Innovation, Speakers, and S2K Enterprise Customers Highlight VAI’s Record-Breaking 2020 Virtual Conference

November 30, 2020

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – November 30, 2020VAI, a leading ERP software developer, held its 25th annual customer conference, Prevail 2020, following three days of virtual experiences aimed to drive customer collaboration and discuss how companies can prevail in today’s digital world. VAI saw an increase in attendance of over 200% from the previous on-site user conference, with more IT professionals joining the keynote live streams, partner sessions, and educational courses. The event focused on how technology can help businesses create a resilient business for the future using VAI’s ERP software suite, S2K 6.2 Enterprise On Cloud.

“This year’s attendance at Prevail 2020 emphasizes the importance that organizations have placed on utilizing cloud-based ERP solutions to enable greater transparency and resiliency, and streamline operational processes,” said Maggie Kelleher, director of business development at VAI. “Building the foundation of a first-time virtual event took some work, but thanks to VAI’s partners and employees, Prevail 2020 came together in record time and was executed flawlessly during the live event. We are proud that VAI’s customer conferences continue to be a place where our community can access innovative technology and insights that help move their organizations forward.”

Prevail 2020 Highlights-at-a-Glance

  • Keynote Speaker Scott McKain. Scott McKain delivered the keynote speech at Prevail 2020 during which he focused on ‘The 5 Factors of ICONIC Performance’. McKain provided VAI’s customers with insights surrounding what customers are looking for in a pandemic/post-pandemic economy, how customers can beat out competition during this challenging time, and how to stand out in a virtual environment when many organizations seem adrift on a sea of sameness. McKain’s unique platform style has earned him induction into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame — and his remarkable content earned him membership (along with Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, and Og Mandino) as one of only 24 selected for inclusion in the Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame.
  • S2K Enterprise Enhancements. Version 6.2 of VAI’s S2K Enterprise solution was unveiled at Prevail 2020. S2K 6.2 debuts new efficiencies and innovations around S2K Warehouse, S2K Supply & Demand Planning, S2K Mobile, and S2K Analytics, as well as enhances integration between S2K Marketing Cloud and third-party marketing automation tools. S2K Enterprise 6.2 allows customers to integrate applications seamlessly into one cloud-based ERP solution.
  • Customer Testimony. Several VAI customers highlighted how VAI’s cloud-based S2K Enterprise has helped them streamline processes and solve the challenges of complex work. Magid Glove & Safety, a work safety equipment provider, expanded on the challenges and success during the pandemic and how they are leveraging mobile devices on the shop floor to improve data collection and streamline their production processes. Mariani Packing Co. shed light on the company’s no touch initiative to improve the overall business process which has led to tremendous savings and high customer satisfaction.
  • VAI Solution Center Partners Ecosystem. VAI’s Solution Center Partners, Avalara, Inc., CYBRA Corporation, HelpSystems, Infocon Systems, Speech Interface, Varsity Logistics, Vertex, Inc., and Zebra Technologies Corporation, met with conference attendees to demonstrate products as well as discuss and review how these innovative products work in conjunction with the S2K ERP software suite. Spanning across the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food, pharmaceutical, and related service industries, VAI’s Solution Center Partners enable VAI customers to fully utilize today’s advanced technologies, including: marketing automation, mobile, business intelligence and analytics, and cloud computing.

“Prevail 2020 has been the best virtual conference that I have attended, hands down,” said Mike Slotemaker, IT Director at Western Power Sports. “The agenda was laid out well, and the gamification with “Digital Adventure” created a perfect structure for engagement. The content for general sessions, private meetings, education classes, and “ask the expert” was spot-on. Thank you again for a great conference.”

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Diane Dady
Bridget Devine
Walker Sands Communications