News on PICS Update

We’re continuing to work on the Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software, Visual FoxPro rewrite. PICS Lite in PICS VFP is close to completion. Our latest target date for the completion of the entire project is: December 31, 2017. In the meantime, last month’s software enhancements included the adjustment of the list of items for…Read More

Hockey Game at CPMA 2017

Ice Time at CPMA Convention! At the recent CPMA Convention in Toronto, the Waud women (Charles’ wife Brenda and their daughter Jennifer) were invited to play a friendly game of hockey in the CPMA Hockey Tournament – on opposing sides. Pictured here are (left to right) Jennifer (Waud) Orlando representing the CPMA Team, Steve Moffat…Read More

Produce Inventory Control System Software Updates for Perishable Produce Industry

PICS Just Keeps Getting Better and Better! Your Technical Support team at WaudWare has been spending much of their time on the PICS VFP rewrite. PICS Lite in PICS VFP is nearly complete and should be ready for release by the end of the summer. Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software delivers complete inventory control,…Read More

Blockchain Technology Explained

Have you heard about blockchain technology? Here is a recent article published by thestar.com. Let’s get the conversation started. “Q: Blockchain seems to have come out of nowhere to become a hot topic in technology and finance but few people seem to truly understand it. What is blockchain? A: We have spent two years researching…Read More

Free Bananas Receive Split Response

Amazon’s Latest Market Disruption Includes 1.7 million Free Bananas! The retail giant has upended the produce market in downtown Seattle after setting up fruit stands around its headquarters and handing out free bananas at its Community Banana Stands. According to Laura Stevens, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, some people (like the ones feasting on…Read More

Latest Produce Inventory (and Built-in Traceability) Software Updates

Your WaudWare Support Team made these updates to the inventory, buying and selling, production, growing, brokerage, accounting, security and management information software, known as Produce Inventory Control System (PICS). Specifically written for the perishable fruit and vegetable industry, PICS includes built-in traceability functions, critical for fresh produce businesses today. Here’s what we were working on…Read More

What is Nix86?

Nix86 has developed a best in class mobile phone ordering platform. The Nix86 app provides Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software users with a simple yet powerful tool that allows ordering and receiving of product right from their mobile phone. Produce distributors’ customers will see the app of their favorite suppliers branded with the supplier’s…Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Launches Newsletter

New Publication: The CFIA Chronicle. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as launched a quarterly online newsletter called The CFIA Chronicle. It will provide updates on the Agency’s activities and highlight some of the changes underway to address an ever-changing and more global environment. The Agency is addressing an ever-changing and more global environment. We…Read More

WaudWare and Nix86 Announce Partnership for Mobile Phone Ordering

Technology partnership drives food distribution to mobile phones. The big news for April is our partnership with Nix86, producer of best in class mobile phone ordering platforms for the foodservice industry. Together, we’re providing a fully integrated turnkey solution that will allow restaurants and other food service industry outlets the ability to place orders directly…Read More

Putting “Customer Experience” at the Heart of Next-Generation Operating Models

McKinsey & Company published an insightful article on the benefits of improving customer experiences and how results can be fleeting unless changes to supporting back-end operations are made as well. We wanted to share it with readers… “Digital is reshaping customer experience in almost every sector. Digital first attackers are entering markets with radically new…Read More