New software specially designed for wine wholesalers brings trade customers fully on-line, automates the back-office and drives down costs

Leeds-based specialist software developer ATD Solutions has launched a new product to help wine wholesalers manage and automate their key back-office functions and gives customers on-line access to placing orders together with full visibility of all orders from placement through to delivery.

Simple and cost-effective to implement, Grapevine is a fully hosted solution which can be up and running in minutes with no costly or complex IT requirements beyond access to the internet.

Grapevine gives wine wholesalers the opportunity to maintain all their product information in one place, such as tasting notes, vineyard images, wine awards and component weights, together with more standards details like unit costs, tier prices etc.

Customers/prospects can have specially selected product lists together with bespoke pricing or be given access to the full product range (at their set tier price). Stock levels are updated real time as orders move through the sales order work flow process and on to final delivery.

Access to information can be controlled by user log on, so both internal staff and customer personnel can be given access tailored to their roles (and with automatic auditing / change histories). Grapevine also interfaces with most major accounting packages.

Champagne Warehouse, a leading independent supplier to retailers and multiples throughout the UK, is an early adopter of Grapevine and has been an enthusiastic user from the start.

Tony Stones, Managing Director commented: “As a business we always look to use the latest technology where it can help improve our processes, control costs and ultimately deliver increased value to our customers. We were impressed with Grapevine right from its first steps and have worked closely with ATD to help it develop specifically for the wine market.

“We had previously researched the SOP and Stock Control software market and found nothing but general business systems that seemed very cumbersome to implement, whereas Grapevine is perfectly tailored for wine and can be used virtually straight off the shelf. The customer ordering portal is a particularly strong feature.”

ATD Solutions director Ashley Clark commented: “Grapevine is a new venture for us, we have invested heavily in its development and are delighted with this early feedback.  It has been specifically developed for wine wholesalers and as a fully hosted solution users are free to concentrate on their business and leave all the technology to us.”

For more information contact Richard Toothill on 0113 234 4038 or email richard@atdsol.com.