OTC-Canada joins the WaudWare family of PICS Users!

OTC-Canada is a specialized organic importer and part of OTC-Organics. Products are stored in Woodbridge, Toronto, a fully equipped, state of the art, warehouse. OTC-Canada will be using our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software as well as EmFx for broadcast emailing or faxing, and PRE, PICS Report Writer. You can become a new PICS…Read More

WaudWare Joins the Half Your Plate Campaign

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Cancer Society are proud to continue a long-standing partnership to improve fruit and veggie consumption in Canada. These organizations, widely respected for their role in health promotion and disease prevention through healthy eating education, proudly support the…Read More

Would “Real Time Alerts” Improve Your Business?

We have been asked by a customer to add code to Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software so that when certain events occur, they get emailed immediately. In their case, they want to know when a stock item falls below a certain inventory level, as well as when the quantity in a lot goes to…Read More

Smartphones and Tablets Drive Change in Distribution Software

“The demand for food safety traceability ushered in the age of computer-based distribution software that can monitor produce from field to fork, and pay for itself through superior inventory management.” That’s what Bob Johnson of Produce Business wrote in his article entitled, “Smartphone and Tablets Drive Changes in Distribution Software.” WaudWare president, F. Charles Waud…Read More

FDA Regulation for Vendor Approval Certificates

According to the FDA, in the final regulations of the new Food Safety Act, importers of food into the USA have to have their suppliers approved by a certified third party/auditor. The third party/auditor will need to conduct food safety audits and issue certifications regarding the foreign facilities and the foods they produce. In our…Read More

Holiday Hours at WaudWare

Everyone at WaudWare Wishes you the very best for the Holiday Season! For Christmas 2015, we will be closing at 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 24th and re-opening at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 29th. For New Years 2015, we will be closing at 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 31st and re-opening at 8:00 am…Read More

The Grower’s Greenhouse Innovations

WaudWare introduced PICS in a Box and customer Duffy Kniaziew of Orangeline Farms says, “we now have comprehensive reports on everything from production to packing, packaging to sales. As the greenhouse industry matures, we are seeking points of differentiation and this program helps to sharpen our focus.” PICS in a Box is a pre-configured Windows…Read More

WaudWare Introduces PICS in a Box!

Looking for inventory and traceability control in one software package? Need to replace your old hardware or update your operating system (because Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server)? Talk to us about PICS in a Box! PICS in a Box is a pre-configured Windows 2008-32 Bit virtual server image with Produce…Read More

Produce Industry Acronyms

We’ve just dug up a helpful resource for everyone who is trying to make sense of the never-ending list of acronyms pertaining to the produce industry. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association in partnership with the U.S. based Produce Marketing Association have published a Technology and Standards Glossary of Terms (produce industry acronyms) to support issues…Read More

Who Needs to Upgrade Software?

The consensus at WaudWare is this. We believe there is a lot of traceability system upgrade and implementation work to come from wholesalers and distributors. Many of our existing customers in the growing and packing business have already done quite a bit of work in this area. We are getting a lot of inquiries for…Read More