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PROCESS2WINE

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129 Nanaimo Ave W.
Penticton
BC, V2A1N2
Canada
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Noémie Houver

Process2Wine® is a complete web and mobile app, exclusively designed for wine production.

A solution that is both intuitive and efficient, you track your work and leverage all your technical data, accessible from the Internet on your computer, your tablet or your smartphone.

The result of a collaboration between French technicianswinemakers and oenologists, our software allows you to plan and manage all the work in the vineyard and in the cellar through to bottling and packaging.

The software responds to all the requirements of the French wine producing regions, but also of those in North America. Ertus Consulting International, the Canadian subsidiary of the Ertus Group, is the official distributor of Process2Wine in North America.

 

Vineyard functions

The vineyard functions cover from the planting up to the picking.

This part of the software enables you to plan all the work done on your plots. You can therefore follow-up each intervention on your vineyard, from the added products, the analysis, the annotation, up to the time spent by your employees.  

 

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Cellar functions

The cellar mode enables you to follow-up each action done on the wine batches, including the inputs, the laboratory analysis, the density and temperature measures, the assemblages…
With the graphic vat map, you can easily check all the information on your wines according to different selection criterion (added products, vintage, appellation…).
Once the actions are recorded you have at your disposal an exhaustive traceability of your wine batches.

 

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Human Resources functions

This module helps you to manage your employees' organisation. 
You start by defining your employees and their characteristics and then you can manage the planning. You can also have a monthly summary of their time spent that can be exported to your payroll software.

 

Discover the Human Ressources functions

 

Logistic functions

Our logistic functions include the purchases, packaging and sales.
You can easily manage the bottle’s dressing (capsule, label, cork…) and give them a batch number for the traceability.
You can also manage your client’s orders and assign bottles to a specific client, package and send them.

 

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GPS tracking

Thanks to our GPS boxes you can geolocalize on live your tractors. You can therefore follow the work progress or check on the map the preconisation of your service provider.
 

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Vineyard Management Service

Thanks to the GPS boxes and the live geolocalization of the tractors on a map you can follow up the work progress at your client’s properties. You are therefore ensuring the traceability of your service.
 

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Reporting & Compliance

Make the most of preconfigured reports and performance indicators on your winemaking campaigns. Process2Wine also gathers and presents all the data for compliance reports like the TTB Report.
 

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News Archive


Innovative Web and Mobile Software Exclusively for Wine Producers
13 August, 2018

When looking at the wine industry, one might get lost in the web of interactions between vineyards, people, tanks, and other necessary operations to maintain a successfully functioning winery. Other than highly skilled operators and staff, winery software has traditionally been the saving grace that keeps these interactions organized and in-check. While some software handles these needs extremely effectively, others clearly fall flat.

Process2Wine is a versatile, cloud-based, software solution with various modules that can be applied for vineyard management, cellar management, logistics, human resources, GPS tracking of tractors, reporting, and is also “compliance ready” as the data is automatically populated to the TTB 5120.17 report (cellar) and the Pesticide Use Report (vineyard). It is highly adaptable to fit any client’s specific needs and flexible enough to be accessed from anywhere via an internet connection, providing ultimate traceability to efficiently track every movement from vine to bottle.

Process2wine is the well-established software arm of Ertus Group, founded by Alain Sutre. As a famous consulting winemaker in Bordeaux, and President of the company, Alain has been instrumental in the software’s development, working with a team of dedicated developers to build the software directly from the vision of someone that knows the intricacies of the winemaking process. This allows the software to solve real problems that winemakers and vineyard managers face, while also providing the complete traceability results that they’re looking for.

Process2Wine already has many prominent and successful clients in European markets including Laurent Perrier in Champagne, as well as Leoville Poyferre and Gruaud Larose in Bordeaux. The software is now ready-to-go and coming to the US market to provide American wineries with the tools they need to succeed in managing their wineries and vineyards effectively and efficiently.

“This software is flexible, accessible, and so easy to use that winemakers and vineyard managers just have to see it to believe the amazing things it can do,” says Patrick Oates at Wine Management Systems. “It’s incredible that you can do 80% of what the software has to offer from your cell phone, in the middle of a vineyard, as long as you have cellular service. It’s truly unbelievable what this software can do to take wineries to the next level.”

The vineyard module is what really stands out in the Process2Wine software, as most competitors don’t have a fully functioning module that focuses on vineyard management. Not only can you track blocks, spraying times, and inventory but you can also manage administrative tasks like assigning work orders, tracking seasonal workers and tractor movements. The software even has a powerful GIS mapping system to fully utilize vineyard mapping capabilities. This automated data entry, coupled with GPS tracking of vineyard mechanical work, tracks which vineyard blocks have been sprayed, the time of application and the duration. It also auto-populates the Pesticide Use Report, without having to do any manual data entry.

Cellar capabilities are also improved, with an impressive graphical tank map and a real-time cellar inventory system. Every action is recorded and followed up by real-time updates for data; additions, lab analysis, temperatures, and blend percentages. It also provides complete management of wine batches and traceability to each part of each blend, all the way back to the vine.

The Process2Wine software can be accessed via smartphone, tablet, or any other computer with internet access – it’s a cloud-based system so there are no servers or hardware installations required. The Process2Wine team will even help you transfer data from your existing software and then train you on their platform. If you have a specific process that isn’t already on their platform, the Process2Wine team will add a module that can adapt to any process or operation that you can throw at it. The flexibility and adaptability of the platform is always changing to meet the needs of the clients.

“I think the biggest selling point is simply how much software and management you get for the price,” says Patrick. “You can teach everyone, from the vineyard guys to the CEO, how to use it in no time!”

With a handful of wineries and vineyards already signed on in the US, the company has had nothing but positive feedback from its American clients. Contact their team today to demo the software and see how Process2Wine can take you winery and vineyard management to the next level.

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7 reasons to digitize your winery with production management software
31 July, 2018

Wineries have to track lots of complex data throughout the wine production process, from vine to bottle. At a time when more and more companies are investing in ERP projects, many wineries still use paper notebooks or Excel to track their data. This often results in complex worksheets that can become corrupted with time or lost if there is no backup, and are often difficult to decipher when one winemaker leaves and a new one takes the reins. Wineries may keep using traditional methods to track their data instead of using production software because they wish to save some dollars with a free system. But the lack of efficiency of these old-school methods might cost even more than the real cost of production software.

If you are still not convinced, here are 7 reasons why you should throw away your Excel sheets and pieces of paper and adopt vineyard and winery production management software to better manage your estate:

1. Get a comprehensive traceability of your wines on a unique platform

Vineyard and winery software enables you to record on a unique and central tool every step of your wine production, from establishing the vineyard, through harvest, to the bottled and packaged finished product. You don’t have to navigate through different papers or spreadsheets to find the right information or to check the full traceability of a batch or of a bottle; all stages are connected and communicate on the software platform. Thanks to this comprehensive traceability you are always ready for unexpected audits or for product recalls.

2. Optimize the performance of your business with management tools

Winery production software is not only a traceability tool, it is also a management tool. It helps you to establish the right processes for your winery by efficiently planning and managing all operations performed on the estate. Thanks to comprehensive work orders you can organize the work of your employees, and you can even track the time spent on each task and calculate production costs. But planning and recording are not enough. If you are always seeking greater efficiency within your organization, you also need to analyze the work you have performed. Winery software like Process2Wine provides you with reports on your production and on the work of your employees. You can therefore analyze your operations and their results and take the right decision for your future vintages.

3. Improve your margin by tracking your production costs

If you want to improve your margins you need to be aware of your production costs at each step of your wine production. Winery Production software makes it easier to calculate your production costs since every step of production from vine to bottle is already recorded. At the end, you are able to analyze the production costs of a bottle or a wine batch so you can check where margins can be improved.

4. Improve efficient communication across your organization

With cloud based software every production department in your estate works and collaborates on the same platform. Information is updated in real time for everyone, which improves the communication process within your company. Winemakers, for instance, can have a look at the analyses on the grapes before harvesting. Lab staff always have access to wine batch data during fermentations. Human Resources can check hours spent by employees… Your colleagues don’t waste hours finding the information they need.

5. Save precious time on administrative chores

The administrative workload of a winemaker or a vineyard manager is really high. Filling regulatory reports like the TTB tax report in the USA or tracking the time spent by their crews each day are some of the numerous time-consuming administrative chores that winery managers have to deal with. Wine production software helps them to be more efficient on this kind of tasks with an array of ready to use reports (including prefilled TTB tax report) generated at the click of a button. Process2Wine software goes even further regarding timesaving with automatic data tracking in the vineyard thanks to GPS tracking of the tractors. The blocks that have already been sprayed and the time spent by tractor drivers are automatically updated in real-time on the software. By saving precious time on administrative chores, your employees can spend more time on doing what they love and what they are good at: making great wines.

6. Always be connected to your production

Software like Process2Wine is connected with a mobile application. Your production is therefore always at your fingertips. You can check and record any data even if you are far from your computer. When walking in your vineyard, you can instantly check the work order history of a specific block. When working in your cellar, you can instantly record the blends or the additions you are doing.

7. Secure your data

One of the main advantages of cloud-based software is the back-up of your data on your server. If you currently track your operations in a notebook, you always have the risk of loosing the book. If you use an Excel spreadsheet you are not immune to a computer breakdown, which can be very serious if you haven’t any back-up… With a SaaS software, you will always be able to access to your platform through the internet from any computer, and your data will have multiple back-ups.

Conclusion:

Implementing production management software in your winery is a big decision that will change the working habits of your employees. However this is a decision that you won’t regret in the long run. It will quickly become your best friend to produce great wines and to manage your business. Say goodbye to the old paper notebook or complicated Excel sheet and enter into the world of connected viticulture and winemaking.

When choosing your winery software you will have to take into account lots of criteria: is it cloud-based software? With a mobile application? Does the system offer full traceability from vine to bottle? Is there a support team that will help you with the first steps and with everyday support?

Process2Wine is vineyard and winery software already used worldwide by 180 estates. The software is connected to a mobile application for day-to-day traceability. Clients benefits from 2 support teams, one in Europe (France) and one in North America, who accompany clients from the set-up of the application, to the training of the users and for the everyday support they may need. More information can be found at: www.process2wine.ca or www.process2wine.com