VAI Prepares Western Power Sports for Extreme Efficiency
National sporting equipment wholesaler and distributor goes live with S2K Enterprise Software
Ronkonkoma, N.Y. -- February 23, 2010 -- VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) announced today that Idaho-based Western Power Sports, Inc. (WPS), the third-largest wholesaler/distributor of power sports parts and accessories in the U.S., has successfully upgraded to a newer version of VAI’s S2K Software to benefit its customer service and accounting departments. VAI is a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail and service industries, and an IBM Premier Business Partner.
WPS, which distributes parts and accessories for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, and other sporting goods from its warehouses in Boise, Idaho; Fresno, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Elizabethtown, Pa., has been a VAI customer for over 10 years. After upgrading its S2K for Distribution package in January, WPS is poised to improve customer and vendor relationships with advanced data analytics capabilities, enhanced employee productivity and streamlined warehouse management operations.
Ed Fowles, Senior Project Leader/Trainer, VAI, who was on-site to oversee the implementation of the new software, said, “Western Power Sports, which has quickly grown to become one of the premier power sports suppliers in the country, needed to implement a newer version of VAI’s S2K software to handle the distributors rapidly growing client base. S2K offers streamlined navigation and redesigned screens, which provides increased flexibility, greater information access and a built-in database. I anticipate that these tools will help to improve the performance of each employee as resources are allocated more effectively and response times increase.”
Rody Cummings, IT Director, Western Power Sports, remarked, “We have been a VAI customer for over 10 years and are exceptionally pleased with the firm’s software solutions and excellent customer support. As such, when it came time to upgrade our ERP software, we didn’t need to look any further than VAI. The company’s experienced staff possesses a thorough understanding of the wholesale/distribution industry, which ensured a smooth, well-executed implementation. This S2K upgrade positions WPS for a profitable future.”
S2K Enterprise for Distribution offers customers numerous solutions to help manage supply chains, enterprise resources and customer relationships efficiently and effectively.
About Western Power Sports, Inc.
Western Power Sports is a wholesaler/distributor of power sports parts and accessories with corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho. WPS distributes over 75,000 products that include motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, watercraft and bicycle parts and accessories. Currently the third largest wholesale distributor in the U.S., WPS has a strong foothold on the power sports market with warehouses located in Boise, Idaho; Fresno, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Elizabethtown, Pa., and also has its own clothing line. For more information, visit www.wps-inc.com.
About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
VAI is an award-winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Designed for the mid-range market, S2K Enterprise is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Management Systems, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Chicago and Oroville, California. For more information, please contact Diane Dady at 800-824-7776, ext. 236 or visit (www.vai.net).
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