‘Tis the season to celebrate all the enhancements we made to our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software last month. From Import Attachments to System Controls, your PICS software gets better every day!
November’s PICS Software Updates
• We have enhanced the Import Attachments program such that you can use suffixes on the file names which are set up in the attachment import table to allow it to run selectively for each type. For example, for Sales Orders, you might want to import BOL’s, Picking Slips and Signature copies. Let’s say that your sales order # is 1234. And let’s say that you used the suffixes B for BOLs, P for Picking slips and S for Signature copies. If you put scanned files with the names 1234b.pdf, 1234p.pdf and 1234s.pdf into the “inbox”, you can run the import 3 times, once for each type and it will attach these 3 files to the sales order once per type. Please let us know if you have any questions.
• We have added a new Selling/Send Invoices Via EmFx system control which, when set to Y, will allow invoices to be sent via EmFx during the Sales Order Batch update. If contacts flagged to be sent invoices are set up for the invoices produced by the update, they will be sent the invoices. If there are any customers in the batch which do not have contacts flagged to be sent invoices, a list of them will be sent at the end of the update.
Software Designed for Fresh Produce
Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software is specifically for the fresh fruit & vegetable industry. It’s robust, reliable, and perfectly suited for every fresh produce business, large or small. We also offer a low monthly subscription fee. Check out all the PICS Components. Request your complimentary business consultation and PICS Demo with our President, F. Charles Waud.
2022 OPMA Gala Award Winners
The Fresh Award was awarded to Gord Watson, from Sobeys for his dedication to innovation and sustainability. Gord is committed to increasing produce consumption by providing customers with everyday value and enticing promotional opportunities.
The Cory Clack-Streef Produce Person of the Year Award went to Jane Ryno from Nature Fresh Farms for her dedication to mentoring the next generation and spearheading marketing initiatives at the organizations she’s worked with.
The OPMA Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to the Berry Growers of Ontario. The organization has worked tirelessly to improve the growing and marketing of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries in Ontario.
The Produce Hero Award, presented to a group of individuals who embody the passion of the produce industry in their everyday work was awarded to seven individuals and companies: Vince Filangeri from Mastronardi Produce, Chris Veillon from Pure Flavor, Jody Mott from the Holland Marsh Grower’s Association, Madison Hopper from Equifruit, Michael Wexler from Oppy, Stephanie Myles from Nature Fresh Farms and the Asparagus Farmers of Ontario.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Paul Mastronardi from Mastronardi Produce for his lifelong commitment to shaping and innovating the produce industry. Paul is a powerful and influential voice, demonstrating his leadership on a global level as a key figure in trade negotiations and economic policy.
Congratulations to all this year’s award winners!
OPMA’s Annual Christmas Foodshare Packing Day!
It’s that time of year again! Get in the holiday spirit and join the fun for a day of packing bountiful boxes of food for friends and neighbours that need some extra help during this time.
Details For This Year’s Packing Day
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: The Ontario Food Terminal, loading stalls E21 – 23 (the new shipping & receiving)
Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided. Please share with other members of your team and feel free to invite friends and family!
Send an email to Emilia if you are interested in participating.