RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- VAI, a leading ERP software developer, concluded its fiscal year 2019 with major developments to its cloud and mobile innovations. VAI's mobile department grew 100% between 2018 and 2019, and 50% of its entire customer base expressed interest in moving to the cloud in 2019. The company was shortlisted for Best Cloud ERP Solution in the 2019-20 Cloud Awards. In addition, VAI saw 12% new hire growth over the last 12 months.
Looking to further expand its national footprint in 2020, VAI is completing its latest state of the art data center on Jan. 25, 2020 to serve its growing cloud customer base. Over the past 10 years, VAI's data center has operated with 100% customer uptime. VAI's Cloud has not only enabled monumental growth for the company, but it has also helped VAI's customer base streamline operations and improve ROI. 2019 marked seven years and over $500,000 in savings since moving to the cloud for AVA Companies, a food distributor and VAI client. Since working with VAI, AVA Companies has never experienced an outage.
"AVA's entire enterprise resource planning system, which includes financials, order processing, procurement, analytics, and warehousing, is cloud-based," said Domenic Capul, a vice president at AVA in a Newsday article. "Moving to the cloud has helped keep AVA's infrastructure running smoothly in the case of power outages, which previously would have prevented it from accessing critical functions when servers were down."
In Sept. 2019, VAI launched an upgraded version of its flagship enterprise resource planning solution, S2K 6.1, which includes enhanced features such as advanced inventory management, integrated CRM and marketing, and enhanced analytics and mobile applications. S2K 6.1 allows users to automate lead scoring, contributing to increased traffic and more converted leads to customers. Customers who are leveraging S2K 6.1 have access to advanced features for supply and demand planning and inventory management.
VAI continues to invest and expand in the food distribution and pharmaceutical industries in 2020. The company plans to invest significantly in research and development for its S2K for Pharma and S2K for Food solutions, specifically looking at regulatory requirements such as serialization innovations. In addition, VAI's mobile technology has proven to be critical in these industries.
As an example, Inter-County Bakers, a leading bakery supply distributor, uses S2K to maintain the pace of the ever-changing food industry. "We rely upon VAI and their S2K software to help our team make informed decisions around stock control and ordering based on historical data, helping us stay ahead during the high demand season," said Tony Lotito, chief operating officer of Inter-County Bakers. "We use S2K Mobile Order Entry daily, and we currently place 400 orders per month between our sales team of 12 people."
"2019 was a big year for VAI, with major advancements in our mobile and cloud offerings, as well as exciting innovations to S2K 6.1," said Bob Vormittag, chief executive officer and president at VAI. "We look forward to our continued traction and growth, starting with our new data center, in 2020."
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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 http://www.vai.net, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter, vai_software on Instagram, and "like us" on facebook.com/VAISoftware.
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