Written by: Trade Interchange

Posted on: 09/10/20

Beer and Pizza Day: What you knead to know about Product Information Management

There are certain food and drink combinations that just work – cookies and milk, cheese and wine, and, of course, pizza and beer.

Celebrated each year on October 9th, Beer and Pizza Day celebrates one of the most iconic food and drink pairings on the planet. How apt that it should fall on a Friday this year as there is no excuse not to celebrate, it really is the yeast you could do.

Both beer and pizza come in countless varieties and are enjoyed by many different cultures around the world. Beer can be produced by anyone from a small-town microbrewery to huge global corporations, and you can buy a pizza from your local takeaway or a worldwide pizza franchise. The great thing about Beer and Pizza day is that it can be enjoyed by all – if you are over the legal drinking age, of course.

But, for food and drink businesses, with greater amounts of choice comes even more responsibility to make sure that all potential allergen risks have been identified in the supply chain. From the pizza dough to the cheese, and from the hops to the wheat, identifying these potential risks manually can be a time-consuming and inaccurate process.

Although it may be hard to believe, many food and drink businesses are still using the likes of spreadsheets, email trails and paper-based systems to track their allergen information. All of this seems retro when you consider that you can now order your beer and pizza using an app with little to no human interaction.

ARCUS® Product Information Management (PIM) is a cloud-based solution that automates the collection of essential product information directly from your suppliers, proving the be an important ingredient for digitising the entire product on-boarding process.

The module enables organisations to gather the product data they require, such as allergen, nutrition and packaging information, using tailored questionnaires that have been configured to meet specific business requirements.

Thanks to the cloud-based nature of the solution, all product information and associated documents are stored securely in a centralised location, enabling all key stakeholders to access the data at any time and from any location. This further digitises product on-boarding for ARCUS® PIM users, and creates a fully auditable and effective process for managing, storing and sharing supplier product information.

Additionally, ARCUS® PIM also integrates with numerous systems that are commonly used throughout the food and beverage sector. Using ARCUS® Connect, the software’s native API, the product information collected in ARCUS® PIM can be sent seamlessly to downstream systems, such as recipe management and ERP, creating an end-to-end product information solution that uses a single source of data and does not rely on re-keying.

If you would like to find out more about ARCUS® PIM, or perhaps even get a slice of the action, you can get in touch or download the Domino’s Pizza PIM case study.

Domino's Pizza Case Study

Domino’s Pizza’s technical team wanted to create a fully auditable system, in which all product information could be stored in one central location.

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