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VAI and Vertex Partner to Automate Sales and Use Tax in Integrated ERP Platform

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Partnership Enables Dental Supply Distributor and Other Customers to
Streamline Taxability and Calculation

VAI,
a leading ERP software developer, announced it has partnered with Vertex,
Inc.
, a leading provider of tax technology and services, to simplify
and streamline tax calculations and reporting. Through this partnership,
VAI customers now have access to Vertex® Indirect Tax O
Series
® through a cloud-based application on VAI's S2K
Enterprise
software platform.

With almost 12,000 ever-changing tax jurisdictions throughout the U.S.,
this integration enables companies to manage the increasingly complex
tax landscape, as well as ensures compliance. Vertex indirect tax
solutions provide businesses with reliable sales and use tax
calculations and signature-ready returns for products purchased and
distributed across the globe. S2K customers benefit from a simple,
streamlined platform that provides accurate taxation on every
transaction that occurs in the S2K ERP software system.

"This partnership and seamless integration with VAI offers our mutual
customers a solution to simplify tax calculations, allowing their
internal resources to focus on more value-added contributions," said
Paul Beirnes, managing director of partner development at Vertex. "The
S2K solution is easy to work with and VAI has been a great partner with
extensive expertise in core business processes and a keen understanding
of its customers' needs. Together, we are well-positioned to deliver an
exceptional integrated enterprise-ready solution."

Dental Health Products, Inc. (DHPI), one of the nation's largest and
leading dental supply distributors, has already benefited from the VAI
and Vertex partnership. DHPI has been a VAI customer for over 18 years,
and with seven full-service branches and distribution locations across
the U.S. and a consumer website, DHPI needed to add a tax solution that
would automatically track tax compliance, which differs depending on
geographic location. DHPI has saved significant time and resources with
the automated taxability and calculation that tracks each transaction in
every jurisdiction.

"Before we implemented the integrated Vertex solution it took us hours
to calculate taxes, and we would come across discrepancies that would
take even more time to identify and fix," said Terry Vande Hei,
accounting manager at DHPI. "As a distributor operating nationwide, we
needed a tax solution that ensures that we always stay on top of tax
changes and are reporting accurately. The Vertex solution integrated
with VAI's S2K enables us to automatically and accurately handle complex
tax calculations, saving us significant time and resources to date."

"Our customers require a tax solution that takes the complexity out of
tax calculation," said Maggie Kelleher, director of business development
at VAI. "We're excited to partner with Vertex, which has an established
presence in the tax industry and is renowned for their user-friendly
technology. Our customers, including DHPI, have already seen significant
benefits from the partnership, and we're looking forward to many more
successful integrations and happy clients."

About Vertex

Vertex,
Inc.
is a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling
companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the
tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while
leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex
provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to
specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales
and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in
Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held
company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across
the globe. For more information about Vertex, visit www.vertexinc.com
or follow Vertex on Twitter @vertexinc.

About DHPI

DHPI has been servicing the healthcare industry with over 50,000 quality
products, equipment and innovative solutions for nearly 30 years.
Founded in 1991, DHPI has grown from a home-based business to a top 10,
nationally ranked dental supply distributor. With over 175 employees, 2
distribution centers and 7 U.S. branches, DHPI's culture and core values
are centralized on the customer experience. This customer centric focus
is exemplified in their mission statement, "To provide personalized and
timely solutions for our healthcare partners so they will continue to
exceed their goals and their patients' expectations." To learn more
about DHPI, please visit www.dhpionline.com
or contact an experienced Account Manager toll free, 800-626-2163.

About VAI

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned
for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business
functions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail and multiple
service sectors. An IBM Gold Partner, IBM Beacon Award winner for
Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses, and the IBM Beacon Award
for Most Innovative "Built On IBM Express Portfolio" Solution. VAI
continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics,
business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers
make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their
mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch
offices in Florida, Illinois and California. For more information, visit www.vai.net,
follow @VAISoftware on
Twitter or "like us" on facebook.com/VAISoftware.

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