VAI Named A Finalist in 2020-21 Cloud Awards

December 15, 2021

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – December 15, 2021 – VAI, a leading ERP software developer, has been declared a finalist in the international cloud computing awards program, The Cloud Awards.

VAI was selected in the category for “Best Cloud HR, Payroll, or ERP Solution” and “Best Cloud Payment” recognizing VAI S2K Enterprise.

S2K Enterprise harnesses the power of cloud technology and enables businesses to better anticipate consumer needs and enhance security, productivity, and scalability. The software solution is fully integrated and offers advanced applications that help customers succeed, compete, and grow, regardless of environment and business size.

Now in its tenth year, The Cloud Awards seeks to identify, promote, and celebrate innovation in cloud computing. The awards program welcomes entrants from organizations worldwide and champions excellence across industries.  

“We are incredibly excited and proud to have VAI Cloud recognized as a leading cloud-based ERP solution in the 2020-21 Cloud Awards,” said Kevin Beasley, CIO at VAI. “We understand the needs of businesses who are operating in unique and challenging circumstances, many of whom are evolving through technology at the fastest pace beyond what they thought they could achieve. We strive to continuously innovate and provide the best cloud-based ERP solution for our customers, along with the highest level of service and support.”

VAI’s S2K Enterprise contains integrated and automated cloud-based applications with IBM Power Systems and IBM Flash Storage at the core, along with other advanced infrastructure. The benefits of VAI Cloud include on-demand scalability, savings on resources to better utilize and run company operations rather than having to manage servers, in addition to having VAI support at all times.

Paige Electric, a global manufacturer and supplier of wire and wireless products, connectorized cable and accessories, and numerous other industries, had been running S2K Enterprise on-premise for 20 years. The company made the decision in 2019 to transition its infrastructure to VAI Cloud to add high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), protect company data, and free up IT resources. Moving the company’s S2K Enterprise applications to the VAI Cloud also added HA and DR capabilities to ensure the most uptime.

“Running S2K Enterprise in VAI Cloud gives us the peace of mind of having the infrastructure and equipment already in place,” said Dave Walker, director of IT, Paige Electric. “VAI Cloud has the included High Availability and Disaster Recovery that guarantees us 100% uptime, plus the outsourcing of our infrastructure to free up our own resources, allowing for more efficient employee time management. We also have the IBM Power Systems, which gives us a malware-resistant server that is the best in the world. Best of all, the total solution is scalable, so we can remain confident that VAI and IBM will continue to grow with us.”

“VAI is a clear example of an organization using innovative technologies to achieve excellence – and, most importantly, provide value to its clients,” said James Williams, head of operations for the Cloud Awards.

The shortlist for Best Cloud ERP / Payroll Solution

  • CloudPay  
  • Infor
  • VAI

Final winners will be announced on February 8, 2022. To see the full shortlist, visit

About the Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is an international program which recognizes and honors industry leaders, innovators, and organizational transformation in cloud computing. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2020 and beyond. The Cloud Awards currently offers two awards programs, the Cloud Computing Awards, and the Software-as-a-Service Awards.

Categories for the Cloud Computing Awards include Most Promising Start-Up, Best SaaS, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards, please visit

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 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, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter, vai_software on Instagram, and “like us” on

About VAI Cloud LLC

VAI Cloud, LLC is the primary provider for cloud deployment of VAI’s S2K Software Suite. VAI Cloud enables businesses to have a disaster recovery plan and high availability in place without all the complexities and expense. VAI Cloud infrastructure spans multiple data centers with full synchronization between redundant systems. Customers in VAI Cloud can add additional resources and updates are done without the need for downtime. For more information, visit


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