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VAI’s ERP software and IBM’s Power Systems platform provide scalability, reliability, and security for manufacturers, distributors and retailers. 

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), in partnership with IBM, has today announced that it continues to expand its customer base in the state of Indiana. Together, VAI and IBM provide solutions that allow mid-sized businesses in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries to increase their profitability by streamlining supply chain operations. VAI is an award-winning software developer, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for the mid-market, and an IBM Premier Business Partner.

VAI offers a sophisticated software suite, S2K Enterprise, which facilitates business operations, manages the supply chain, reduces costs and improves customer service. VAI installs its advanced applications on IBM’s latest server, the Power System, the fastest and most reliable server available. The result is a comprehensive and cost-effective solution that gives businesses, including Robert Weed Plywood, Maple Leaf Farms, and Primex Plastics, the tools to succeed in today’s competitive economic climate.

Robert Weed Plywood, a Bristol, Ind.-based manufacturer and wholesale distributor of plywood-related products, has been a VAI customer since 1998, and an IBM customer since 1979. Roelf Kuitse, IT Director at Robert Weed Plywood, said, “We chose VAI because of the company’s cost-effective and comprehensive enterprise resource planning solution. Running on the IBM Power Systems platform, the software suite easily integrated our front and back-end operations.”

Bruce Baum, Vice President of Information Services, Maple Leaf Farms, said, “Over the past 10 years, we have developed a strong relationship with both VAI and IBM. VAI’s enterprise software package has enabled us to easily track our extensive inventory and intricate production and manufacturing operations with just a keystroke.” Maple Leaf Farms, based in Milford, Ind., is a leading manufacturer of quality duck products in North America.

Primex Plastics, an extruder of custom plastic sheeting, headquartered in Richmond, Ind., turned to VAI’s S2K for Manufacturing and S2K Enterprise Portal in 2004. Mike Duncan, Management Information Systems Director, Primex Plastics, said, “VAI’s S2K is a flexible software system, customized to meet our specific needs. Additionally, the enterprise portal technology provides us with the tools to improve employee productivity, cut costs and strengthen relationships with our customers.”

Dan Bivona, Sales Director, VAI, said, “VAI works closely with IBM to bring customers in the state of Indiana fully functional enterprise resource planning solutions that help them thrive. We look forward to continuing our service of clients in the Midwest and building upon our partnership with IBM.”

Kent Holcomb, Indiana Senior Executive, IBM, said, “VAI is an invaluable business partner whose innovative enterprise applications, coupled with IBM’s Power Systems, offer the mid-market an exceptional solution that helps businesses prosper. This partnership creates a business environment where VAI, IBM, and our customers can grow.”

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.

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, N.Y., with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Fla., Chicago, Ill., and Oroville, Calif. For more information, contact Diane Dady at 800-824-7776, ext. 236 or visit www.vai.net.

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