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VAI ERP Solution Enhances Automated Purchasing System with Business Intelligence for the Largest Independently Owned Office Supply Company in the Southwest

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading provider of ERP software, announced that Wist Office Products, the largest independently owned office supply company in the Southwest, is enhancing overall efficiency by increasing prospecting capabilities, rightsizing inventory management and refining costs with the implementation of the company’s latest version of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, S2K 5.0. Wist is also leveraging S2K Analytics to gain more visibility into its data and improve forecasting capabilities.

Wist Office Products has been serving Arizona businesses since 1955 and offers more than 40,000 products including general office supplies, office furniture and janitorial supplies. Wist’s ability to accommodate individual, custom orders and free next-day delivery is at the core of the company’s success. As a loyal customer for nearly 15 years, Wist looked to supplement its use of VAI’s ERP software to better monitor data for its customer base. At the same time, it was crucial that the company tackle its excessive labor issues without sacrificing the next-day delivery guarantee, which was a significant competitive differentiator. With VAI S2K 5.0, analytics and business intelligence (BI) are at the forefront, and provide Wist with the ability to streamline processes, manipulate its data, and eliminate manual time in creating custom reports for each account.

“With S2K Analytics, we have the visibility and data we need to develop greater insights into our customers and make better business decisions,” said Robert Wist, co-owner & president, Wist Office Products. “VAI software allows us to achieve our business goals by simplifying operational processes and extract more data to grow revenue, protect margins and improve profitability.”

VAI S2K Analytics enables Wist to create and customize powerful dashboards and reports to easily identify and analyze opportunities and trends, communicate goals consistently with employees and monitor performance against targets. By integrating BI, the system allows Wist to accommodate specific and unique customer requests to ensure accurate forecasting, planning, and superior customer service.

“We’re pleased Wist Office Products continues to invest in our innovative and flexible ERP systems,” said Michael Gallagher, project director, VAI. “VAI S2K 5.0 gives them the bandwidth to grow operations and leverage BI analytics to help manage and analyze virtually every aspect of its business.”

About Wist Office Products

Wist Office Products is the largest independently owned office supply company in the southwest. Wist’s values and commitment to each client experience is the driving factor for attaining the highest level of customer satisfaction. Competitive pricing among all product categories allows Wist to achieve success that is shared with clients, team members, and communities. Clients have experiences reliable business practices, sound ethics, and a commitment to sustaining the environment when partnering with Wist. For more information, visit