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Left Bank Wine has become the leading distributor of fine wines and spirits in the state of Wisconsin. Their portfolio of wines includes all the major wine growing regions in the world. Left Bank coordinates deliveries throughout the state, maintains a team of mobile salespeople, and also hosts public tastings and wine dinners.

“We had to download our transactions each day into a homemade FileMaker database and then export that into an accounting program in order to know what our Profit & Loss were for the day. We were already using FileMaker, but in a very unsophisticated way.”– Stacy Sandler, President, Left Bank Wine & Spirits


  • Headquarters: Mcfarland, WI
  • Employees: 50 - 75
  • Industry: Wine & Spirits Wholesale and Imports

Left Bank needed to escape the work rut by streamlining processes while saving time and money. Codence solved Left Bank’s problems by reducing inefficient business processes, and giving them confidence in their data.


Previous to using Genesis, Left Bank was running their business operations using a combination of applications and tools resulting in inefficient business processes. Genesis Accounting was recommended to them as a reliable FileMaker-based accounting solution that could interface well with their existing FileMaker front-end files.


20 Hours

Saved a month by streamlining process


Reliable Data


The Left Bank team was so satisfied with the results that they decided to also migrate their entire operations tracking system to Genesis Transactions, completely replacing their previous front-end files.

Using Genesis Transactions as their front-end files facilitated customer management, invoicing, purchasing, and inventory control, and gave them confidence in the day-to-day overview of their business.


  • Because Genesis provides well-integrated transactions and accounting features, after changing systems Left Bank was able to generate reports on everything from product sales to sophisticated business metrics.
  • Continuing to maintain their data within the FileMaker environment is a definite plus for Left Bank management. They feel that FileMaker’s user-friendly environment, along with its customizability, has inspired positive trends at Left Bank Wine.
  • Managers appreciate the custom reports and functionality regularly added at their request by Codence developers. They also like that customization can be safely added without disrupting normal workflow.

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