VAI to Speak at the IFDA Virtual Conference: Session to Explore Strategies to Turn Ordinary Smartphones into Powerful Business Tools

October 15, 2020

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – October 15, 2020 – VAI, a leading ERP software developer, announces its vice president of sales, Joe Scioscia, will present at International Foodservice Distributors Association’s (IFDA) virtual Distribution Solutions Conference. Scioscia will join many of the world’s leading operations, technology, and transportation thought leaders at this signature industry event, which is open for registration now. Scioscia will be presenting at the Innovation Lab titled “Mobile Solutions for Route Sales and Proof of Delivery” on Oct. 28, 2020 at 12:45 p.m. ET.

Enterprises everywhere have been dramatically impacted with the rapid expansion of mobile devices. During this session, Scioscia will showcase VAI’s S2K Mobile Suite and discuss how mobile solutions can turn ordinary smartphones into powerful business tools that can help businesses improve efficiencies, enhance customer service, and increase sales. Highlighting Proof of Delivery (POD) and Route Sales applications specifically, Scioscia will explain how companies can use these applications on mobile devices for confirming orders, processing returns and payments, and capturing signatures and photos.

Key takeaways from Scioscia’s presentation will include tips on how to:

  • Manage truck inventory more effectively
  • Leverage mobile devices to capture signatures and photos
  • Integrate payments with your back-office system
  • Improve customer service and increase sales

“I’m excited to join some of the top experts in our industry at IFDA’s Distribution Solutions Conference to discuss the state of mobile innovation and adoption,” said Scioscia. “The pandemic has fast-tracked digital transformation, and I look forward to sharing how companies can leverage mobile applications, such as VAI’s S2K Mobile Suite, to track inventory, predict demand, and create an unforgettable customer experience.”

Scioscia oversees VAI’s global sales efforts across all the company's key vertical markets. Scioscia joined VAI in May 1989 and responsibilities include both direct and indirect sales, worldwide field support, field strategy and planning, sales operations, and product development. Scioscia has helped VAI develop key strategic partnerships with technology leaders such as IBM, Microsoft, Zebra Technologies, Verifone, and Rocket Software, which have helped VAI become a leader in the mid-sized enterprise software market. With more than 20 years of information technology and sales experience, Scioscia is an IBM Certified Specialist and holds a B.B.A from Hofstra University in Business Computer Information Systems.

IFDA is the premier trade association for the foodservice distribution industry. The association contributes to the growth, development, and success of the foodservice distribution industry through advocacy, events, research, and education. IFDA’s membership spans the breadth of the industry to include broadline, systems, convenience, and specialty foodservice distributors that supply food and related products to restaurants, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and care facilities, hotels and resorts, and other foodservice operations.

For more information about the conference and speaker lineup, visit the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference website: To learn more about VAI’s mobile solutions, 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

For more information, please contact:

Diane Dady
Bridget Devine
Walker Sands Communications