That bottle of wine you shared the other day, it just didn’t show up in your glass. It came to you through the hands of several people working together on one common goal: make the best wine possible within hundreds of constraints. The cost and price constraints are the obvious ones that comes to mind, but there are many more to be considered. Each of which requires several decisions by many people to get the wine to you.
At the core of all of this is people. More importantly, it is people working together – collaborating. The key question is how do people collaborate and are the methods the most efficient and effective?
Communication is the blood that flows through the veins of collaboration. Clear, concise direction insures work is getting done when it should get done.
In the winery operations space, we have focused a lot on proper communication specific to winemaking. We built vinoEZ as a collaboration platform focused on planning, scheduling and execution of the various tasks that need to get done to ship that wine out the door and in your glass. It is one source of truth that is available wherever the team is. From the vineyard to the winery, vinoEZ is there to help.
During these crazy times of sheltering in place (SIP), “this one source of truth/always available” feature provides an unplanned benefit: the ability to login remotely (aka the house) and help things move along while we help to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
The other day I had a quick chat with one of our clients that has been working from home during the SIP. I asked how things were going and she said, “Although it would be easier to be at the winery to directly communicate actions, having these tools has definitely helped.”
vinoEZ provides a consistent way to efficiently and effectively collaborate with others. Yes, there are other solutions like Excel, Google Docs, pigeon carriers, etc. The beauty of vinoEZ is that it is built specifically for our industry and it is built alongside wine industry pros that require consistent, transparent communication to get the work done.
Stay safe and thanks for reading.