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Summary of S2K Enterprise for Retail software from VAI

Brief Description (Provided by Vendor)
VAI is an award winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. In conjunction with IBM, the company designs customer driven enterprise management software for the IBM Power Systems. These systems allow VAI to offer a cost effective business solution to the midrange and largerange markets. VAI's S2K Enterprise Software is used by a wide variety of companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment.

The Retail business is not getting any easier. New distribution channels and e-commerce are nibbling at gross margins, the life cycles of products are shortening, and erratic demand is forcing retailers to make decisions faster then ever before. Consolidation is creating ever-larger chains, which means retailers must manage more store locations, more items, and make pricing and inventory decisions individually for each item at each store. The time is right for a powerful retail management system that combines the efficiency of point of sale, with the sophistication of an integrated enterprise solution.

VAI is pleased to offer in our product line S2K Enterprise for Retail, a comprehensive retail point of sale software solution specifically designed for the retail industry. Although we can offer our solution to the smaller retailer, VAIís S2K for Retail is a system designed for the larger retail end user with multi-locations and more than five POS registers. We also provide kiosk technology, making our solution competitive and cost effective.



Contact Information
Website: http://www.vai.net
Phone: 800.824.7776

Company founded
1978

Software installs
100

Consumer reviews:
1 POS software review available

Size of businesses targeted
Tier1 - Shrink Wrap Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 1 to 20 employees with annual revenue of $0 to $3 million. POS software packages in this tier will cost around $200 to $1,500 for 1 to 5 computer users. The training and implementation of the software is generally done in-house - to keep costs down. You can often find these systems bundled with hardware and sold on the internet.

Tier 2 - Upper Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 1000+ employees with annual revenue of $100 million to $500 million. POS software packages will cost around $250,000 to $1.5 million for 30 to 1000 computer users. The implementation costs are usually 2 to 4 times the cost of the software.

Tier 3 - Mid Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 50 to 1000 employees with annual revenue of $25 million to $250 million. POS software packages will cost around $25,000 to $250,000 for 5 to 200 computer users. The implementation costs are usually .75 to 5 times the cost of the software.

Geographic locations supported
United States
Canada
Europe (west and north, including the United Kingdom)

Operating platforms supported
AS400 / IBM iSeries

Training offered
On-site training
Classroom training
Telephone training
Computer based training (CBT)

Database(s) supported
DB2


Breakdown of the Key Features Supported for S2K Enterprise for Retail 5.0

* The information for this product was last updated on 9/2/2011.

Point of Sale (POS)
Bar code scanning at the POS
Integrated credit card processing/authorization from the POS
Ability to issue, track, and redeem gift certificates from the POS
Customer loyalty card support (ability to swipe and authorize loyalty cards at POS)
Frequent buyer program support (ability to track points for each customer)
Issue, track, and redeem gift cards at POS
Create, track, and view quotes from POS
Integrated gift registry system
Create work orders (repair/service orders)
Create and track customers (name, address, email, etc)
Track and calculate commissions for each sales person
Marketing promotion & advertising campaign tracking (track promotions at the POS so you can tell which ads pull the best)
Inventory
Integrated (built in) purchasing
Track inventory by category/classification
Track inventory by department
Track inventory by matrix or color/size tables (at least 250 tables)
Track inventory by serial number
Support kits (allows you to group products together and sell them all at once)
Handle gasoline pricing (to 3 decimal places)
Consignment inventory tracking
Handle special order tracking
Automatic purchase order generation based on order levels
Interface to a 3rd party Open to Buy Planning application
Integrated (built in) Open to Buy Planning module  
Accounting & Bookkeeping
General
Peripherals
eCommerce / Shopping Cart Interface
Restaurant Industry Features


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