RONKONKOMA, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VAI, a leading ERP software developer, today announced that Martin, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of custom tailored solutions for maintenance, repair and operation supplies (MRO), has saved considerable costs, increased productivity and improved accuracy after implementing VAI’s S2K Enterprise software solution.
For more than 80 years, Martin, Inc. has provided solutions for MRO supplies to the industrial and construction markets, including clients from local machine shops to major manufacturers. The company has since grown exponentially, making it one of the top 50 industrial distributors in the nation, and partnering with VAI has enabled the company to continue its wide-spread growth. To keep up with the demand of its global customer base, Martin, Inc. required an ERP Suite with an automated purchasing solution that would help it analyze its growing product sales, manage its inventory, centralize its accounting, and help the company focus its time and efforts on continuing to provide personalized service to its expanding customer base.
VAI’s S2K Enterprise solution offers Martin, Inc. a full suite of integrated applications that can provide end-to-end capabilities. As part of S2K Enterprise, the company is utilizing S2K applications including: Suggested Purchasing, Analytics, Sales Force, Mobile, and Customer Relationship Management, enabling the company to effectively manage multiple business processes at once and quickly make profitable decisions.
“VAI’s integrated applications provide us with a seamless ERP suite that has improved our bottom-line and has enhanced our overall operations,” said Gordon Ruggles, CEO of Martin, Inc. “From forecasting customer demand and placing accurate purchasing orders, to ensuring that we are making the most cost-effective decisions for our customers, S2K helps us deliver the highest level of customer service anywhere, anytime.”
“Having a customer like Martin exemplifies the capabilities of VAI as an integrated ERP solution,” said Bob Giustino, Vice President of Operations, VAI. “It’s becoming even more crucial to be able to manage all of your business processes in one place, and Martin has been able to use VAI’s S2K Enterprise solution to its fullest potential to help the company grow and to keep up with high demand.”
“Since implementing VAI’s S2K Suggested Purchasing solution, we’ve been able to gain valuable insights into customer requirements, automatically calculate costs and upcoming demand for each of our products, and customize purchasing orders specific to customer needs,” Gordon continued. “This has not only allowed us to fulfill our mission of providing custom tailored solutions, but also has saved us a great deal of time and expenses.”
About Martin, Inc.
Founded over 80 years ago to provide basic industrial supplies and repair parts to the local Alabama market, Martin, Inc. is now one of the nation’s leading providers of custom tailored solutions for maintenance, repair, and operation supplies (MRO) to the industrial and construction markets. Martin, Inc. offers a broad variety of products and services that are all geared to specifically improve each Customer’s business performance. For more information, visit: www.martinsupply.com.
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 Gold 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.