Food and beverage software solutions assist businesses in the food and beverage industry with growth, control, processing, shipment and sales of products and services. Software solutions within this industry often feature highly specialized functionality that is used across three major industry segments: agriculture, manufacturing / processing and distribution. Software can assist farmers and producers of raw materials with maintenance, monitoring and control of stock. Within the food processing segment, software helps to ensure quality and consistency of in- and output. This often includes inventory monitoring, automatic ingredient adjustment and production chain optimization. The third sector concerns the distribution and wholesale of the end products to consumers. This generally involves logistics, quality control, pricing and stock management as well as other food service related functions.