Wisconsin Distributors and Erie Beer are now using HighJump Software's RouteCenter to power their beer distribution operations. Privately held by common ownership and long-time HighJump Software customers, the Anheuser-Busch InBev wholesalers implemented the HighJump route accounting system (RAS) to manage their growing direct store delivery (DSD) operations. Erie Beer distributes three million cases per year and is based in Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin Distributors distributes six million cases each year and is located in Wisconsin. HighJump RouteCenter manages the distributors' selling, delivery, inventory and settlement processes. Additionally, the RAS works in conjunction with the Anheuser-Busch Mobility solution to extend the solution to the store shelf.
Company owners began the search for a replacement for their legacy route accounting system in order to consolidate data and systems across both companies. HighJump RouteCenter is able to support the increasing complexities of the companies' multi-site distribution, with capability for complex pricing and discounting, settlement, and comprehensive sales reporting. The modern RAS also fulfilled the need for an easy-to-use user interface to speed the training of new staff.
An important consideration for Anheuser-Busch InBev wholesalers like Erie Beer and Wisconsin Distributors is that HighJump RouteCenter has been awarded Anheuser-Busch InBev's highest level of compliance, Level 1 ISV Strategic Partner. HighJump RouteCenter earned the certification by supporting all leading practices for beer sales and distribution as identified by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Additionally, the certification means HighJump Software has goals strategically aligned with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev and its wholesalers, is committed to growing its direct store delivery customer base and offering "best of class" solutions, and has demonstrated the drive and foresight to meet or beat Anheuser-Busch InBev expectations.
"HighJump Software has been a long time partner," said Michael McCormick, President, Erie Beer Co. "As our operations increased in complexity, HighJump was able to offer new route accounting solutions based on modern technology. HighJump's history in the beer industry, product capability, and certification with Anheuser-Busch InBev made HighJump RouteCenter an obvious choice."
"HighJump RouteCenter is a modern route accounting system that gives beverage distribution businesses the ability to drive down costs while increasing sales volume and revenue," said Russell Fleischer, CEO, HighJump Software. "HighJump is committed to delivering modern route accounting systems to the market, and we continue to aggressively invest in the HighJump RouteCenter product. We believe HighJump RouteCenter provides a compelling option for beverage distributors who require new technology to drive their DSD operations."