Encompass and Orchestra acquire Handoff app to tap into direct-to-consumer market
Alcohol delivery startup joins forces with beverage industry tech leaders to connect the supply chain all the way from suppliers to consumers.
November 9, 2020
Newly combined technology providers, Encompass Technologies + Orchestra Software announced today they have acquired Denver-based alcohol delivery startup, Handoff. This acquisition furthers the company’s mission to digitally connect all tiers of the beverage industry, from first ingredients to last sip. Encompass and Orchestra announced their merger on October 16th, making this their second big announcement in the last month.
Orchestra’s robust ERP system empowers suppliers while seamlessly connecting to Encompass’ route accounting offering for distributors. Further connecting the industry is DSDLink– the Encompass-based online ordering app for retailers. The acquisition of Handoff completes the supplier-to-consumer solution suite with its direct-to-consumer alcohol delivery platform. As all of these pieces connect, data will move freely throughout the tiers, giving the industry the ability to get products to consumers with never-before-seen ease and efficiency.
“Handoff has quickly become a disruptive alcohol delivery solution,” said Orchestra CEO Brad Windecker and Encompass CEO Jonathan O'Neil in a joint statement. “With Handoff as part of our team, we’re excited to help them expand their users nationally, while simultaneously offering our customers an end-to-end, vertically-integrated solution that will help the industry continuously make better business decisions.”
As part of the acquisition, Handoff will continue to operate under its unique brand and its consumer reach will be expanded nationally with the help of its parent company’s robust network of suppliers, distributors, and retailers.
“We couldn’t be happier about taking our company to the next level with the expertise and reach of our new partners Encompass and Orchestra,” said Handoff’s co-founder and CEO Tommy Riley. “For Handoff’s users, this acquisition means our core offering will soon be available in nearly every major metropolitan area in the United States. Once fully integrated into Encompass and Orchestra’s network, our combined technologies will create an opportunity for the alcohol industry, for example, to track a single hop or grain yield all the way to the consumer who purchases the finished product. This is an unprecedented level of supply chain insight for the entire beverage industry.”
Handoff is a chat and voice-based mobile app that instantly recommends and delivers beer, wine, and spirits with the push of a button. The Handoff platform serves as a personal alcohol assistant to help recommend products that fit any taste or budget, then has them delivered by local liquor stores in 60 minutes or less. Learn more at www.handofftech.com.
About Encompass Technologies
Encompass Technologies has created a comprehensive network of software solutions to help over 600 warehouses, hundreds of suppliers, and over 4,000 retailers across the globe increase operational efficiency and manage growth effectively. The customizable, cloud-based ERP system is specifically built for the distribution industry and functions to fit unique business needs with products like warehouse management, sales execution, logistics, warehouse automation, retailer ordering tools, and more. Learn more at www.encompass8.com.
About Orchestra Software
Orchestra Software is the ERP software and services solution for the Craft Beverage Industry. Based in Portland, Orchestra equips more than 350 craft beverage producers from around the world with an all-in-one business management solution. Orchestra's software provides a single source of the truth, empowering drinksmiths to make better, more informed business decisions at every turn. Learn more at www.orchestrasoftware.com.
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