Comax Flavors Likes Taste of VAI’s Manufacturing ERP Solution

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) of Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY, announced earlier this week that Comax Flavors has selected its manufacturing ERP solution to streamline management operations, enhance productivity time and automate processes.

Melville, NY-based Comax develops flavor technology for the food and beverage industry.  The manufacturer chose VAI’s S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing because of its ability to provide a fully integrated manufacturing solution that could interface with Comax’s existing back-end software packages.  S2K will allow Comax to automate and track the usage of material and labor, improving production time and reducing errors. The S2K solution also enables streamlined customer and supplier collaboration to execute business processes quickly across critical applications.

“We selected S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing after our managed service provider, Network Solutions and Technology (NST), suggested we take a look at VAI,” said Laura Ferrante, Director of Administration, Comax Flavors.  “As a Long Island-based company, Comax was impressed with VAI’s solution offerings, professionalism and industry knowledge.  Additionally, the fact that VAI was local made the choice an easy one.”

UPDATE (June 29, 2010): Following joint client wins with not only Comax Flavors but also Capital Contractors, Inc., VAI announced today a strategic partnership with East Northport, NY-based Network Solutions and Technology (NST) to offer VAI’s S2K Enterprise Software Suite to its client base.  NST is an information technology (IT) services company that focuses on providing technology solutions for small to midsize organizations. The firm specializes in network design and infrastructure, managed services, email solutions, unified communications, website design and marketing, and storage.

“VAI’s S2K product line, industry knowledge and technical expertise were paramount in our decision to work with the firm,” said Matt Brown, Vice President, NST. “The company’s solutions give NST customers access to a comprehensive software suite for the IBM Power™ Systems platform. For this reason, we were excited to work with VAI in the signing of two new clients—Comax Flavors and Capital Contractors, Inc.”

It’s nice to see two Long Island-based technology solutions providers working together.

VAI Debuts S2K Software-as-a-Service Offering

Looking to capitalize on the growing trend of corporate clients to deploy software that is remotely hosted and available to users “on demand,” Long Island’s VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) announced in a press release that it will offer a subscription-based software-as-a-service option for its S2K Enterprise Software Suite.

This new SaaS option – featuring multi-tiered support in mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.’s 24x7x365 data center — is available for the S2K Distribution, S2K Manufacturing, S2K Warehouse Management, S2K Food, S2K Retail, and S2K Service and Repair enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions.

VAI will continue to offer its on-premise solutions — the traditional software-licensing model deployed at customer sites — but the company has expanded its offerings to include SaaS, giving clients full access to enterprise-strength software and services for a little as $150 per user, per month.

The S2K SaaS option offers the following features and benefits:

  • Premier Network Operations Team: companies gain access to IT resources and have the ability to support numerous locations with the ease of a single ERP source. Additionally, mindSHIFT’s Network Operations Center (NOC) team provides security and customer care with its SAS 70 Type II certified data center and IT management services.
  • Reliable Security and Infrastructure Tools: users receive multi-tiered firewall, filtering and data protection services that keep critical company information safe and secure. VAI provides a strong defense against data loss, malfunction and hackers via relationships with first-tier security vendors such as Trend Micro®, Check Point®, Nortel®, and NetScreen®.
  • Round-the-Clock Customer Care: Users receive highly trained, certified enterprise-strength technical support.  With mindSHIFT’s multi-tiered support structure, complex issues requiring specific skills are quickly routed to the right experts for resolution.