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Industry Solutions designed for Agility, Business Insight, Mobility and Growth. IBM Beacon Award Most Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses 2012 Winner. Some Customers You May Know…. Some Customers You May Know…. Some Customers You May Know….

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ibm beacon award most outstanding solution for midsize businesses 2012 winner
IBM Beacon Award

Most Outstanding Solution

for Midsize Businesses

2012 Winner

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VAI’s Extensive List of Technology Partners

Plus many more…to keep you on the leading edge of technology

s2k solutions suite
S2K Solutions Suite

S2K Enterprise Solutions

  • Financial Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Retail Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Service and Repair Mgt.
  • Rental Management
  • Customer Relationship Mgt.

S2K Web Solutions

  • S2K Smart Center
  • S2K Enterprise Portal
  • S2K Commerce Express
  • S2K Sales Force
  • S2K Analytics

S2K Mobile Solutions

  • S2K Mobile (Android)
    • Tablet Order Entry
    • Route Management
    • Field Service (Billing)
  • S2K Analytics Mobile
  • NCS Mobile (Rugged)
    • Route Management
    • Field Service
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Integrated Applications for Dynamic Growth Businesses

Distribution Management

Financial Management

Manufacturing Management

Retail Management

Warehouse Management

CRM

Service & Repair

Sales Force Automation

Business Intelligence

Equipment Rental

Web Portals

E-Business

introducing s2k release 5 4 web client
Introducing S2K Release 5.4 Web Client

Improve Employee Productivity

Completely Configurable Work Center for the User!

role based computing
Role Based Computing

The Future of ERP Software

applications are consolidated and delivered through s2k portal
Applications are Consolidated and Delivered through S2K Portal

What is “Role Based” Computing?

benefits of role based computing
Benefits of Role Based Computing
  • Immediate access to information and applications the user needs
  • Single Sign-On across all applications
  • Multiple tabs replace multiple sessions
  • Screens are configurable to condense related information
  • Users can hide data that is not important to them
  • Integrated Analytics help users make better decisions
  • Links to other web applications and supplier sites
  • Keep employees updated on corporate news and information
  • Access to CRM, Product Catalog, Email, Calendars and much more!

Available September 2013

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Users can create their own tabs with S2K portlets designed for their Day to Day Work. Example: AR Collections

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Users can access the VAI portlet catalog to add content to their screen. Search options allow the user to find the exact content they are looking for.

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Users can also add portlets from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog. The catalog will contain a robust array of IBM, Business Partner, and individually created solutions. Whether you are looking for an industry solution for your enterprise or something to customize your end-user experience, you can find it in this catalog

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Users can also change the color style of their page to suit their individual tastes or to reflect their corporate identity or brand.

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Users can also change the layout of their page optimize the way the content is displayed on their page.

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The personalize screen allows the user to hide fields, collapse related information, and determine the default number of rows to display.

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Changes made in the personalize screen are immediately updated and saved with the user profile.

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Users can use CRM to access Contact Information, review open cases, track activities, enter notes, review activity history and much more!

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Type Ahead Feature

Combo Box Drill Down

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Users can add tabs to provide access to their email and calendars directly from the portal. Portlets are available for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and other mail servers.

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Users can also add tabs to launch external web applications like IBM SmartCloud, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook…etc.

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IBM SmartCloud for Social Business provides access to Social Collaboration, Chat, File Sharing, Meetings and much more!.

why vai1
Why VAI?
  • One Product Focus - S2K is our only product. Our technical team supports, enhances and understands this product intimately. It will not be discontinued, and all of our R&D efforts will be focused on enhancing this product.
  • Customer Experience - Over 1500 companies use VAI solutions very successfully. Companies large and small and diversified in many industries. VAI has strong history of customer satisfaction, resulting in numerous awards from IBM including last years IBM Beacon Award for “Most Outstanding Solution for Mid Sized Businesses” worldwide.
why vai2
Why VAI?
  • Competitive Pricing - VAI offers tremendous value to ensure a strong return on your investment. In addition to a robust suite of S2K applications, VAI has partnered with industry leading solutions who provide special pricing for VAI customers. For large enterprises, VAI offers an unlimited user license to eliminate user fees for additional users, and fixed maintenance fees (except for COLA). Lowest TCO in ERP Midmarket.
why vai3
Why VAI?
  • Best Practice / Customer Enhancements – At VAI we take pride in our ability to develop innovative solutions that solve complex business problems. We take the time to learn about your specific business environment, and while we encourage best practice concepts, our ultimate goal is to deliver a solution that best meets your company’s objectives and unique requirements that help you maintain your competitive edge.
why vai4
Why VAI?
  • IBM Technology – VAI solutions are built on the most advanced industry leading technology from IBM. VAI solutions leverage the reliability, security, flexibility and scalability of the IBM Power System platform. In addition, VAI applications are built on proven IBM middleware such as IBM Websphere Portal and IBM Cognosto provide a dynamic application infrastructure for all business situations and requirements.
why vai5
Why VAI?
  • Ongoing Development - VAI has a strong history of development, offering customers many new features and updates each year. These updates include new generic S2K Enterprise enhancements, as well as integrations with top solution providers. Advanced features such as business intelligence, sales force automation and mobile apps help keep our customers on the leading edge, while new related industry applications such as rental, service billing, are continually being added to extend our customers capabilities.
why vai6
Why VAI?
  • A Total Solution from a Single Source: VAI provides a total solution that includes hardware, software, and a comprehensive array of services, such as file conversions, custom programming, project management, financial consulting, pilot testing assistance and go-live support. In addition, our expert technicians can provide additional services for hardware installation, network integration, web design, development and delivery, warehouse logistics enablement, software compliance, virus protection, email support, and multi-branch communications.
why vai7
Why VAI?
  • Personalized Support / Not Outsourced - When implementing and maintaining your enterprise system, consistent ongoing support is critical. Your organization will be assigned a support team that includes a project director, accountant, programmers, trainers, and system engineers. This team will be available to you throughout the implementation and beyond. As part of our software maintenance program, you will have access to our toll-free Help Desk, as well as our web-based customer support portal.
why vai8
Why VAI?
  • World Class Experience - Over 50% of VAI employees have been with VAI for over 10 years. By combining vast industry knowledge and experience with innovative solutions, VAI can help you make real and measurable improvements in your organization.
  • 35 Years and Growing: VAI is a privately held debt free family company, in business for 35 years. The company will remain privately held and continues its expansion based upon a strong investment in its people, products and services.
three ways to access s2k enterprise
Three Ways to Access S2K Enterprise!
  • On Premise – Purchase your own in house IBM Power System server to run S2K Enterprise.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Purchase your ERP applications and host them via the internet (cloud) on your own partition in our Data Center for a monthly hosting fee.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) – Through a monthly subscription access S2K Enterprise software via the internet (cloud) on your own partition in our Data Center.
s2k integrator

S2K Integrator

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s2k integrator sample uses
S2K Integrator - Sample Uses
  • Import Customer Order Files in any format (i.e. Excel, XML, Access..) into VAI’s Order Entry files automatically (no re-keying of data).
  • Convert Master Files (i.e. Customer, Item, Vendor..) to VAI’s master files.
  • Convert Price Update files in any format (i.e. Excel, XML, Access..) into VAI’s Vendor/Item Price files.
  • Map PC based EDI files into VAI’s Order Entry files.
  • Automatically send notice to users, via conditional emails when database updates occur.

Powered by EXTOL

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Competingin today’s economy

Business Insight “Data is exploding”

How can we take advantage of the wealth of information available in real time to make more intelligent choices?

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Business Intelligence for better business decisions

  • Query and Reporting
    • Drag-and-drop content, Modify and arrange layout, add colors and text.
  • Dashboarding
    • Change display, add calculations, filter/prompt, drill up/down, and sort data seamlessly.
  • Excel Integration
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Competingin today’s economy

Mobility “I need to respond quickly”

How can we leverage mobile computing devices to increase sales and improve customer service?

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Sales Force Automation for improved customer service

  • Contact Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Order Processing
  • Account Inquiry
  • Sales Analysis
  • Sales Blog
  • Email Marketing
  • Content Management
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With S2K Sales Force, give your sales team access to CRM, Customer Service, and Sales Analysis information anytime, anywhere they need it.

Track incoming leads, assign them to reps and track follow-up activity. Leads can be converted to Prospects, then Customers to track conversion rates and close ratios.

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All tasks, events, call logs and emails automatically show in the Activity History window for a complete list of all the activity with an account.

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From the ordering screen, you can keep your sales team up to date with important product messages, new items, and featured items.

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Sales analytics screens give your sales reps insight on customer behavior and allows them to react quickly to customer issues and opportunities.

s2k tablet applications
S2K Tablet Applications
  • Real Time or Disconnected
  • Touch Screen
  • Data File Sync
  • Sales, Service, POD
  • Google Maps Link
  • Full Product Search
  • Store and Submit
  • Auto Wi-Fi Connection and Transmission
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Competingin today’s economy

Growth “New business demands ”

How can we work smarter and utilize the web to open new markets and enhance our growth?