IBM Cognos Analytics, which is Embedded in VAI S2K Analytics, Ranked as a Leader in the G2 Grid® Report for Business Intelligence Platforms for Fall 2019

October 29, 2019

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – October 29, 2019 –  VAI, a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developer, announced the Business Intelligence (BI) Platform, IBM Cognos Analytics, which powers VAI S2K Analytics, has recently ranked as a Leader in the G2 Grid® Report for Business Intelligence Platforms for Fall 2019.  IBM Cognos Analytics is an AI-fueled BI platform that supports the entire analytics cycle, from discovery to operationalization. G2 is the world’s largest tech marketplace where businesses can discover, review, and manage the technology they need to reach their potential.

Products shown on the Grid® Report for Business Intelligence Platforms are ranked by customer satisfaction and market presence. IBM Cognos Analytics is ranked as a Leader for having both substantial customer satisfaction and market presence.

Watson Analytics AI, now included in IBM Cognos Analytics, is embedded into VAI S2K Analytics, and it is a BI software application that is tightly integrated into the S2K Enterprise software suite. S2K customers leverage S2K Analytics to create powerful dashboards and reports with AI recommendations that identify and analyze crucial business trends. Users can uncover hidden patterns in their data, share dashboards with anyone within the organization, protect the data by controlling who has access to sensitive information – and who doesn’t, and offer both high-level monitoring that focuses on overall performance of the enterprise, and low-level monitoring that focuses on departmental metrics.

 “With S2K Analytics Powered by IBM Cognos, our customers have one of the most advanced BI tools on the market, with the highest customers satisfaction level,” said Gina Parry, sales manager at VAI. “We are proud of the advanced reporting and dynamic dashboards that our customers are able to create, which can give them a sizable advantage over their competitors and can enable significant business growth. With its tight integration to IBM Cognos, S2K Analytics has the capability and the power to bring its users to the next level of business excellence.”

In order to qualify for inclusion in the G2 Grid® Report for Business Intelligence category, IBM Cognos Analytics must:

  • Consume data from any source through file uploads, database querying, and application connectors
  • Require IT or data professionals to build and deploy an analytics architecture and environment to transform data into a useful and relatable model
  • Require coding knowledge to support data modeling, blending, and discovery processes
  • Create reports and visualizations with business utility
  • Create and deploy internal analytics applications

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 Hard Goods, 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 analytics, business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions and empower their mobile workforce. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY, with additional offices located across the United States. For more information, visit, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter, vai_software on Instagram, and “like us” on

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