Provided and maintained by VAI, the VAI Interface seamlessly exchanges shipment and order data between VAI S2K and Varsity ShipSoft. Seamless Order Management and Shipping By tightly integrating VAI with ShipSoft, the VAI Interface enables seamless order processing from order entry through delivery. 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 with Varsity solutions.
The VAI Interface uses flexible exit points and an externally described parameter list, or P-List, to map data elements from VAI into ShipSoft and to return the results back to VAI. The primary VAI files used for the interface are VCOHEAD, VCODETL, VINITEM, VARCUST, and VARSVIA. 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 which can be used to update files in VAI. Designed for flexibility, this data exchange method can be tailored to support virtually any supply chain process out there.