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WMS Welcomes 'Hops & Vines U-Brew' in 100 Mile House, B.C.

April 10

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Judy Scarrow and the staff of 'Hops & Vines U-Brew' in 100 Mile House on the successful conversion of Cellar Meister data and implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS is Windows 10 compatible.

February 10

The Wine Management System has verified that WMS7 runs on the Windows 10 operating system. Depending on your PC setup, a re-register of the WMS license may or may not be required. After the Windows 10 upgrade is completed and the WMS Demo Prompt screen is displayed, this indicates the re-register is required. To re-register you existing WMS license, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

Convert your CellarMeister* data to WMS7.

January 25

Data from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of DOS because your printer has given up, or you new Windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need. Your old CM customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. Please see which CM files are required for the conversion and the Prices web page. For more information or to schedule a conversion, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

Convert your Wine Kitz* data to WMS7.

January 12

Data from the Production Database program and Cash Register Customer listing can now be merged and imported into WMS7. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of the double programs because of your annual fees and limited support, or your new windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need! Your old customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. For more information or to schedule a look at WMS7, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes '2018'

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their past support.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2017

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WMS Welcomes 'Wine 4 You' in Swift Current, Sask.

Nov 11

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Kate Stringer and the staff of 'Wine 4 You' in Swift Current on the successful implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

Convert your CellarMeister* data to WMS7.

July 5

Data from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of DOS because your printer has given up, or you new Windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need. Your old CM customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. Please see which CM files are required for the conversion and the Prices web page. For more information or to schedule a conversion, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Quesnel Brewing' in Quesnel, BC.

June 27

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Sandi Field and the staff of 'Quesnel Brewing' in Quesnel on the successful implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'The Squeezed Grape' in Castlegar, BC.

April 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Rudy and Stacy Parachoniak and the staff of 'The Squeezed Grape' in Castlegar on the successful implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Valley Pure Brewing' in Chetwynd, BC.

March 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Brittany Weaver and the staff of 'Valley Pure Brewing' in Chetwynd on the successful implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes '2017'

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their past support.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2016

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SP700 replaces Star Micronics SP200/SP500.

January 26

The Star Micronics short receipt printers SP200 and SP500 have been replaced with the latest release of the SP700. For more information on this improved product, please see the Star Micronics web site.

Convert your Wine Kitz* data to WMS7.

January 20

Data from the Production Database program and Cash Register Customer listing can now be merged and imported into WMS7. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of the double programs because of your annual fees and limited support, or your new windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need! Your old customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. For more information or to schedule a look at WMS7, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS is Windows 10 compatible.

January 10

The Wine Management System has verified that WMS7 runs on the Windows 10 operating system. Depending on your PC setup, a re-register of the WMS license may or may not be required. After the Windows 10 upgrade is completed and the WMS Demo Prompt screen is displayed, this indicates the re-register is required. To re-register you existing WMS license, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

Convert your CellarMeister* data to WMS7.

January 5

Data from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of DOS because your printer has given up, or you new Windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need. Your old CM customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. Please see which CM files are required for the conversion and the Prices web page. For more information or to schedule a conversion, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes '2016'.

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their support this past year.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2015

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The Fermenters Guild of BC Trade Show 2015, April 19.

February 10

See us at the Metropolitan Hotel, in Vancouver on Sunday April 19th. New features and new options in WMS will be displayed. Stop in to say hello at our booth, ask some questions and see how easy it is to get up and running with WMS whether you are a new business or converting from other software.

WMS Welcomes 'Vine To Wine' in Chilliwack, B.C.

February 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Deepak of 'Vine To Wine' in Chilliwack B.C. on the successful implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Cork 'N Label U-Brew' in Kamloops, B.C.

January 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Diane of 'Cork 'N Label U-Brew' in Kamloops B.C. on the successful conversion of Cellar Meister data and implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes '2015'.

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their support this past year.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2014

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WMS Welcomes 'Calder's Wine Cellar' in Abbotsford, B.C.

November 10

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Eileen of 'Calder's Wine Cellar' in Abbotsford B.C. on the successful implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Winexpert' in Barrie, Ontario.

October15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Inge and family of 'Winexpert' in Barrie Ontario on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Wine Kitz' in Vernon, B.C.

Sept 20

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Chuck of 'Wine Kitz' in Vernon on the successful conversion of their Wine Kitz data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Wine Kitz' in Sidney, B.C.

June 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Donna and Derek of 'Wine Kitz Sidney' on Vancouver Island on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Cask & Keg Brewmasters' in Maple Ridge, B.C.

May 22

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Jessica and Daryl of 'Cask & Keg Brewmasters' in Pitt Meadows on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

The Fermenters Guild of BC Trade Show 2014, April 27.

March 26

See us at the Sidney Spa and Resort in Sidney on Sunday April 27th. New features and new options in WMS will be displayed. Stop in to say hello at our booth, ask some questions and see how easy it is to get up and running with WMS.

WMS Welcomes 'Splendid Grapes' in Sackville, N.B.

February 4

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Ida and Steve of 'Splendid Grapes' of Sackville New Brunswick on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

Convert your CellarMeister* data to WMS7.

February 2

Data from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of DOS because your printer has given up, or you new Windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need. Your old CM customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. Please see which CM files are required for the conversion and the Prices web page. For more information or to schedule a conversion, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes '2014'.

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their support this past year.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2013

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WMS Welcomes 'The Wine Cellar' in Regina, S.A.

October 25

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate John and Heike of 'The Wine Cellar'of Regina, Saskatchewan on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

The Fermenters Guild of BC Trade Show 2013, April 14.

January 26

See us at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Sunday April 14th. New features and new options in WMS will be displayed. Stop in to say hello at our booth, ask some questions and see how easy it is to get up and running with WMS.

HST ends, PST is returning on April 1st!

January 25

With the advent of the B.C. dropping the HST tax in favour of the PST on April 1st, WMS will provide the necessary procedure to our software and WMS users, to move back to the PST. It is necessary for you to apply and have your new PST number in place prior to April 1st. For what needs to be done and how, see the BC Governments FAQs on eTaxBC web site. Watch this space for more information!

WMS Road Trip to Greater Victoria, January 30.

January 24

The Wine Management System will be training in Victoria, Saanichton and Langford on Wednesday the 30th. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

Convert your CellarMeister* data to WMS7.

January 5

Data from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of DOS because your printer has given up, or you new Windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need. Your old CM customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. Please see which CM files are required for the conversion and the Prices web page. For more information or to schedule a conversion, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Sunshine Coast Winemaking' in Gibsons, B.C.

January 2

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Alison, Amanda and Dean of 'Sunshine Coast Winemaking' on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this past month.

WMS Welcomes '2013'.

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their support this past year.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2012

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Four New Tips and Tricks have been added!

July 31

These new documents are to make you more productive in using WMS in your business!

  • Find out how WMS Reward Points are accumulated for each of your customers.
  • Follow the explanation for restoring your WMS data, should you need to get back to an earlier days data.
  • Why not use a new tool to transfer your 'Customer's Notes' throughout WMS?
  • Expand your customer base with the 'Call Backs' process for tracking your calls and follow-ups to customers.
  • It's all here on our Tips and Tricks page.

WMS Draw Winner at FGBC Trade Show 2012, April 22.

April 22

The winner of the $150 draw at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna on Sunday April 22nd is Leon Gaba of Mission Creek Wine Cellars. This prize can be used towards any WMS upgrade or towards the purchase of our WMS software. Congratulations Leon!

The Fermenters Guild of BC Trade Show 2012, April 22.

April 2

See us at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna on Sunday April 22nd. Many new features including incorporating a Bar Code Scanner into WMS will be displayed. Stop in to say hello at our Trade Show booth, ask some questions and see how easy it is to get up and running with WMS.

Convert your CellarMeister* data to WMS7.

March 15

Data from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of DOS because your printer has given up, or you new Windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need. Your old CM customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. Please see which CM files are required for the conversion and the Prices web page. For more information or to schedule a conversion, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Richmond Wine Boutique' in Richmond, B.C.

February 20

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Garry of The Richmond Wine Boutique on the successful conversion of his Accounting software data and the implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Alaska Denali Winery' in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

January 10

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Mike and his staff of Alaska Denali on the successful conversion of his Cellar Meister data and the implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes '2012'.

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their support this past year.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2011

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Quick Tips updated - Bar Code Scanner Setup Options!

October 5

Using a Bar Code Scanner can programmed quickly with these instructions for either moving to Quantity column or the Item Product column after entry on the Point Of Sail Invoice. These concise instructions are available for download here.

Quick Tips updated - How to Reconnect to your Network Data!

September 17

A step by step tour of how to find and connect to your WMS7 Data file, is available for download.

WMS Welcomes 'Bayou Brewing Club' in Richmond, B.C.

August 10

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Mike and his staff of 'Bayou Brewing Club' on the successful conversion of his data and the implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Black Tie Wines' in Victoria, B.C.

July 30

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Sandy of 'Black Tie Wines' on the successful conversion of her Cellar Meister data and the implementation of WMS7 into her business this month.

The Fermenters Guild of BC Trade Show 2011, April 10.

April 1

See us at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Sunday April 10th. Many new features including incorporating a Bar Code Scanner into WMS will be displayed. Stop in to say hello at our Trade Show booth, ask some questions and see how easy it is to get up and running with WMS.

WMS Welcomes 'Willow Point Wines' in Campbell River, B.C.

February 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Brian of 'Willow Point Wines' on the successful conversion of his accounting software data and the implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'West Coast Brew Shop' in Victoria, B.C.

January 30

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Gurmit and Joanne of 'The West Coast Brew Shop' on the successful conversion of their Cellar Meister data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

Convert your CellarMeister* data to WMS7.

January 15

Data from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. Imported data includes all of your Customers, Products and Supplier information as well as your Sales History. If you need to move out of DOS because your printer has given up, or you new Windows PC doesn't support it, WMS7 is exactly what you need. Your old CM customer's past purchases can be accessed quickly from a number of locations within WMS7. Please see which CM files are required for the conversion and the Prices web page. For more information or to schedule a conversion, please email our technical support staff or call directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Abbotsford Wine' in Abbotsford, B.C.

January 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Gary and Chris of 'Abbotsford Wine' on the successful conversion of their Cellar Meister data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business last month.

WMS Version 7.77 - now available!

January 1

The Wine Management System is pleased to announce the release of WMS Version 7.77. Fully compatible with all Windows systems (XP, Vista and 7), version 7.77 has implemented many exciting new features. Included in this release:

  • Added Referral tracking on first contact
  • Added Call Tracking Notes in the Wine Ready Contact List
  • Administrator Only Security for multiple business sites
  • Blocking of Holiday/No Booking Items in the Appointment Scheduler
  • Customer specific 2nd Language receipts
  • Direct access to Internet Browser from within WMS
  • Direct Email to customers from within WMS
  • Enhanced Security for flexible Over-Ride Passwords
  • Improved Data Backup process
  • Increased Invoice data entry lines
  • Optional use of a Bar Code Scanner for Invoicing and Purchase Orders.
  • Scan a received PO, then print the correct number of product Bar Code Labels from it.
Move your current version of WMS to this new platform quickly and easily. Contact Technical Support for an appointment for the transition and it usually takes less than an hour. A new installation CD ($25) plus the data conversion fee ($100) are required to complete this upgrade. If you are interested in a WMS Version 7.77 conversion, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes '2011'.

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their support this past year.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2010

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WMS Road Trip to Victoria, December 6.

December 1

The Wine Management System will be training in Victoria on the 6th. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'The Empty Wine Glass' in Victoria, B.C.

November 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Gwen & Jeff of 'The Empty Wine Glass' on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Road Trip to Victoria, November 1.

October 26

The Wine Management System will be training in Victoria and Saanichton on the 1st. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Great Fermentations' in Duncan, B.C.

October 20

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Linda & Charlotte of 'Great Fermentations' on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Road Trip to Langford, October 18.

October 12

The Wine Management System will be training in Victoria and Langford the 18th. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Road Trip to Kelowna, October 12.

October 9

The Wine Management System will be training in Kelowna on the 12th. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Beyond the Grape Wineworks' in Vancouver, B.C.

October 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Bud & Diana of 'Beyond the Grape Wineworks' on the successful conversion of their data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Cobourg Wine Cellar' in Cobourg, Ontario.

September 27

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Kathryn of 'Cobourg Wine Cellar on the successful conversion of her data and the implementation of WMS7 into her business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Bayleys BrewHaHa' in Kelowna, B.C.

September 21

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Cam and the staff of 'Bayleys BrewHaHa' on the successful implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Lloyd Wine Outfitters' in Lloydminster, Sask.

September 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Nicole and Gavin of 'Lloyd Wine Outfitters' on the successful implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Road Trip to Cranbrook, August 31 to September 2.

August 26

The Wine Management System will be training in Creston on September 2nd. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Road Trip to Victoria, August 27 & 28.

August 26

The Wine Management System will be training in Victoria on the 27th-28th. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Duncan McBarleys' in Duncan, B.C.

August 20

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate David and Victoria of 'Duncan McBarley's on the successful conversion from their Cellar Meister data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Road Trip to Penticton, August 16 & 17.

August 11

The Wine Management System will be training in Pentiction and Kelowna on the 16th-17th. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Candlelight and Wine Creatons' in Metchosin, B.C.

August 9

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Essa of 'Candlelight & Wine Creations on the successful conversion of her data and the implementation of WMS7 into her business this month.

WMS Welcomes the 'Happy Corkers Wine & Gifts' in Sicamous, B.C.

August 2

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Heather 'Happy Corkers Wine & Gifts' on the successful conversion of her data and the implementation of WMS7 into her business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Wine Kitz Admirals Walk' in Victoria, B.C.

July 20

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Vasile of 'Wine Kitz Admiral's Walk' on the successful conversion from his Wine Tracker data and the implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Thirty 750's' in Oakville, Ontario.

July 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate John and David of 'Thirty 750's' on the successful the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Bayleys BrewHaHa' in West Kelowna, B.C.

July 14

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Cam and the staff of 'Bayleys BrewHaHa' on the successful implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

HST Conversions a Success!

July 5

With the advent of the B.C. and Ontario HST tax on July 1st, WMS is happy to report that with the free conversion programs for our software and our adept WMS users, technical support was contacted by only 30 of our users to confirm their changes. The HST implementation went off without a hitch! Well done all!

HST Conversion Tool for WMS Plus - Versions 4.7x!

June 30

Backup your WMS Data BEFORE you do the conversion! This is necessary for year end reports. Follow the instructions to do your HST Conversion:

  • This version is specific to WMS or WMS+, versions 4.7x. Find your version in Administrative Switchboard/About WMS
  • Start the download on the link below and select 'Run'.
  • Once on the desktop, click on the desktop Icon (Green Circle with a Plus, HST WMS Plus) to start.
  • The 'Data Connection' screen will appear, press the Handshake button to attach to your data file, WMSData.mdb. This will be either in C:\Program Files\WMS or C:\Program Files\WMS2000.
  • On the Main Switchboard click on the 'Check Tax Status' button.
  • On the Update Products to New Tax form, press the 'Convert Gst/Pst Items to HST' button to start the conversion.
  • The conversion should complete in less than a minute, the changed products will be displayed in the Current Count fields. Conversion is complete.
  • Return to the Main Switchboard/Preferences form to review the changes in the Tax Info Tab as well as open the Products form to review the changes to the tax name and indicators.
  • Click to Download the WMS+ tool.

HST Conversion Tool for WMS7 - Versions 7.7x!

June 30

Backup your WMS Data BEFORE you do the conversion! This is necessary for year end reports. Follow the instructions to do your HST Conversion:

  • This version is specific to WMS7, versions 7.7x. Find your version in Administrative Switchboard/About WMS
  • Start the download on the link below and select 'Run'.
  • Once on the desktop, click on the desktop Icon (Yellow Star in Red Circle, HST-WMS7) to start.
  • The 'Data Connection' screen will appear, press the Handshake button to attach to your data file, WMSData.accdb. This will be either in C:\Program Files\WMS7 or C:\Program Files(x86)\WMS7.
  • On the Main Switchboard click on the 'Check Tax Status' button.
  • On the Update Products to New Tax form, press the 'Convert Gst/Pst Items to HST' button to start the conversion.
  • The conversion should complete in less than a minute, the changed products will be displayed in the Current Count fields. Conversion is complete.
  • Return to the Main Switchboard/Preferences form to review the changes in the Tax Info Tab as well as open the Products form to review the changes to the tax name and indicators.
  • Click to Download the WMS7 tool.

HST Tool - Download a HST Conversion tool for your WMS!

June 22

Check back before month end to download a conversion program that will do your changeover to the new HST in less than a minute . . and it is free for you! This can only be done on or after July 1st. This conversion tool is only applicable for WMS Plus or WMS7 software. It applies to Ontario and BC changes on July 1st, 2010. For information on manual changes, please see the News item reference to the Tips and Tricks below.

WMS Welcomes 'Bayleys BrewHaHa' in Osoyoos, B.C.

June 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Cam and the staff of 'Bayleys BrewHaHa' on the successful implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Wine 4 You' in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

May 21

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Shirley 'Wine 4 You on the successful implementation of WMS7 into her business this month.

WMS Welcomes the 'Bay Cottage Winery' in Saanichton, B.C.

May 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Laura of 'Bay Cottage Winery' on the successful conversion of her Cellar Meister data and the implementation of WMS7 into her business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'It's About Wine' in Maple Ridge, B.C.

April 26

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Julie of 'It's About Wine' on the successful conversion of her Cellar Meister data and the implementation of WMS7 into her business this month.

Quick Tips updated - HST - What, When and How do to do the change!

April 23

A step by step tour of how to implement the HST in WMS and WMS7 for the On-Premise business is available for download.

WMS Road Trip to Penticton, April 16 & 17.

April 12

The Wine Management System will be training in Pentiction and Kelowna on the 16th-17th. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Water 2 Wine' in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

April 8

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Marcus of 'Water 2 Wine' on the successful conversion of his data and the implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'DiVine Wines' in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

April 2

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Trevor of 'Divine Wines' on the successful conversion of his data and the implementation of WMS7 into his business this month.

The Fermenters Guild of BC Trade Show 2010, April 11.

March 30

See us at the Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa in Victoria on Sunday April 11th. Our seminar topic, Automation in the On-Premise business, at 11:00 will also cover some of the 'Tips and Tricks" available in WMS. Stop in to say hello at our Trade Show booth, ask some questions and see how easy it is to get up and running with WMS.

WMS Road Trip to Sidney, Saanichton and Victoria, March 13.

March 6

The Wine Management System will be training in Sidney, Saanichton and Victoria on the 13th. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Just Fine Wine' in Port Coquitlam, B.C.

March 5

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Leslie, Doug and Jamie of 'Just Fine Wine on the successful conversion from their Maximizer data and the implementation of WMS7 into their business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Peninsula U Brew Winery' in Sidney, B.C.

March 5

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Stan, Maureen and Chad of 'Peninsula U Brew Winery' on the successful conversion from their DOS system data and the implementation of WMS+ into their business this month.

Quick Tips updated - Backup Data how to!

February 24

A critical process that should ALWAYS be done daily. Follow these steps on how to do a backup of your WmsData to download.

Quick Tips updated - Gift Certificate how to!

February 22

A simple explanation and step by step tour of how to use Gift Certificates in WMS is now available for download.

WMS Road Trip to Saanich and Sidney, February 5.

February 2

The Wine Management System will be training in Saanich and Sidney on the 5th. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes the 'Private Vintner' in Langley, B.C.

February 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Joey Odendaal of the 'Private Vintners' on the successful conversion of their Cellar Meister data and implementation of WMS7 into their business in Langley.

WMS Road Trip to Saanichton and Sidney, January 24.

January 15

The Wine Management System will be training in Saanichton and Sidney on the 24th. If you are interested in WMS, and would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes '2010'.

January 1

The Wine Management System would like to thank all of our customers for their support this past year. 2009 saw great progress:

  • As WMS systems were installed in Thailand, Saskatchewan and further afield across Ontario, New Brunswick and the United States.
  • In WMS software moving from the MS Access 97 to the MS Access 2007 platform. This major software transition ensures complete compatiblity in all MS Windows platforms from XP, Vista and Windows 7.
  • In stream-lined support with our customers using LogMeIn.com. As well as a training tool, this on-line tool provides quick and effective answers to our customers questions.
  • In feedback from our customers. Without our customers and their input, WMS would not be the extensive software program it is today.

WMS wishes each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Windows 7 and WMS 7 - now available!

January 1

The Wine Management System is pleased to announce the release of WMS7. You will still enjoy the same excellent functionality that exists in WMS Plus, however, the new WMS7 is fully compatible with the latest version of Windows 7 (Vista and XP). You can move your current version of WMS Plus to this new platform quickly and easily. A new installation CD ($25) plus the standard upgrade fee ($75) for the data conversion are required to complete this upgrade. If you are interested in a WMS7 conversion, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

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WMS Welcomes the 'Rainy Crick' in Nanaimo, B.C.

December 16

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Debbie and Bill Peppy of the 'Rainy Crick' on the successful conversion of their Cellar Meister data and implementation of WMS7 into their business in Nanaimo.

Windows 7 and WMS 7 - now available!

December 8

The Wine Management System is pleased to announce the release of WMS7. You will still enjoy the same excellent functionality that exists in WMS Plus, however, the new WMS7 is now an MS Access 2007 based application, compatible with the latest version of Windows 7. You can move your current version of WMS Plus to this new platform quickly and easily. A new installation CD ($25) plus the standard upgrade fee ($75) for the data conversion are required to complete this upgrade. If you are interested in a WMS7 conversion, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Road Trip to Nanaimo, December 9.

December 7

The Wine Management System will be training in Nanaimo on the 9th. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes the 'Wine Kitz Saanich' store in Victoria, B.C.

December 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Steve Montgomery and the staff of 'Wine Kitz Saanich' on the successful Wine Tracker conversion and implementation of WMS7 into their business in Victoria.

WMS Road Trip to Victoria, November 13 & 14.

November 5

The Wine Management System will be training in Victoria on the 13th-14th. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

Problems with Cellar Meister, move it ALL to WMS Plus!

November 5

If you are experiencing problems with Cellar Meister, why not convert ALL of your Customer's Sales, Contact information, Products and Prices into WMS Plus?. Leave the DOS issues behind, the conversion process takes 4 business days and costs $275 (in addition to the WMS Software). Simply click on the link (instructions included) to the CM Extract tool to copy the 7 files required from CM. Email this file to us at wms4wine or call us at 1-604-802-6358 for more information.

WMS Welcomes 'Spetz Brewery' in Moncton, New Brunswick.

November 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Amanda Cormier and George Kraemer of 'Spetz Brewery' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Moncton this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Hope Brewing' in Hope, B.C.

October 27

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Glen Ogren and Sandi Quale of 'Hope Brewing' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Hope this month.

WMS offers direct On-Line Support and Training.

September 15

Training and Support are now available direct on our on-line, web based system. Utilizing LogMeIn.com, WMS can offer direct "watch it on your PC", assistance and training. A simple 6 digit code (on our home page) provided by our technician can have your support issues answered right in front of your eyes! To schedule a training session, email us to find out more.

WMS Presenter at Winexpert Retailer Conference in Richmond.

September 15

The Wine Management System is proud to present WMS Plus to the Western Winexpert Retailer Conference in Richmond at the River Rock Hotel on the 20th of September.

WMS Presenter at Winexpert Retailer Conference in Toronto.

September 1

The Wine Management System is proud to present WMS Plus to the Eastern Winexpert Retailer Conference in Toronto on the 13th of September.

We present to you, our customers and 'In Their Own Words'!

September 1

See what our customer say about The Wine Management System.

WMS Welcomes 'Camelot Cellars' in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

August 28

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Dustin and Grant of 'Camelot Cellars' on the successful conversion and implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Columbus this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Vernon Vintners' in Vernon, B.C.

August 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Cheryl Eedens of 'Vernon Vintners' on the successful conversion and implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Vernon this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Crescent Wines-Surrey' in Surrey, B.C.

August 12

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Samantha and Mark Bruehler of 'Crescent Wines'on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Surrey this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Cellar Art Wine' in Winfield, B.C.

July 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Darla and Dan Betteridge of 'Cellar Art Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Winfield this month.

WMS Welcomes 'The Wine Cellar' on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

July 2

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Gerry and Harry van Roessel of 'The Wine Cellar' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Salt Spring Island this month.

WMS Welcomes 'The Wine Merchants' in Surrey, B.C.

June 22

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Tibor and the staff of 'The Wine Merchants' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Surrey this month.

WMS Welcomes 'The Wine Cellar' in Regina, Saskatchewan.

June 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate John Doerksen 'The Wine Cellar' on the successful conversion and implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Regina this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Caribou U-Brew' in Williams Lake, B.C.

June 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Sylvio Aumond of 'Caribou U-Brew' on the successful conversion of Cellar Meister and implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Surrey this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Abbott Hills U-Brew' in Vancouver, B.C.

May 30

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Philip and the staff of 'Abbott Hills U-Brew' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Vancouver this month.

WMS Welcomes 'The Whistle Stop' in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

May 12

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Dwight Tisdate of 'The Whistle Stop' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Prince Albert this month.

WMS Welcomes 'D'Vine Wine Thailand' in Bangkok, Thailand.

March 9

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Matthew Whitty of 'D'Vine Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Thailand this month.

See us at the FGBC Trade Show 2009, March 7 & 8.

March 4

See us at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Sunday March 8th. Our seminar at 1:30 will cover some of the 'Tips and Tricks" useful in WMS Plus. Stop in to say hello, ask some questions and see how easy it is to get up and running with WMS Plus.

WMS Welcomes 'Caribou Brewmasters' in Prince George.

March 4

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Jim and Liz Mullen of 'Caribou Brewmasters' on the successful Cellar Meister conversion and implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Prince George this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Coastal Winemakers' in White Rock.

March 4

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Val and Bert Moritz of 'Coastal Winemakers' on the successful data conversion and implementation of WMS Plus into their business in White Rock this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Beyond the Grape' in Burnaby and Port Moody.

February 28

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Michael Druce of 'Beyond the Grape' on the successful Cellar Meister conversions and implementation of WMS Plus into their business in Port Moody this month.

WMS Road Trip to Nanaimo March 16.

February 28

The Wine Management System will be training in Nanaimo on March 16th. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Road Trip to Prince George February 23-24.

February 16

The Wine Management System will be training in Prince George the 23rd. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes 'Water 2 Wine' in McAllen, Texas.

January 29

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate John Nix of 'Water 2 Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS Plus into his business in McAllen, Texas this month.

WMS Road Trip to Saanichton February 15

January 29

The Wine Management System will be training in Saanichton on the 15th. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

FGBC Trade Show 2009

January 22

See us at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Sunday March 8th. Our latest release WMS Plus uses no Dongle and a simplified installation to any Windows platform (including Vista)! With our Lease To Own package WMS Plus makes it easier to get started. Pick up your software for only $75 per month! Ensure you reach your customers via the web with 'Brewcheck.com', via personal referrals created with your tailored 'Thank You' letters, via WMS Plus generated Gift Certificates or by personal 'Top 10' contact listings. Stop in to say hello, ask some questions and see how easy it is to get up and running with WMS Plus. Move your data from other software are available.

WMS Plus Manager and WMS Plus Winery updated

January 15

WMS Plus Manager and WMS Plus Winery updates are now available for our US customers. A password is required for these downloads, so please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Road Trip to Grande Prairie, Alberta, January 17

January 8

The Wine Management System will be visiting Grande Prairie from January 12th to 19th. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Road Trip to Nanaimo January 31

January 7

The Wine Management System will be training in Nanaimo on January 31st. If you are interested in WMS, would like more information or a demonstration, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

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Vista and 'WMS Plus' is here!

December 16

The Wine Management System is now compatible with the Windows Vista operating system. New installations include the new 'WMS Plus' (no "Dongle" or parallel port card required). Installations are available for Demo Test Drives as well as Lease To Own purchases (certain conditions apply). For more information, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

'WMS Plus' released!

December 12

The Wine Management System has completed a new 'hardware independent' version called 'WMS Plus'. No longer is a "Dongle" required for the installation of The Wine Management System! Login to our download page (password required) to get your copy of the new 'WMS Plus'. Please note Versions 4.73 and 4.75 are the same functionally. The only difference is v4.73 requires a Dongle and v4.75 does not. For more information, please email us or call us at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Welcomes Divine Wines' in St. Stephen, New Brunswick!

November 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Trevor Jordan of 'Divine Wines' on the successful implementation of WMS into his business in St. Stephen, New Brunswick this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Water 2 Wine' in Clovis, California!

September 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Shauna Miller of 'Water 2 Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS into her business in Clovis, California this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Make Great Wine' in Stayner, Ontario!

August 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Phyllis Cook of 'Make Great Wine' on the successful conversion and implementation of WMS in her Stayner business this month.

WMS Minor Update available!

July 13

The Wine Management System is releasing a minor update to the software. Click here to login to the download page. Included in this update is:

  • Gift Certificate Small: the Invoice now allows you to select a pre-formatted Gift Certificate that is 1/3 of a normal printed page. The full sized Gift Certificate is still available for selection.
  • Large Payment print option: If there are more than 9 payments made on one Invoice, there will be a prompt for multiple page printouts for the Customer's Receipt.
  • Short Receipt Discount: For users of the Star Micronics printer, a summary box has been added below the Tax boxes to summarize all Discounts given on the Customer's Receipt.
  • Short Receipt Tracking Number: This number now shows on all receipts using the small printer.

WMS Updates 'Fred's Wines!' in Walnut Grove, the first WMS user!

July 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Fred and Krista in moving to their new business office at the first of July. Fred has been operating since 1996 with the original version of WMS. This past month, the new features were too much of a draw, so 'Fred's Wines' are now running with the most recent WMS version.

WMS Welcomes 'Water 2 Wine' in Houston, Texas!

June 14

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Al King of 'Water 2 Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS into his business in Houston, Texas this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Cork It!' in Grand Falls, New Brunswick!

June 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Marc Powers and Guylaine Côté of 'Cork It!' on the successful implementation of WMS in their new business this month. Special thanks are also in order to Marc and Guylaine for their assistance in developing a French version of WMS.

WMS Welcomes 'Water 2 Wine' in South Austin, Texas!

May 16

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Jeff Burroughs of 'Water 2 Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS into his business in South Austin, Texas this month.

WMS Road Trip to Victoria and Nanaimo July 18/19!

May 13

On July 18th, we will be installing the latest update and training in a number of businesses in Greater Victoria and and July 19th in Nanaimo. If you are interested in WMS and would like us to stop in for a software demonstration or an update (with additional Tips and Tricks documents), please call 604-802-6358 or email (us ) for our scheduling information.

WMS Road Trip to Victoria May 30!

May 6

On May 30th, we will be installing the latest update, version 4.73 of The Wine Management System, in a number of businesses in the Greater Victoria area of Vancouver Island. If you are interested in WMS and would like us to stop in for a software demonstration or an update (with additional Tips and Tricks documents), please call 604-802-6358 or email (us ) for our scheduling information.

WMS Road Trip to Grand Falls, New Brunswick May 14 - 17!

May 2

From May 14th to the 17th, we will be installing The Wine Management System in a new Brew On Premise business in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. If you are interested in WMS and would like us to stop in for a software demonstration, please call 604-802-6358 or email (us ) for our scheduling information.

WMS Road Trip to Calgary, Alberta May 20 - 22!

Apr 25

From May 20th to the 22th, we will be training a new Brew On Premise business located in Cornwall, Ontario. WMS is designed for the Retail Only as well as the Brew On Premise business, so if you need an upgrade from a DOS system or an accounting package, we offer a number of inexpensive conversion methods that can be tailored to work for your business. If you would like us to stop in for a software demonstration, please call 604-802-6358 or email (us ) for our scheduling information.

WMS Welcomes 'Water 2 Wine' in Round Rock, Texas!

April 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Sharon Miller of 'Water 2 Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS into her business in Round Rock, Texas this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Wine Central' in Kelowna!

March 2

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Katherine Heisler of 'Wine Central' on the successful conversion and implementation of WMS in her Kelowna business this month.

WMS Welcomes 'The Grape Stop' in Surrey!

March 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Lenard Tremayne of 'The Grape Stop' on the successful implementation of WMS in his business in Surrey this month.

WMS Winery and Trainer are now available in Version 4.73

February 26

WMS Trainer and WMS Winery software is now available to download with all of the new features of 4.73. These FREE updates give you all you need for on-site training without worrying about using live data in WMS Manager. You will need a password to install each of these updates so either (email us) or call 1-604-802-6358. Please see www.wms4wine.com for more details on our Login/Download page.

Trade Show Special Offer

February 24

Purchase the WMS software on Sunday, March 9th in four (4) equal payments and receive FREE Interest for this 4 month period. For more information, (email us) or call 1-604-802-6358. This offer is only valid on March 9th, 2008. Included with this package is the latest version of WMS, 4.73 as well as our complete installation assistance. Please see www.wms4wine.com for more details.

FGBC Trade Show 2008

February 14

See us at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Sunday March 9th. Our latest release of WMS is packed full of YOUR suggestions! With our Lease To Own package WMS makes it easier to get started and ensure you reach your customers via the web, via specific referrals (with Thank You letters), via WMS generated Gift Certificates or by personal contact, so drop by and pick up your WMS software for only $75 per month! Version updates will be available on mini-cd with full release documentation.

Seminar Results January 2008

February 13

The subjects were intense, the students were attentive, Professor Merlot made his debut, the questions were asked, the answers were resolved and the message conveyed was that this event was a success... but the room was cold! The information presented was valuable! Want to be a part of the next WMS educational series? Let us know as we are scheduling future seminars in Langley, Vancouver Island and any other suggested venues. Get better at reaching your customers with the latest release of WMS! It is the data mining tool specifically designed for your industry! For more information, (email us) or see the release notes and download information at www.wms4wine.com. The next conference room will be warmer!

The Wine Manager, WMS version 4.73 is now available!

February 4

The Wine Management System, 2008 version is available for download. Have a look at the new feature summary available for your business, a must for 'Data-Mining'! Many new and exciting features have been included in this release; even most of those suggestions from the Training Seminar last week in Kelowna! Auto-locking of Invoices, quick summary of Clients AR on Function Key 8, Half-Page Bottle Labels from the Invoice, Gift Certificates created with personal addressing printed right from the Invoice, as well as 35 other updates to the Wine Manager. If you are interested in the new WMS, please call us at 1-604-802-6358 (for the download password) or (email us). The annual update fee ($75) may apply.

Seminar/Refresher course for WMS users in the Okanagan!

January 7

A training and refresher course is scheduled for all those interested in the WMS software and it's features.

  • Location: Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna on Highway 97. See these directions to the hotel.
  • Date: Monday, January 28th 2008.
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Cost: $75/person ($50/each additional business person attending). Attendance must be paid in advance by January 16/08.
  • Contact: 1-604-802-6358 or (email us) for your questions and confirmation of your attendance.
  • Requirements: minimum for this session is 12 attendees, cancellation and full refund is guaranteed if this number is not met.
  • Agenda: general navigation overview of all WMS features, shortcut tips, new release features and answers to specific store questions. Please send your questions for discussions before the seminar to allow our team to include them in the agenda.

WMS version 4.73 Release Notes!

January 4

The Wine Management System is currently testing this new version of WMS in selected businesses and will be available for general distribution shortly. Have a look at the new feature summary soon to be available for your business, a must for 'Data-Mining'! If you are interested in beta testing the new WMS, please call us at 1-604-802-6358 or (email us).

WMS Welcomes 'The Happy Homebrewer' in Victoria!

January 3

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Jim and Dawn Bowden of 'The Happy Homebrewer' on the successful implementation of WMS into their business in Victoria this month.

Tax Change for WMS users in Canada.

January 1

The Federal Government has reduced the Goods and Services Tax from 6.0% to 5.0% effective January 1 2008. WMS users in Canada, please open the 'Preferences' Form in the 'Setup Switchboard', select the 'Tax Info' tab and change the current value for 'Tax 2' (GST) from 6.0 to 5.0. (Enter the % value as 0.05 in the Tax 2 box). NOTE: Please ensure all of your Invoices have been LOCKED. This is done with the Ctrl-F4 key. If you have any questions, please call Technical Support at 604-802-6358 or (email us ) .

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WMS Welcomes 'Broadway Brewing Co.' in Vancouver!

December 19

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Juhan and Haely Lindau of 'Broadway Brewing' on the successful conversion from Cellar Meister and implementation into WMS in their business in Vancouver this month.

Need a refresher course in WMS or just want to come on-board?

November 28

WMS is listening to your requests! We are providing a training and refresher course for all those interested in the WMS software and it's features.

  • Location: Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna
  • Date: January 28th 2008
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Topics: general navigation overview of all WMS features, shortcut tips, new release features and answers to specific store questions
  • Cost: $75/person ($50/each additional business person attending)
  • Notification: minimum requirement for this type of session is 12 attendees, cancellation and full refund if this requirement is not met, is guaranteed
  • Contact: 604-802-6358 or email (us ) for your questions and confirmation of your attendance
  • Questions: send your questions for discussion before the seminar to allow our team to include them in the agenda

WMS Road Trip to Kelowna and Penticton BC, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2!

November 14

From November 30th to December 2nd, we will be installing The Wine Management System in a number of businesses in Kelowna and Penticton . If you are interested in WMS and would like us to stop in for a demonstration of our software , please call 604-802-6358 or email (us ) for our scheduling information.

WMS Returns to Victoria and Sidney BC, November 19!

November 14

On November 19, we will continue to train a number of new installations of The Wine Management System in the Victoria and Sidney areas. If you are interested in WMS , please call 604-802-6358 or email (for information ) and we will endeavour to stop in for a visit.

WMS Welcomes 'Water 2 Wine' in Fredericksburg, Texas!

November 15

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Mike Clay of 'Water 2 Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS into his business in Fredericksburg, Texas this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Amber Crest Winery' in Matthews, North Carolina!

October 20

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Mark Adams of 'Amber Crest Winery' on the successful implementation of WMS in his business in Matthews, North Carolina this month.

Return Road Trip to Victoria BC, October 20-21!

October 4

On October 20th and 21st, we will be attending meetings and training for a new installation of The Wine Management System in the Victoria area. If you have some questions about WMS or need a conversion from your DOS system (most Customer Information, Sales History and Product Listings can be transferred), please call 604-802-6358 or email (for information).

WMS Welcomes 'Barley Malt and Vine' in Saint John, New Brunswick!

September 21

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Bonnie Adams of 'Barley Malt and Vine' on the successful implementation of WMS in their business in Saint John New Brunswick this month.

WMS Road Trip to Victoria BC, Sept 22-23!

September 21

We will be revisiting Victoria on September 22/23 for training and the installation of The Wine Management System at a new store. If you have some questions about WMS, please call 604-802-6358 or email (for information).

WMS Update version 4.73 is coming soon!

August 22

The Wine Management System has been working with all of your suggestions for the past year on how 'you' would improve WMS! Suggestions such as Gift Certificate tracking, Referring Sources, only active items showing on Production Labels, individual names for Week Period Tasks, Bring Forward dates for Reminders, Production Master with Bin number, larger window to See Notes on Invoice, Discontinued Products on an Invoice now showing as well as expanded Cash Out information on the Sales Summary report have been added. Check back soon for the expected release this fall!

WMS Welcomes 'Stompers in Kits' in Vancouver!

July 26

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Sylvie Tanguey of 'Stompers in Kits' on the successful implementation of WMS in their business in Vancouver this month.

WMS Road Trip to Saint John, New Brunswick, July 15-20!

June 29

We will be visiting Saint John for the week of July 15 for training and the installation of The Wine Management System at a new store. If you would like us to stop in for a presentation or to answer your questions, please call 604-802-6358 or email (for more information).

WMS Welcomes 'Island Brew Byou' in Victoria!

June 29

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Derek and Pat Kyle of Island Brew Byou on the successful Cellar Meister conversion and implementation of WMS in their business in Victoria this month.

WMS Welcomes 'Whatcom Winemakers' in Bellingham Washington!

June 9

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Ted Sellers of the 'Whatcom Winemakers' on the successful implementation of WMS in their business in Bellingham.

WMS return Road Trip to Vancouver Island, June 16-18!

June 4

We will be revisiting Victoria on the June 16th weekend for training and the installation of The Wine Management System at a new store. If you would like us to stop in for a presentation or to have some questions answered, please call 604-802-6358 or email (for information).

WMS Road Trip to Vancouver Island, May 26!

May 16

We will be visiting Victoria on May 26 with news on the latest updates to The Wine Management System and stops to visit On-Premise businesses. If you would like us to stop in for a presentation or to have some questions answered, please call 604-802-6358 or email (for information).

WMS Welcomes 'The Brewer's Wort' in Nanaimo!

May 16

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Bruce Sampson of The Brewers Wort on the successful implementation of WMS in his business in Nanaimo this month.

WMS Road Trip to the Okanagan, May 19!

May 4

We will be visiting Vernon, Armstrong and Kelowna on May 19 and 20th with news on the latest updates to The Wine Management System. If you would like us to stop in for a presentation or to have some questions answered, please call 604-802-6358 or email (for information) on the tool that can make your business more profitable.

WMS Welcomes 'Water 2 Wine' in Denver, Colorado!

Mar 1

The Wine Management System would like to congratulate Derek Handley of 'Water 2 Wine' on the successful implementation of WMS into his business in Denver, Colorado this month.

FGBC Trade Show 2007

February 14

See us at the Best Western Richmond Hotel on March 11th and 12th. Our new Lease To Own package makes WMS easier to get started, so drop by and pick up your WMS software for only $75 per month!

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WMS Version 4.72.01 update is now available

June 10

Login for your update. Over 30 updates to WMS include changes to the Checklist (Freeze dates, Large production labels), the Products form (added Product Types, Inventory Type), Find Customer form F8, Payments form, Customer Information, Invoice form (hide deleted customers), Appointment Scheduler as well as System Setup features. Included in this update is the new Web Services features for Internet integration for your customers to view their wine history. The annual update fee ($50) may apply.

Web Services, the next level of Integration of your POS system, WMS.

May 27

These enhancements are meant to streamline your daily routines by allowing your customers to interact with your business via the Internet to:

  • Ask Questions about wines, store hours or availability of product.
  • Make or Change appointments for bottling.
  • Request Orders to buy more products.
  • Send Comments in response to service.
  • View History of all of their current and past purchases.
  • View Status of upcoming batches.

Web Services uses the data in WMS and as an integrated encryption tool, links it to a safe, secure web site, www.brewcheck.com. This web site provides complete secure access by any of your customer to review only their purchase history in The Wine Management System.

Features and Cost:

  • Customer Upload and Notifier (WS-1) $10.00 per month (paid annually) - this base enhancement allows for uploads to www.brewcheck.com. As well, it automatically sends an email to customers a few days before their wine is scheduled to be bottled.
  • Appointments & Orders (WS-2) $2.50 per month (paid annually) - this second level enhancement allows customers to view, request and change appointments for each of their wines. A Call Me button is displayed to your customers to alert you to contact them:
    • To order new product
    • Review their comments
    • Request more information

WMS Trainer Version 4.72.01 update is now available

May 27

Login to update. This updated version of the Trainer is now converted to the latest version of WMS so training of your staff is made easier with this secure copy of WMS. There is no charge for this update, but you may have to contact technical support for your data conversion at wms.support or directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Winery Version 4.72.01 update is now available

May 27

Login to download this update. The new version of the WMS Winery is now converted to the latest version of WMS so for those utilizing WMS Winery for bottle sales, the add-in is a snap since the process is identical yet the data is separate. There is no charge for this update, but you may have to contact technical support for your data conversion at wms.support or directly at 1-604-802-6358.

WMS Data Conversion Tool is coming

May 27

In order to allow you to use your primary data from WMS to be "cloned" into your Trainer or WMS WInery for more accurate training, this new tool will be available in late June to allow for select specific parts of your data to be copied into the Trainer and WMS Winery programs. Watch this space for an announcement.

HBVA Trade Show 2006

February 21

See us at the Best Western Richmond Hotel on March 11th and 12th. WMS Web Services is the new tool for your customers on the Web... and to expand your business. Our next release is due in early April, so drop by and see your requests in action.

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WMS Version 4.71.01 update is available

November 13

Login and get your update. Enhancements include improved 'Find by Phone', quick update of customer from 'Inactive' to 'Active' as well as Purchase Order updates, Security prompts (administrator can set-off or on) for 'sensitive reports', additional Limited Edition reports, Reminder pop up on first opening, Invoice discount updates and Purchase Order refinements for Transfer of Products... to name a few. The annual update fee ($50) may apply.

Data Conversion Tool

September 1

To collect the data from Cellar Meister* for importing into WMS, we have created a tool to make this process a snap. Simply click on this link to the CM Extract tool to automatically copy the 7 files required for a complete Sales and Product History conversion from CM to WMS. A compressed file is created in your PCs C: drive (instructions are included), simply email this file to dbsrus@telus.net. For more information, please contact our technical support staff at wms.support or directly at 1-604-802-6358.

How good is your backup?

July 25

To ensure your data file is valid, please ensure that your backed up data on floppy diskettes are good (do an Unzip once a month). Recent events with one of our stores confirms the basic truth "backup, backup backup. You can never have enough backups." Diskettes are usually good for about 1 year ( and then throw them out), so your backups should be kept on separate diskettes for EACH day of the week. If you need help setting this up, please contact our Technical Support line at 604-802-6358.

Purchase Order documentation

July 10

With the new release of Version 4.71.01, changes to the Purchase Order process has been updated per our user's suggestions. Login and print the Purchase Order Process document to explain the process for the Transfer In, the Transfer Out and the Normal PO.

CellarMeister* Update

July 8

Sales History from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. If you need to move out of DOS, your old CM customer's past purchases can be accessed from a number of locations within this new version of WMS. Please see the files required for this conversion; for pricing details, see our WMS2000 Prices web page. For more information, please contact our technical support staff at wms.support or directly at 1-604-802-6358.

14 Day Demo - Try The Wine Management System for 14 days...

March 2

... with no obligation. Simply contact us and request a 14 day demo of WMS2000. We will ship you a full working version of WMS2000 with all of the manuals (Start-Up Guide, Reports Manual and easy to use Training Modules c/w Answers) as well as Training Videos to teach you how to use WMS2000 quickly. Should you choose to keep WMS2000, a simple key code fully enables your demo version. A $150 deposit is required for the demo and should you choose to keep WMS2000, is applied to the purchase price. Should you choose not to accept this offer, your full deposit will be returned upon receipt of demo package.

Conversion is available for CellarMeister* programs

July 8

Data from this DOS program can now be imported into The Wine Management System. Imported data includes all Customer, Products and Supplier information (files required); for pricing details, see our WMS2000 Prices web page. For more information, please contact our technical support staff at wms.support or directly at 1-604-802-6358.

The "WMS Winery" program version 4.71.01 is now available

July 8

For those customers using "The Wine Management System", a new member of the family is now available for those On-Premise and Retail businesses. This additional independent copy of the software is available with all new installations as well as from our download page. The "WMS Winery" is specifically for American businesses that need a separate software program for selling bottles of wine in their Retail operation. Please note, both the "WMS2000 Wine Manager" and the "WMS Winery" support transfers of product between these databases. Their is no charge for this additional feature.

HWBTA Trade Show 2005

May 3

HWBTA. See us at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco on May 14 & 15th. If you will be attending this show and would prefer a demonstration of this POS software on May 14th or 15th, please contact us to schedule an appointment (604-802-6358 or dbsrus@telus.net). 14 Day Demos will be available.

ARVA Annual General Meeting 2005

March 2

See us at the annual general meeting of the ARVA in Red Deer (Alberta) at the Red Deer Lodge on May 1st. If you will be attending this meeting and would prefer a demonstration of this POS software on April 30th, please contact us to schedule an appointment (604-802-6358 or dbsrus@telus.net). 14 Day Demos will be available.

HBVA Trade Show 2005

March 2

HBVA. See us at the Best Western Richmond Hotel on March 5th and 6th. Find out why WMS2000 is the Point of Sale system for this industry. Our next release is due in early May, so drop by and find out about your requested new features (and updates) coming soon.

On-line Suppliers forms

January 16

To make your setup time the most effective, we have provided the new users of WMS2000 with forms to tell us who are your preferred suppliers. Simply go to the Related Links page, complete the On-Line Form and either Fax or email it back to us. Their products will be included on the installation CD (5000 Canadian and 4000 U.S.).

Training on The Road

January 8

We will be touring the Northern Okanagon from January 9th to the 13th and assisting our new customers in Armstrong, Vernon and Kelowna on the best utilization of the many features of WMS2000. If you would like us to stop in for a personal presentation, please call us at 604-802-6358 or email us (for information) on the tool that can make you more profitable.

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Tax Change for British Columbia

October 20

The BC Government has reduced the Provincial Sales Tax from 7.5% to 7.0% effective midnight October 20/04. WMS2000 users, please see our FAQ page to simply change this rate for The Wine Management System.

The Wine Management System, WMS2000, is on The Road

September 21

We will be touring the interior of BC from September 23rd to the 28th with news on the latest updates (see Release Notes) to The Wine Management System. If you would like us to stop in for a personal presentation, please call us at 604-802-6358 or email us (for information) on the tool that can make your business more profitable.

Montreal Trade Show 2004

May 16

HWBTA. See us at the Best Western Ville-Marie Hotes & Suites on June 5th. If you will be attending this show and would prefer a demonstration on June 4th, please contact us to schedule an appointment (604-802-6358 or dbsrus@telus.net). 14 Day Demos will be available.

Richmond Trade Show 2004

February 10

HBVA. See us at the Best Western Richmond Hotel on April 17th and 18th.

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Blended Appointment Schedulers - New report in version 4.69.03

February 6

This new report (suggested by The Grape Escape in Cape Coral, Florida) combines both the "Appointment Scheduler" and the "Brew Scheduler" appointments onto the same printout... all in sequence! Accessed from each of the schedulers (F5 or Ctrl-F5) or the Invoice (F7), this is a paper saver! If you are a registered user of WMS2000, login and download it for free for your site

Production Master - New feature in version 4.69.03

November 1

This new form (suggested by Gillanders' Wine Cellar in Surrey, BC) shows (and prints) all of the wines/beers that are currently in production in your shop. Accessed by CTRL-F9, this helpful tool can verify any of your production items whether you sort it by “Invoice Date”, “Invoice #”, “Customer Name”, “Product Name” or “Production #”. If you are a registered user of WMS2000, login and download it for free for your site