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.

VAI and Numeric Computer Systems Team on Mobile Workforce Solutions

In a press release issued earlier this month, VAI announced a partnership with fellow Long Island-based company Numeric Computer Systems to provide a suite of products that enable mobile workers to perform various tasks in the field.

Numeric’s solutions allow mobile workers to execute a variety of functions — such as surveys, orders, shelf audits, cash collections and invoices — using a handheld mobile computer or smartphone.  The integration of VAI’s S2K Enterprise Software with NCS’ Xpedium xMobility Suite offers an electronic, real-time means of capturing source data and transmitting it for processing, while ensuring the most up-to-date and accurate information is available for enterprise decision-makers.

“VAI had been looking for a partner for its S2K Enterprise to enhance our mobility offerings, and seized the opportunity to work with NCS on its platform to deliver this functionality,” said Joseph Scioscia, Director of Sales, VAI.  “This relationship will provide a complete mobility solution that is comprehensive, integrated and scalable.”