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Last updated: Aug 23, 2020

bcFood Review

ITQlick rating
(4.1/5)

Small business, Medium business, Large business

BcFood is an enterprise solution for the Food Industry. The software is built on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform and provides support for financials, production, distribution and inventory for food processi...

  • Categories (4/12):

    • Costing
    • Inventory Management Accounting
    • CRM
    • Distribution  Inventory Management

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 23, 2020

What is bcFood Used For?

BcFood is an enterprise solution for the Food Industry. The software is built on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform and provides support for financials, production, distribution and inventory for food processing, manufacturing and supply.

Beck Consulting the developer behind BcFood was founded in 1986 and is located in Pleasanton, California. The company has over twenty five years of experience in developing solutions for the food industry and this allows it to implement products and provide consulting to maximize fit to industry standards, as well as improve Return on Investment (ROI).

Average Rating -

The rating of bcFood is 4.1 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

BcFood is designed for the food processing, manufacturing and distribution industries and includes food sectors such as growers & producers, shippers, packaging, brokers as well as produce delivery & retailers. The solution is scalable to address all business sizes and can be deployed as an on-premise or as a cloud based solution.

The solution is well suited for Food Processors as it covers the full processing cycle starting with crop harvesting, storage and final settlement along with support for dynamic market prices, to ensure that companies can maximize profits while minimizing wastage. BcFood is good for Food Manufacturers as it can support both discrete and process manufacturing processes being run by a company while ensuring that packaging, planning, forecasting and scheduling is unified in one solution. Finally for Food Distributors BcFood is a good fit as it can address a full trade plan management solution for the complex shipment scenarios for both perishable and packaged produce without the need for any third-party add-on products.

Customers for BcFood currently include Sunwest Foods, California Dairies, Otis McAllister, Julies Organic Ice Cream, Sun Valley Rice and Expack Seafood.

Features

BcFood includes industry best practices as standard functionality in the product for the entire food management cycle, and it offers a flexible and customizable solution designed to meet the unique needs of the industry.

The software has in built quality assurance standards to ensure compliance with industry food safety standards such as SQF (Safety Quality Food), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). Additionally it supports Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) with Advanced Shipment Notification (ASN) as well as wireless devices integration for warehouse management.

As part of the Microsoft platform a data warehouse is provided with includes detailing reporting, dashboards and business analytics for productivity, performance and operational reviews. Plus there is full user driven system customization provided throughout the system to meet developing business requirements.

Other key features of BcFood include supply chain management, transportation and container tracking, production and inventory management as well as Customer Relationship Management (CRM). In addition workflow automation is provided as part of the Business Process Management module along with a fully functional Document Management module and integration with a Payroll & Human Resources module.

bcFood 5 Pros

  • BcFood supports a full customer driven customization model based on the Microsoft platform
  • The product supports open integration to third party products
  • BcFood supports both Business Intelligence tools and Data warehousing for analytics and monitoring functions
  • Industry standard certification and standards are supported in BcFood such as HACCP, GFSI and SQF
  • The ERP solution has been designed with the Food Industry in mind and therefore BcFood adopts industry best practices as standard functionality in the product.

bcFood 2 Cons

  • As BcFood is built on a Microsoft Platform with SQL Server it might not be so easy for customers with other platforms to consider moving to the solution
  • There is no support for social collaboration tools in BcFood

Competitors & Alternatives

Some of the main competitors for BCFood include Justfood ERP and EFood ERP.

Justfood ERP is a cloud based ERP solution for the food industry which is built using the Microsoft platform. The product can be customized for business needs and offers APIs for integration to third party applications. Its features include financial management, sales & purchasing, inventory as well as production. There is quality management for food product safety, as well as tracking & recall facilities for any item if required.

BCFood on the other hand is based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV and includes financials, inventory, production and distribution. There is support for workflow automation with an integrated document management system as well. Other options include planning & scheduling, batch manufacturing with recipe control, as well as capacity planning to meet demand.

EFood ERP in comparison is offered as both an on premise and cloud based solution. It includes the main features provided by BCFood, but also includes product grading to reconcile weight, ingredients & quality with sourcing requirements. Additionally the product can account for market rate adjustments on all in-production & sold items for more accurate costing analysis. Another option is its grower contract management module to track terms, delivery rates and products to ensure proper fulfillment and qual includes electronic data interchange with suppliers and other major trading partners. It also provides a trade module to track food promotions & rebates, with related commissions & royalties to be paid as per requirements.

bcFood Pricing Information

The experts at ITQlick has reviewed bcFood pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 6 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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bcFood Categories

Costing
Inventory Management Accounting
CRM
Distribution  Inventory Management
Product Lifecycle Management
ERP
Work Order Management
Production planning
Purchasing Management
Quality control
Vendor Management
Warehouse Management

Specifications

Company:
Address: Pleasanton, CA
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

bcFood Features

Inventory Management
Order Processing Management
Warehouse Management
Production planning
CRM
Customer Experience Management
Product Lifecycle Management
Costing

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