Process2Wine acquires U.S. Cloud-based Counterpart Wine Management Systems

Process2Wine acquires Wine Management Systems, enabling wineries to leverage and afford a best-in-class Vineyard Management and Wine Production Management Solution

Our team is pleased to announce today the acquisition of Wine Management Systems (WMS), the U.S. provider of end-to-end Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions that track all winery activities from Weigh tag through Production & Bottling.

The collaboration between WMS and Process2Wine started in January 2018, when Process2Wine was dealing with solicitations from American wineries that wanted to bring their vineyard and winery management to the next level. Our team, mostly based in France and Canada at that time, was looking for an expert team located in the USA. That’s what we found with the team at WMS, the precursor of cloud-based winery software in the USA. Their expertise on the American wine industry combined with their prestigious background in IT made the collaboration a success.  After receiving positive feedback from several WMS clients that they loved the new functionality provided by Process2Wine the collaboration evolved into an acquisition.

Our CEO Alain Sutre sees on this French-American collaboration a good way to revolutionize the information system in the wine industry with a combined visions of the old and new world. "We are extremely happy to announce the merger with WMS 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”.

By merging with WMS, we are making it possible for American 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. Process2Wine 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. 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”.

Now we have already big plans for the future. We want Process2Wine 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.

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.

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