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SoftBrands Launches Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One in China

SoftBrands Launches Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One in China

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SoftBrands, Inc. , a global supplier of enterprise application software, launched the Chinese version of its Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One, an ERP system co-developed with SAP, a global leading provider of business software with a strong focus on the SME market. SoftBrands is a global independent software vendor partner of SAP America, Inc.

Built to meet the unique needs of small and midsize manufacturers, Fourth Shift Edition helps these businesses take better control of manufacturing operations and business processes with an affordable SAP-centric solution. SoftBrands opened its first China office in 1989, and the company now has more than 400 customers in China. SoftBrands' products have been officially certified by the Chinese government since 1994. Emerson China Motor, Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group, Bosch, Duracell, Kolbenschmidt, Pentair and Toledo Scale are some of SoftBrands' many customers in China.

"SoftBrands was one of the first global ERP suppliers in China, and we have a long and positive track record dating back nearly 20 years," said Ralf Suerken, SoftBrands' senior vice president and general manager of manufacturing. "With comprehensive local implementation and support services, and a true understanding of the needs of manufacturers in China, Fourth Shift Edition will be a leader in the Chinese market. Worldwide supply-chain integration and collaboration are top priorities, and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One is a natural fit for these manufacturers, especially if their parent organizations or key customers are already running an SAP solution."

Fourth Shift Edition is based on best-practice manufacturing techniques and lean manufacturing workflows developed over the past 20 years, with valuable input from customer and market feedback from thousands of installations in multiple industry verticals. Fourth Shift Edition is specifically designed for manufacturers in the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, rubber and plastics, medical devices, industrial machinery, semiconductors, and electronics sectors.

"Manufacturers in China are increasingly called upon not only to meet foreign demand, but also to serve China's fast-growing domestic market for durables and non-durables alike," Suerken said. "Our partnership with a global leader like SAP means China-based manufacturers now have a solution they can't outgrow, even as their demand profiles and their roles in the global supply chain change."

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 nearly 900 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 [email protected]

SoftBrands, Inc.

CONTACT: Mark Palony, SoftBrands, Inc., +1-612-851-1500, or
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