The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Launches Newsletter

New Publication: The CFIA Chronicle. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as launched a quarterly online newsletter called The CFIA Chronicle. It will provide updates on the Agency’s activities and highlight some of the changes underway to address an ever-changing and more global environment. The Agency is addressing an ever-changing and more global environment. We…Read More

Putting “Customer Experience” at the Heart of Next-Generation Operating Models

McKinsey & Company published an insightful article on the benefits of improving customer experiences and how results can be fleeting unless changes to supporting back-end operations are made as well. We wanted to share it with readers… “Digital is reshaping customer experience in almost every sector. Digital first attackers are entering markets with radically new…Read More

March’s New Features and Enhancements to Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software

Not only do we provide exceptional technical support for customers using our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software and Web-Based Produce Inventory Control System (WebPICS) software, we also provide outstanding software support by developing improvements and enhancements to PICS and WebPICS. During March: We are in the process of adding 14 more standard price levels…Read More

Ransomware Secrets: Small businesses keep attacks quiet

More and more companies are being threatened by cybercriminals using ransomware, a type of malicious software designed to hold a company’s data hostage until a sum of money is paid by its owner. Norman Guadagno published an insightful article on Carbonite discussing this alarming trend and the fact that nearly half the victims do not…Read More

Updates to Perishable Produce Software

The WaudWare Support Team made the following updates to our inventory, buying and selling, production, growing, brokerage, accounting, security and management information software, better known as Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software. Here are February’s updates and enhancements, We: Added account number and tracked unit to the information which can be printed on a purchase…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

Does Your Business Import Food into Canada?

Does your business import food into Canada, export food to another country, or sell food across provinces? The CFIA recently launched a 90-day consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations to better protect the health of Canadians. What would change? If you import food or prepare food to be exported or sold across…Read More

New Bank Reconciliation Module in Software for Perishable Produce

Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software now has a NEW! Bank Reconciliation Module It’s a new year and companies involved in the fresh produce industry continue focusing their efforts on improving business systems and processes, including banking. January’s featured update is the completion of the PICS Bank Reconciliation module. The Bank Reconciliation module is comprised…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

Updates to Produce Inventory Control and Tracking Software

The Technical Team at WaudWare continues improving Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software and the web-based version, called “WebPICS” created specifically for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. We are continually working to ensure PICS software meets the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) created by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)…Read More