Cybake bakery software recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, reflecting on its history as a York-based company first founded by tech entrepreneur Jane Tyler in 1998, when it was originally known as RedBlack Software.
In June 1998, RedBlack Software shipped its first copies of Cybake, which was designed to help bakeries manager their businesses, to new customers. Its popularity as a software has grown among British and then Irish bakeries over the year.
In the UK, notable adopters of Cybake include major retailer M&S’ bakery department and Britain’s second biggest retail baker, Cooplands.
In 2018, RedBlack Software released a completely new, cloud-based version of Cybake, to pave the way for international expansion.
In 2020, the company opened an office in Philadelphia in the US and in 2021, RedBlack Sodtware changed its name to Cybake to reflect the success of its flagship offering. 2022 oversaw Cybake open an office in Melbourne, Australia.
The company has gained traction among commercial bakers in both countries and now the software is used by almost 300 bakeries around the world.
The company employs around 40 people, the majority of which enjoyed a quarter century party in York earlier last week. This included cutting an especially commissioned cake emblazoned with the ’25 years of Cybake’ logo that the company has adopted across its social media channels to mark the occasion.
“Of the last twenty-five years, the last five have probably been the most significant. We do all our software development in-house and our team built up a huge amount of bakery-specific knowledge over the years,” commented Jane Tyler, Founder and Managing Director of Cybake. “The cloud version of Cybake allowed that expertise to shine though to its fullest, with results that speak for themselves. We have doubled our customer base since its launch, and we will announce Cybake’s availability in new countries very soon.
“None of this would be possible, though, without our customers’ faith, investment, and enthusiasm over the past 25 years. My biggest wish is that Cybake continues to repay that faith for many decades to come.”
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