VAI Unveils Next Generation ERP Roadmap

ERP software suite to feature real-time business intelligence, mobility, sales force and warehouse automation


  • CRM Marketing—Easy-to-use, web-based marketing tool that provides email marketing, online surveys and direct mail postcards, among other key functions. Advanced reporting tools will analyze overall email performance and report on open and click-through rates, top performing lists, recent email comparisons and click-to-conversion tracking.
  • Sales Force Automation—New and enhanced applications include back office CRM function, sales management dashboards and mobile remote sales applications.
  • Enhanced Forecasting and Requirements Planning—New and enhanced forecasting and requirements planning capabilities will help users reduce inventory and boost productivity of the supply chain across all operations.
  • Electronic Data Interchange—Enhanced, pre-developed Maps for common EDI Trading Partners include a combination of automated tools, built-in EDI collaboration logic and object reuse. This EDI application will let users implement processes that send and receive orders, invoices and shipment notices, or use any standard EDI message type faster and easier.
  • Data Integration Tools—Integration with tools will replace and bridge the gaps between conventional translators, data integration tools, business process automation tools, Web services toolkits, XML transformation toolkits and spreadsheet integrators. The integration tools will also provide a flexible set of integration services that can be combined and configured to suit a variety of business purposes, without programming.
  • Warehouse Automation—User-configurable tools will enhance the function of VAI’s WMS warehouse automation solution with advanced capabilities such as multi-language development, RFID tracking and integration with voice-pick solutions.
  • Email Alerts—New workflow alerts will monitor activity in S2K and provide automated, timely information and support via email. Alerts can be entered to specify tolerance levels and multiple users can be notified of the same event.
  • Retail Point of Sale—Enhanced functionality of VAI’s SalesLinx POS Backup product will provide full stand-alone POS functions while disconnected from the host.
  • Business Intelligence—Powered by IBM Cognos, VAI S2K Analytics will continue to integrate powerful dashboards and reports that will allow users to easily identify anomalies that could turn into major business issues, identify and analyze opportunities and trends while communicating goals consistently with employees and monitoring performance against targets.
  • Industry Applications—An enhanced industry specific version of S2K Enterprise Suite for Food will be available.
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