RONKONKOMA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading ERP software provider, today announced that Worldwide Distributors, a member-owned, purchasing cooperative, will implement VAI’s S2K Enterprise solution to support its transition to digital record keeping and to improve access to information and continue meeting industry demand.
For more than sixty years, Worldwide Distributors has served as a liaison between the vendor community and retailers, enabling smaller companies to access increased inventory at a reduced price. The purchasing cooperative assists more than 500 retail stores across a variety of industries, including outdoor sporting goods, outdoor and work apparel, and footwear.
“As the retail industry moved into the digital age, the demand for instant access to data, information and results became a necessity to maintain competitiveness,” said Mark Williams, CEO of Worldwide Distributors. “We recognized this evolving technology landscape and turned to VAI for an ERP solution that would enable us to improve our business processes while increasing ROI. Our company is excited about this transition and looks forward to using an ERP system that helps our retailers seamlessly tackle their day-to-day responsibilities.”
Worldwide Distributors has already started the process of moving its business units over to the VAI solution, and the company expects to complete its full implementation of S2K Enterprise by the end of 2017. The company will also be implementing VAI’s portal and analytics applications, in addition to S2K mobile capabilities, which enable customers to update order entries, access sales analytics and real-time updates with the ERP remotely.
“VAI is excited to partner with Worldwide Distributors as we help transition its business processes from paper to digital,” said Pete Zimmerman, North American software sales manager at VAI. “Worldwide Distributors is a well-respected wholesaler of products that has successfully served North American retail for more than six decades, and we’re proud that our ERP system will be a part of its continued growth.”
About Worldwide Distributors
Worldwide is a member owned purchasing cooperative has served independent retailers nationwide with their buying needs for over 60 years. Most of its members are closely held/privately owned outdoor sporting goods retailers that are well-established names in their communities. Worldwide’s staff of professional buyers work with top vendors to offer product selections and aggressive purchasing programs to increase the buying power of their members. Worldwide holds semi-annual trade shows at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as well as communicating buying opportunities throughout the year. Worldwide has an office and warehouse facility in Kent, Washington.
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About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Partner, VAI is the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch offices in Florida, Illinois and California. For more information, visit www.vai.net, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter or “like us” on facebook.com/VAISoftware.