The Complete Solution
for Your Spices and Ingredients Operation

Aptean for Spices and Ingredients

The spices and ingredients market is one to look out for. With ongoing health trends and increasing awareness of the nutritional benefits of spices amongst consumers, the market has been steadily growing. In addition, an increasing appetite for home cooking of foreign cuisines indicates that the market will continue to grow even more in the upcoming years. Spices and ingredients manufacturers must find ways to remain competitive and agile to take advantage of increasing demand.

Aptean's Food and Beverage ERP software for spices and ingredients has been designed to help you operate more efficiently, comply with food safety regulations and scale your business. With our Food and Beverage ERP, you are able to manage your inventory better, apply lot tracking to all raw materials and operate on a first-expiry-first-out (FEFO) production schedule.

We provide a complete solution for your spice and ingredients operations, including:

  • Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Variable Weight
  • Yield Management
  • Waste Management
  • Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Lot Traceability
  • Production Scheduling
  • Batch Processing

Your Industry Challenges

Broker / commission management

Factor in broker fees and commissions directly from purchasing modules in real time to get the full cost of materials. With food specific technology you can account for seasonal material costs to help guide forecasting plans and purchasing schedules.

Lot traceability throughout processing

When producing spices and ingredients, there are a lot of different materials to work with. Manage all materials from vendors and brokers easily throughout the production and storage cycle with software built for the food industry. Quarantine materials based on shelf life, allergen risk and point of origin to maintain compliance with food safety rules.

Production / washdown scheduling

It's of great importance that you preserve the quality and safety of your products. In order to do this, you need to schedule production based on similar materials, manufacturing times and equipment maintenance. System workflows will ensure schedules are followed. Set up mandatory quality checks around formulation temperatures, washdown procedures and finished product reviews.


Integrated, real-time data informs scheduling, ensuring that batches contain accurate material amounts, meet expiry timeframes and yield the best results. Accurately track and trace ingredients and finished goods for complete end to end traceability.

Industry-Specific Capabilities


Account for raw materials and finished goods through the production process and isolate defective products at the batch level in the event of a recall. More


Set up mandatory quality audits and scoresheets at every step of the production cycle to check for product consistency, integrity and safety. More

Reporting & Analytics

Create robust, customizable reports that measure performance and utilize real-time and historical production, sales and costing data for accurate forecasting. More

Manufacturing & Production

Integrate production scheduling, planning, batch processing and consolidation to boost efficiency across production and distribution channels. More

Warehousing & Inventory

Manage picks, putaways, packing and shipping to keep track of inventory movements and streamline warehouse processes. More

Plant Maintenance

Monitor equipment performance, maintenance schedules, sanitation and changeovers to optimize plan attainment and OEE. More

Industry-Specific Solutions

Distinct industry challenges require specific solutions. Aptean's tailored products can help your spices and ingredients business tackle these challenges, and more, with ease. Explore our solutions to find out how you can comply with food safety standards while driving operational efficiency and achieving measurable results.

Enterprise Resource Planning

Streamline operations, connect departments and create more efficient processes while addressing safety, regulatory and quality demands.

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Manufacturing Execution System

Use real-time, shop-floor data to optimize plan attainment, improve OEE and gain complete visibility into all aspects of production and quality compliance.

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Business Intelligence

Monitor your company's performance with a reliable management information system, to take the right decisions from a strategic, tactic and operational perspective.

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Spices and Ingredients Organizations That Trust Aptean

RL Schreiber Logo

Being in the industry for decades and staying up to date with technological advancements and continuously reevaluating current processes can be daunting without the right partner.

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Excalibur Logo

With over 20 years on a legacy ERP system and when over-customizing closed the door for an upgrade path, it was time for a new ERP system that would establish best practices implemented throughout the entire operation.

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DeWeerd Logo

Dutch-based experts in natural taste development and innovation for the European food industry. Specialists in blending herbs and spice with a focus on meat, snacks and vegetarian products. (acquired by Barentz)

Royal Polak Logo

Europe's leading business-to-business cinnamon specialist. With over 150 years of experience, offerings include a wide range of cinnamon varieties and other spices to create the unique tastes customers desire. (acquired by Barentz)

Industry Highlights

See how our tailored food software solutions help spices and ingredients operations like yours solve the unique challenges of your industry to drive operational success.