Why taking orders online beats relying on voicemail

So, you’ve built up a brilliant bakery, worked hard to gain your enviable reputation and you’re taking a steady stream of calls from your wholesale customers to place their orders. But what if you are now so busy that you can’t always get to the phone? When this situation starts to become the norm, many otherwise wonderful bakeries end up … [Read more...]

Why our allergen information system is more relevant than ever

In early 2014, we started work on a new application called Cybake Fi, later renamed as Infood, after requests from our users to help them with the new food information regulations that were coming into force that year. To comply with FIR, the application had to generate specification documents, output the right allergen and nutrition information … [Read more...]

Three key reasons why you should upgrade to the cloud

If you use bakery management software and your application provider’s next step isn’t into the cloud, then, to our mind, you are not really being offered an upgrade. That’s because cloud-based applications will always beat their legacy counterparts hands-down in three key areas. 1. Cost. There is no doubt that using cloud-based applications … [Read more...]

Feeling a bit insecure?

Some of the most common anxieties among bakers concern their I.T. systems. Are they secure? Are they backed up? What if hardware breaks or gets stolen? Bakers, by their very nature, tend to be good with systems and technology. But things can, and do, go wrong. What happens, for example, if the server running your bakery management software … [Read more...]

Not getting the support you need?

Cybake users very often cite our support as one of the best things about using our software to run their bakeries. We’re based in York and, unlike other providers, our help desk is open during UK office hours. Our support team is made up of long-serving experts who understand that every bakery is different and are dedicated to helping our … [Read more...]

Make life easier with QuickBooks, Sage or Xero integration

At Cybake, we specialise in solutions for retail and wholesale bakers. We do not develop accounting software. Unlike other vendors in the bakery sector, we do not offer a promise that you can run all your financials on our applications. Instead, cloud-based Cybake 4 automatically links with QuickBooks, Sage and Xero. All three leading accounting … [Read more...]

Is old software threatening your business?

Are you running software in your bakery that’s a danger to your business? Since we released cloud-based Cybake 4, we’ve talked to a lot of bakers we haven’t spoken to before. More than a few have brought something to our attention that has, frankly, left us scratching our heads. It turns out that there are bakery management packages that … [Read more...]

Cybake users clear up at Bakery Industry Awards

Cybake users were big winners at this year’s Bakery Industry Awards. Huge congratulations to Paul Rhodes, Warrens Bakery and Village Bakery. Paul Rhodes, founder of London’s Paul Rhodes Bakery, won the coveted Baker of the Year. The Michelin-starred chef started his eponymous venture in 2003 and has built an impressive wholesale empire. With … [Read more...]

Why struggle with spreadsheets?

Did you know that spreadsheets can be bad for your bakery? How many tabs do you have on your main spreadsheet right now? Are you confident that every formula is correct? How much cut and pasting does it take to produce your delivery notes and invoices? What about repeat orders? New bakeries often start off with spreadsheets to manage … [Read more...]