12/29/08

VAI Joins IBM Software as a Service Specialty

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. -- December 22, 2008 --VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), an IBM Premier Business partner, announced today that it has joined the IBM Software as a Service (SaaS) Specialty program to deliver cloud services to its clients. Cloud services are information technology (IT) solutions accessible to users via the Internet. VAI’s S2K Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Suite, leveraging IBM’s Power Systems, WebSphere, WebSphere Portal and DB2 database software, will now be available using the SaaS delivery model to provide the power and unsurpassed value that the distribution, manufacturing, retail and service industries need to address key business issues and deliver bottom-line results.

IBM offers hardware, software and infrastructure technologies to help its Business Partners deliver secure and scalable cloud services. Regardless of the state of adoption, IBM can help its partner’s design, build, deliver and market SaaS solutions to help clients transform their businesses.

"SaaS is one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry because it provides companies of all sizes with access to innovative solutions delivered remotely via a subscription model," said Dave Mitchell, director of strategy, IBM Developer Relations. "VAI’s commitment to SaaS can provide its customers with a powerful way to reduce implementation costs while rapidly deploying business applications."

"We are pleased that IBM has accepted VAI into its SaaS Specialty," said Kevin Beasley, CIO of VAI. "Membership in the program allots us a number of sales and marketing resources that extend our value proposition and expand our markets by delivering additional delivery methods to suit a larger range of customers."

The IBM SaaS Specialty partner program provides valuable benefits, resources, technical enablement and marketing support. In addition, Business Partners gain access to IBM’s Innovation Centers, providing them with technical support and expertise for helping them test, build and optimize cloud services based on open platforms.

For more information on the IBM SaaS Specialty partner program, visit: www.ibm.com/partnerworld/saas.

About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
VAI is an award-winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Designed for the mid-range market, S2K Enterprise is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, metals, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Management Systems, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Chicago, and Oroville, California. For more information, please contact Diane Dady at 800-824-7776 or visit www.vai.net.

Press Contact:
Christine Randle
DPR Group, Inc.
240-686-1000
crandle@dprgroup.com

Company Contact:
Lisa Visconti
Diane Dady
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
800-824-7776
lvisconti@vai.net
ddady@vai.net

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