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SoftBrands Announces 'Pay As You Go' Pricing for Independent Hotels
Jun 21, 2007 (12:06 PM EDT)


MINNEAPOLIS, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SoftBrands Inc. , a global supplier of enterprise application software, today released a pricing model aimed at making it easier for independent hotels to benefit from the latest in property management system (PMS) technology. SoftBrands' new pricing model reduces the need for a hotel to secure capital expenditures and make the typical one-time, up front payment by instead charging a monthly rate per room.

Under the new pricing model, hotels will pay as little as $6.95 per room per month for license and extraordinary 24x7x365 worldwide support. In many cases, this will allow the hotel to cover the cost of the new software as an operating expense without having to draw on scarce capital expenditure funds. The pricing applies to its Medallion PMS offering for independent hotels.

"This is a significant move for SoftBrands," said Jo Masters, SoftBrands vice president and general manager, Americas. "It demonstrates the company's continued commitment to innovation with the Medallion PMS, as well as our interest in partnering with independent hotels to make leading PMS technology affordable."

The Medallion PMS is specifically targeted at helping independent and boutique hotels better manage today's highly demanding and complex hotel operations. The application includes a customizable interface that supports 27 languages. Medallion is currently operating in more than 1,000 hotels around the world and offers a certified two-way interface to Best Western's central reservation system.

About SoftBrands Hospitality

SoftBrands Hospitality provides central reservation, property management and business intelligence software that can be centrally managed to support many properties within a hotel chain as well as less complex offerings that can be installed on site at an independent hotel. Our distribution service, Karyon, allows hotels to easily manage rates and inventory availability across all four Global Distribution Systems and many other online sources of demand. SoftBrands is committed to the Hospitality Industry and is an active member of OTA, HTNG, HSMAI, HFTP, HEDNA, AH&LA, AAHOA, NBTA & PHMA

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 825 employees, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with branch offices in Europe, India, Asia, Australia and Africa. Additional information can be found at http://www.softbrands.com .

Contact Information Christina Lanier Public Relations Director, Hospitality 813.949.4153 christina.lanier@softbrands.com

CONTACT: Christina Lanier, Public Relations Director, Hospitality of christina.lanier@softbrands.comSoftBrands Inc., +1-813-949-4153,

Web site: http://www.softbrands.com/