RedBlack Software is evolving its Cybake bakery management system with a cloud-based version.

The launch was announced at the Foodex show at Birmingham’s NEC this week, where BakePlan, produced by RedBlack sister company Bakeplan Software, was declared winner of the event’s Great New Idea competition.

Cybake 4 is described by RedBlack as an all-in-one bakery management system that controls orders, recipes and purchasing, as well as generating production sheets, packing lists, delivery notes and invoices.

RedBlack said the launch of Cybake 4 was the biggest revision of the application since Cybake 3 was released in 2009. 

Cybake 4 now includes a delivery route planner for wholesalers, and a module that enables users to receive online orders from their trade customers. The software enables bakery shop re-ordering and stock control via mobile devices, and introduces demand forecasting modules to automate shop replenishment and plan production for bake-off items.

With the system based on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform, users no longer have to maintain their own server infrastructure or the associated costs involved, including installation and security, added RedBlack.

Cybake 4 is sold on a subscription basis, which includes licences, upgrades, maintenance and customer support.

“I am very pleased to announce the next step in Cybake’s 20-year evolution,” said RedBlack Software managing director Jane Tyler.

“RedBlack has been moving towards a SaaS [software as a service] model since the release of our Infood FIR-compliance solution in 2014. The new, cloud-based version of Cybake is the culmination of the biggest R&D investment in our company’s history. For bakers, Cybake 4 is digital transformation made real.”

RedBlack last week announced the appointment of Sandy Scott as chief executive officer.