WMS Partners with Process2Wine, Enabling Wineries to Leverage and Afford a Best-in-Class Vineyard Management and Wine Production Management Solution
San Rafael, Calif. – Wine Management Systems (WMS), the leading U.S. provider of end-to-end Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions that track all winery activities from Weigh tag through Production & Bottling announced today that it is partnering with Process2Wine the newest best in class Wine Production and Vineyard Management solution in Europe and Canada in a cloud computing environment to the wine industry.
By partnering with Process2Wine, Wine Management Systems (WMS) is making it possible for wineries and custom crush facilities to afford and leverage the same robust best in class Vineyard and Wine Production capabilities that have long been in use by larger wineries. The web-based solution delivers all of the robust functionality offered by other systems at lower total cost of ownership, based on significantly reduced IT, license, and upgrade costs associated with traditional Wine Production and Vineyard Management software investments.
Says WMS Chief Executive Officer Patrick Oates, “Process2Wine is leveling the playing field from mid-sized to larger wineries with an ERP software, but also delivers its START and START Plus for small wineries and very good value for the package. These companies cannot only manage their Winemaking and Vineyard processes with Process2Wine they can also afford and access the best-in-class, web-based capabilities offered through state of the art Cloud Based Technology for improved, end-to-end business management.”
According to Oates, “For a modest monthly fee, Process2Wine is providing business Wine Production management capabilities that have historically been out of reach from a pricing perspective for wineries. Clearly, this change is revolutionizing business for many wineries that would not otherwise have access to such things as GPS Tracking of Vineyard information as well as managing barcoding. Their Smartphone data entry capabilities are truly game changing. That is why of all the Wine Production solutions in the winery space we chose Process2Wine to be our partner”.
Process2Wine software is developed by Ertus Group, a French company that specializes in viticulture and oenology. The founder Alain Sutre was formerly the director of prestigious estates in Bordeaux. Thanks to his vision, and to collaboration with experts in the field, Sutre launched Process2Wine in 2011 with the aim of planning and managing all the work of a winemaking enterprise. Process2Wine is the only solution that integrates full traceability from the vineyard to the cellar, and encompasses major innovations such as the automatic GPS tracking of viticulture operations. The simplicity and power of this software solution is appreciated by more than 180 properties in France and North America. Alain Sutre is not resting on his laurels; Process2Wine intends to become the heart of a digital ecosystem that will include predictive decision making tools with the goal of facilitating viticulture in response to the environment, and delivering efficiencies throughout the winemaking process.
“ We are extremely happy to announce the partnership with Patrick Oates and his team who are enthusiastic about the collaboration and working with us. Our SaaS solutions will be very complimentary, and we will be dedicated to the US market for the benefit of WMS customers as well. It is a great opportunity for us to be part of WMS business” Alain says.
About Wine Management Systems
WMS was founded in 2007 to address the glaring needs of the small to mid size wine producer. At the time there were no affordable software applications available that could assist in tracking every critical activity that occurs in the winery business cycle. Patrick Oates, a former IT executive, recognized the opportunity to leverage the latest technology and software trends to offer smaller wineries the same set of solutions that were only affordable to large wine companies at that time. By partnering with leading software companies in addition to working closely with wine industry leaders in production, and DTC delivery WMS was created and a new benchmark was set for management technology in the wine industry.