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VAI Provides Proof of Delivery Without Face-to-Face Interaction to Keep Barnwell House of Tires Operating Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 23, 2021

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – February 23, 2021VAI, a leading ERP software developer, today announced its expanded partnership with Barnwell House of Tires, a family-owned tire and auto repair company, to keep business moving forward during the pandemic. A longtime VAI customer, Barnwell House of Tires implemented VAI’s S2K Mobile Proof of Delivery (POD) application to overcome challenges in verifying deliveries and signing invoices that began at the onset of the pandemic, so it could keep its workforce socially distanced and safe.

VAI’s S2K Mobile POD application is a powerful solution for effective and efficient delivery confirmation. The application replaces the face-to-face paperwork process of capturing signatures with a socially distanced and efficient paperless process to confirm the delivery of merchandise by capturing signatures and photographs electronically.

“The S2K Mobile POD application has been a game changer, especially during the pandemic. Our priority was keeping our customers and employees safe, and the picture function in the application allowed us to do that,” said Dan Beyer, CIO at Barnwell House of Tires. “Some of our customers opted not to sign invoice copies or tablets because of the pandemic. An easy solution was to use S2K Mobile POD to take a picture of the tires we were delivering in front of something recognizable at the customer’s location, providing proof and confirmation of delivery. Not only has this feature kept everyone safe, but it has also prevented at least four large disputes already and has positively impacted revenue.”

Beyond proof of delivery, S2K Mobile POD features include road delivery status updates by route and driver, tracking and location capabilities, capture signature, shorts and returns processing, and payment collection and delivery receipt via print or email. Barnwell House of Tires plans to implement S2K Mobile POD for road service trucks to take photos of vehicles and services for picture capture instead of the current paper process.

“What sets VAI’s S2K Mobile POD application apart from other solutions is its ability to modify the system and tailor it to our business needs. Most solutions won't do that,” added Beyer. “Beyond the fact that VAI employees make it easy for us to utilize the software, they’re wonderful partners who feel like family.”

“We worked with Barnwell to implement the S2K Mobile POD application so they could keep their employees and customers safe, while also verifying deliveries utilizing the application’s camera function,” said Kumar Kandula, project manager, mobile development, at VAI. “Having the right technology is critical for the success of our customers. With S2K Mobile POD, Barnwell Tires is well-positioned to continue its success and growth-trajectory as a leading tire and auto repair company.”

Barnwell House of Tires currently uses VAI’s S2K Warehouse Management Software (WMS) and S2K Order Entry for inventory management and plans to completely migrate to the VAI Cloud and S2K Enterprise, Release 6.2 software suite.

You can learn more about S2K Mobile Proof of Delivery or VAI’s S2K suite here: https://www.vai.net/solutions

About Barnwell House of Tires, Inc.

Barwell House of Tires is a family-owned and operated tire and auto company covering commercial truck needs, including rims powder coating, rims refurbishing, rims refreshing, 24-hour road service, after-hours service, industrial tires, farm tires, and other commercial auto services in Ronkonkoma and West Babylon, NY, Fairfield, NJ, Bridgeport, Torrington and Bloomfield, CT, and surrounding areas. Barnwell House of Tires, Inc. aims to save customers time and money with its more than 60 years of experience.

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 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 business intelligence, analytics, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions and empower their mobile workforce. For more information, visit www.vai.net.

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 www.vaicloud.net.

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