S2K Shipping on IBM i

S2K is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution developed by Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI).  VAI’s S2K ERP offers a seamless shipping solution on the IBM i (Power, as400) using Varsity Logistics’ ShipSoft Parcel and/or ShipSoft Freight.

Seamless Order Management and Shipping

By tightly integrating S2K with Varsity Logistics, the VAI Interface enables seamless order processing from order entry through delivery. S2K shipping on the IBM i is done via Varsity ShipSoft. As a result, shipment and order information is shared across the organization enabling:

  • Rate shopping, selection of shipping options, and quotation of shipping rates at order entry
  • Instant visibility to shipment status and simplified requests for proof of delivery
  • Accurate shipping costs for invoicing and analysis

Adaptable IBM i Shipping Technology

Varsity pulls required shipment data such as the order number, quantity, and ship-to address directly from the VAI database. It then passes back shipping details including the tracking number, weight, and freight charges. These exchanges are used to update your records in VAI. Designed for flexibility, this data exchange method can be tailored to support virtually any supply chain process.

The VAI Interface can be called at any time to initiate order processing in ShipSoft. The interface allows “invisible” processing of orders, without requiring additional user input or screens. As an alternative, a “visible” mode is also available. In this method, ShipSoft screens are populated with VAI data, and shipments are managed directly from ShipSoft.

Whether you’re sending individual cartons or filling a truck, Varsity Logistics software has the options you need to find the best prices (including lower-cost alternatives, if any, to your negotiated rates) or the fastest methods, to process and transmit the paperwork for hazmat or cross-border shipments, and to print the compliance labels you need quickly and completely.

The Varsity and VAI S2K ERP both reside on the IBM System i Power as400 platform, resulting in superior speed, throughput, and reliability. There’s no better choice for S2K shipping on the IBM i platform than Varsity Logistics.

View technical details about the VAI Integration.