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800 W. Hill St., Ste. 100
Charlotte
NC, 28208
United States
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Alec Johnson

Business management system for your winery

Founded in 2014, Ekos partners with craft producers in 40 countries to manage their day-to-day operations in inventory, production, sales and accounting. The Ekos software is designed and built to help wineries operate more efficiently and profitably, delivering insights unavailable from spreadsheets and old-school record keeping. With Ekos, wineries can: 

  • manage inventory for their production facility, warehouse & tasting room 

  • track wine production from grape to glass 

  • easily generate TTB forms 

  • fulfill orders with real-time finished goods inventory 

  • streamline the accounting process with integrations with QuickBooks & Xero 

Ekos Winemaker Walkthrough
Ekos Winemaker Walkthrough
Ekos is a wine management system that helps you streamline your inventory, production, sales, and accounting all in one place. Ekos is a cloud-based, which means it’s connected to the internet and you can use it from anywhere.
Webinar Recording: Leveraging Tech to Survive & Thrive

Winemaking is steeped in tradition, with knowledge passed through generations via oral instructions or handwritten notes. But as the world moves faster and becomes more complicated, you need to find ways to keep up — or break away from the pack. During this recorded webinar, Ekos VP of Marketing Christina Kyriazi shares how to choose the right technology in order to enhance your business without sacrificing your history and traditions. Co-founder of VineSpring Chris Towt discusses what you should look for in a technology partner and how digital tools can help you maintain — and grow — your business in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

 

Check out the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epN4mZCh3iY&feature=emb_logo


News Archive


Success Story: Bishop's Orchards Winery
16 July, 2020

Keith Bishop is a fifth-generation family farmer who oversees his family’s 150-year-old farm and Farm Market in Guilford, Connecticut with his three children running operations and finance. In 2005, he started a winery on the property which has grown to be a local destination. Bishop’s Orchards is known regionally for its award-winning fruit and sparkling wines and hard cider. They welcome over 500,000 visitors a year.


When Keith Bishop first started the winery, he handled nearly all aspects of the operation on his own, so it was easy to rely on his own experience and memory. “As soon as you bring in other people and delegate, you need a trackable system for record keeping. Verbal or paper records can lead to discrepancies, inaccuracies and a lack of communication,” said Keith. As the winery and cidery has grown, delegation is critical. With more people involved in winemaking, it became more important to have a robust system of record, which is why Bishop’s Orchards selected Ekos as its business management software.


Bishop’s Orchards uses Ekos for batch management, sales invoices, tax reporting and inventory management. Keith found tax reporting to be “an onerous piece of record keeping,” but Ekos helped to streamline that process and ensure accuracy. The winery and cidery continue to grow and Bishop’s Orchards has its eyes set on increased online ordering and local distribution. The right software can help Bishop’s keep track of valuable information and ensure alignment among employees. “Ekos allows us to track from raw ingredients all the way through production and provides valuable management information and tax reporting that has improved our record keeping from previous paper methods and spreadsheets,” said Keith.


See more: https://www.goekos.com/makers/bishops-orchards-winery


Free Webinar: Leveraging Technology to Survive and Thrive
07 July, 2020

How can technology help your winery survive – and thrive – in 2020? Wine Industry Network (WIN) is hosting an exciting virtual learning opportunity on this topic on July 15In the webinar, speakers from Ekos and VineSpring will share insights on:

  • Choosing the right technology to enhance your business 
  • What you should look for in a technology partner 
  • How digital tools can help you maintain and grow your winery business  


Join us for the webinar at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on July 15. Sign up here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/17/gqon9b1


Winery Inventory Management: Why It’s Important & How to Get Started
01 July, 2020

Efficient winery management is more important now than ever — if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that owners must set up their businesses to survive the most unexpected issues. Even with the height of the chaos past, change will continue as states move through phases of reopening and potentially even go back to lockdown if major outbreaks recur. 


But beyond the unexpected, it’s important to track your business activity accurately to ensure you have the information you need to make sound business decisions. As a winery, it all starts with inventory — whether you begin with grapes from your vineyard, juice from another vineyard, or bulk wine, you have to track your process from inventory all the way through the income statement.


Read more in the blog post about lean business management, benefits of good inventory management and how to select an inventory management software.


https://www.goekos.com/blog/inventory-management-why-its-important-how-to-get-started







Apply for the Crafty Marketing Awards
01 June, 2020

Nominations for the Crafty Marketing Awards are now open, recognizing craft beverage producers for outstanding marketing strategies. The awards, sponsored by Ekos provide an opportunity to highlight the creativity and ingenuity of the craft industry. The Crafty Marketing Awards are open to any craft beverage maker – beer, wine, cider, kombucha, seltzer, spirits and more. Nominations must focus on a marketing initiative such as social media, events, public relations, community programs, or ecommerce.

 

“The challenges of the past few months have illuminated the importance of marketing as we’ve seen our industry come up with innovative ways to reach their customers,” said Christina Kyriazi, vice president of marketing at Ekos. “We wanted to celebrate their creativity and saw a gap in the market. There are awards for products and packaging, but we know marketing can have just as big of an impact on a customers’ decision to buy.”

 

Nominations close on June 26, 2020 and will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts from Arryved, Craft Beer Finance, Craftpeak, Secret Hopper, and Ekos. Winners will be announced in a press release in July 2020. To submit a nomination or learn more, visit the Crafty Marketing Awards website.

For pricing information, email sales@goekos.com 

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Alec Johnson sales@goekos.com