Business management

Summit Seltzer uses Ekos for end-to-end business management

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Summit Seltzer, one of the world’s first artisanal seltzers, relies on Ekos to manage production, inventory, accounting and sales. The seltzer, which opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September 2020, set up Ekos before it opened to ensure all business details could be tracked in one central location.

With Ekos, Summit Seltzer can:

  • Coordinate production schedules and plan upcoming batches
  • Understand COGS, product margins and other key business metrics
  • Easily complete excise tax reports for the TTB
  • Manage and forecast inventory and sales

“We have loved working with Ekos so far. He’s a versatile production assistant who takes care of everything,” said Kristin Cagney, founder of Summit Seltzer. “Ekos hosts all the information that is important to me as an owner: sales, production, inventory. Every part of the business sees the benefits of using Ekos.

The success of Summit Seltzer represents a shift in the craft industry, as many consumers seek out gluten-free, low-carb alternatives to craft beer, spirits or wine. Summit offers an alternative product, but in a familiar brewery setting that encourages community.

“When we launched Ekos in 2014, some of our first customers were local breweries in our hometown of Charlotte. These relationships have been vital as we improve our product and expand our capabilities,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “It’s so exciting to welcome another Charlotte-based artisan to the Ekos family. We’re amazed at the buzz Summit Seltzer has generated in such a short time and we can’t wait to see how the community continues to embrace the movement of artisanal seltzer water.

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About Ekos

Founded in 2014 and based in Charlotte, NC, Ekos is the leading business management software for craft beer, wine and cider producers. With over 15,000 users on six continents, Ekos helps manufacturers manage their day-to-day inventory, production, sales and accounting operations. As a central digital hub, Ekos delivers valuable information, improves efficiency and profitability, and eliminates the need for spreadsheets and manual record keeping. Ekos is backed by Noro-Moseley Partners. For more information, visit

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