How to speed up crush communications

How to speed up crush communications

Crush is upon us.

Crews are working through the nights to harvest the grapes, and vineyard managers have their hands full orchestrating all the moving parts. Communications that aren’t essential to getting the grapes from the vines to the winery can end up waiting until the vineyard manager stops to take a breather — often not until the next day.

Process2Wine centralizes all these communications on its platform, automatically synchronizing calendars, operations and notations (text & email) between the desktop or laptop computers and mobile devices. That way, everyone can tune into what’s happening in real-time, no matter where they are.

Crush is upon us.

Crews are working through the nights to harvest the grapes, and vineyard managers have their hands full orchestrating all the moving parts. Communications that aren’t essential to getting the grapes from the vines to the winery can end up waiting until the vineyard manager stops to take a breather — often not until the next day.

Process2Wine centralizes all these communications on its platform, automatically synchronizing calendars, operations and notations (text & email) between the desktop or laptop computers and mobile devices. That way, everyone can tune into what’s happening in real-time, no matter where they are.

3-tier communications with Process2Wine — Every step of the way

3-tier communications with Process2Wine — Every step of the way

Viticulturist and Head Winemaker, Matias Kusulas

Better communication means better planning and quality control

The Process2Wine solution is the only software that treats communication as a 3-tiered system that maintains that essential link between the winemaker, vineyard manager and general manager. When that link is broken during the harvest rush, mistakes are made and efficiency is lost. Automatic syncing eliminates the time lag in communications, so decision-making is streamlined. The 3-tiered approach also ensures that the GM is always in the loop so that they can keep an eye on big picture issues like reducing labor costs.

Recognizing that mid-sized family estates need software that is easy to use, Process2Wine’s North American general manager, Clement Chivite, and his team begin by tailoring the system to each winery so that they can access the information they need when they need it.

With Process2Wine, you just track your daily operations, and we do the rest. The result is that everyone saves time, and the winery can better manage costs and optimize workflow”, says Chivite.

Viticulturist and Head Winemaker, Matias Kusulas

Better communication means better planning and quality control

The Process2Wine solution is the only software that treats communication as a 3-tiered system that maintains that essential link between the winemaker, vineyard manager and general manager. When that link is broken during the harvest rush, mistakes are made and efficiency is lost. Automatic syncing eliminates the time lag in communications, so decision-making is streamlined. The 3-tiered approach also ensures that the GM is always in the loop so that they can keep an eye on big picture issues like reducing labor costs.

Recognizing that mid-sized family estates need software that is easy to use, Process2Wine’s North American general manager, Clement Chivite, and his team begin by tailoring the system to each winery so that they can access the information they need when they need it.

With Process2Wine, you just track your daily operations, and we do the rest. The result is that everyone saves time, and the winery can better manage costs and optimize workflow”, says Chivite.

Better communication means higher customer satisfaction

No business likes to keep its customers waiting.

That’s why having everything under the Process2Wine umbrella can benefit vineyard management companies just as much as family-owned winery estates. It’s hard to prevent communication lags when the whole team is too busy during crush to return calls with their usual efficiency. With Process2Wine, vineyard management companies can integrate their customers into the platform, allowing clients to log in anytime, from anywhere, for updates.

“We bought Process2Wine for Lawrence Vineyard as we wanted a more efficient way to communicate harvest data and schedule picks for our clients” says Viticulturist and Head Winemaker Matias Kusulas. “We understand how busy everyone is during harvest and we spent a lot of time dealing with grapes picking and data sharing in previous years. Now clients can log themselves and check the status of their blocks in real time. Game changer.”

They can even see notations & analysis in the Process2Wine mapping system — dropping pins on the map to note his location, direction to the blocks and update BRIX and pH numbers — They can quickly check the BRIX and pH history for these blocks and then transition to an overview map to see the status of all the blocks in their vineyard. And when the truck driver scales the grapes, the vineyard manager can immediately create a weighmaster certificate and send it to the customer.

Better communication means higher customer satisfaction

No business likes to keep its customers waiting.

That’s why having everything under the Process2Wine umbrella can benefit vineyard management companies just as much as family-owned winery estates. It’s hard to prevent communication lags when the whole team is too busy during crush to return calls with their usual efficiency. With Process2Wine, vineyard management companies can integrate their customers into the platform, allowing clients to log in anytime, from anywhere, for updates.

“We bought Process2Wine for Lawrence Vineyard as we wanted a more efficient way to communicate harvest data and schedule picks for our clients” says Viticulturist and Head Winemaker Matias Kusulas. “We understand how busy everyone is during harvest and we spent a lot of time dealing with grapes picking and data sharing in previous years. Now clients can log themselves and check the status of their blocks in real time. Game changer.”

They can even see notations & analysis in the Process2Wine mapping system — dropping pins on the map to note his location, direction to the blocks and update BRIX and pH numbers — They can quickly check the BRIX and pH history for these blocks and then transition to an overview map to see the status of all the blocks in their vineyard. And when the truck driver scales the grapes, the vineyard manager can immediately create a weighmaster certificate and send it to the customer.

1. Process2Wine software lets vineyard managers, winemakers, winery and vineyard owners and customers of vineyard management companies reviex the history of a vineyard block’s progress to harvest. 

2. Process2Wine’s vineyard mapping system gives users a bird’s eye view of pre-harvest analytics for all blocks in the vineyard with a single glance.

1. Process2Wine software lets vineyard managers, winemakers, winery and vineyard owners and customers of vineyard management companies reviex the history of a vineyard block’s progress to harvest. 

2. Process2Wine’s vineyard mapping system gives users a bird’s eye view of pre-harvest analytics for all blocks in the vineyard with a single glance.

The result is customers who feel like they’re an integral part of the harvest process instead of waiting at the end of the line for updates. And that means higher customer satisfaction.

The result is customers who feel like they’re an integral part of the harvest process instead of waiting at the end of the line for updates. And that means higher customer satisfaction.

A successful harvest begins with good planning.

  • Teams and the equipment they need have to be at the right vineyard as close to the grapes’ optimum ripeness as possible.
  • The teams and equipment to destem, crush and press the grapes at the winery must be ready when they arrive.
  • The tanks need to be emptied, sanitized and ready to fill with the juice.

It sounds straightforward but it can take a master planner to coordinate across multiple vineyards and teams during the harvest rush. Process2Wine mapping and reporting systems streamline the planning process for vineyard managers and winery owners. Simplifying planning makes it easier to ensure all necessary dry goods are restocked in plenty of time and that tank and barrel capacity can handle the incoming juice. Once the schedule is in place, planners can easily adjust the schedule by simply glancing at the automatically synchronized maturity data, harvest dates and incoming fruit yield estimates on their mobile devices or computers.

Process2Wine also facilitates winemaking that uses only purchased fruit from different growers. Winemakers can add each of their growers and the vineyard blocks with the grapes they buy into the system. The result is full tracability and the ability to check progress. When they see a block close to optimum ripeness and want to taste the grapes, the winemaker can simply go to the map and tap on the block to get directions.

“We keep it simple because people don’t want to have to learn the system; they just want to use it,” says Chivite. “We aren’t only software; we’re partners on a project that brings everyone together, whether the winery is our customer or the customer of a vineyard management company.”

Whether you’re a winery owner, cellar master or a customer of a vineyard management company, you will always know what is happening right now during harvest with Process2Wine software.

A successful harvest begins with good planning.

  • Teams and the equipment they need have to be at the right vineyard as close to the grapes’ optimum ripeness as possible.
  • The teams and equipment to destem, crush and press the grapes at the winery must be ready when they arrive.
  • The tanks need to be emptied, sanitized and ready to fill with the juice.

It sounds straightforward but it can take a master planner to coordinate across multiple vineyards and teams during the harvest rush. Process2Wine mapping and reporting systems streamline the planning process for vineyard managers and winery owners. Simplifying planning makes it easier to ensure all necessary dry goods are restocked in plenty of time and that tank and barrel capacity can handle the incoming juice. Once the schedule is in place, planners can easily adjust the schedule by simply glancing at the automatically synchronized maturity data, harvest dates and incoming fruit yield estimates on their mobile devices or computers.

Process2Wine also facilitates winemaking that uses only purchased fruit from different growers. Winemakers can add each of their growers and the vineyard blocks with the grapes they buy into the system. The result is full tracability and the ability to check progress. When they see a block close to optimum ripeness and want to taste the grapes, the winemaker can simply go to the map and tap on the block to get directions.

“We keep it simple because people don’t want to have to learn the system; they just want to use it,” says Chivite. “We aren’t only software; we’re partners on a project that brings everyone together, whether the winery is our customer or the customer of a vineyard management company.”

Whether you’re a winery owner, cellar master or a customer of a vineyard management company, you will always know what is happening right now during harvest with Process2Wine software.

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7 reasons to automize your estate vineyard with vineyard management software

7 reasons to automize your estate vineyard with vineyard management software

Vineyard management software can help you increase your efficiencies out in the vineyard, while reducing manual processes and increasing your over-all profit.

Vineyard management software can help you increase your efficiencies out in the vineyard, while reducing manual processes and increasing your over-all profit.

Allowing you to track & record all of your vineyard data on one simple platform, the Process2Wine software has been known as a viticulturist’s dream for its level of traceability, accuracy, and depth.

Process2Wine is one of the first companies in the United States to offer a Freemium version of their vineyard management software to prospective clientele. The Freemium version will offer users the ability to use the unique vineyard mapping system, track all vineyard task operations, and have the traceability of each block.

If a customer likes the vineyard management software capabilities under the Freemium version, they can contact Process2Wine to take advantage of the Basic and Standard version well as the costing & reporting features of the vineyard management.

Here are 7 reasons to start using the Process2Wine vineyard management software:

Allowing you to track & record all of your vineyard data on one simple platform, the Process2Wine software has been known as a viticulturist’s dream for its level of traceability, accuracy, and depth.

Process2Wine is one of the first companies in the United States to offer a Freemium version of their vineyard management software to prospective clientele. The Freemium version will offer users the ability to use the unique vineyard mapping system, track all vineyard task operations, and have the traceability of each block.

If a customer likes the vineyard management software capabilities under the Freemium version, they can contact Process2Wine to take advantage of the Basic and Standard version well as the costing & reporting features of the vineyard management.

Here are 7 reasons to start using the Process2Wine vineyard management software:

1. Get comprehensive traceability of your grapes & blocks on a unique platform

Vineyard management software enables you to record, centralize, and secure the key data with every task from the beginning of the vine cycle through harvest. The dynamic vineyard mapping system allows you to see what is happening in the vineyard on each block in real time.

2. Optimize the performance of your business with management tools

Establish the right forward progress for your vineyard when you efficiently plan, manage, and record all operations performed on your smartphone or tablet. Thanks to precise work orders, you can organize the work of your employees, track the time spent on each task and calculate all the vineyard costs. Vineyard management software, like Process2Wine, allows you to analyze all of the work you have performed while providing key reports such as crop & yield estimates, block analysis, and vintage comparisons. After reviewing the results of your operations, you can make the right decisions for your future vintages.

1. Get comprehensive traceability of your grapes & blocks on a unique platform

Vineyard management software enables you to record, centralize, and secure the key data with every task from the beginning of the vine cycle through harvest. The dynamic vineyard mapping system allows you to see what is happening in the vineyard on each block in real time.

2. Optimize the performance of your business with management tools

Establish the right forward progress for your vineyard when you efficiently plan, manage, and record all operations performed on your smartphone or tablet. Thanks to precise work orders, you can organize the work of your employees, track the time spent on each task and calculate all the vineyard costs. Vineyard management software, like Process2Wine, allows you to analyze all of the work you have performed while providing key reports such as crop & yield estimates, block analysis, and vintage comparisons. After reviewing the results of your operations, you can make the right decisions for your future vintages.

3. Increase your margin by tracking your vineyard costs

To better increase your profit margins in the vineyard, it is important to be aware of the costs at every step in the process. Vineyard management software makes it easier to calculate the cost per block associated with purchasing & use  of supplies, equipment, and labor. At the end of the growing season, you are able to analyze to give you insight into the precise costs that go into the costs of your grapes. Helping gain better visibility into your business, you can increase your bottom line by identifying opportunities for improvement.

4. Improve efficient communication across your organization

With cloud-based SaaS software, the vineyard manager, winemaker, and GM are able to collaborate on the same platform. Real time communication is set up for this three-tiered system creating the essential link from the grape to harvest. The automatic syncing of communication in the software allows for the winemaker and GM to be completely aware of what is happening in the vineyard in real time. For vineyard management companies that use the software, their customers can be integrated into the platform allowing the clients to log in any time for updates on their grapes/blocks. Vineyard management companies are able to communicate more efficiently the harvest data & scheduled picks to their clients in real time.

3. Increase your margin by tracking your vineyard costs

To better increase your profit margins in the vineyard, it is important to be aware of the costs at every step in the process. Vineyard management software makes it easier to calculate the cost per block associated with purchasing & use  of supplies, equipment, and labor. At the end of the growing season, you are able to analyze to give you insight into the precise costs that go into the costs of your grapes. Helping gain better visibility into your business, you can increase your bottom line by identifying opportunities for improvement.

4. Improve efficient communication across your organization

With cloud-based SaaS software, the vineyard manager, winemaker, and GM are able to collaborate on the same platform. Real time communication is set up for this three-tiered system creating the essential link from the grape to harvest. The automatic syncing of communication in the software allows for the winemaker and GM to be completely aware of what is happening in the vineyard in real time. For vineyard management companies that use the software, their customers can be integrated into the platform allowing the clients to log in any time for updates on their grapes/blocks. Vineyard management companies are able to communicate more efficiently the harvest data & scheduled picks to their clients in real time.

5. Save precious time on administrative chores

The administrative workload of a vineyard manager can be quite high. Vineyard management software can help them be more efficient by generating key reports, such as the Pesticide Use Report with the click of a button. The Process2Wine software goes even further regarding time saving with automatic data tracking on our GPS tracking system in the vineyards. The GPS system will automatically update in real time every task done by the tractor, as well as the time spent by the employee. Save time on the administrative chores by taking advantage of automated vineyard reports and GPS tracking system.

6. Always be connected to your vineyard

Vineyard software like Process2Wine has you connected with a mobile version, which can include a smart phone or a tablet. While working in the field of your vineyard, you will be able to track & record all of your progress & time spent with every task. With the real time geo-localization, a vineyard manager can even be far away from your operation, and instantly check the work order status and get updates for each block.

5. Save precious time on administrative chores

The administrative workload of a vineyard manager can be quite high. Vineyard management software can help them be more efficient by generating key reports, such as the Pesticide Use Report with the click of a button. The Process2Wine software goes even further regarding time saving with automatic data tracking on our GPS tracking system in the vineyards. The GPS system will automatically update in real time every task done by the tractor, as well as the time spent by the employee. Save time on the administrative chores by taking advantage of automated vineyard reports and GPS tracking system.

6. Always be connected to your vineyard

Vineyard software like Process2Wine has you connected with a mobile version, which can include a smart phone or a tablet. While working in the field of your vineyard, you will be able to track & record all of your progress & time spent with every task. With the real time geo-localization, a vineyard manager can even be far away from your operation, and instantly check the work order status and get updates for each block.

One of the key advantages of cloud-based software is the back up of your data on your program. With a SaaS software, you will always be able to have access to your platform through the internet from any computer. The software is always up to date, and is backed up on a daily basis. This will give you the security that your data is safe with no chance of losing track of your operations, which can happen easily with notebooks or excel spreadsheets.

One of the key advantages of cloud-based software is the back up of your data on your program. With a SaaS software, you will always be able to have access to your platform through the internet from any computer. The software is always up to date, and is backed up on a daily basis. This will give you the security that your data is safe with no chance of losing track of your operations, which can happen easily with notebooks or excel spreadsheets.

CONCLUSION

Implementing vineyard management software like Process2Wine is a game changer, allowing you to enter the world of connected viticulture. Whether you have an estate vineyard or a vineyard management company, our cloud-based software will help you with the traceability you need to make important decisions to grow the business & profitability.

When you sign up with Process2Wine, a dedicated account manager will be assigned directly to your account. The account manager will assist with the set-up of the application, the training of the users, and on-going support every step of the way.

The Process2Wine vineyard management software is currently being used at all major AVA’s in North America. Our clientele includes many of the top estate vineyards and producers throughout France, Canada, and the USA. More information can be found at www.process2wine.com or please contact business developer, Erik Johansen, for direct information regarding the software at erik.johansen@ertus.com.

CONCLUSION

Implementing vineyard management software like Process2Wine is a game changer, allowing you to enter the world of connected viticulture. Whether you have an estate vineyard or a vineyard management company, our cloud-based software will help you with the traceability you need to make important decisions to grow the business & profitability.

When you sign up with Process2Wine, a dedicated account manager will be assigned directly to your account. The account manager will assist with the set-up of the application, the training of the users, and on-going support every step of the way.

The Process2Wine vineyard management software is currently being used at all major AVA’s in North America. Our clientele includes many of the top estate vineyards and producers throughout France, Canada, and the USA. More information can be found at www.process2wine.com or please contact business developer, Erik Johansen, for direct information regarding the software at erik.johansen@ertus.com.

Au vignoble, les plus répandus actuellement sont les stations météorologiques.

Elles peuvent être complétées par des thermomètres communicants qui permettent de suivre en quasi temps réel l’évolution des températures dans les parcelles. Placés au niveau des pieds de vigne, ils y relèvent la température, laquelle est recueillie par Process2Wine puis ensuite affichée sur la cartographie. 

Cela est particulièrement utile lors des nuits de gel pour déclencher des moyens de lutte au bon moment et juste là où il le faut.

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Visualizing your Vineyard Management Year with Process2Wine®

Visualizing your Vineyard Management Year with Process2Wine®

Visualizing your Vineyard Management Year with Process2Wine®

As the vineyard moves from winter pruning through bud break to veraison and harvest, a vineyard manager and his team continuously work their way through the canopy, tending vines and grapes to ensure they yield the highest quality wine possible.

At each stage in the process, the team takes measurements : logging hours worked, recording the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides applied, counting the flowers and grape bunches on each vine, measuring Brix level, and noting the date they captured each metric. Viticulturists must synthesize all this information to assess the health of the vines, progress of the grapes, the efficiency of the work and make decisions about all parts of the vineyard’s management.

Process2Wine® software simplifies this process with an affordable cloud-based solution that captures more than 400 metrics, much of it automatically. This dynamic, interactive software connects the entire team, from workers to vineyard managers and winery owners, to the metrics that will make the most difference in their productivity. 

For owners and managers, Process2Wine® software provides a global view of their vineyards and the workflow throughout the year, providing sophisticated decision-making support. The vineyard management year starts by accessing a GPS satellite image for a birds-eye view of the entire parcel on their desktop. Drilling down to individual blocks reveals the cultural data beneath each, including original planting dates, rootstocks, number of rows and vines producing, potential yields, and all the records of past vintages, including materials costs and payroll summaries. 

As the vineyard moves from winter pruning through bud break to veraison and harvest, a vineyard manager and his team continuously work their way through the canopy, tending vines and grapes to ensure they yield the highest quality wine possible. At each stage in the process, the team takes measurements : logging hours worked, recording the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides applied, counting the flowers and grape bunches on each vine, measuring Brix level, and noting the date they captured each metric. Viticulturists must synthesize all this information to assess the health of the vines, progress of the grapes, the efficiency of the work and make decisions about all parts of the vineyard’s management.

Process2Wine® software simplifies this process with an affordable cloud-based solution that captures more than 400 metrics, much of it automatically. This dynamic, interactive software connects the entire team, from workers to vineyard managers and winery owners, to the metrics that will make the most difference in their productivity. 

For owners and managers, Process2Wine® software provides a global view of their vineyards and the workflow throughout the year, providing sophisticated decision-making support. The vineyard management year starts by accessing a GPS satellite image for a birds-eye view of the entire parcel on their desktop. Drilling down to individual blocks reveals the cultural data beneath each, including original planting dates, rootstocks, number of rows and vines producing, potential yields, and all the records of past vintages, including materials costs and payroll summaries. 

Just as the software’s vineyard map allows you to quickly see your entire operation, using Process2Wine® to map out tasks and assign work teams to prune, spray and pick each block in advance helps you visualize the coming year. As the year unfolds, you can review the observations you and your team recorded on your phones while in the vineyard, study the time and materials expended, and evaluate a myriad of the other data. If weather or other factors disrupt the schedule, you can easily revise it on the drag-and-drop calendar, even from your phone. This work schedule also becomes your template for each subsequent year, allowing you to make improvements, adjust for each year’s unique circumstances, and track differences in the harvest and its associated costs. With it, you can estimate material and labor costs, harvest expectations and other factors for future years and track your success against those goals. As the vineyard year moves through spring, pesticide materials, their content, and the disease target, Process2Wine® calculates the quantity needed and automatically populates the Pesticide Use Report (PUR) with no manual data entry. The system supports sending e-mails or text messages to notify employees and neighbors of upcoming treatments and posts an alert when re-entry is due. You can visualize the re-entry period on the vineyard block map and check-in remotely as the application progresses, watching tractors move through the rows in real-time. 

Just as the software’s vineyard map allows you to quickly see your entire operation, using Process2Wine® to map out tasks and assign work teams to prune, spray and pick each block in advance helps you visualize the coming year. As the year unfolds, you can review the observations you and your team recorded on your phones while in the vineyard, study the time and materials expended, and evaluate a myriad of the other data. If weather or other factors disrupt the schedule, you can easily revise it on the drag-and-drop calendar, even from your phone. This work schedule also becomes your template for each subsequent year, allowing you to make improvements, adjust for each year’s unique circumstances, and track differences in the harvest and its associated costs. With it, you can estimate material and labor costs, harvest expectations and other factors for future years and track your success against those goals. As the vineyard year moves through spring, pesticide materials, their content, and the disease target, Process2Wine® calculates the quantity needed and automatically populates the Pesticide Use Report (PUR) with no manual data entry. The system supports sending e-mails or text messages to notify employees and neighbors of upcoming treatments and posts an alert when re-entry is due. You can visualize the re-entry period on the vineyard block map and check-in remotely as the application progresses, watching tractors move through the rows in real-time. 

Process2Wine® is available to all vineyard team members on their mobile phones or laptops, a vital benefit since they are closest to the details of day-to-day vineyard operations. Not only can they record their work hours and tasks as they complete them, but they can also enter their observation of the vines and grapes as they occur. « Giving the workforce responsibility for critical data gathering by connecting via their smartphones can increase their sense of responsibility and commitment to their jobs » says Alain Sutre, President of ERTUS GROUP, the developer of Process2Wine®. « This also gives them essential information right in their pockets when they work alone when time is precious. Geo-localized terminals give the workers access to only the information that the worker requires. » 

During harvest, Process2Wine® automatically captures test results from the labs as they perform them so you can effortlessly monitor malic acid and all the measures user to control the maturity of your vines, including manual entry of crop weight  from the field. You can track the progress of each block’s harvest yield and compare the results with pas years. Creating new wine lots is simple and allows you to name the lot by destination container and indicate the type of wine, volume, vintage, color, appellation, stage and more. « This software is flexible, accessible, and so easy to use that vineyard managers juste have to see it to believe the amazing things it can do, » says Patrick Oates, COO. « You can do 80% of what the software has to offer from your cell phone while standing in the middle of a vineyard, which saves 50% of your time compared to doing it on paper. It’s remarkable how much you get for the price. This software can take wineries to the next level. » 

The Ertus Group team builtProcess2Wine® using their hands-on knowlegde and expert grape growing and winemaking expertise to create an affordable and practical data-driven decision-making solution. Their goals are to elevate vineyard management to precision viticulture while creating efficiencies in cost and labor. A Process2Wine® consultant works with every new client when you deploy the software to refine the functions to your needs and define the reports you’ll use, and remains available to help you achieve those goals in your vineyards. 

Process2Wine® is available to all vineyard team members on their mobile phones or laptops, a vital benefit since they are closest to the details of day-to-day vineyard operations. Not only can they record their work hours and tasks as they complete them, but they can also enter their observation of the vines and grapes as they occur. « Giving the workforce responsibility for critical data gathering by connecting via their smartphones can increase their sense of responsibility and commitment to their jobs » says Alain Sutre, President of ERTUS GROUP, the developer of Process2Wine®. « This also gives them essential information right in their pockets when they work alone when time is precious. Geo-localized terminals give the workers access to only the information that the worker requires. » 

During harvest, Process2Wine® automatically captures test results from the labs as they perform them so you can effortlessly monitor malic acid and all the measures user to control the maturity of your vines, including manual entry of crop weight  from the field. You can track the progress of each block’s harvest yield and compare the results with pas years. Creating new wine lots is simple and allows you to name the lot by destination container and indicate the type of wine, volume, vintage, color, appellation, stage and more. « This software is flexible, accessible, and so easy to use that vineyard managers juste have to see it to believe the amazing things it can do, » says Patrick Oates, COO. « You can do 80% of what the software has to offer from your cell phone while standing in the middle of a vineyard, which saves 50% of your time compared to doing it on paper. It’s remarkable how much you get for the price. This software can take wineries to the next level. » 

The Ertus Group team builtProcess2Wine® using their hands-on knowlegde and expert grape growing and winemaking expertise to create an affordable and practical data-driven decision-making solution. Their goals are to elevate vineyard management to precision viticulture while creating efficiencies in cost and labor. A Process2Wine® consultant works with every new client when you deploy the software to refine the functions to your needs and define the reports you’ll use, and remains available to help you achieve those goals in your vineyards. 

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3 reasons winemakers make better decisions

3 reasons winemakers make better decisions

PROCESS2WINE® interactive mapping and reporting system is easy to use, and underneath that ease of use is the power of a complete system that spans every part of a winery’s business, from vineyard management to wine production. Its web and mobile apps are intuitive and efficient, letting you track your work and access technical data from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

PROCESS2WINE® interactive mapping and reporting system is easy to use, and underneath that ease of use is the power of a complete system that spans every part of a winery’s business, from vineyard management to wine production. Its web and mobile apps are intuitive and efficient, letting you track your work and access technical data from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Veraison check using Process2Wine’s on-the-go mobile version.

1. Intuitive harvest planning with Process2Wine mapping

The human brain can process entire images in the blink of an eye, much more quickly than reading text or numbers. That’s part of what makes Process2Wine more effective than any other grape-growing or winemaking software. Developed by wine industry experts with decades of practical experience, the interactive mapping system provides winemakers with a clear picture of essential information from the vineyard.

A quick scan of the real-time vineyard maps gives you a birds-eye view of where each block’s harvest stands and provides crop harvest estimates. During crush, those two clicks on your mobile device each morning lets you know which blocks are coming into the winery later in the day and which are next in line for tomorrow. This ensures there are no last-minute scrambles to find tank capacity.

Veraison check using Process2Wine’s on-the-go mobile version.

1. Intuitive harvest planning with Process2Wine mapping

The human brain can process entire images in the blink of an eye, much more quickly than reading text or numbers. That’s part of what makes Process2Wine more effective than any other grape-growing or winemaking software. Developed by wine industry experts with decades of practical experience, the interactive mapping system provides winemakers with a clear picture of essential information from the vineyard.

A quick scan of the real-time vineyard maps gives you a birds-eye view of where each block’s harvest stands and provides crop harvest estimates. During crush, those two clicks on your mobile device each morning lets you know which blocks are coming into the winery later in the day and which are next in line for tomorrow. This ensures there are no last-minute scrambles to find tank capacity.

2. Cost reporting at a glance

 

Process2Wine is the only software with an interactive costing module that includes every step in your winery year. This comprehensive capability puts you in total control of your entire grape-to-bottle process in a single software package.

The easy-to-use color-blocked chart lets you quickly identify high-cost areas. A single click on a color block takes you to a breakdown of purchasing, equipment, labor and other costs so you can determine whether supplies, overhead, crop under-estimates, spraying, pruning, or some other factor is driving your overhead costs. Another click lets you compare the costs across multiple vintages. This intuitive yet powerful tool lets you manage all your operations with ease.

 

Process2Wine’s color-blocked reports make it easy to see cost drivers and compare vintages at a glance.

2. Cost reporting at a glance

Process2Wine is the only software with an interactive costing module that includes every step in your winery year. This comprehensive capability puts you in total control of your entire grape-to-bottle process in a single software package.

The easy-to-use color-blocked chart lets you quickly identify high-cost areas. A single click on a color block takes you to a breakdown of purchasing, equipment, labor and other costs so you can determine whether supplies, overhead, crop under-estimates, spraying, pruning, or some other factor is driving your overhead costs. Another click lets you compare the costs across multiple vintages. This intuitive yet powerful tool lets you manage all your operations with ease.

Process2Wine’s color-blocked reports make it easy to see cost drivers and compare vintages at a glance.

And since you’re already thinking about the next vintage during harvest and post-harvest reporting, using the Process2Wine system means metrics are already in place for planning your next vintage. You might be at a vineyard for harvest talking with your grape grower and decide to review the past three years together. You can easily open your mobile app and review the metrics for grape production and the wines produced, letting you make decisions on the go.

And since you’re already thinking about the next vintage during harvest and post-harvest reporting, using the Process2Wine system means metrics are already in place for planning your next vintage. You might be at a vineyard for harvest talking with your grape grower and decide to review the past three years together. You can easily open your mobile app and review the metrics for grape production and the wines produced, letting you make decisions on the go.

Process2Wine’s fermentation module lets you compare progress in tanks and quickly check Brix and temperature trends.

3. Metrics & maps guide decisions and planning

The busy fermentation period can always use a time-saver, and Process2Wine’s reporting system makes a winemaker’s work more efficient by helping manage and increase the quality of each vintage. The software’s real-time graphic tracks the progress of Brix curves through fermentation, ensuring you can make timely adjustments or restart a stalled fermentation without downtime. Process2Wine takes this to the next level with the ability to make comparisons across vintages, varietals and tanks in one simple chart.

Process2Wine’s fermentation module lets you compare progress in tanks and quickly check Brix and temperature trends.

3. Metrics & maps guide decisions and planning

The busy fermentation period can always use a time-saver, and Process2Wine’s reporting system makes a winemaker’s work more efficient by helping manage and increase the quality of each vintage. The software’s real-time graphic tracks the progress of Brix curves through fermentation, ensuring you can make timely adjustments or restart a stalled fermentation without downtime. Process2Wine takes this to the next level with the ability to make comparisons across vintages, varietals and tanks in one simple chart.

 

 

With all the information about fermentation, vineyard management, yield, and production gathered year after year, you can also use Process2Wine software to compare past years to plan beyond the current vintage. For example, side-by-side maps can compare expected and actual volumes, weights and yields per acre for different vintages. Click on a vineyard block to drill down to the type of soil, spacing, nutrients, irrigation and pesticides used that year. These interactive mapping tools flow with your thought processes as you evaluate alternatives and choose the optimal plan for the coming year.

Plan for future vintages by reviewing and comparing past vintages side-by-side with Process2Wine’s interactive maps.

 

 

With all the information about fermentation, vineyard management, yield, and production gathered year after year, you can also use Process2Wine software to compare past years to plan beyond the current vintage. For example, side-by-side maps can compare expected and actual volumes, weights and yields per acre for different vintages. Click on a vineyard block to drill down to the type of soil, spacing, nutrients, irrigation and pesticides used that year. These interactive mapping tools flow with your thought processes as you evaluate alternatives and choose the optimal plan for the coming year.

Plan for future vintages by reviewing and comparing past vintages side-by-side with Process2Wine’s interactive maps.

Process2Wine has gathered a North American team with viticultural degrees and experience in both the vineyard and the cellar. Their California office allows the team to focus on the unique issues facing growers and estate producers of all sizes throughout the US and Canada. General manager Clement Chivite has made wine worldwide and brings his expert knowledge to bear on winemakers’ challenges. Business developer Erik Johansen grew up in wine country, and after 20 years of selling wine, understands the industry and the needs of prospects & customers. They and their local support team bring a personal connection to relationships, training and support.

Process2Wine’s strength is working with family-owned and operated estate wineries that demand high quality from their grapes and wines — and expect the same from their software provider.  The Process2Wine team understands that each family-owned winery and the teams behind it have a unique way of doing business. So, the software was built to be customizable to the way YOU run your winery while keeping the price affordable. To learn more about Process2Wine’s easy-to-use software and take advantage of its unmatched power as a complete vineyard-to-winery system, contact Erik Johansen at erik.johansen@ertus.com.

Process2Wine has gathered a North American team with viticultural degrees and experience in both the vineyard and the cellar. Their California office allows the team to focus on the unique issues facing growers and estate producers of all sizes throughout the US and Canada. General manager Clement Chivite has made wine worldwide and brings his expert knowledge to bear on winemakers’ challenges. Business developer Erik Johansen grew up in wine country, and after 20 years of selling wine, understands the industry and the needs of prospects & customers. They and their local support team bring a personal connection to relationships, training and support.

Process2Wine’s strength is working with family-owned and operated estate wineries that demand high quality from their grapes and wines — and expect the same from their software provider.  The Process2Wine team understands that each family-owned winery and the teams behind it have a unique way of doing business. So, the software was built to be customizable to the way YOU run your winery while keeping the price affordable. To learn more about Process2Wine’s easy-to-use software and take advantage of its unmatched power as a complete vineyard-to-winery system, contact Erik Johansen at erik.johansen@ertus.com.

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Web & Mobile Solutions for Technology-Driven Vineyard Decision

Web & Mobile Solutions for Technology-Driven Vineyard Decision

Web & Mobile Solutions for Technology-Driven Vineyard Decision

What if you could open an app on your smartphone, drop a location pin where you see deer damage or broken irrigation in your vineyard, and send in a work order for it to be fixed first thing tomorrow morning? How about drawing a perimeter around a specific area of your vineyard that needs spraying or mowing, and your foreman sends out a crew, based on the precise specifications (mow height, chemical mix, location target) entered?

Process2Wine® has made this a reality with the creation of a complete web and mobile app platform, exclusively designed for detailed vineyard and cellar management.

What if you could open an app on your smartphone, drop a location pin where you see deer damage or broken irrigation in your vineyard, and send in a work order for it to be fixed first thing tomorrow morning? How about drawing a perimeter around a specific area of your vineyard that needs spraying or mowing, and your foreman sends out a crew, based on the precise specifications (mow height, chemical mix, location target) entered?

Process2Wine® has made this a reality with the creation of a complete web and mobile app platform, exclusively designed for detailed vineyard and cellar management.

Offering a portable system that interfaces with real-time GPS data right from your smartphone, Process2Wine is a complete vineyard management system, ensuring the full traceability of your production. It offers relevant business management tools that are essential for your team, such as allocation of employees’ time, total cost by vineyard or varietal, and productivity per acre.

Offering up a revolutionary new vineyard management platform, you can log on to Process2Wine from your desktop for full usage, or use with 80% unabbreviated functionality through the advanced smartphone app.

Offering a portable system that interfaces with real-time GPS data right from your smartphone, Process2Wine is a complete vineyard management system, ensuring the full traceability of your production. It offers relevant business management tools that are essential for your team, such as allocation of employees’ time, total cost by vineyard or varietal, and productivity per acre.

Offering up a revolutionary new vineyard management platform, you can log on to Process2Wine from your desktop for full usage, or use with 80% unabbreviated functionality through the advanced smartphone app.

Do you have multiple vineyards or even multiple estates? They’ve got it covered, tracking not only all parcels, but using our GPS boxes allows you to geo-locate your tractors in real time. Watch the rows the tractor is spraying, or track the time it takes your crews to get from one location to the next. Some of the other options it can provide include:
    Comparisons over time, with examples including: 
    • How many hours were spent pruning this year compared to last 
    • How many times was one block sprayed this year compared to last
    • How much product was used block to block, or by area over time 
    • Damage type (customizable: you create your list) by year 
  • Assignment by worker to duties 
  • Oversight of all work orders from one location 
  • Multiple estate integration 
  • Multiple vineyard managers can access
Says Patrick Oates, COO, “Your teams can head down the road to the next block. Your manager will know how long it took them to get there, see the spraying or whatever in real time, with a color-coded satellite map, with all the notes you’ve written. You can look at each block by layers, for example by varietal, or by yield. The ease and functionality for vineyard management is incomparable.”  Your managers can see what work is being accomplished on any given day, and by whom. This vineyard management data is also integrated with cellar data, and the two components can work together to provide a seamless transition from vineyard to cellar, extending your options.  With remarkably affordable pricing, this technology provides vast potential to the new wave of technology-driven vineyard decision making. Contact their team today to demo the software and see how Process2Wine can take you winery and vineyard management to the next level.  Source: http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/process2wine.html

Do you have multiple vineyards or even multiple estates? They’ve got it covered, tracking not only all parcels, but using our GPS boxes allows you to geo-locate your tractors in real time. Watch the rows the tractor is spraying, or track the time it takes your crews to get from one location to the next. Some of the other options it can provide include:

  • Comparisons over time, with examples including: 
    • How many hours were spent pruning this year compared to last 
    • How many times was one block sprayed this year compared to last
    • How much product was used block to block, or by area over time 
    • Damage type (customizable: you create your list) by year 
  • Assignment by worker to duties 
  • Oversight of all work orders from one location 
  • Multiple estate integration 
  • Multiple vineyard managers can access

Says Patrick Oates, COO, “Your teams can head down the road to the next block. Your manager will know how long it took them to get there, see the spraying or whatever in real time, with a color-coded satellite map, with all the notes you’ve written. You can look at each block by layers, for example by varietal, or by yield. The ease and functionality for vineyard management is incomparable.” 

Your managers can see what work is being accomplished on any given day, and by whom. This vineyard management data is also integrated with cellar data, and the two components can work together to provide a seamless transition from vineyard to cellar, extending your options. 

With remarkably affordable pricing, this technology provides vast potential to the new wave of technology-driven vineyard decision making. Contact their team today to demo the software and see how Process2Wine can take you winery and vineyard management to the next level. 

Source: http://wineindustrynetwork.com/suppliers/process2wine.html



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