A modern ERP for alcohol producers

Breweries, distilleries, cideries and wineries manufacturers contend with a wide variety of state and federal regulations, and frequently need to innovate new storage and packaging solutions. Maintaining all these needs can be a challenge with traditional systems that aren't built for process manufacturing or for the compliance needs of the industry.

Today's alcohol production need a system that can process and track ingredients through any production or assembly process. A good system should also provide quick information about the chain of activity in the event of a surprise inspection or recall. Wherefour's start-to-finish traceability™ is ideal for keeping contaminated products from reaching the market.

Whether you private-label, co-pack or produce your own line of beverage products, Wherefour's manufacturing software for breweries, distilleries and wineries supports and maintains your requirements for the R&D, production, inventory control, quality, costing, BRC / SQF lot traceability, FDA compliance, state reporting, planning, scheduling, and warehousing or distribution of beverages.

Wherefour's flexible production module lets you design a custom workflow for product fermentation, manufacturing or packaging that matches the process you are already doing. Overhead, like labor or unexpected costs for a specific production run, can also be added and included in COGS automatically.

Unlike many traditional ERPs, Wherefour's platform lets you create variable results from each batch, or even run a disassembly process where something is purchased and broken into new ingredients that are then used in other products.

Everything you need, in one system.

Compliant Inventory Control

Custom (and automatic) lot code, barcode or serial number sequences that incorporate batch date, expiration date, julian date, facility, location, etc.

Automatically pull ingredients and supplies via FIFO, FEFO, LIFO or on a per-batch need.

Print GS1, Code 128 or Code 93 barcodes for product, inventory, package or pallet labels.

Automatic alerts for expiring products or ingredients reaching low levels.

Material Traceability

  • Run instant reports showing the inventory movements or changes made by each user.
  • Automatically show shipped lot code detail on customer orders and invoices.
  • Instant forwards/backwards or bi-directional trace reports.

Food Safety / Compliance

  • Recall and production trace reports show which customers got which products (with lot codes!) with one-click.
  • Upload and maintain COAs, bills of lading, photos of deliveries, or other compliance paperwork digitally in one system with searchable tags for easy recall when needed.
  • Design custom QA tests and attach results to stock lots or production runs.


  • Directly integrate with QuickBooks® Online, QuickBooks® Desktop, Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics or Xero.
  • Sync customer/vendor records with your accounting system.
  • Export invoices and POs to your accounting system.
  • Easily create journal entries for COGS, COGM, or inventory purchasing and usage.

Loved by our customers

“I could not be happier with the Wherefour experience. They are so willing to understand our business needs and they are consistently attempting to work with us in order to be successful. Truly an "Our success is their success" attitude!”

Greg C.

“I can travel and still know what is going on. The system automatically lets me know if I need to place an inventory order, and I don’t have to check it manually. Plus, you have the best customer service!”

Diana C.

“We use Wherefour daily for our manufacturing business and it saves us so much in time in terms of keeping track of inventory and managing our customers.”

Owen W.

“We recently were audited by a customer with very stringent traceability requirements and demonstrated that we knew where all of the product went within five minutes.”

Allison B.

“We chose Wherefour as our ERP because it is elegantly simple and does what we need efficiently. It has really helped with audit traceability exercises. We have what we need in five minutes with a click of a button, and you don’t have to be an IT director to use it.”

Cheriene G.

“I want to say how much we are enjoying the system. It's changing the way we do business.”

Michael C.

Talk to an expert today and learn how Wherefour can simplify your beverage business and solve your headaches.

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