Ocean Computer Group Builds Portfolio with VAI’s ERP Suite
September 29, 2008 Dan Burger
Ocean Computer Group, a solutions provider of equipment, APC power, software, consulting, and services for mid-market computer customers throughout the metropolitan New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas has added VAI‘s S2K enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite to its product line.
This announcement comes a week after VAI launched S2K 5.0, a new version of its flagship IBM i OS-based ERP system for manufacturing, distribution, retail, metals, food and related service industries. The release includes many new features, including a new Java client, an updated warehouse management system (WMS), new Web portal programs, and a new iPhone interface. VAI develops applications for warehouse management, EDI, CRM, and e-business that are written in RPG ILE.
Ocean Computer Group is an IBM premier business partner that specializes in implementing enterprise-wide solutions utilizing the Power Systems platform, as well as Big Blue’s System x X64-based servers and its various middleware products. Ocean offers IBM maintenance and support services and technical services to help companies plan, architect, and deploy IT solutions. It also has partnership arrangements with VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix Systems, among others.
VAI (formerly known by its full name Vormittag Associates Inc.) introduced a services package plan at the beginning of the year, which emphasizes fixed prices and specified parameters that it says will eliminate cost overruns, an issue that often plagues new technology deployments.
VAI was founded in 1978. It has more than 750 customers–primarily small to mid size companies. Its company headquarters are in Ronkonkoma, New York, and it has offices in Florida, Illinois, and California. Its reseller network numbers more than 100 dealers across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico
The company’s annual user conference was held last week in Las Vegas. Look for news related to that event appearing in our Four Hundred Stuff newsletter tomorrow.