Bakery management software provider Cybake has opened an office Melbourne, with the company’s system now available to commercial bakeries across Australia.
Cybake’s expansion down under follows the business extending its reach from the UK and Ireland into the US in 2020, where it signed up 23 bakeries in a year.
International hospitality sector veteran Josalyn Price will head up Cybake Australia as business development manager. Born and raised in Sydney, Price has been laying the groundwork for Cybake Australia’s launch over the last year, the company said.
“Speaking with commercial bakers around the country, I keep hearing a commonality; they are looking for a way to improve their systems as they grow because their current system isn’t working for them any more,” Price said. “I think the pandemic has highlighted the need for many businesses to move to cloud-based solutions where possible, and bakeries are no different.”
Price revealed the company is in “advanced talks” with several bakeries and would be announcing its first Australian Cybake users shortly. “I am positive that Cybake will help Australian bakeries of all sizes, from regional to city,” she added. “It is a great system that helps scale a business, so bakery owners get to spend less time behind the computer and more time out with customers.”
According to Jane Tyler, Cybake’s managing director and the software’s original creator, the company had been receiving enquiries from bakeries in Australia for some time. “These, along with our preparations over the last year, indicate a strong latent demand for up-to-the-minute and easy to use bakery management software,” she said.
Tyler also insisted the company “is in this for the long haul”, having already laid the groundwork for its expansion into the new territory.
“We have made sure that everything is set up just right,” Tyler said. “For example, Cybake is delivered via Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, and we’ve worked closely with the Azure team in Australia to ensure that everything works truly locally and with zero latency. I really can’t wait to get started.”