VAI's technology roadmap, our shared vision with IBM, provides companies with a business model based on best industry processes that leverages 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.
Food distribution is a unique industry in many ways. Inventory management and tracking is critical. Lot and Date Tracking, Broken Case Unit Conversions, Catch Weight Pricing, Truck Routing, Flexible Contract Pricing, and Rebates / Promotions / 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.
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. VAI 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 help you gain immediate visibility into sales, monitor revenue and make sure targets are hit. S2K Analytics helps you see the big picture and monitor the 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.
Sales Force Automation (SFA) streamlines all phases of the sales process, minimizing the time that sales representatives need to spend on each phase, 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.
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.
VAI's mobile applications provide both connected and disconnected order processing and route sales/POD capabilities with file synchronization directly with VAI S2K Enterprise. VAI is currently launching and is in development of a suite of applications under our S2K Mobile line which are designed to run locally (disconnected). At the executive summit VAI will be showing two products, our new Tablet Order Entry and our new Route Sales and POD application. The S2K Tablet Order Entry application is designed to allow sales representative to sync their customers (at the ship-to level), and items with the tablet device and allow the user to build a customer order and store and sync orders with S2K Enterprise when internet becomes available.
S2K Integrator is platform-independent business integration middleware that tackles a wide variety of business integration requirements, without coding. It supports Business-to-Business, Application, Data, and Cloud integration, with one investment in middleware, tools, and skills. S2K Integrator is designed to replace conventional EDI translators, mapping tools, XML integrators, data integration tools, and web services toolkits. It integrates seamlessly with your existing applications, data, and business processes. You can use S2K Integrator to create simple, point-to-point connections that automate parts of larger processes, or to implement longer, more complex integration applications that integrate in-house application software, trading partners, Cloud applications and services, and business data resources, in any combination.