Your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is the backbone of your business. An ERP solution provides visibility to decision-makers, and encourages efficiency and collaboration. Organizations that do not upgrade their ERP may miss out on new technology that could significantly improve their business because the system they have in place today may not be meeting their needs, or may not be able to support the growth and innovation that is key to the organization’s future success. An outdated ERP solution can thwart a company’s success, and ultimately lead to organizational failure.
Watch out New Orleans! In just a few days, VAI will bring its high-hitting, advanced technology your way. Before we can descend upon the “Big Easy” with an awe-inspiring User Conference, we’ve decided to learn a little more about this iconic city, known for its sultry jazz, festive Mardi Gras and mouth-watering cuisine.
August 18, 2016 Retail
With summer quickly coming to a close, retailers are eyeing their warehouses expectantly in preparation for the back to school shopping rush, which is widely considered one of retail’s busiest seasons. And thanks to e-commerce, back-to-school shoppers can now do all of their shopping from the comfort of their own homes, avoiding the hassle of fighting department store crowds for this year’s coolest, must-have items. With a few slides and clicks on a smartphone, shoppers can now expect to receive an item at their doorstep the next day – or in some cases, in just a few hours. As evidence of the colossal growth of online shopping in recent years, retail giant Walmart recently acquired Jet.com, one of the fastest growing and most innovative e-commerce companies in the U.S, to expand its e-commerce operations.
Successful food and beverage manufacturers should commit to providing quality, consistent, and safe products. To remain competitive in the Food and Beverage industry, manufacturers need to proactively manage compliance in a constantly demanding and continuously changing regulatory environment. If your ERP is designed for the food industry, chances are, being food safety compliant and managing recalls will be easier for you. The food industry is unique in many ways; Inventory management, lot and date tracking, quality control and recall reporting are critical. A good Food ERP system should be specifically designed to meet these requirements and help processors cope with the challenges of FSMA by automating and integrating the business process across the organization.
The old saying is, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This holds true especially with your company website. The design of your website has the power to intrigue and entice your viewers, or send them straight to your competitors. With a well-designed website, your company can potentially increase and maintain web traffic and visibility, leading to greater sales and a better bottom-line. According to Aberdeen, Embracing Change in Wholesale and Distribution, online ecommerce has altered the way organizations take orders and how they get their products into the hands of their customers. As retailers continue to increase global transactions, they must adapt to enhancing the user experience by presenting customers with more immersive and interactive web interfaces.
June 6, 2016 #yourworkdaymatters
When we think of New Orleans, we think about its diverse culture and steeped history, its centuries of tradition and elegant architecture, the lavish parades of Mardi Gras, and the rhythmic jazz festivals. Best of all, we think about its world-famous food; from seafood gumbo, jambalaya and chargrilled oysters, to sugar dusted beignets. With a city so timeless and full of adventure, it’s hard to know everything about New Orleans, but relax, we have you covered! Follow along with VAI as we take you on a fun, fascinating tour of the iconic, “Big Easy.”