Australia’s First Female-Founded Brewery, Two Birds Brewing, Finds Recipe for Success in Real-Time Reporting

Kendall Fisher, Global Video and Podcast Producer/Host

May 13, 2019

In 2011, Two Birds Brewing became Australia’s first female-owned brewery. Founded by Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen—best mates from college—the company grew from a single beer to a range of five distinct flavors brewed year-round. They even set up a brewery, which they’ve affectionately named “The Nest,” just outside of Melbourne in Spotswood.

On this episode of “The NetSuite Podcast,” we sat down with Allen (a.k.a. “The Other Bird”) to discuss the conception of Two Birds Brewing, the journey the birds have flown with the brewery over the last eight years and the business systems that allowed them to achieve their five-year goals in just three-and-a-half.

But it wasn’t always a slice of cake…Or a beer on a hot day, in this case.

Two Birds faced unprecedented growth after the launch. Allen and Lewis quickly discovered their outdated systems and spreadsheets weren’t going to keep up. Data is crucial to the company’s success, so they sought out to find a cloud-based business management solution to keep track of vital functionalities like inventory management, payroll and account purchasing.

Allen says she and Lewis ultimately chose NetSuite due to its true cloud foundation and real-time data. At the time, the co-founders were working in different states and needed a system that could allow them to do so. 

“The reporting out of NetSuite is second to none,” Allen says. “The information is at our fingertips, and because it’s live, we have all the information right there before we go in to talk to a customer.”

To hear Two Birds’ full story, tune into this podcast episode on Apple Podcasts(opens in new tab), Soundcloud(opens in new tab) and YouTube(opens in new tab). As always, don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!

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