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simplify your keg inventory management

Does this Sound Like You?

These are actual quotes from our research from breweries like yours.

My kegs are out for 3 months or more.  I'm carrying too much inventoryI have to spend several days tracking down my kegs  I have to spend several days tracking down who exactly has my kegs last year I lost about 4% of my kegsI don;t know where my kegs are at

Put all your kegs and inventory management on auto-pilot in about a day.

KegMetrics™ automatically tracks inventory and keg status. KegMetrics™ is Brewery Software you actually will want to use.  All of your keg statuses are sorted into statuses for easy references, you can also get at the entire history of any given keg.  No manual calculation, no busywork, and no hassle – just the peace of mind that only KegMetrics™ can provide.

Would you like to end keg frustration at your brewery?

How Do you Currently Manage Your Kegs?

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Manage Kegs Smarter

Why not utilize your phone’s camera or a scan gun to quickly update or retrieve keg status?  Or would you like to scan kegs in batches or one at a time?  KegMetrics™ can help you keep up to date like this.

KegMetrics™ also sends out communications to your partners and customers to initiate conversations that you care about.  Conversations like: “Are you still using that keg?  Can we collect it?  Would you like more beer? How are we doing?”.  This brewery software is focused on collaboration and communication.  

Say “goodbye” to keg frustration with KegMetrics.

KegMetrics = Keg Tracking Workflow Management + Inventory Management + Automated Communication

KegMetrics Brewery Software by DashBrew

KegMetrics is Brewery Software that Actually does Keg Management, Keg Tracking, Draft Beer Inventory and Brewery Workflow For You. We put each one of your kegs on its own web page so you can sell more beer and improve communication with partners and customers.

The Benefits of KegMetrics™

Get Your Kegs back Faster

KegMetrics™ simplifies keg management while helping those who handle YOUR kegs to improve visibility of each keg’s status. The result is you get your kegs back faster.

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Spend Less Time Managing your Keg Line

KegMetrics™ provides a fast ROI because you spend less time managing your keg fleet and float. How much is your time worth? 

Sell More Beer

KegMetrics™ gives you increased visibility into where your kegs are at and for how long. This visibility provides you with opportunities to align your sales calls with collections so you can sell more beer.

Reduce your Keg Float

Faster cooperage time means less kegs outside of your control and an increased ability to utilize those assets better. Efficiency is an important key to a profitable business.

Are you thinking "Yeah, but it will be a pain to switch"?

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Here’s How KegMetrics™ Works:

The brewery just scans and automates communication to it's partners employees and customers.

What Are Your Keg Times?

Keg Cycle

Where do you think your bottle necks are?

How long is it taking a keg to go through each of these steps for your business?

Do you know where your kegs are right now?

Do you manage your kegs, or do your kegs manage you?

KegMetrics™ provides you the time and cost visibility you need to successfully run your brewery

From the beginning we designed KegMetrics to measure key indicators which provide the kind of visibility you need to see to run your business.  Average keg throughput is just the start and this single KPI can tell you how many more kegs you might need, how efficient your business is, who are your good customers and who might actually be costing you money.

If you have kegs out for more than 6 months then you are spending a lot of money you should need to.

Are You Thinking?

 

"I'm controlling Operational Costs, how will KegMetrics do that?"

KegMetrics™ is competitively priced.  Prices start at just $15/mo.  This means fast ROI because it provides you with the insight and visibility  you will need to actually manage. Imagine all that back and forth trying to figure out who has what and how long they've had what.  KegMetrics removes that pain, saving you and your team frustration and time.  The result is real operational costs are removed and controlled.

 

"Are we too small to need a Keg Management tool?"

You might be too small to reap the benefits of an ERP type system, but KegMetrics is not an ERP system.  We've removed all the overhead and complexity an ERP might require and kept just the core features you need to streamline your operations.  Our customers range from 50 kegs in their fleet to more than 30,000.  Our prices are based on the amount of kegs in your fleet and scale.  This makes it really easy to create good operational habits when you are small.  When you grow you will have the processes and structure in place to properly manage that growth.

 

"Is our Brewery too new to need a Keg Management tool?"

When you are new you can put processes in place that grow with your business.  Changing a process later in your operations is harder to do.  If you have inventory in your walk-in or kegs on tap, you can benefit from using KegMetrics.

 

"Don't we already have a Keg Management system or solution that will help us?"

We offer features and price points others do not.  For example, using "internet of things" (IoT) technology we provide your kegs with an digital keg collar so you can build relationships with end point customers and strengthen collaboration with distributors.

We can even take your previous bar codes and use them right away in our system.  Oh yeah and we integrate nicely with kegs that come laser etched with codes.  It's so simple, so beautiful.

 

"How are you better/different than an ERP?"

KegMetrics is simpler to setup, to use, and doesn't add any of the bloat some ERP's have.

Don't get me wrong there are some great ERP's out there.  Most are much more expensive than KegMetrics and many don't offer some of the features KegMetrics does.  KegMetrics for example will actually help you sell more beer.  ERP's can also require a lot of investment to setup and get going.  

 

"We currently have a "Pay-Per-Fill" Keg Management Solution, do we need KegMetrics?"

Pay-per-fill solutions have provided the industry with value, and in some ways KegMetrics is competing with them because we both are trying to solve reducing operational overhead associated with managing kegs. Pay-per-fill solutions can be expensive though and once you go down the pay-per-fill path you are likely not going to be able to get out of it without a lot of investment.  Our research indicates that managing kegs costs on average about $11 per keg per batch.  KegMetrics provides an ROI by basically costing you pennies per-keg-per-month to give you the tools to reduce that cost.  With Pay-per-fill solutions you are basically capped at how much you can reduce your overhead cost (the amount it costs your operation minus what they charge you).  That pay-per-fill cost will never go down and you won't be able to amortize it over time.  It literally will hit your COGS.  The only way you will be able reduce that re-occurring cost percentage is by charging more for your beer.  Sooner or later that won't work.

This means Pay-Per- Fill Solutions cost more initially, they cost a lot to get out of using them, and your ability to reduce your keg management costs are capped at the pay per fill cost.  This is a very expensive way to solve the problem.

 

"Our Kegs don't travel very far, will KegMetrics provide value to us?"

The shortest distance we see a keg travel is from the Walk-In to the tap in that same brewery (probably even the same Walk-in).  KegMetrics provides value here as well because you actually are able to manage your available inventory and plan for what will be tapped in the week ahead.  You also will be able to look back and see what is popular and what is not.

If your kegs are going just down the street to a local pub, you'll benefit even more because you'll have a record of when that keg left, who has it, and KegMetrics will automate communication for you so you can get it back faster.

Did we mentioned we also have a Reporting Feature that helps you quickly see what you've made and sold in the past.  Pretty awesome for helping with month end stuff.

 

"We Self Distribute, how can KegMetrics help us?"

We originally designed KegMetrics for the small self distributing brewery.  The features in the application actually help you know who has your beer when they got it and what beer or batch they purchased.  It even helps you to time and plan for sales calls.

YES!!  Hopefully you never have to do a recall but if you did get a bad beer report you could use KegMetrics to not only track down all kegs of a batch, you could also cross-reference it against maintenance notes to determine if the cause is likely a faulty keg.

Oh yeah, KegMetrics also provides a request re-order button so your customers can actually request buying more kegs without a lot of effort.  Your customers can just scan and press a button to order more from you.  Sweet!

 

"We use a distributor, how will KegMetrics help us?"

KegMetrics works great with breweries that use distributors because it helps them quickly reconcile depletion reports for accuracy and highlights to the distributor that the brewery runs a tight ship.

Additionally if you would like your distributor to use KegMetrics we are happy to provide them access at no additional charge.  KegMetrics is a tool that provides benefits to everyone that touches a keg from the brewer to the distributor, to the bar.

 

Sound To Summit Brewing

 
"Before KegMetrics we were using pencil and paper with a notebook to track our production.  We were hesitant to take on a keg tracking system for fear of it not being able to change some of it’s key reporting items specific to our brewery.  KegMetrics was flexible for us and that flexibility was much appreciated.  Now we find that TTB reporting and inventory recording can be done efficiently and accurately using this platform. 
 
I would recommend KegMetrics.  I think it is a great resource to not only keep track of kegs, where the kegs are located, how long they have been gone, and how much volume was produced in a given month.  We are pleased to have developed a relationship with KegMetrics. It has helped our business tremendously."
 
- Stacey Sype, Owner
Sound To Summit Brewing

Bellevue Brewing Company

 

"KegMetrics has been an amazing asset here in the brewery. What used to take a couple of us hours of hand counting and tagging kegs now takes one man minutes to come up with accurate information. Integrating this program into my keg management has been seamless and when a problem does occur, I’ve received an email from their support team before I can even get to my office.

KegMetrics has an amazingly intuitive interface that is easy to learn and navigate. They were able to help customize the program for our specific needs here making this application a catalyst of efficiency. The customer service and personalized attention only makes me want to integrate this system into more than just kegs. I look forward to seeing more applications from Greg and his team." - Kevin, Head Brewer

Whitewall Brewing Company

 

"Initially, we didn't know that we needed any type of keg tracking application. When approached by Greg, I thought it would be a nice novelty to have, however after using the system now for almost a year, we have found many benefits for the KegMetrics application.

I have used the application and tracking capabilities to resolve disputes with distributor over lack of PO fulfillment. We also now use this to let our distributors know our current keg inventory. Prior to using this application, we would need to manually count the kegs in stock to provide a list. Now we can use the application to pull up current inventory and quickly send out for ordering purposes.

The application also keeps track of the life-cycle of the keg, so we are warned if the keg skips a step in the expected cycle of a keg...for instance, it will warn us if the keg wasn't scanned for a specific step such as cleaning. I would recommend KegMetrics to other breweries as it has been vital in shortening labor time in keeping track of kegs manually. Greg has been excellent at helping us with any and all issues, and are very please with his customer service. Cheers!"

- Aaron Wight, Owner/Brewer

 

Don’t leave your Keg Management up to chance. Start using KegMetrics™ today!

Our pricing plans are built to grow with your business. KegMetrics™ is built on a per keg subscription business model. Your goal is to scale, and our goal is to provide the most flexible pricing to help you do that successfully. All of our plans enjoy the same features, provide access for unlimited users, and are 100% money back guaranteed. If you're not happy we're not happy.

 

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How we are Different

We are independent, just like you. We see a world where independent breweries thrive because of optimization and community. We believe partnerships are critical for everyone’s success. We innovate to overcome challenges. DashBrew™ and KegMetrics™ are the result of 20 years of software technology experience, a love of brewing and in depth research of the brewing industry.

KegMetrics™ is NOT a simple Keg Tracking application or system. KegMetrics™ is brewery software resulting from in-depth keg management and brewery inventory research. KegMetrics™ is designed from the ground up to reduce the time you spend on managing your keg fleet while also getting them back faster. KegMetrics™ is not simple basic keg tracking. KegMetrics™ is holistic keg management software that improves your operations overall.

State of the Art Cloud Technology

KegMetrics™ is built on Amazon Web Services (aka: AWS) which is the same platform used to power Netflix, AirBnB, Yelp, Adobe, Dow Jones, and Comcast among many many more.  

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Built from the Ground up to Solve Your Pains

We built KegMetrics™ based on the research from breweries on what is needed. We've been designing it and getting feedback from breweries for some time now. KegMetrics™ is built for Craft Breweries and designed by Craft Breweries.

 

 

 

 

Fully Responsive and Utilizes onBoard Camera

KegMetrics™ is known as a "responsive app". This means it is designed to run on your phone, desktop, tablet, or laptop. As long as your computer or device supports HTML5 and Javascript from responsive apps you will NOT have to pay for additional hardware. We built it from the ground up to use the camera in these devices to act as a scanner

 

 

 

 

Get to Know KegMetrics™ with No-Risk

Every day, more breweries like yours are getting cozy with KegMetrics™ and making their Keg Management efforts easier than ever before. Find out for yourself how much easier keg management can be. And if KegMetrics™ and you aren’t a great fit, cancel within your first 30 days for your money back.

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Greg Shaw, Founder DashBrew

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Who makes KegMetrics™?

KegMetrics™ brewery software is made by DashBrew™, an independent product developer for the craft beer industry. DashBrew™ is headed by Greg Shaw a Microsoft Veteran of 13 years who recently left to pursue his dream of helping and supporting the craft beer industry.

DashBrew™ is different than other businesses currently in the craft beer industry because DashBrew™ is small and hyper-focused on leveraging technical innovation with the primary goal of making small craft breweries successful. This results in products and services that are offered at a fraction of the price our competitors offer and yet treats the problem rather than symptom. This is why we call KegMetrics™ a Keg Management tool and not a keg tracker, even though KegMetrics provides outstanding keg tracking.  Keg Tracking is pointlessKeg Management is Critical.