Lawn Equipment Parts Co. to Automate Warehouse, Mobile, and Analytics Business Processes with VAI S2K ERP Software Suite
Leading Outdoor Power Equipment and Parts Distributor to Implement VAI’s S2K Solution for Enhanced Operations, Simplified Order Fulfillments and Improved Customer Service
Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – September 26, 2017 – VAI, a leading ERP software developer, today announced that Lawn Equipment Parts Co. (LEPCO), a wholesale distributor of outdoor power equipment, will implement VAI’s S2K Enterprise Management Software solution to support company growth and adopt a paperless order fulfillment process.
In 1970, LEPCO opened their doors as an aftermarket lawn equipment parts supplier, and while their name remains true to their roots, today LEPCO has grown significantly into new markets. The company now distributes nine major brands of power tools and works with more than 1,300 retailers in the Northeast. In order to keep up with an influx of business demands and their customers’ expectations for a rapid order fulfillment, LEPCO knew they need a powerful, responsive ERP system that would improve efficiencies across the board.
“Our search for a new ERP system was extensive,” said Jeff Clark, President of LEPCO. “It was very important that the selection process involved not only our leadership team and IT executives, but also our warehouse and field employees to ensure they had a say in identifying the solution. We spoke with a number of ERP providers before meeting with and eventually partnering with VAI. It was their strong customer support, hands-on involvement and user-friendly, customizable system that that made selecting VAI’s S2K solution an easy choice and the best fit for our organization.
We first connected with VAI back in the 1990’s when we were searching for our previous ERP solution. When we spoke with them again in 2017, we were extremely impressed by VAI’s growth and ability to adapt to the constantly changing technology market throughout the years," Clark concluded.
LEPCO will be implementing the S2K financial, distribution, warehouse management (WMS), customer relationship management (CRM), service and repair, and rental management applications, as well as the S2K enterprise portal, analytics and mobile solutions. Together, these tools will enable LEPCO to streamline their entire workflow and gain visibility into their current business processes, helping them to operate more efficiently and support future company growth.
“We are confident that VAI and S2K will allow us to create efficiencies, enable greater cost savings, and help us grow,” said Rob Kintner, Controller and ERP Project Manager at LEPCO.
“As one of the preferred distributors in the lawn equipment business, we understand how important it is that LEPCO continue to deliver upon and exceed their customers’ expectations,” said Frank Maggio, project director at VAI. “We are eager to kick off the implementation process with LEPCO, and we know that our S2K solution will support their efforts to optimize their business operations as they continue to expand their distribution outreach and automate every aspect of their business, from the warehouse and order processes, to the mobile sales force .”
LEPCO is a family-owned and operated wholesale distributor of quality outdoor power equipment, parts, and accessories. Originally, LEPCO operated as an after-market parts distributor to independent lawn equipment dealers. Today, LEPCO handles nine major brands of power equipment and continue to supply after-market parts to over 1,300 dealers in the northeast region.
Over the years, LEPCO has continued to grow, becoming one of the preferred distributors in the industry. Maintaining their reputation for outstanding customer service to their dealers continues to be their everyday focus. LEPCO’s continued goal is to provide quality products and services to their group of independent dealers who, in turn, are able to provide a higher level of service and support to the end-users for all of the brands they represent. LEPCO sells exclusively to retail dealers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.lepco.com.
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, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Gold Partner, VAI is the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch offices in Florida, Illinois and California. For more information, visit www.vai.net.
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