VAI Wins New Cloud ERP Bakery Clients

May 17, 2021

VAI has won new bakery clients who have selected its Food ERP solution to run their operations: Johnson Bros. Bakery Supply, Inc. and Emmi Desserts USA LLC. Both companies will leverage VAI S2K Food OnCloud, a fully integrated ERP solution designed to meet the unique requirements of the food industry and to help businesses compete in today’s variable market. VAI S2K Food automates business processes across the organization and helps companies comply with food safety regulations. Supporting a multitude of food clients including in the baking industry, S2K Food is designed for wholesale food distributors, manufacturers, and specialty retailers. The solution includes financial, inventory, and purchasing applications in addition to warehouse management, analytics, mobile, sales force, ecommerce, and marketing automation solutions.

Prior to selecting VAI for its S2K Food ERP solution, Johnson Bros., an independently owned retail and wholesale baking businesses in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, leveraged an ERP solution that did not offer a fully integrated warehouse management system (WMS). This led to challenges with inconsistent data, hampering the company’s inventory accuracy and profitability. By switching to S2K, Johnson Bros. will have a warehouse management system that is fully integrated and customized to their specific business needs. The company will utilize VAI’s route management software which eliminates challenges around manual scheduling and route building. Johnson Bros. Bakery will also leverage S2K Financial, Distribution, Manufacturing, Analytics, Mobile Proof-of-Delivery (POD), Smart Center, Sales Force CRM, and eBusiness applications.

Additionally, VAI will handle all server updates and patches so Johnson Bros.’ IT team can focus on strategic priorities. “Access to our data in real time is something we have been looking forward to for a while,” said Johnson Bros. CFO Dennis Mancias. “With new WMS and proof-of-delivery capabilities, as well as full integration for our sales team with the order management system, we will ensure that all of our data is accurate so we can be as efficient and profitable as possible, while providing an enhanced experience for our customers.”

Love & Quiches Gourmet, a Freeport, N.Y.-based manufacturer of gourmet desserts and quiches serving national restaurant chains, foodservice distributors, and grocery/mass/club stores, has been a VAI Enterprise customer since 2011. The company has been operating under the umbrella of Indulge Desserts Holdings LLC, which was recently acquired by Emmi Group, a Swiss Dairy Processor.

With S2K Enterprise helping Love and Quiches run smoothly, Emmi Desserts sought to add its other companies onto the S2K Food solution, adding food-specific features such as catch weight, and recipe management in addition to S2K Financial, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Warehouse Management with Analytics, Mobile WMS, Smart Center, Sales Force CRM, eBusiness, WMS, and truck routing applications. VAI’s unique unlimited user licensing option, which allows growing companies to add users without additional maintenance costs, was also an attractive component for Emmi Desserts. For Emmi, the switch to S2K Food will allow for a seamless transition across its portfolio of companies.

“As Emmi Desserts continues to build its presence in the U.S. through strategic food industry acquisitions, VAI’s unlimited user licensing option enables us to grow with software that simplifies the new user onboarding process,” said Tami Talevski, director of IT at Emmi Desserts. “Additionally, the level of support by the VAI team is unmatched. From customized features specific to the baking industry to automation, we are able to scale in ways other solutions cannot offer, and our VAI team continues to stay ahead of the curve and deliver feature-rich software that will help us achieve all of our goals.”

“We are excited to welcome these dynamic companies and look forward to working with them to further their technology goals and achieve success,” said Joe O’Hea, Sales & Account Manager, VAI. “We’re confident that they have chosen the best food ERP solution available to grow with them and expand their businesses successfully.”

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