VAI Hooks Up with BCMS for Merchandising System
July 24, 2007 Alex Woodie
VAI (Vormittag Associates) has formed a partnership with B & C Management Systems (BCMS), a developer of retail solutions for the i5/OS platform, to build a connection between VAI’s S2K ERP systems and BCMS’ 4Sight Retail Management System.
VAI sells a version of its S2K ERP system designed specifically for the retail industry. The product includes Point of Sale (POS), accounting, inventory management, CRM, purchasing, warehouse management, and e-commerce components. BCMS, meanwhile, sells a more specialized merchandising solution, called 4Sight.
According to Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales for VAI, which is based in Ronkonkoma, New York, the partnership with BCMS will provide VAI’s customers with additional functionality in specific areas. “4Sight’s merchandising applications provide features such as detailed sales analysis, forecasting, open to buy planning, and apparel-based reordering,” Scioscia says.
Meanwhile, BCMS gets hooks into a more general ERP system that midsize retailers can use to automate other aspects of their businesses. “The integration of 4Sight with S2K Enterprise will provide an exceptional solution for retailers,” says Denis Blyth, vice president of sales for BCMS, which is based in Charleston, South Carolina.