VAI S2K Analytics and S2K Mobile Help Inter-County Bakers Predict Purchase Orders Based on Seasonality Trends, Allow Sales Teams to Place Orders in the Field
Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – November 5, 2019 - VAI, a renowned ERP software developer, announced that Inter-County Bakers, a leading bakery supply distributor, is deploying VAI’s food ERP software solution, S2K Enterprise for Food, to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and better track inventory using VAI’s automated and integrated software applications across the organization. Utilizing S2K applications such as S2K Analytics and S2K Mobile, Inter-County Bakers is well equipped to meet the upcoming holiday season with technical tools to satisfy their customer demands and increase profits.
Operating out of its 115,000 sq. ft. headquarters and warehouse in New York, Inter-County Bakers’ inventory spans over 3,500 items, including raw ingredients and mixes, refrigerated and frozen items and unbaked, par-baked, and fully baked goods, and it serves a growing number of customers throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. With a high volume of inventory and customers scattered throughout the East Coast, Inter-County Bakers relies upon S2K Enterprise Management to help it manage the storage and delivery of its products, as well as gain real-time insights into purchase order history and trends.
Having the ability to seamlessly integrate software such as analytics and mobile applications helps Inter-Country Bakes keep up with their fast-moving landscape and scale with their evolving business needs as they continue to grow. VAI’s S2K Mobile Order Entry solution equips the company’s sales team with capabilities to increase order entry frequency and improve the order process using features that can print or email transactions, view customer payment status, view item images, details, availability, and price. Users can also create custom reports with VAI S2K Analytics, such as a report that compares sales with inventory, as well as generate general ledger and custom groups reports. The company is able to analyze trends and monitor high-level enterprise performance, as well as departmental metrics.
“Since we first started working with VAI, Inter-County Bakers has experienced significant growth, even as the pace of our industry has dramatically changed,” said Tony Lotito, chief operating officer of Inter-County Bakers. “Peak season for Inter-County Bakers is quickly approaching with the upcoming holiday season. We rely upon VAI and their S2K software to help our team make informed decisions around stock control and ordering based on historical data, helping us stay ahead during the high demand season. We also use S2K Mobile Order Entry daily, and we currently place 400 orders per month between our sales team of 12 people. We’re excited about the direction we are heading with the S2K technical tools in place to grow our business like never before.”
Inter-County Bakers will soon be leveraging VAI’s S2K Smart Center, a very high-level and flexible web interface that allows users to navigate on a single sign-on of all web applications, simplifying the user experience with immediate, anytime, anywhere access.
“It’s always exciting to see our clients grow and thrive once S2K becomes a core component of their business,” said Analiza Abella, project director at VAI. “Inter-County is at the forefront in deploying today’s most effective technological advancements in order to achieve ground-breaking success. We will continue to work with the Inter-County team in every capacity to our mutual success.”
In 2020, Inter-County Bakers plans to add S2K Supply and Demand Planning to its ERP solutions suite.
To learn more about VAI’s solutions for the food and beverage distribution industry, please visit https://www.vai.net/solutions/s2k-enterprise-for-food.
About Inter-County Bakers
Inter-County Bakery Supply is a leading bakery supply distributor that offers true brand and ingredient choice, peerless service and reliability, and passionate commitment to its customers. Inter-County's inventory spans over 3,500 items, including raw ingredients and mixes, refrigerated and frozen items and unbaked, par-baked and fully baked goods. From its new headquarters in Deer Park, Long Island, New York, Inter-County serves a large and growing number of customers throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit http://icbakers.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, 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 locations across the United States. For more information, visit www.vai.net, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter, vai_software on Instagram, and “like us” on facebook.com/VAISoftware.
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