New Food Safety Regulations – How Can PICS Help?

Are you doing all you can to meet the new Food Safety Regulations? We can help make things a little easier for you with just a few steps. By utilizing our Attachments feature, you can attach Vendor Approval Documents to Vendors in PICS. By doing this, your users will be prompted when they enter a…Read More

Selling to Walmart? There Are New Compliance Requirements!

Do You Sell to Walmart? Some of our customers who sell to Walmart have asked us to help them with revising and/or setting up their various shipping documents (Packing Slips, Bills of Lading, etc.) to meet Walmart’s recent Compliance Requirements. We understand Walmart is now requesting Supplier’s Stock number, Walmart’s item number, and weight(s) now…Read More

4 NEW! PICS 3.0 Features

Here is a sneak peek of 4 new features in PICS 3.0. Larger fonts Stretchable screens Sales Order – product chooser Sales Order – multi-instance. Watch the video Want to know more? Contact us for a complimentary consultation and customized PICS demo!

Blockchain Technology and Fresh Produce?

by F. Charles Waud, President of WaudWare: We continue to hear a lot about blockchain in the media. Last June, we published a blog entitled Blockchain Technology Explained. In it, blockchain is defined as, “the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure, peer-to-peer, instant and frictionless”. Blockchain is already…Read More

What Should I Look for When Buying New Software for my Produce Business?

Four Essentials When Buying New Software for Perishable Produce It’s hard enough running a business in or related to fresh produce. So when you’re in the market for software, consider these 4 things: Look for software systems from companies with strong industry knowledge who have worked with other produce companies already. Look for flexible modules…Read More

What Are Current Trends in Software for the Fresh Produce Industry?

2017 Trends in Software for Perishable Produce The two biggest trends in the fresh fruit and vegetable industry for 2017 are: Handheld devices allow transactions to be made in real time. This means that users making inquiries have more accurate and up to date information to support their decision making process. Posting transactions after the…Read More

How Can Software Help Fresh Produce Distributors with Inventory Management?

Helping fresh produce companies obtain accurate information on what has been purchased, packed and sold, as well as up to the second inventory quantity information can benefit the business – and its customers in many ways. Planning what to purchase by studying purchase history and sales information allows companies to know what they need to…Read More

The Future of Distribution Software

In response to this Frequently Asked Question: What is being developed in distribution software now for the next five years? Answer: We believe that given how difficult it is for produce companies (especially distributors and processors) to do accurate lot control tracking, there will be new business processes developed to help. At WaudWare, working with…Read More

Why Is Traceability Such a Complex Challenge?

Despite tremendous progress, there is still much work to do. “Four years after the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) target date set by the Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Produce Association, Canadian Produce Marketing Association and other industry leaders, the industry is still not close to 100 percent compliance when it comes to universal case labeling.”…Read More

Does PICS Provide the Ability to Attach Documents?

Yes! Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software provides the ability to “attach” electronic documents of various types to their PICS counterpart. For example, a scanned signature copy of a delivery document can be attached to the Sales Order and/or Invoice. We currently support A/P Vouchers, A/R Receipts, Grower’s Pay, Sales Orders and Purchase Orders (Header…Read More