FIE - Industry Report - Software Survey 2023

The second edition of our Food & Beverage Industry Software Trends Report is here!

Last year, we saw the industry accelerate its adoption of digital technologies as a means of combating challenges like labor shortages and supply chain disruptions. The digital transformation continues this year, as many processors and manufacturers have realized the value of these technologies and the competitive advantage they provide.

For the 2023 report, we asked representatives across the food industry to weigh in on their companies’ greatest challenges, attitudes toward digital technologies, and the most valuable software solutions for their business.

Here are a few of the highlights: 

  • The proportion of processors and manufacturers who said software provides a competitive advantage for their business went up from 30% in 2022 to 54% this year.
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rated the most valuable software, up from sixth place last year.
  • Almost 1 in 3 respondents identified workforce issues, including hiring, retention, and the cost of labor, as the top challenge facing their company right now.

For more insights into how software continues to transform the food and beverage industry, download the full report.

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