Oinotechniki Ltd. invests in the comprehensive monitoring of the production, marketing and promotion of its products with

Thesis.net ERP, Thesis.net BI & Thesis.net for Wineries

Customer Profile

The winery “Zacharias Vineyards” of Oinotechniki is the largest private winery in Nemea with a production of over 5,000 tons per year. An integrated environmental management system is applied to crops, and stainless vinificators and cold tanks, modern laboratories, French oak barrels, pneumatic presses, etc. are used to meet the needs of the winery. The winery also has a modern bottling and quality control laboratory certified under HACCP, thereby ensuring the highest hygiene and safety of products. Recently, Oinotechniki won a gold medal at the 10th International Wine Competition in Thessaloniki with: Red QWPSR Nemea Zacharia 2008. The company has many plans for the future and include, among others, the construction of the second winemaking facility in Arcadia.

Business needs

Oinotechniki LTD in its effort to upgrade and strengthen its product offering, recognized the need for optimal organization of both its production process and its commercial management. In this context, while strengthening its position in the market, it chose to use new technologies and modern methods of recording, and controlling processes by installing an Information System. The challenges and requirements faced and posed by the company itself throughout the production phase were too numerous to be solved using old tools, as it should monitor and record data related to plots, production-harvest statements by producer or totally, multiple simultaneous weighing, check and adapt to the specific requirements in order for each production to qualify as QWPSR or local wine (check of kg/acre, etc.), record the conversion of kilograms of grape into must liters, calculate wastage at the destemer, crusher, etc., monitor vinificators, oenological product consumption during sieving, filtration or cooling, export of byproducts (lees, etc), content and components of available tanks across multiple production lines, dates of filling, transfusion into barrels etc., bottling information, semi-finished products, private labels, complete history for each batch, traceability, varieties, crops, detailed costing, comprehensive export control etc. That made any request for centralized information an extremely complex task. The use of business intelligence and the confirmation of the initial design were limited and much lower than the requirements and goals of the company’s management, as they were obtained using old, low productivity tools. The production monitoring system required radical reform, the accounting system automatic updating, the automations of processes required significant enhancement because of the volume of information, etc. Furthermore, at the level of promoting products and qualitatively utilizing business intelligence needs were constantly increasing.

The Solution

The most appropriate solution required the combination of many features such as integration, operational completeness, interconnection of production, commercial management and promotional activities, scalability and reliability. And all these in a single environment and in conjunction with a reasonable purchase and maintenance cost. At the same time, the application should ensure the scalability of the program following the needs of the business. Furthermore, the system should be linked to the payroll program and be accompanied by a complete ERP, with built-in business intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. The choice of the integrated Thesis.net platform, in conjunction with specialized applications developed specifically for the company (all fully interconnected into a single aesthetic and functional environment) rose to the challenge immediately as they fully meet the objectives of the management. At the same time it is also a modern and scalable system that can serve directly present and future needs.

The benefits

Thesis.net Project already offers great results. There was an immediate increase in productivity, reduction of the cost of production and increase of competitiveness. Corporate information is immediate and fully utilized for assessment and business decision making by the management. Operational problems of the past have been resolved, management and managers now know where, when and how they will act to advance the development of the company with the necessary safety and quality of products. The system is very user friendly. It was immediately accepted by the employees and became an irreplaceable tool in the daily operation and growth of Oinotechniki both in Greece and abroad.