VAI Helps Midwest Distributor Streamline Operations and Improve Customer Service

Long Island-based VAI announced yesterday that Fertilizer Dealer Supply, a Philo, Ill.-based provider of fertilizer and chemical application parts and plant maintenance products, has upgraded to version 5.0 of VAI’s S2K Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software for Distribution, while adding S2K for Service & Repair and S2K Commerce Express to its solution portfolio.

The S2K for Distribution upgrade will enhance and streamline operations at the company’s seven warehouse and distribution facilities. The addition of the Service & Repair module will aid FDS in tracking equipment sales, preventative maintenance services and warranty information, while Commerce Express will make it easier for customers to find, select and purchase orders, review account information, view payment history and obtain answers to queries.

Assisting in the implementation of S2K 5.0 for FDS was DMi Technology Group, an IBM and VAI business partner based in Normal, Ill.

Tom Grady, Vice President, FDS, said, “After years of working successfully with VAI and DMi, we decided to upgrade our S2K Software to receive the benefits available with the new service billing module. This feature will allow FDS to monitor our equipment sales and preventative maintenance services through more efficient order entry and reporting options. We are also employing VAI’s e-Business capabilities, which have allowed us to expand our business throughout the country, rather than only servicing regional dealers.”

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