eWinery Solutions and Napa Valley POS Join Forces
eWinery Solutions and Napa Valley POS have announced that the two companies have merged operations into a powerful new entity that can offer a full spectrum of direct-to-consumer services to the wine industry. As a part of the transaction, Napa Valley POS president Martin Olsen will become the Chief Technical Officer and Chief Customer Satisfaction Officer, while Ron Scharman will remain president of the company and oversee finance, HR, contracts and partner channels. Richard Kline will continue as CEO, providing strategic direction and overseeing new products to bring to market and the sales team. The combined company will maintain all thirty-eight employees, two offices in Napa, and Nevada City, California, as well as both brand names.
"We are really excited about this," says Kline, "and it's part of our larger vision for the future of the wine industry. Every year, the consolidation of information and systems becomes more important to wineries, not just here in the USA, but around the globe. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance winery efficiency, and this is a significant step in that direction."
"eWinery Solutions has been an excellent partner for several years, so the two companies coming together was a natural fit," says Olsen. "eWinery has led the industry in innovation for direct-to-Consumer online, and coupled with our years of experience in winery point-of-sale, we are now able to offer a complete end-to-end solution for wineries of any size. I am personally ecstatic about new products we have jointly developed using the latest technology in mobile, CRM and club management, as well as a host of other really cool products that we will be announcing over the next several weeks."
"This is a major new step forward for both companies," says Scharman. "Martin and his team have developed a truly enviable reputation for rock solid performance and superior customer service and satisfaction, and we are delighted that they will now bring both their staff and expertise to eWinery Solutions. We will continue to use the best products and services of both companies, and over the coming months, we will be integrating many of their systems and procedures into our own operations."
eWinery Solutions provides a complete wine-industry-specific software solution to help wineries around the world manage their DTC business from the first point of contact to extended customer interaction. The company is committed to being the industry leader and providing access to the latest tools and features to streamline day-to-day activities in the wine industry. Napa Valley POS has been a pioneer in POS software and its application throughout the wine industry. More than 70 percent of the $600 million direct-to-consumer wine business in the USA in 2012 was with clients of eWinery Solutions or Napa Valley POS.