Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – June 9, 2010 — VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) (www.vai.net) today announced the on-demand, subscription-based availability of its S2K Enterprise Software Suite. This new software-as-a-service (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, an IBM Premier Business Partner, offers ERP solutions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail and service industries, designed to navigate today’s global marketplace.
S2K on-premise solutions—the traditional software-licensing model deployed at customer sites—provides the technology to improve operational processes, create efficiencies, expand relationships and improve customer satisfaction. Now, through VAI’s partnership with mindSHIFT, a premier provider of managed hosting services, businesses can gain full access to VAI’s enterprise-strength software and services for one low monthly fee. VAI will continue to offer its on-premise solutions, but the company has expanded its offerings to include SaaS—allowing companies to select the option that best fits their business needs.
The S2K SaaS option offers the following features and benefits:
- Premier Network Operations Team: Now, with VAI’s S2K Enterprise SaaS option, companies gain access to IT resources and have the ability to support numerous locations with the ease of a single, premier ERP source. Additionally, mindSHIFT’s Network Operations Center (NOC) team works relentlessly to provide the highest levels of security and customer care with its SAS 70 Type II certified data center and IT management services.
- Reliable Security and Infrastructure Tools: With the S2K SaaS option, 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 S2K SaaS. With mindSHIFT’s multi-tiered support structure, complex issues requiring specific skills are quickly routed to the right experts for resolution.
“VAI has the know-how that comes from deploying, converting and managing tens of thousands of seats of technology and supporting hundreds of customers—day in and day out,” said Joe Scioscia, Vice President of Sales, VAI. “As a result, S2K SaaS is a natural extension of the VAI solution portfolio, providing deployment options to meet customer requirements and to solve the most pressing business needs.“
Pricing & Availability
S2K SaaS option is currently available starting at $150 per user, per month. Please visit www.vai.net or call 1-800-824-7776 for more information.
About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
VAI is an award-winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Designed for the mid-range market, S2K Enterprise is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, metals, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Management Systems, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Chicago and Oroville, California. For more information, please contact Diane Dady at 800-824-7776, ext. 236 or visit (www.vai.net).