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software for the

st

century baker
Cloud-based solutions bring
greater business efficiency.
BY JOHN UNREIN
Any bakery that produces fresh goods for their customers

is clients, delivery drivers or production staff. Bakery

every day has a fundamental challenge on their hands:

software is no longer something that sits in the bakery

how to make the right amount of each product to satisfy

office only used by the very few people who know how

their customer's needs while minimizing waste. This

to work it. Contemporary 21st century bakery software

involves a lot of number-crunching, so it is perhaps not

like Cybake is easy for everybody to use and critically

surprising that craft bakeries were very early adopters

it is mobile-enabled. The software has been specifically

of software.

designed so that the customers of a bakery can place

Amazingly, the very first use of a computer in a business

orders using any device. These days, people expect to

was in a chain of retail bakeries/tea rooms; in the early

be able to use their cellphones to place orders; they

1950s, Lyons Tea Rooms in England used a computer

are also increasingly expecting deliveries to be made

to amalgamate daily orders phoned in every afternoon

paper-free with an electronic signature or a photo as

by the shops and hence calculate overnight production

proof of delivery.
A cloud-based solution takes away the challenges

Jane Tyler, managing director for Cybake, based in

of having to manage the hardware to run the applica-

York, England, explains that Cybake delivers the benefits

tions you need for your business. All you need is a web

of any good bakery software package, including the

browser and an internet connection, and you can access

prime function of enabling bakers to consolidate their

your data anytime, anywhere. You avoid the (potentially)

orders into production requirements.

significant upfront investment costs in computer equip-

Cybake is part of RedBlack Software Limited, York,
and operates a US office in Philadelphia.

ment and just access the software like a utility.
The problems that historically needed to be considered (depreciation, maintenance, updates, backups,

Next gen solutions

etc.) are moved to the vendor and Cybake specializes

The latest generation of bakery software offers bakers all

in managing those as part of the package, leaving you

these benefits but in the new context of a world where

to get on with using the application to maximize your

the internet rules.

business potential.

Cybake is cloud-based, which enables anybody

It is really important to distinguish between true cloud

connected to the business to access it, whether that

software that has been built on a cloud architecture and

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