NEW! PICS Help – Online Anytime!

Introducing NEW! PICS Help Online We are pleased to introduce our new and improved online PICS Help tool loaded with helpful information for new and practiced PICS Users. You can use the NEW! PICS Help tool to better understand screens, procedures and reports found in our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software. Complete Overview of…Read More

News from the Ontario Government

Employment Standards Changes A number of new and anticipated changes to employment standards and labour relations under the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 will ensure fairness and opportunity in Ontario workplaces. Changes include: minimum wage increases equal pay for equal work provisions termination scheduling overtime pay paid vacation leaves union certification, and more. In…Read More

Improvements to Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software

Your WaudWare Support Team made these updates to our accounting, inventory, buying and selling, production, growing, brokerage, security and management information system 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…Read More

Newsworthy Finds from CPMA’s Produce Now

CPMA Attends NAFTA Round 6 in Montreal CPMA met with a number of key government stakeholders during the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations last week and are pleased to report that progress is being made on a number of chapters. These include the sanitary and phytosanitary chapter as well as the agriculture chapter and specific…Read More

Important News from the Agricultural Adaptation Council!

Supporting Ontario’s agri-food and agri-product sector through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership The Agricultural Adaptation Council will deliver CAP programming to Ontario organizations and collaborations on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative that assists government, industry and…Read More

Software Updates to Fresh Produce Industry Software – PICS!

The WaudWare Support Team continues updating our proprietary 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 critical for fresh produce businesses…Read More

Meet the Buyer at February’s OFVGA Convention

2018 OFVC Convention The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables. Now entering its 16th year, OFVC is attended by a cross section of the horticultural sector including government, industry, business, consultants, producers, associations, researchers and educators. The Ontario Fruit and…Read More

Continuous Improvements to Buying, Selling, Inventory and Accounting Software – PICS!

Smart business owners are looking for software for their perishable produce operations that will effectively and efficiently all their day to day operations, including buying, selling and effectively tracking, tracing, inventorying, and reporting on produce. Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software is a robust and reliable software solution that has been specially created for companies…Read More

Get more ROI from your audits with Trellis

CPMA participation with PMA in the development of Trellis From CPMA’s Produce Now Newsletter… “To help the fresh produce supply chain get more ROI from their food safety and other audit data the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced a new supply chain management tool called Trellis.” Further research led us to this, published on…Read More

Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) – Test Your Understanding!

How well do you understand Global Trade Item Numbers or GTINs? Encoded in barcodes, GTINs identify an item, package or case for fresh produce and supports supply chain efficiencies in various business processes including ordering communication about product movement and traceability.  This article from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) details components of GTINs, steps for…Read More