RedBlack Software has launched CyBake Instore, and has announced it has become the exclusive UK reseller of weighing, ingredient control and traceability solutions from North American specialist, SG Systems.

In February, RedBlack, the York-based software developer, revealed it would launch new software aimed at improving ordering efficiency between bakeries and retail stores. 

The automated sales-based ordering system for retail bakers and food-to-go operators cuts waste and increases shop takings, and launched at Foodex yesterday (18 April).

Instore takes historical sales data direct from EPOS tills to calculate shops’ orders in a way that is not practical manually. Waste is cut and sales are increased as orders are far more accurate than those made by shop managers.

Instore corrects staff assumptions about customers’ purchasing decisions. The application takes historical sales and usage data for items – or item-components such as sandwich fillers – to predict future order quantities.

In addition, Instore provides reconciliation of what was delivered with what was actually sold through the tills, highlighting any variances between the two. This, for example, helps to control sandwich filling portion sizes.

Exclusive UK distributor

With America’s SG Systems, for which RedBlack has just become exclusive UK distributor, RedBlack says bakers get precision recipe control and traceability with the new products.

Texas-headquartered SG Systems is the creator of the SG Systems V5 suite of recipe control, product labelling and warehouse management system solutions.

Jane Tyler, managing director of RedBlack Software, said: “We’ve always worked toward delivering the ultimate end-to-end system for our customers. SG Systems’ V5 solutions give us the last piece of this puzzle – complete control over the shop floor.”