VAI Upgrades S2K Enterprise; Unveils Enhanced Suggested Purchasing Module

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Enhanced Suggested Purchasing Provides Complete Visibility into Inventory Management to Improve Purchasing Decisions and Eliminate Manual Processes

RONKONKOMA, NY - December 3, 2013 - VAI, a leading provider of ERP software to the midmarket, announced new capabilities within its Enhanced Suggested Purchasing module. Part of VAI’s S2K Enterprise software, new features in Enhanced Suggested Purchasing provides manufacturers and distributors with full visibility into inventory management to make better purchasing decisions.

Enhanced Suggested Purchasing v4 enables manufacturers and distributors to determine how much inventory to have in their warehouse at any time and suggest how much of a particular item to buy. With the enhanced module, customers can package the user interface into one screen and perform the entire purchasing job from that one dashboard. Full integration with S2K ERP leverages historical data to enable accurate suggestion and allows customers to tailor and customize to fit their business.

“Customers come to Acme Tools as a one-stop shop for all their tools and equipment needs. Our inventory has to be accurate,” said Dean Spicer, director of information services, Acme Tools. “With VAI’s Enhanced Suggested Purchasing, our ‘out of stocks’ and ‘back orders’ have decreased significantly, which results in improved customer service and streamlined purchasing processes for our sales staff. This visibility ensures we have the right amount of supplies at the right time - saving us time and money.”

Speed and efficiency are key benefits of Enhanced Suggested Purchasing v4. With the upgraded version, buyers have full visibility into the list of vendors that he/she needs to work with that day and have all of the information about that item in front of them to make better inventory purchasing decisions. In addition, Enhanced Suggested Purchasing v4 allows manufacturers and distributors to replenish supplies while reducing inventory levels without impacting customer service.

“With VAI’s Enhanced Suggested Purchasing, we are maximizing our inventory and customer service levels,” said Robert Hillman, purchasing manager, Waytek. “As a result, we are streamlining business operations and reducing the time spent on manually processing purchasing data - allowing employees to focus on other important business tasks.”

“Full visibility and insight into our inventory is a huge competitive advantage,” said Kathy Streeter, assistant treasurer, Jarvis Industries Canada, Ltd. “Before VAI, we used paper reports that often exceeded 40 pages - wasting time, paper, and money. With Enhanced Suggested Purchasing, we can view and analyze the purchasing report on one dashboard, rather than printing out reports and wasting time writing down inventory decisions.”

Additional benefits of Enhanced Suggested Purchasing include:

  • One dashboard that features all required information available for users;
  • Ability to project usage of an item into the future to create a target buy;
  • Visibility into how a suggestion for an item was made and perform a “what If” on it;
  • Flexible interface setting that can be overridden at several levels;
  • Ability to capture usage history weekly in order to react faster to changes in demand.

“The ability to have full visibility and insight into the items in your inventory is a significant competitive advantage,” said Kevin Dick, development engineer, VAI. “The new features in S2K’s Enhanced Suggested Purchasing were designed to give users everything they need to do their job on one dashboard, with the simplicity and visibility required for organizations to make decisions on their inventory more accurately. We’re proud to enable companies like Acme Electric, Jarvis Industries, and Waytek to improve purchasing within inventory management and conduct the entire purchasing process from one customized dashboard.”

For more information on S2K Enhanced Suggested Purchasing, click here or call 800-824-7776 for details.

About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

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, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Partner, VAI is the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch offices in Florida, Illinois and California. For more information, visit, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter or "like us" on

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