Vinimark works with Afrisoft, RSA Enterprise Software and TransLution™ to improve inventory management

Vinimark is the largest independent wine specialist company in South Africa, distributing and marketing more than 50 of the country’s best known wine brands. Vinimark chose to work with Afrisoft and RSA Enterprise Software in Cape Town, using TransLution™ to assist them in managing their inventory.

In the initial phase, TransLution™ is used to receive stock and post this data to SYSPRO to create GRN documents. As part of this process the software automatically sends an email to selected Vinimark users to notify them if a GRN post to SYSPRO has failed and to give a reason why.

The initial phase also has both a stock-take and cycle-count process where users can scan items, review and verify the scanned data and then process the stock-take results in SYSPRO. Due to an unreliable wi-fi network, Vinimark makes use of the buffered scanning feature offered by TransLution™ to do stock-takes. This feature allows users to scan when they are not in wi-fi range and data is stored on the scanner and downloaded to the server once in range. This feature can save significant costs in large warehouse and particularly in outside storage areas where full coverage can be hard to achieve.


An uncompromising passion for fine wines and dedication to service excellence prompted Tim Rands to form Vinimark in 1986. His vision paid off and today they are the largest independent wine specialist company in South Africa, distributing and marketing more than 50 of South Africa’s best known wine brands. Vinimark is also the sole distributor of a number of exclusive French champagnes as well as the popular Fat Bastard wine range in South Africa.

TransLution™ software was developed to assist manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies to better manage their business processes and stock handling. The TransLution™ product is particularly focussed on robust integration to customers’ existing ERP, accounting and stock management software for a wide range of transactions. TransLution™ is distributed in Africa by Afrisoft Africa (Pty) Ltd and in Europe by K3 SYSPRO.

Afrisoft Africa (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1998 to serve the specialised needs of agribusiness, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies. Afrisoft provides consulting services for business improvement and distributes, implements and supports TransLution, AGRISand other business improvement software in Africa.

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