a solution that is designed for F&B manufacturers to be more transparent and achieve greater efficiency and visibility into their supply chain.

Leverage the benefits of streamlined management and optimized workflows with SAP Business One implemented by the best SAP Business One Partner, VC ERP Consulting.

Ready to transform your business processes today? Get in touch with the best SAP Business One implementation partner, VC ERP Consulting. Call +91 7948998911 (India), Whatsapp +254 111229970 (Kenya)Call +1 469 915 6026 (North America) or drop an E-mail at sayhello@vc-erp.com

VC ERP Consulting is a leading an award winning SAP gold partner in India, focused on providing innovative and successful business solutions.