About us

We build business trading platforms. What is a business trading platform? A system that helps your business to buy and sell goods and/or services.

Our heritage has come from ‘Caternet’, a well-established .net business operating software solution in the Hospitality market sector. We have developed our new cloud based software, the zupaPlatform, our state-of-the-art digital trading solution on the Microsoft Azure Platform.

Our business trading platform is split across procurement, operations and reporting



Procurement means we help businesses control their prices and margins by enabling them to source live prices from their suppliers, with approval processes and comparison tools.

We help improve operational efficiency by making transactions paperless and cut the time spent dealing with supplier deliveries, invoices, and credit notes before they hit your finance system thereby improving cash flow.

We also manage risk by delivering live nutrition and allergen information from suppliers.



Operations entails recipe building to check margins on dishes and forecasting expected trade to identify profitability and optimum stock levels with required order values. To ensure alignment, we can integrate with any till system and provide a live snapshot of how you are performing in comparison to your forecast.


All of the above is captured in reporting and analytics to ensure you are kept in the know with actionable insights for the short- and long-term optimisations of your business.

The best systems deliver the best value when they are synchronised with complementary workflows. We can integrate with your finance system for a seamless transaction to move the financial data. Over the years we have successfully integrated with several EPoS and Finance software packages as well as HR and menu publishing systems.

If you require any other integrations, just let us know and put us in touch with the relevant team and we can drive the rest.

  • Technical Excellence

    We pride ourselves on always striving to build ‘best of breed’ software solutions.

  • Constant Innovation

    Successful businesses never stand still and neither do we. Our technology grows and evolves with our customers and the world around us.

  • Applied Ambition

    Ambition is what drives us. We might dream big, but we always dig deep to put those aspirations into practice.

  • Collective Responsibility

    Together, we are capable of achieving greatness. We listen hard to our customers and appreciate what everyone brings to the table.

Our roadmap to today
  • Caternet

    March 16, 2009

    Caternet launches

  • Microsoft Silver Partner

    June 1, 2012

    Microsoft Silver Certified Partner in Application Development

  • rocket

    July 26, 2017

    Caternet relaunches as Zupa

  • people

    January 1, 2018

    Team size doubles to start development of zupaBiz

  • architecture

    February 1, 2018

    Move to Azure microservices architecture

  • transactions

    July 2, 2018

    Zupa products reach £1m transactions per day

  • Microsoft Gold Partner

    March 20, 2020

    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Application Development and Silver Partner across Cloud Platform and Datacenter

  • celebration

    June 26, 2020

    Commitment from care home group to sign up to zupaBiz

  • people

    September 1, 2020

    Zupa doubles headcount again

  • coffee

    August 6, 2021

    Signed contract from coffee shop chain to sign up to zupaBiz

  • people

    October 14, 2021

    Initiate zupaBiz trial with customers

  • celebration

    January 30, 2020

    Pilot for new system

We've been growing since 2009

We’re not new kids on the block, we’ve grown from a single sector platform to a complete business operating system.

You may recognise us in the Catering Industry as Caternet (via the catering industry). We’ve put our 20+ years of technical knowledge and expertise to good use and have expanded our toolkit, maturing as Zupa.

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