VAI Announces Customer Conference Executive Tracks and Hands-On Labs

September 19, 2018

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. - September 19, 2018 - VAI, a leading ERP software provider, announced the Executive Tracks, Hands-on Labs, and Training Sessions taking place at its customer conference, Prevail 2018, being held November 8-10, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Re-branded this year with a new name, Prevail, conference attendees will the opportunity to handle and explore the many new features of VAI’s S2K Software and get the latest news and business know-how needed for end-to-end business development and expansion.

Designed to meet customers’ business needs, VAI’s new training classes are offered in three, half-day sessions that give attendees a closer look at the various applications within the S2K Enterprise Suite. Complimentary hands-on learning sessions are available throughout Prevail 2018, and educational forums have been created for industry-specific offerings in the Food, Pharma, Leadership, and Finance sectors.

The following Executive Tracks and Hands-on Labs are being offered at Prevail 2018.

Executive Tracks:

Distribution in a Post Amazon World

As analog beings living in an ever-increasing digital world, this session will explore the forces of changes at work and looks at several scenarios that may occur as a result.

Actionable Ways to Improve SEO & Google AdWords Performance

Doug Betensky, a digital marketing and SEO consultant from Upside Business Consultants, will discuss the do’s and don’ts of managing SEO/Google AdWords programs. Doug will share tactics to “win” in the 2019 Search landscape, reach a desired target market with more precision, and get better results.

Marketing as an Investment: How Marketing Leaders Can Take More Revenue Responsibility

In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn how marketers can take increased responsibility for ROI through smarter KPIs, better customer segmentation, and increased alignment with sales teams.

IBM Watson Analytics and Decision Optimization: How Do They All Work Together?

Smart data discovery, automated predictive analytics, and cognitive capabilities enable people to interact with data conversationally. This session will show how IBM Watson Analytics helps users quickly spot trends and view insights in a dashboard.

Understanding Blockchain Technology

A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, which are linked and secured using cryptography. This session will look at how blockchain improves transparency, standardization, and efficiency throughout the food supply chain.

Hands-on Labs

S2K Analytics

Attendees will learn how to access the key dashboards and reports in S2K Analytics and how to create custom reports that pull data directly from the S2K ERP database.

S2K Mobile

Users will be introduced to the S2K Mobile Order Entry application, which makes it simpler for sales teams and their customers to place orders directly with a company, resulting in increased order frequency, customer loyalty, and an improved bottom-line for your business.

S2K Sales Force

Attendees will review the basic navigation of S2K Sales Force, learn how to enter and track leads, make notes and set up appointments and reminders, and access the key information they need to maximize every sales call.

S2K Smart Center

Attendees will learn how to create a custom home page in S2K Smart Center using application specific portlets that best suit the user’s role. Users will also learn how to create a task, assign that task to any employee, and process the daily tasks that have been assigned to them.

To view the 2018 VAI User Conference Website, visit: For those interested in following the event on Twitter, please use the hashtag #Prevail18.

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 multiple service sectors. An IBM Gold Partner, IBM Beacon Award winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses, and the IBM Beacon Award for Most Innovative "Built On IBM Express Portfolio" Solution. 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, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter or “like us” on

For more information, please contact:

Diane Dady
Joel Richardson
Racepoint Global