A new mobile app from RedBlack Software aims to save bakers' use of paper, printing and data re-entry – with a mobile delivery management module for wholesale users of its Cybake 4 bakery control system.
Cybake Outbound will enable bakers' customers to sign for goods on drivers’ phones instead of paper delivery notes.
The cloud-based app loads onto drivers’ phones and tells them which customers to deliver to, what to deliver and the best route to take via Google Maps.
The app also give drivers the option to verify unattended (often very early-morning) drop offs by taking proof-of-delivery photos.
With the new app, bakery drivers can make adjustments to deliveries on their phones which are updated straight into their company’s Cybake management system.
Previously, drivers wrote adjustments (like queried goods, returns and credits) on duplicate delivery notes, which then had to be rekeyed into Cybake back at head office.
“Bakers want to cut their printing costs, go paperless and save the planet," comments Jane Tyler, managing director of RedBlack Software.
"That’s the message we got from very many of our users, so we developed Cybake Outbound to do just that.
"All bakers produce a proliferation of paper in the form of invoices, production reports and delivery notes.
"Although some customers may still want three-part paperwork, with this new module, bakers can now give them the choice.
"Electronic delivery notes have the added advantage that they update the Cybake system so no further data entry is needed.”