FIVE x 5 was founded on the idea that running a business is hard enough – there’s no reason to make it even harder with manual operations and compliance management. That’s where we come in. We come to work every day with a simple mission – to make it easier to make great things. Our products are built with the end-user in mind, and we work tirelessly to continuously improve, from speeding up our core functionality to adding new, innovative features designed to mirror the work your team is doing every day.
We’ll never play fast-and-loose with your business. As a partner in your success, we’re committed to giving you the best possible service and solution to your daily operational challenges, and we stand by our products. We’ve built our business to withstand challenges and are here to help you every step of the way.
The Values We Live By
Clear the Path
We seek to make products that our customers love because they make their lives easier. We identify and proactively address obstacles in internal and external processes, and continually refine and improve how we operate.
Build for the Future
What we do today creates tomorrow’s opportunities. We value strong relationships with our customers to better understand and address their needs and build products for growth and maintainability. We actively identify needs for and implement processes, policies, and initiatives to ensure the longevity of our products and customer relation-ships.
Be the Expert
We show our commitment to our customers by educating ourselves and sharing our knowledge. We stay ahead of the curve by seeking new information, addressing industry needs via educational and product/service offerings, and engaging in the community to support our clients and peers.
We control our futures and success within the company. We identify and pursue opportunities for development, both personally and professionally. We address areas for improvement – individually and organizationally – with thoughtful, strategic initiatives. We commit to pushing ourselves and each other to be excellent and support the growth of each of our teammates.
Work as a Team
We understand that we succeed as a team. We respect our colleagues as integral to our ability to serve our clients. Through transparency, open communication, and collaboration we leverage our individual strengths, remove obstacles, and maintain focus on delivering value to our clients. Each individual acts in pursuit of shared goals and we hold ourselves accountable to the entirety of the team.
Tired of dealing with spreadsheets, Stranahan’s former GM starts Distillery Solutions (Stillhouse) to make it easier for distilleries to stay compliant and file their federal reports.
With the help of a new development team, Distillery Solutions launches Stillhouse v2, now DISTILL x 5, redesigned to make it easier than ever to see what’s happening in your distillery.
Realizing that breweries have just as much process to manage as distilleries, Distillery Solutions begins building Brewhouse, a new product aimed to make things as easy for brewers as Stillhouse does for distillers.
Distillery Solutions rebrands to FIVE x 5 Solutions to unify two products under one brand making it easier to make great things for any future partner. Brewhouse becomes BREW x 5, and Stillhouse is rebranded as DISTILL x 5.
FIVE x 5 Solutions joins Volaris Group, paving the way for future stability by gaining the support of a larger company’s experience and expertise while ensuring the long-term availability of FIVE x 5 products.
After much discussion, FIVE x 5 makes the hard decision to pull BREW x 5 off the market, leaving the craft beer industry in the capable hands of other great software products. The company continues to support the industry with strong purchasing habits.
FIVE x 5 adds Whiskey Systems to its available products, ensuring its success and long-term availability as well. With DISTILL x 5 and Whiskey Systems, FIVE x 5 Solutions now serves nearly half of US craft distilleries and is able to combine resources to continue to serve the industry as a whole.
Consulting services are added to FIVE x 5’s product offerings, leveraging the experience and expertise of the team to help both clients and distilleries across the US with compliance, process, and reporting challenges.
FIVE x 5 Solutions launches a new brand suite, bringing DISTILL x 5 and Whiskey Systems under new, streamlined branding.
FIVE x 5 Solutions launches an updated brand suite, bringing DISTILL x 5 and Whiskey Systems under even more streamlined branding.
Making it easier to make great things.
We understand that running a craft beverage operation is a passion first and a job second, and we’re here to provide the knowledge, tools, and support to get you back to working in the business, rather than on it. Your passion is our passion – we care about your pursuits and have developed products that cover the ins and outs of your business, from recipe management to reporting and compliance.
We want to see you succeed. We’re here to help scale your business and calm the chaos that comes with growth; after all, we’re craft beverage enthusiasts first, software developers second. Our goal is to be a part of the community we’re serving.
There’s a reason we’re first in the market, and we’re excited to show you what that can mean for you.