Produce Pro Software

9014 Heritage Parkway
Suite 304
Woodridge,  IL  60517-5077
United States
630-395-9600
https://www.producepro.com
  • Booth: 1883

Produce Pro Software is a fully integrated software solution providing innovative business and technology solutions for the perishables industry. Since 1990, Produce Pro Software has been supporting many of the best run companies in the industry providing an end-to-end solution that includes:

  • Sales Order Entry
  • Purchasing
  • Pricing
  • Receiving
  • Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Repacking
  • Processing
  • Routing/Logistics
  • Lot Tracking
  • Reporting
  • Accounting
  • Mobile Apps
  • E-commerce
  • EDI
  • Document Imaging
  • Analytics
  • Warehouse Management

With cutting edge traceability and powerful software solutions together with perishable food industry expertise and business consulting services, Produce Pro provides customers with support and service that is second to none. 


 Press Releases

  • WOODRIDGE, ILL., May 7, 2018 – Since 1947, Capitol City Produce is known as one of the most respected providers of fresh produce in the Gulf Coast region. After maintaining two separate software systems to run their business over the years, they were determined to find an all-in-one integrated solution to show live inventory and streamline operations.

    “After speaking with many other produce distributors, Produce Pro Software easily became the obvious choice,” said Andrea Goodman, Director of Information Services, Capitol City Produce.

    “Previously, we were required to manage our operation utilizing and maintaining two separate systems which created double work for many of our employees along with several opportunities for inaccurate inventories,” commented Caleb Prejean, Director of Operations, Capitol City Produce.

    When looking at potential software solutions, “Produce Pro’s Core and Warehouse Management System were key factors in our selection process,” Goodman indicated.  “Plus, they offer 24 hour support, have a dedicated research and development team, and their employees have extensive industry knowledge.”

    Once Produce Pro was selected as their software of choice, it was full steam ahead to implement the new system. Their staff’s extensive industry expertise was clearly evident throughout the entire implementation process, from orientation and training meetings, to going live with the system and finally post-implementation.

    Goodman added, “Our Produce Pro team was incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, engaging and helpful. We were extremely impressed. Produce Pro provided us with experts in every area of our operation. And, their team was onsite 24/7 during our go live week to assist each department with their specific daily processes and how-to questions.”

    Since transitioning to Produce Pro, Capitol City Produce employees from all departments have felt the positive effects and are extremely pleased.

    “To be honest, switching over to a new system really scared me, and I thought it would be hard to learn everything, but it was easy.  Now, I can’t imagine working without Produce Pro,” exclaimed Brittany Ezell, Dispatch Clerk, Capitol City Produce.

    “Overall, the program is easy to use and navigate,” added Mike Fruge, Director of Sales, Capitol City Produce.

    Prejean added, “The move to Produce Pro has streamlined our processes and allowed more inventory control. This created confidence throughout our entire organization and eliminated the redundancy of multiple tasks; saving many man hours which can now be focused on other areas.”

    While internally Capitol City Produce has already seen countless positive impacts since transitioning to Produce Pro, “the transition was practically seamless to our customers, which was a bonus,” noted Goodman.

    About Capitol City Produce

    Founded on April 24, 1947 by the Ferachi family, Capitol City Produce® has become the largest, and one of the most respected, providers of produce in the Gulf Coast region. The company is known for consistently delivering the highest quality produce with the highest standards for food safety as a Safe Quality Foods Level 3 food distribution center. In addition to an expansive line of produce, customers are supported with an extensive specialty line of products including specialty produce, local produce, local dairy, cheeses, frozen foods, imported fine chocolates and bakery items. The company has been recognized in 2017 as Company of the Year by the Baton Rouge Business Report.

    More information is available at www.CapitolCityProduce.com.

    About Produce Pro Software

    Produce Pro Software is a fully integrated ERP software providing innovative business and technology solutions to fresh produce businesses and the perishables industry. Produce Pro supports many of the best run companies providing an end-to-end solution that includes sales order entry, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory management, routing and logistics, accounting, E-commerce, EDI, document imaging, analytics, and warehouse management. Proudly on the cutting edge of traceability, they provide their clients with the tools to meet the demands of their customers.

    For more information about Produce Pro Software, please call 630-395-9600 or visit producepro.com.

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  • WOODRIDGE, ILL., December 11, 2017 – Hard work and dedication has become a family tradition for employees of Sunfarm Food Service. So, when it came time to look for a new ERP software solution, they knew they wanted a system that could optimize the solid business they had built in the St. Louis area over the last 90 years.

    “I first met Marc Hatfield of Produce Pro Software, at a trade show. Even though one of our competitors was already using Produce Pro, it’s the system we had our eye on,” commented John Pollaci, President of Sunfarm Food Service.

    “Our goal is to get to know a company from the ground up and really understand their business when presenting a tailored solution to best fit their needs,” said Marc Hatfield, National Sales Manager at Produce Pro Software.

    “There were several things I was impressed with throughout the sales process as well as implementation. I can’t speak enough of how fantastic it was for Produce Pro to ask the right questions and learn our business. They even came out to our facility to see our operation first hand before we made our decision,” commented John Pollaci.

    Once Sunfarm decided to move forward with Produce Pro, next up was the software implementation, which is an integral part when transitioning from one system to another. 

    John Pollaci added, “Produce Pro dedicated an entire team to ensure our implementation ran smoothly. I could not be more impressed with the level of professionalism of their staff, and believe it or not, they made it fun!  The whole process before going live with the new system was great and made for a very smooth transition.

    Sunfarm came to Produce Pro with several challenges that needed to be addressed to ultimately save dollars and optimize their operations including:

    • Better inventory visibility
    • Increased system speed and flexibility
    • Robust reporting and exporting

    John Pollaci concluded, “Thus far, Produce Pro has exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to keeping that momentum going.  Next up, we are implementing Produce Pro’s Driver Solution which will help us realize a huge reduction in paper usage and additional costs.”

    About Sunfarm Food Service

    Sunfarm Food Service is committed to furnishing local restaurants, caterers, hotels, golf courses, schools and other fine institutions with premium quality produce and specialty products from around the world and around the corner. Striving to provide a high level of customer service, knowledge of industry trends, and the freshest produce shows Sunfarm cares about the success of their customers as much as their own.

    For more information about Sunfarm Food Service, please call 314-241-1288 or visit sunfarmfs.com.

    About Produce Pro Software

    Produce Pro Software is a fully integrated ERP software providing innovative business and technology solutions to fresh produce businesses and the perishables industry. Produce Pro supports many of the best run companies providing an end-to-end solution that includes sales order entry, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory management, routing and logistics, accounting, E-commerce, EDI, document imaging, analytics, and warehouse management. Proudly on the cutting edge of traceability, they provide their clients with the tools to meet the demands of their customers.

    For more information about Produce Pro Software, please call 630-395-9600 or visit producepro.com.

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  • WOODRIDGE, ILL., September 4, 2018 – Since 1949, Capital City Fruit has been a grower and supply chain manager of fresh fruits and vegetables. Based in Iowa, but servicing several states in the Midwest region, Capital City Fruit’s unwavering commitment to quality and service has been their mission and promise for more than 60 years. With the industry continuing to push for more traceability; especially with the amount of repacking within their operation, they were in search of a robust inventory management system to do just that, and more.

    “I originally heard about Produce Pro in the late 90’s at a produce convention. And, as I went to conventions over the years, I noticed the customer logos on Produce Pro’s trade show booth kept growing and businesses we knew were being added,” commented Christian Comito, CEO, Capital City Fruit.

    “In 2009, we considered Produce Pro when we installed our first inventory management system. In fact, we used a decision matrix where we scored each software company based on features and Produce Pro scored the highest, but at the time, we chose another option. Now, after less than ten years, when it came time to find a new software system, we knew just who to call.”

    Christian Comito added, “Produce Pro has good systems but they also have good people.  A lot of their staff has worked within the produce industry in the past and truly understands the intricacies of produce; especially their trainers which is completely different from other software companies we’ve looked at previously. I was also impressed by the company’s longevity. This really sets them apart from the other software that’s available.”

    When it came time to implement the new system, Produce Pro’s strong systems and knowledgeable staff were evident once again. “Their implementation process prepared us for the transition. I like that they have an orientation for senior leadership to learn about the business and find areas that might affect processes, so we could start changing those processes before the software went live, commented Christian Comito.  “Not to mention, our implementation process was actually fun! The staff all have a great sense of humor and were willing to be light-hearted with our team when we needed a break from training or a stress-reliever.”

    “I also cannot say enough about the entire Produce Pro team. The level of support is exceeding my expectations. Any time, day or night, they are there to provide guidance and help answer questions,” exclaimed Sean Overholser, production manager, Capital City Fruit.

    Since going live with the system just a few months back, Capital City Fruit has already realized several improvements throughout their operation.

    Brendan Comito, COO, Capital City Fruit explained, “Produce Pro enables us to accurately track the input product and what outputs are produced from that input product. We also have much better reporting that allows us to find and fix inventory issues in real time.”

    “The shipment reports are much easier to build in Produce Pro which saves me time each day,” commented, Marc Newman, transportation manager, Capital City Fruit.”

    Overholser added, “Immediately upon switching to Produce Pro we have found the entire repack module to be extremely easy to use. We’ve increased our efficiency with label management as well as repack accuracy several times over. Repacks that used to take 10-15 minutes each are now processed in under a minute. Label format selection is automatic and also super simple. Produce Pro is so fast and reliable.”

    “Next up, we’re planning to implement Produce Pro’s Warehouse Management System. We think this will enable us to get an even better handle on our inventory and improve our shipping accuracy, so we are looking forward to the enhancement of our system and continuous improvement of our operation even more so into the future,” concluded Brendan Comito.

    About Capital City Fruit

    Since 1949, Capital City Fruit has been a grower and supply chain manager of fresh fruits and vegetables. They deliver exceptional fresh produce with exceptional customer serviceThe mission of Capital City Fruit is to source, pack, and deliver exceptional fresh produce “When you want it, Where you want it, How you want it”. They service the states of Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kansas. Capital City Fruit sources their produce from their 30+ family farms located in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas and Nebraska, as well as the continental United States, Mexico, Central America, Canada and Europe. The company services retail grocers, foodservice distributors and fresh cut processors. This unwavering commitment to quality and service has been their mission and promise for more than 60 years.

    General information about Capital City Fruit can be obtained at the company’s corporate website  www.capitalcityfruit.com. Follow @capitalcityfruit on Twitter and find Capital City Fruit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CapitalCityFruit.

    About Produce Pro Software

    Produce Pro Software is a fully integrated ERP software providing innovative business and technology solutions to fresh produce businesses and the perishables industry. Produce Pro supports many of the best run companies providing an end-to-end solution that includes sales order entry, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory management, routing and logistics, accounting, E-commerce, EDI, document imaging, analytics, and warehouse management. Proudly on the cutting edge of traceability, they provide their clients with the tools to meet the demands of their customers.

    For more information about Produce Pro Software, please call 630-395-9600 or visit producepro.com.

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  • WOODRIDGE, ILL., Oct. 10, 2018 – Produce Pro Software, the leading software and technology company of the produce industry is excited to announce its expanded presence at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit Conference and Expo being held in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 18-20, 2018. The Produce Pro staff will unveil a brand-new booth that is double in size as compared to previous years. This follows the strong growth the company continues to experience year after year.

    “Based on how busy we’ve become as exhibitors at recent industry trade shows, when it came time to select and design a new booth, we identified that more space was a necessity; especially knowing how large PMA Fresh Summit has become,” said Kristen Santangelo, marketing manager at Produce Pro Software. “This will allow us a more relaxed and conducive atmosphere while speaking with current customers and getting to know prospective customers alike. Visitors will also notice a streamlined and minimalist style with the addition of more work spaces to help foster an engaging environment.”

    Produce Pro increased the number of booth personnel attending the conference this year, as well. With a team of seven industry professionals including President Dave Donat and National Sales Manager Marc Hatfield, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss all aspects of Produce Pro’s robust All-in-One Software Solution including the latest enhancements to their:

    • Core ERP System
    • Warehouse Management System
    • Driver Solution  
    • Mobile Applications
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics
    • Industry Consulting and Training

    “Attending and exhibiting at trade shows is extremely important for us as a company,” added Hatfield. “Having limited space in our booth had become a challenge for us. With PMA Fresh Summit being one of the most relevant shows in the produce industry, getting quality face-to-face interaction and networking with visitors is truly priceless. We’re excited to welcome attendees to our new booth in Orlando.”

    Check out Produce Pro’s new booth, and chat with the team during the expo at PMA Fresh Summit Booth #1883. Appointments can also be made in advance by calling 630-395-9600 or emailing sales@producepro.com.

    Not at the show? Visit producepro.com, or call 630-395-9600 to learn more.

    About Produce Pro Software

    Produce Pro Software is a fully integrated ERP software providing innovative business and technology solutions to fresh produce businesses and the perishables industry. Produce Pro supports many of the best run companies providing an end-to-end solution that includes sales order entry, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory management, routing and logistics, accounting, E-commerce, EDI, document imaging, analytics, and warehouse management. Proudly on the cutting edge of traceability, they provide their clients with the tools to meet the demands of their customers.

    For more information about Produce Pro Software, please call 630-395-9600 or visit producepro.com.

    About PMA Fresh Summit

    Produce Marketing Association is a trade organization representing companies from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. PMA Fresh Summit is one of several events held by PMA each year where more than 20,000 participants throughout the global fresh produce and floral supply chains come together as a community to learn, network, build relationships, and do business.

    For more information about PMA Fresh Summit, visit https://www.pma.com/events/freshsummit.

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