20 Most Promising Solution Providers in Food and Beverages - 2014

Food and Beverage industry is embracing multiple sides of the technology value chain to bring in huge savings by adopting differentiated strategies and technology investment priorities. The technology trends highlight an industry in transition. Digital logistics and the increased cloud adoption has emerged as the core drivers for minimized costs and increased efficiencies, which is of paramount importance for the sector. The software applications in areas like supply chain, inventory management, forecasting, compliance, food safety, transportation, and marketing are driving various gains in association with new technology providers and logistics service providers.

Within the food and beverage industry, companies often rely on complex processes and the best automation and control technologies are always high on demand. The various automation software bridges the gap between the management, production lines and supply chains to increase productivity and reduce time-to-market.

Sustaining transformation starts with initiatives and tracking the outcomes. Our research identified the companies that leverage their products and solutions to realize the true potential of the global food and beverage industry. In order to present a 360 degree view of the software acceleration in the food and beverage sector, we sought out views from a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and the editorial board of CIO Review to select the final 20 companies that are at the forefront for tackling today’s challenge in the Food and Beverage landscape.

As a prelude to CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Food and Beverage Solution Providers 2014, our selection panel evaluated the capabilities of hundreds of vendors in this space who have tailored systems, services, and skill sets to propel the technology momentum. The companies featured here highlighted an in-depth expertise in delivering integrated and innovative technologies to streamline operations and be the critical cog in the evolving food and beverage ecosystem. We present to you CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Food and Beverage Technology Solution Providers 2014.

Company Name

Company Description

Barnet POS Systems Provides enterprise-wide applications, hardware and software solutions.
Blacksmith Applications The company enables organizations to manage their trade spending and pricing initiatives based on profitability through software solutions.
CAMS Software A company that offers innovative transportation management solutions for the grocery industry.
CaterTrax Selecting the right emerging technologies to create the best customer experience for a non-commercial foodservice business.
EtQ Provides compliance management software for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events.
Infor Providing purpose-built specialized tools which optimize production and operations planning.
John Galt Solutions Provides forecasting and supply chain planning solutions to increase forecast accuracy, enhance collaboration, and optimize inventory in consumer-driven supply chains.
Oak Barrel Software Provider of innovative manufacturing and product lifecycle solutions.
OnTrak Software Provides POS tracking and management solutions for beverage sector
OrchestratedBEER All-in-one brewery management software solution to manage every aspect of the business.
ProCat Distribution Technologies A company that develops, licenses and supports warehouse solutions for distribution centers.
SafetyChain Software A company that provides cloud-based food safety and quality management solutions.
SCA Technologies Provides sourcing and cost management solutions that help organizations to maximize the profits by ensuring demand and supply volatility.
Steton A provider of web-based performance management software.
Terra Technology Terra Technology helps companies to manage market volatility to make better business decisions.
The Answer Company Provides software that supports all business processes across finance, distribution, and manufaturing within a singular design.
Vigilistics Creating electronic compliance records using novel method of modeling continuous processes.
Vision Software Technologies Vision Software is a food service technology provider focused exclusively on the healthcare sector.
WineWare Software Provides wineries with point of sale and wine club management systems to track inventory, sales and customer information.
Worldwide Chain Stores A supply chain solution-provider, focusing at improving the performance and profitability for retailers, wholesalers, and distributors.