VAI Helps Large Saudi Arabian-based Distributor Streamline and Integrate Warehouse Operations

March 18, 2010

United Yousef Naghi Company goes live with S2K Enterprise Software

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. --May 18, 2010 -- VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) announced today that Saudi Arabian-based United Yousef Naghi Company (www.unitednaghi.com.sa/), one of the largest distributors of LG Electronics’ home appliances and consumer electronics products in Saudi Arabia, has successfully upgraded to a newer version of VAI’s S2K Software Suite to streamline its warehouse operations and improve logistics management capabilities. Additionally, the distributor sought to assist its sales and customer service teams with access to the most accurate and timely data possible to grow United Yousef Naghi Company’s operations. VAI is a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail and service industries, and an IBM Premier Business Partner.

United Yousef Naghi Company is headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and it employs more than 1,200 people through several companies. The subsidiaries include Arabian Trading Services, which sells food and consumer products; MY Naghi Motors, a large automobile distributor; Hafil, a transportation service company; and United Naghi Electronics, which sells consumer electronics. This diverse line of products, which are distributed via 12 warehouse facilities located throughout Saudi Arabia, cast a wide footprint in the Middle East.

After upgrading its S2K for Distribution, S2K for Manufacturing and S2K for Warehouse Management Software (WMS) packages in December 2009, United Yousef Naghi Company has benefited from more robust, accurate and timely data retrieval capabilities and improved operational efficiencies.

Ed Fowles, Senior Project Leader/Trainer, VAI, who provided ongoing support and guidance during the implementation process, said, “United Yousef Naghi Company has an impressive presence throughout Saudi Arabia, representing well-known product lines with impeccable reputations. As such, the firm has become one of the leading electronics suppliers in the country, and recognized that it needed to implement an enhanced version of VAI’s S2K Software Suite to handle its growing customer base. With its efficient navigation and user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) capabilities, providing improved flexibility and superior data access, United Yousef Naghi Company will experience improved employee performance and speedier distribution times.”

Mohamed Mustafa Zaid, IT Manager, United Yousef Naghi Company, remarked, “We have been a VAI customer for several years and wanted to benefit from the latest version of S2K. VAI’s advanced, industry-specific solutions and outstanding technical support made our decision to upgrade our ERP software a simple one. We anticipate a long and profitable relationship with VAI.”

S2K Enterprise for Distribution offers customers numerous solutions to help manage supply chains, enterprise resources and customer relationships efficiently and effectively. S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing streamlines daily operations and augments worker productivity, while S2K for WMS improves overall warehouse efficiency to help company’s meet operational performance objectives and increase customer satisfaction.

About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

VAI is an award-winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Designed for the mid-range market, S2K Enterprise is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Management Systems, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Chicago and Oroville, California. For more information, please contact Diane Dady at 800-824-7776, ext. 236 or visit (www.vai.net).

 

For more information, please contact:

Diane Dady
VAI
631-619-4729
Christine Randle
DPR Group, Inc.
240-686-1000