Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. Selects DocStar ECM Enterprise Content Management and AP Automation

Craft Brew to Integrate DocStar ECM with Sage 500 ERP

August 11, 2016 – Schenectady, NY – DocStar, an award-winning developer of enterprise content management and automated accounts payable solutions announced today that Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: BREW) has purchased DocStar ECM Enterprise Content Management and AP Automation for 30 users. The solution includes Intelligent Data Capture (IDC), Workflow, Forms and integration suite to be deployed on-premises with Sage 500.

“We hear over and over from our customers how they like our consultative, friendly, and responsive sales approach,” noted Greg Cooke, VP of Sales for DocStar. “Being selected by CBA from a competitive pool of top tier solution providers reinforces that our entire team works together to provide a smooth buying experience as trusted advisors as well as the best experience during implementation and the most responsive support services of any vendor in our space.”

Craft Brew, headquartered in Portland, Oregon is the 5th largest craft brewing company in the United States. Two AP resources process 6,000 invoices a month and add 80 new vendors a month to their list of more than 11,000 already in the system. Although they were using a document management tool, it has limited capabilities, leading to a highly manual process. Processing AP invoices is inefficient and labor-intensive, with frequent delays in invoice coding and approval.

CBA will implement DocStar’s enterprise content management system with an initial focus on AP Automation to:

  • Reduce redundant coding and data entry
  • Streamline invoice approval, coding, and matching
  • Reduce late payments
  • Provide invoice inquiry self-service capability
  • Improve vendor setup and management
  • Reduce field sales time spent processing and managing invoices

CBA also plans to automate manual, paper-based processes in other areas of the company such as Human Resources, Legal, Quality Assurance, and Procurement. Leveraging a document management solution will not only increase efficiencies but will directly support CBA’s sustainability initiative to dramatically reduce the one and a half million sheets of paper  consumed each and every year.

About DocStar

Founded in 1996, DocStar is an award-winning developer of enterprise content management and automated accounts payable solutions for organizations of any size, supported by a highly responsive team. Available either on-premises or as a cloud hosted service, DocStar solutions empower organizations of any size gain control over documents, improve records retention and increase operational efficiency. More than 8,000 organizations in North America trust DocStar to increase productivity, reduce cost through process automation and reduce transaction cycle times.


DocStar was named in the 2015 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, awarded Top Workplace by the Times Union in 2016, Best Places to Work by the Albany Business Review in 2013 and 2014, Best Channel Vendor in the ECM Software category for 4 consecutive years by Business Solutions magazine and twice awarded a ‘5-Star Rating’ in CRN’s Partner Program.

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About Craft Brew Alliance
As the fifth largest craft brewing company in the U.S., Craft Brew Alliance is a leader in brewing, branding, and bringing to market some of the world’s best-loved American craft beers.

The company was originally formed in 2008 with the merger of two pioneering Pacific Northwest craft brewers — Redhook Brewery, established in Seattle in 1981, and Widmer Brothers Brewing, established in Portland, OR in 1984. The merger, the first of its kind, represented an innovative union between two fast-growing craft brewers that wanted to grow and meet the demand from an ever-expanding consumer base.

CBA is headquartered in Portland, OR with brewing and restaurants located across the United States. For more information, please visit their website

About Sage 500
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is a complete enterprise management solution that was developed to help progressive companies streamline operations, manage with insight, and springboard to the next level.

Learn more about Sage 500 on their website