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Aptean Food & Beverage ERP Case Study: Baker Boy

Aptean Food & Beverage ERP Case Study: Baker Boy


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Aptean Food & Beverage ERP Case Study: Baker Boy

Mar 18, 2021


  • The Proof Is in the ERP for Baker Boy

Baker Boy was established in 1955 as a small, family-owned business in Hebron, ND. The company built a 3,000-square-foot facility in Dickinson, ND as it began to grow, and started manufacturing premium frozen bakery goods. Currently, Baker Boy’s facility is over 135,000 square feet and has the ability to manufacture over 50,000 cases of product per week. The organization’s most recent innovation, the Magic Ring Donut, has provided success for its foodservice, bakery, convenience store and private label customers.

The Challenge

Baker Boy juggled multiple systems as a way to manage various aspects of its business meaning that sales, accounting and warehousing were not tied together in one universal system.

This presented a host of challenges including:

  • Disparate systems created inefficient processes

  • Trouble effectively managing food safety and quality compliance

  • A lack of real-time data and information

The company was looking for a single solution to handle its different processes including orders, ingredient receiving, product shipment and invoicing.

Baker Boy needed to implement a system that could support its growth in size and success. Food safety is top of mind for the business, so a food enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that could push the business’s compliance initiatives further was critical.

The Solution

Baker Boy wanted an ERP solution that could merge all its existing software together. This journey led the company to Aptean Food & Beverage ERP—a software system designed to connect departments under a singular solution. After learning more about various ERP options, Baker Boy realized Aptean Food & Beverage ERP’s Microsoft Dynamics platform, end-to-end business management and food safety features would provide the functionality and security that the business needs.

“The main thing with Microsoft products is we know they are constantly being developed on and coming out with new features,” says Cole Simnioniw, IT Manager for Baker Boy. “It gives us the confidence that new updates will be added as we upgrade, and that will help us to have a better product.”

Aptean Food & Beverage ERP built-on the Microsoft Dynamics platform gave Baker Boy the confidence to move forward with the decision. The company was attracted to Aptean’s ability to integrate with existing software, boosting accuracy in production by working seamlessly in conjunction with the other business systems and tools. This provided Baker Boy with a solution built specifically for their business needs.

“The tight-knit team and functionality fit our culture best. It also did a good job of melding all of our processes into one software.”

Cole SimnioniwIT ManagerBaker Boy

The Results

Baker Boy uses Aptean Food & Beverage ERP to help manage and streamline its business processes, including accounting, sales and warehousing. With Aptean, Baker Boy is able to:

  • Increase production, inventory and data accuracy

  • Ensure food safety and compliance

  • Streamline processes

Aptean’s food ERP has improved accuracy for Baker Boy’s warehousing (using Aptean Floor, a device-based warehouse management module) and purchasing by eliminating stoppages in the production line. In addition, bills of materials (BOMs) and versions of past recipes are better maintained in order to track what ingredients were used in the past compared to what ingredients are used now.

Moreover, Baker Boy is able to support its food safety initiatives, particularly when it comes to quality assurance and creating standard operating procedures. This helped Baker Boy to become British Retail Consortium (BRC) certified, and the company now holds certifications for BRC, Global Food Safety (GFSI) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP).

Ready for Food ERP With Functionality for Your Industry Baked In?

Everyday your bakery is managing variable raw ingredients, expiration dates, allergen management, warehousing, forecasting, food safety concerns and so much more. To streamline all of those processes, improve operational efficiency and help you drive additional profit, you need purpose-built software from a trusted vendor.

Enter Aptean and our specialized bakery ERP. With in-house industry expertise and many proven implementations just like Baker Boy, we know your unique bakery challenges and deliver the software you need to solve them.

So, if you’re ready to partner with a specialist and start accelerating success for your bakery operation, get in touch today to organize your free demo or get pricing information.

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