Inside the Box Solutions for the Fresh Produce Industry

Produce Industry Throwback, by F. Charles Waud… Back in November 2018, Forbes published What Blockchain Has To Do With Turkey, Romaine Lettuce and Food Safety. It was as informative back then as it is today. If you’ve been looking for less gobbledygook and more substance related to blockchain technology, you will appreciate this resource. And…Read More

Refreshing News from the Canadian Produce Industry

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… “The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recently released their Canadian Market Report for 2020. It’s loaded with information on the economics of the produce sector in Canada and also includes a section dedicated to consumer sentiment related to COVID-19. Be informed! Log in to your CPMA member account…Read More

Great News: A/P Remittance via EmFx now available in PICS!

Did you know that PICS (Produce Inventory Control System software) now has the ability to send AP Remittances (for Canadian Cheque, U.S. Check, EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) and/or Wire Transfer) via EmFx Regular and EmFx Lite? Learn more about PICS Components and Server Options. For EmFx Lite users You now have the ability to send…Read More

Progress in the Produce Industry

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… “Following the success of the initial offering of the CPMA/NSF Canada online Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops, new workshop dates have been announced. The workshops are specifically targeted toward small, and medium-sized local growers, packers and shippers, however all produce supply chain personnel are welcome and…Read More

Software Updates for the Fresh Produce Industry

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… In the coming weeks, there will be updated guidelines for PTI case labels. We are working on implementing these changes into our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software now. If you print PTI case labels, you can get ready for these changes by ensuring that the UPC and…Read More

PICS Enhancements and Produce Industry Update

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has developed an extensive resource page for Canadian fresh produce businesses. Follow this link to access information, including a Guide to Government Financial Support due to COVID-19 and the Prime Minister’s announcements regarding additional support for small businesses. Our unwavering commitment to…Read More

Can PICS Help My Business Manage Exchange Rates?

There is a CodeRunner script that can automatically update the exchange rate in PICS. This feature will help you manage the affects of fluctuating exchange rates, i.e. due to COVID-19. You can learn more by pressing F1 in PICS and searching for “Exchange Rates” or contacting us. We’re here to help!

Fresh News from WaudWare this Month!

Welcome Agrimport Canada… We are pleased to announce our newest PICS customer, Agrimport Canada of Mississauga, Ontario. Agrimport specializes in 100% natural fruit puree.   PICS Help: How to Export Accounts Payable Payments… This month we’re featuring How to Export A/P Payments, which may be especially helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic. It means you will…Read More

Software for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… Did you know – Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software includes an option that can automatically update the exchange rate! This feature will help your fresh produce business manage the affects of fluctuating exchange rates due to COVID-19. Contact us for more information. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association…Read More

Best Canadian Fresh Produce Software

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… Since the Safe Food for Canadians Act came into effect (January 15, 2020), we are fielding more questions about how PICS software can help meet requirements. There also appear to be several more CFIA recall notifications than we saw in the past. This makes us wonder if they…Read More