College Woodwork Taps VAI S2K Enterprise to Enhance Inventory Management

October 6, 2011 - 12:19pm | 0 Comment(s)

Esteemed Furniture Manufacturer Implements ERP Software to Improve Processes and Save Time

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – August 31, 2011 – VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), an award-winning ERP software provider, announced that College Woodwork, a Canadian manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, affordable solid wood furniture, is live on the VAI S2K Enterprise Software.

In an effort to enhance its inventory and warehousing processes, create efficiencies and increase sales, College Woodwork sought an effective ERP software tool that could be up and running in short-order. With VAI S2K Enterprise solution, the company now manages inventory via the fully integrated, real-time and easy-to-use S2K Enterprise Software.

Prior to selecting VAI S2K Enterprise, the manufacturer’s existing legacy software was unable to meet its needs: the manual system did not allow for a review of historical information, nor have the ability to conduct comparisons, run sales analysis, or process inventory in real-time. As a result, the company looked to implement an ERP software solution that could handle its unique business model, which is comprised of multi-location, multi-item inventory.

VAI S2K Enterprise software was selected for its customizable, streamlined platform designed to simplify all business processes including inventory management. The company also required the speed at which VAI could have the software fully integrated into their existing system, and its ability to scale to accommodate additional locations and divisions.

“Given the amount of product we manufacture and distribute, we needed a technology that could be fully integrated, easy to use, and up and running in a matter of weeks,” said Sheldon Smith, Chief Operating Officer at College Woodwork. “We are extremely pleased with VAI S2K Enterprise, and the almost-immediate benefits we’re seeing on the shop floor, in terms of how we manage our inventory.”

“With the addition of VAI S2K Enterprise, College Woodwork will have real-time visibility into inventory, be able to track the product and highlight cost-effective choices for potential buyers. This will reduce costs, save time and improve customer service,” said Robert Jones, project manager at VAI. “Longer-term, the company will more accurately forecast purchase orders, better anticipate customer needs, and ensure an overall better experience for employees and customers alike.”

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