Business management

Ditch the Winery Spreadsheets for End-to-End Business Management Software


Running a winery requires collaboration across the entire business – from the vineyard, through production, through crate products, distribution and, finally, the end consumer. This is clearly too much to manage on paper or in complicated spreadsheets, even though 40% of wineries still attempt to do so. Although some software alternatives exist, most are point solutions that only solve problems for one piece of the puzzle. This leads to uncertainty in pricing decisions, oversold or undersold inventory, and missed sales opportunities.

Imagine how your business could benefit from connecting production data to inventory management, accounting, and sales channel management.

Ekos, a comprehensive business management software, helps wineries manage production in addition to solving critical business issues. Ekos users have the data they need to set the right prices based on COGS; optimize sales on DTC, wholesale and on-premises channels; and forecasts based on market demand.

Recently, Ekos announced a brand new wine production tracking experience in their software. Over the next three months, Ekos will release a series of new features to the production module. The updates will transform the current workflow to provide winegrowers with an improved platform to efficiently track production from intake to case goods.

The updates are tailored to the winemaker’s workflow and will provide increased visibility into the production process. With the new production platform at Ekos, winegrowers can:

  • Manage grape grab and blocks
  • Monitor wine composition data
  • Track Chemistry
  • Keep an eye on work orders and team tasks
  • Understand COGS and how costs change over time
  • View lot volume and ship locations
  • Gain clarity on batch history

Along with updated production features, the Ekos platform integrates with accounting, point-of-sale, and e-commerce systems (like QuickBooks and Commerce7) to create an end-to-end connected solution. Every business in 2022 needs visibility – that’s exactly what the Ekos Winery Business Management Platform provides.

Thomas Allen Vineyards and Winery uses Ekos to manage their business operations. Operations Manager Amy Aguilera said, “We searched for a solution for almost a year and found that Ekos was the perfect system to help us control our dry goods inventory, wine production, bottling and our shipping business. »

The Ekos team is dedicated to improving the daily operations of winemakers and cellar owners. The software is designed for winemakers and aims to connect inventory, production, sales and accounting so they can focus on what they do best: making wine that customers will love.

To learn more about Ekos’ new production features and how its software can transform the way you run your business, register for a free webinar on June 14.


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