Press Release

ABA Packaging Moves S2K Enterprise to VAI Cloud to Consolidate Operations and Strengthen Business Continuity

June 3, 2021

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – June 3, 2021VAI, a leading ERP software developer, today announced that ABA Packaging, a global provider of cosmetic packaging, is leveraging VAI’s S2K Enterprise software deployed on VAI Cloud LLC, a subsidiary of VAI, to strengthen business continuity and improve operational efficiencies. By bringing all applications under one cloud-based solution with S2K Enterprise, ABA Packaging has unlocked integration abilities to leverage powerful data, enabling increased productivity and business growth.

With hundreds of products such as fragrance bottles, glass jars, plastic tubes, aluminum bottles and more, ABA Packaging has been servicing the needs of the cosmetics industry for over 34 years. For almost three decades, ABA Packaging has utilized VAI’s S2K Enterprise to run its operations. Due to the transition to remote work in 2020 and recent business growth, ABA Packaging moved off-premise and into VAI Cloud in a few months.

Since moving to S2K Enterprise, ABA Packaging has streamlined its processes and improved backup capabilities with automated high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). ABA Packaging can now focus on meeting business goals and serving customers with its customizable products, allowing VAI to handle monitoring and managing the company’s IT infrastructure. Since S2K Enterprise grows with customers as they scale, VAI ensures that ABA Packaging can expand its capabilities over time and meet the needs of new customers.

“Like any organization, the challenges from the past year and the need for improved business continuity across our business led us to migrate fully to the cloud,” said Charles Marchese, President of ABA Packaging. “As a long-time customer, the VAI team already knew our business inside and out, so they were able to complete the migration smoothly and timely, ultimately exceeding our expectations. Since our cloud deployment, I can focus on securely running the business with 100% uptime, all while being fully supported by our VAI team."

According to Gartner, cloud-based ERP sales will reach $35.8 billion by 2025 as organizations continue to migrate to cloud-based applications to ensure greater security capabilities. Following in the footsteps of other distributors during the pandemic, ABA Packaging realized that the cost savings and benefits with S2K Enterprise in the cloud outweighed the challenges of an on-premise server migration project. Since implementation, the company has experienced no downtime, while increasing efficiencies throughout its operations.

“By moving to the cloud, ABA Packaging has expanded its business safely and securely without worrying about data backup, continuity, or infrastructure maintenance,” said Mike Morano, project director at VAI. “We’re honored to be ABA’s long-term, trusted partner. With VAI Cloud, the company can enjoy the added benefits of a cloud-based ERP solution, such as built-in high availability and disaster recovery, to better serve its customers.”

To learn more about S2K Enterprise, visit https://www.vaicloud.net.

About ABA Packaging

ABA Packaging Corp. is your number one source for stock and custom bottles, jars, caps, roll-ons, dispensers/pumps, droppers, airless, vials, and more for cosmetic, fragrance, personal-care, spa, and cannabinoid-beauty product applications. ABA now offers Eco-Friendly, 100% recyclable aluminum bottle and jar packages, certified PCR content plastic bottles tubes and jars, and PCR content glass bottles and jars. We maintain shelf-stock on hundreds of items, and we decorate what we sell. Come visit us at www.abapackaging.com.

About VAI

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. VAI's software solutions are backed by a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellence that countless companies rely on. With specific ERP solutions for food and pharmaceutical companies, VAI has helped some of the most recognized companies address key industry requirements and deliver bottom-line results. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage business intelligence, analytics, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions and empower their mobile workforce. For more information, visit www.vai.net.

About VAI Cloud LLC

VAI Cloud, LLC is the primary provider for cloud deployment of VAI’s S2K Software Suite. VAI Cloud enables businesses to have a disaster recovery plan and high availability in place without all the complexities and expense. VAI Cloud infrastructure spans multiple data centers with full synchronization between redundant systems. Customers in VAI Cloud can add additional resources and updates are done without the need for downtime. For more information, visit www.vaicloud.net.

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