VAI's technology roadmap, our shared vision with IBM, provides companies with a business model based on best industry processes that leverage technology to create value and improve performance. The S2K family of products includes solutions for Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail, Service, and Rental companies, with industry specific features for Durable Goods, Apparel, and Pharmaceutical. Regardless of industry, organizations that recognize and use information technology to help their businesses react to competition and quickly respond to change will be tomorrow’s industry leaders. S2K Enterprise Software harnesses the power of technology and enables businesses to better anticipate consumer needs and enhance productivity.
S2K Enterprise for Food
The food industry unique in many ways. Inventory management and tracking is critical to comply with food safety regulations, and all business processes must be performed under tight time constraints. Lot and Date Tracking, Broken Case Unit Conversions, Catch Weight Pricing, Truck Routing, Flexible Contract Pricing, and Rebates, Promotions and Billbacks are just some of the requirements that make the food industry unique. VAI S2K Enterprise for Food was specifically designed to meet these requirements and to help distributors meet the challenges of today’s economic environment by automating and integrating business processes across the organization. With this powerful industry specific solution, distributors can manage enterprise resources, supply chain, and customer relationships more efficiently and effectively.
Constant changes in the pharmaceutical industry are forcing companies to continue to find new modes of technology that will: improve monitoring and data collection for drug enforcement agency reporting, overcome IP and security issues, improve employee productivity, better engage with customers, and provide a high level of customer service.
S2K Warehouse Management
Today, more than ever, warehouse management systems are critical to effectively manage your supply chain and achieve peak performance. By implementing the latest technologies in your warehouse, you can significantly improve warehouse operations, employee productivity, and customer satisfaction. S2K Warehouse Management Software (WMS) will allow you to monitor warehouse activities in real-time, minimizing entry errors, and help you measure the efficiency of your warehouse employees. This powerful application provides both paper-based and radio frequency processing for inventory receiving, movement and replenishments, product put-aways, order picking, shipment verification, cycle counting, and much more.
VAI S2K Analytics is a comprehensive Business Intelligence tool that can help you improve service, gain a clear picture of revenue and profitability, control costs and better manage extended and complex supply chains. This easy-to-use yet powerful tool connects your staff with S2K Enterprise information so they can make better decisions. S2K Analytics pre-configured dashboards helps you gain immediate visibility into sales, monitors revenue, and ensures that your objectives are hit. S2K Analytics helps you see the big picture, and monitor performance at a company or location level. S2K Analytics gives professional report authors the ability to drill down for in-depth information. Enterprise-wide comprehensive reports and query tools make creating custom reports on-the-fly as easy as drag-and-drop.
S2K Sales Force
Sales Force Automation (SFA) streamlines all phases of the sales process, minimizing the time that sales representatives need to spend on each phase and allowing sales representatives to pursue more clients in a shorter amount of time than would otherwise be possible. At the heart of VAI S2K Sales Force is a contact management system that tracks and records every stage in the sales process for each prospective client, from initial contact to final disposition. From the main contact screen your sales team can review current leads, convert leads to prospects, and prospects to customers. Your sales representatives can manage contacts and track all interactions with existing accounts and opportunities. Users can log a call, create to-dos, schedule events and add notes.
S2K Enterprise Portal
VAI S2K Enterprise Portal technology enables users to interact with your company in a personalized way. You can give employees, trading partners, and customers access to a Web site containing the applications and information they need, consolidated and organized for easy access and use. They can quickly execute transactions across applications and collaborate with other portal users to make faster decisions. By providing industry-leading portal solutions for your business, VAI can help you cut costs and improve employee productivity, while strengthening relationships with customers and trading partners. This solution leverages IBM WebSphere Portal technology to provide document management, Web content management, and collaboration capabilities in a single, easy-to-deploy solution.
S2K Smart Center
At VAI, we see the internet as the future of Enterprise Computing. By delivering software through a browser with a flexible web interface, we can now provide the user with a single sign on of all web applications which will simplify the user experience, increase productivity and minimize training costs. In addition, web based software provides mobile access enabling every user in the organization immediate anytime, anywhere computing. As a leader in Enterprise Software for the mid-market, VAI’s focus has always been to develop robust solutions that solve real world business issues and drive bottom-line results. With the introduction of S2K Smart Center our customers can now compete at a very high level, and by leveraging the flexibility and mobility that the web provides they have unlimited growth potential.
Enterprises today are considerably impacted by a new wave of mobile technology and the rapid expansion of mobile devices. VAI’s S2K Mobile solutions turn ordinary smartphones into powerful business tools that can help you improve efficiencies, enhance customer service, and increase sales. S2K Mobile solutions are actual applications that are downloaded and installed on your mobile device, rather than delivered within a browser. They are specifically designed for smaller handheld displays and a touch-screen interface, and can easily access the native functions of a mobile device, such as a camera. These powerful solutions provide file synchronization directly with S2K Enterprise, or your current ERP system, and gives users offline access to content when a network/wireless connection is unavailable. S2K Mobile Applications include: