Wine Cru, a US-based sister company of Hallgarten Druitt, has deployed The Wine System developed by TVision Technology, a Surrey-based Microsoft Gold ERP partner.

The Wine System is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution that is designed based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV to meet the requirements of the wine and drinks distribution industry.

In 2012, Hallgarten Druitt chose The Wine System for its UK head office in Luton and at its sister company in Denver, US.

Hallgarten implemented the Wine System at its sister company, Pieroth, with successful results, forcing it to go live in the US.

Hallgarten Druitt information technology head Kevin McKenna said TVision was well proven both for its credentials with other wine distributors and through the work it had already carried out with them.

TVision Technology managing director Richard Thompson said it was important to provide each group of users with undivided attention through the inevitable stress of going live.

"Although I am sure the US users will enjoy the status of trail blazers!," Thompson added.

While the US sister company Wine Cru went live on 1 July 2013, the UK firm will follow in the next few weeks, which will be followed by the new website integration and business intelligence phases.