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

How Can I Replace My Old Hardware AND Add PICS at the Same Time?

Answer:  If you need to replace your old hardware or update your operating system (because Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server) AND you want inventory and traceability control in one software package, talk to us about our Produce Inventory Control System software, PICS in a Box! Written specifically for the fresh…Read More

How Can Software Help with Inventory Management?

When properly implemented, there are many benefits to be gained from maintaining accurate inventory. Some of these include: Knowing when you are running out Preventing overselling Reducing spoilage/waste More accurate cost/profit information Speed of dealing with recalls Ready to learn more about how Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software can improve your business? Request your…Read More

Advice for Running PICS

Recommendations for IT Professionals and System Administrators Running PICS. Did you know we have an “Advice for Systems Running PICS” – (WaudWare’s Produce Inventory Control System software) document which could prove to be very useful to IT Professionals and System Administrators responsible for supporting PICS? We are constantly enhancing and updating this document. Please contact…Read More

Can Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software be Interfaced with iTrade?

PICS and iTrade Interface… Is it possible? Are you interested in an automated interface between PICS and iTrade?  We have been discussing this with iTrade recently. If you are interested, send us an email, telling us how many orders you receive via iTrade each week, and the number of hours your staff spends working with…Read More