November 2017 Improvements to Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software

Improving PICS Software for the Fresh Produce Industry We’re always on the lookout for improvements we can make to PICS that will make business processes easier for companies in the perishable (fresh) fruit and vegetable industry. The NEW PICS 3.0 project is progressing well. We are on track for release in Spring 2018. Here are…Read More

Connecting the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Ask CFIA… The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) understands that access to information is key for industry to understand and comply with regulatory requirements. The CFIA website is a great resource for guidance documents and plain language information. You can sign up for email notifications for regular updates. Ask CFIA is a communication tool that…Read More

October Updates for Perishable Produce Software

The PICS 3.0 Rewrite is Progressing. For those that don’t know, we’re currently undertaking the mammoth task of converting our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software to a new version that will run in 64-bit Windows operating systems. There are 420 screens and 170 reports to be rewritten. Along the way, we are using new…Read More

Software Updates to Produce Industry Software

News on the NEW! Produce Inventory Control System (PICS 3.0) – Coming Soon! We’re continuing to work on the rewrite of the Produce Inventory Control System (PICS). PICS Lite is very close to completion. Our latest target date for the completion of the entire project is: Spring 2018. Below are the PICS Updates completed in…Read More

How NOT To Get Snagged by a Hacker’s Phishing Attack

It’s hard to believe that people still fall prey to phishing attacks but Norman Guadagno’s article published on Carbonite, “Don’t get hooked: Four email phishing scams to watch out for” proves how sophisticated phishing emails can be and what to watch out for. “About 100,000 email phishing attacks are reported each month and thousands of…Read More

Save the Date! Fall Harvest Meetings on the Hill

From the Canadian Produce Marketing Association: Join the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), and other growers and industry representatives in Ottawa as we lobby government in support of long-term sustainability for our industry and the health of Canadians. Mark your calendars! What: CPMA and CHC Fall Harvest Meetings on Parliament…Read More

Last Month’s Updates to Produce Inventory Control System Software – PICS

New Features for Produce Industry Software. Your WaudWare Support Team continues updating our accounting, inventory, buying and selling, production, growing, brokerage, security and management information software, known as Produce Inventory Control System (PICS). Specifically written for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, PICS includes traceability functions, robust reporting, along with reliable inventory and accounting functions…Read More

CPMA Update on NAFTA

The first round of NAFTA negotiations will take place from August 16th to 20th in Washington D.C. As Canada, the U.S. and Mexico move toward the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), CPMA is actively engaging with industry, partners and governments to make sure the needs of the fresh fruit…Read More

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