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S2K Improves Business Processes and Reduces Service Costs for British Columbia’s Largest Independent Stationer

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading provider of ERP software, announced that Monk Office Supply, Vancouver Island’s largest office products provider, is using the latest version of its ERP software, S2K 5.0.  An S2K customer since 2005, Monk Office is leveraging S2K across key business functions including customer ordering, purchasing, warehouse management, e-commerce and retail point-of-sale to ensure customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Monk Office distributes office supplies, furniture and electronics across 13 locations that consist of 10 retail stores and two distribution centers. When the company initially began its search for an ERP software system, Monk Office looked for a solution that would manage its diverse infrastructure while scaling with the company to make its future requirements.

“VAI’s S2K 5.0 enables our independent business to adapt to changes within our industry,” said Andrew Coss, director of information systems, Monk Office. “S2K is the all encompassing solution we need to work seamlessly within our infrastructure. VAI and its S2K Solutions expand with Monk Office as our business continues to grow.”

With VAI’s e-Commerce solution, Monk Office is gaining more visibility into its products and company data—an integral component to making better business decisions.  This allows for improved service levels, insight into revenue, and provides the company with valuable, real-time feedback.

“The partnership with Monk Office has been a success since day one, and the fact that the Company continues to invest in S2K is testament to VAI’s commitment to delivering solutions that fully support organizations’ ERP needs,” said Michael Gallagher, project director, VAI. “We work diligently to help Monk Office realize the benefits of an integrated ERP solution that improves operational efficiencies and scales with its growing business.”

About Monk Office Supply

Monk Office “The Helpful Office People” is the largest independent stationer in British Columbia, Canada.  Since opening their first retail store in the Victoria, the provincial capital, in 1951, the company has maintained their dedication to providing a diverse range of office products and services at good value. In addition, through their passion for the protection and preservation of the environment, the company has become a forerunner in the creation and implementation of environmentally-friendly business practices and operating procedures that have garnered them numerous environmental awards. On a worldwide basis, the company has ISO14001 certification for environmental standards.  Monk is also ISO 9002 certified.  Today, Monk Office Group maintains its leadership position on Vancouver Island with 10 retail stores located up and down the island, three Island Distribution Centres, Business to Business Sales team, Office Furniture specialist and designers, Healthcare Furniture team and Office Technologies specialist and services.