Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – November 23, 2010 – VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for the mid-market, and an award winning IBM Premier Business Partner, announced record attendance for their 2010 User Conference at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. VAI President and CEO, Bob Vormittag, kicked off the conference with a welcome to the guests and quickly exemplified the conference theme, “Thrive in the New Economy.” Customers, prospects, and media representatives were provided a preview of the latest S2K Enterprise capabilities needed to transcend challenging economic conditions and to excel in this rapidly changing market.
Keynote speaker Ross Shafer shared innovative practices from dozens of organizations that continue to thrive in any economy. The Raspyni Brothers’ presentation simultaneously showcased juggling feats and emphasis on teamwork, time management, risk taking and competitive excellence. Keith Zblewski, IT Consultant – Power Systems, IBM systems Lab Services and Training spoke of IBM’s Technology Roadmap and the unprecedented scalability of the new Power 7, a virtual multi-operating system server which boasts the fastest chip in the world.
Conference attendees were presented with VAI’s new customer videos highlighting warehouse automation, e-commerce, and mobile successes. The company also unveiled its latest applications and enhancements including S2K Sales Force, a portal-based CRM solution designed to integrate enterprise data with mobile computing devices such as the Apple iPad and iPhone; S2K for Food Release 4.7, which incorporates a new graphical user interface, plus many new enhancements; and S2K’s new Enterprise Portal Shopping Cart application, which provides advanced e-commerce options for B2B and B2C environments. Also new for 2010 is VAI’s S2K Enterprise on-line, a new Cloud Computing option.
“How to” sessions were conducted by the VAI team to show attendees the new enhancements in the latest version of S2K v5.0.3 and see it “hands on” with the iPad, iPhone, and warehouse automation devices. This new release included revisions in Purchasing, Manufacturing, Warehouse Management, Rental, Retail Point of Sale, Service and Repair and enhanced multi-language capabilities. Attendees also participated in workshops intended to deliver training and technical information about the latest features and benefits of the S2K Software Suite. Third Party Vendors were also on hand during breakout sessions to discuss new features integrated within the S2K Enterprise.
Bob Vormittag said, “This conference provided an opportunity not only for VAI to show our customers the latest offerings within S2K, but also to hear what they would like to see in the future. With VAI’s advisory user session plus the open forums, manufacturing, distribution and retail customers were able to join other users in an open discussion of industry trends, S2K features and future product development. We look forward to continuing to work closely with IBM and our clients and partners worldwide to provide the capabilities necessary to succeed in the new economy.”
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 Resource Planning (ERP) Software Suite is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Management Systems, EDI, CRM, Business Analytics 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.