SoftBrands: Carrier Corp. Commercial HVAC Unit Selects SAP Business One and FourthShift Edition

PR Newswire (US)
2 June 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SoftBrands, Inc. (Amex: SBN), a global supplier of enterprise application software and a global partner of SAP, announced that Carrier Corp. is working with SAP and SoftBrands to deploy the SAP Business One and FourthShift Edition ERP solution within its Racan Carrier unit, which manufactures large commercial HVAC air handling units.

Carrier Corp. is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. SoftBrands offers solutions to address the needs of businesses in the consumer packaged goods, chemicals, life sciences and industrial machinery and components industries.

SAP Business One and FourthShift Edition combine the strength and security of SAP with the capabilities, deployment approach and low cost of ownership that are required in small and midsize operations. This enables the solution to meet the needs of independent manufacturers and subsidiaries of large organizations that want to standardize on SAP-centric solutions.

“Multinational corporations often run SAP’s large-enterprise systems, but those same systems don’t always make sense for smaller subsidiaries and other remote operations,” said Daniel Head, vice president, SAP Large Enterprise, for SoftBrands. “When we implement SAP Business One at these subsidiaries, the enterprise is standardized on an SAP platform, gaining the visibility, compliance and control that they need.”

About SoftBrands Manufacturing

Since 1984, SoftBrands has been providing manufacturers with state-of-the-art, easy-to-use ERP software to increase productivity and improve profitability. The strategic partnership with SAP and FourthShift Edition for SAP Business One are providing new opportunities for growth. FourthShift Edition combines strong manufacturing functionality with the strength and security of SAP, the worldwide leader in business software solutions. Manufacturers around the world rely on SoftBrands to keep their operations running efficiently and effectively.

About SoftBrands

SoftBrands, Inc. is a leader in providing software solutions for businesses in the manufacturing and hospitality industries worldwide. The company has established a global infrastructure for distribution, development and support of enterprise software, and has approximately 5,000 customers in more than 100 countries actively using its manufacturing and hospitality products.

SoftBrands, which has approximately 775 employees, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., with branch offices in Europe, India, Asia, Australia and Africa. Additional information can be found at

Contact: Mark Palony 612-851-1500

SOURCE: SoftBrands, Inc.

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