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Winemaking Goes Mobile -- Introducing InnoVint, the First Real-­time Wine Production Software Platform

Posted on June 02, 2015

San Francisco, Calif. – June 1, 2015 -­? InnoVint, a new winery software company in the San Francisco Bay Area, announces the release of their real-­?time wine production software that tracks every operation from grape to bottle. The cloud-­?based system is the first of its kind to utilize mobile devices for data entry and work orders.

Winemakers are currently burdened with heavy data entry and cumbersome spreadsheets to track and report on winemaking operations. “My peers and I grew tired of all the paperwork and database maintenance that kept us tied to our desks,” says Ashley DuBois, Co-­?Founder and CEO of InnoVint and experienced winemaker. “I wanted a solution that allowed us to do our job on-­?the-­?go from anywhere. I knew it needed to be mobile, accurately model winemaking activities, and be approachable and usable for every team member.”

InnoVint works on a multitude of devices, from desktop computers and laptops to tablets, iPhones and iPods. The user interfaces are pleasing to the eye with intuitive icons and flexible process flows that simplify complex wine operations. Winemaking activities can be logged in real-­?time directly through the mobile app, or tasks can be assigned and completed digitally in a work order. The platform provides a comprehensive view of each wine in the cellar and detailed reporting of all wine activities, additions, and analytics at any point in time.

In late 2013 the company began partnering with select wineries in Napa and Sonoma to develop the functionality and test the software as a part of a Beta program. Today, these winemaking teams have opened up about their experiences with InnoVint.

“We could not be happier with their product and honestly feel that InnoVint will set a new caliber for winemaking software,” confesses Mike Lucia, Assistant Winemaker at Copain Wines in Healdsburg. “We enjoy the overall design and layout, visual icons, and flexibility across multiple platforms. They truly made this a user-­?friendly program with all the detail you need to access and create work orders, manage inventory, and enter analysis in real-­?time.”

InnoVint can show great gains in productivity and team member accountability. “InnoVint empowers our cellar staff,” claims Megan Gunderson, Winemaker for Hall Wines and Walt Wines in St. Helena. “They don’t have to constantly rely on someone telling them what to do next. It also reduces the hours spent generating work orders, entering into a database system and filing. It allows for real-­?time data entry – which is especially powerful during harvest.”

Jordan Jeffries, Cellar Master for Tamber Bey Vineyards in Calistoga, attests to the intuitiveness of the software. “InnoVint has been surprisingly easy to use and fun to learn. It is significantly more user friendly than any other system out there. I’ve been waiting for a program like this for a long time.”

Given the product’s ability to manage internal teams as well as cross-­?winery users, it provides great value to winemaking consultants. Katy Wilson, winemaker for Cobb Wilson Wine Consultants, has multiple clients using the platform. “Being able to assign work orders digitally and track their progress in real-­?time has helped to save me time and stay organized. I can be on the go in the vineyard or at a tasting event and still be able to track what is happening at the winery.”

InnoVint has ambitious plans for its software offerings. “We are a passionate, talented team of winemakers and engineers excited to show the wine industry how accessible, valuable, and fun great software can be, while at the same time tackling real problems no one has solved yet. There’s a lot more to come from us,” says Andrew Headrick, Co-­? Founder and CTO of InnoVint.

InnoVint begins accepting new wineries in June to kick off the 2015 crush. They are hosting the first customer roundtable in July at Hall Winery in St. Helena. To learn more about InnoVint, please visit www.innovint.us. You can also follow the company on Facebook and Twitter at @goinnovint.

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