Shield Pack Goes Live with Fourth Shift Edition for SAP® Business One


U.S. FDA-inspected manufacturer poised for growth

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31 / -- SoftBrands, Inc. (AMEX:SBN), a global leader in next-generation enterprise software for manufacturing and hospitality businesses, today announced that Shield Pack Inc. has gone live on SoftBrands' Fourth Shift Edition for SAP® Business One, SAP's affordable integrated business management solution designed specifically to meet the needs of small and midsize enterprises.

"We're at an exciting time. Smaller businesses don't usually have access to this type of technology, and the implementation went better than with most ERP systems," said Melinda Maxwell, CFO for Shield Pack. "The support and training we received from SoftBrands were great. We're in the middle of an evolving process, and Fourth Shift Edition gives us an edge and lets us focus on growth."

Shield Pack, located in West Monroe, La., manufactures bulk moisture barrier liners for both liquid and dry goods. In November 2005, SoftBrands announced that Shield Pack chose Fourth Shift Edition as a solution that would facilitate growth for the company. Shield Pack manufactures its liners for food and other demanding applications in a Class-100,000 certified cleanroom, a U.S. FDA-inspected facility approved for the manufacture of dairy packaging. The facility is included in the U.S. FDA Interstate Milk Shippers list of Certified Manufacturers of Single Service (Dairy) Products, and Shield Pack's quality system is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard.

Fourth Shift Edition combines the advanced ERP functionality of the Fourth Shift manufacturing system with the strength of SAP, the worldwide leader in business application software. That partnership between SoftBrands and SAP puts Shield Pack in an even greater position for growth, as Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One provides small and midsize manufacturers with a manageable point of entry into the world of integrated SAP solutions.

"Even at this early stage, Shield Pack is beginning to see the benefits of a robust system like Fourth Shift Edition that's developed specifically for SME manufacturers," said Ralf Suerken, senior vice president and general manager of manufacturing at SoftBrands.

About SoftBrands

SoftBrands, Inc. is a global leader in providing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing and hospitality industries worldwide. With more than 4,000 customers in over 60 countries now actively using its manufacturing and hospitality products, SoftBrands has established a global infrastructure for distribution, development and support of enterprise software. The company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has more than 550 employees with branch offices in Europe, India, Asia, Australia and Africa. Additional information can be found at http://softbrands.com/.

About Shield Pack

Shield Pack LLC is the inventor and leading supplier of intermediate bulk moisture barrier liners in the United States. Begun in 1968 on a foundation of total commitment to superior quality, Shield Pack offers a multitude of flexible packaging products servicing both dry and liquid applications. Much of Shield Pack's production takes place in its standard manufacturing facilities, but liner production for food applications and other demanding applications is carried out in a Class 100,000 certified cleanroom: a U.S. FDA-inspected facility approved for the manufacture of dairy packaging. Our facility is included in the U.S. FDA Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS) list of Certified Manufacturers of Single Service (Dairy) Products and our quality system is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard. ( shieldpack.com/ )

SAP, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:
Mark Palony
612-851-1500
mark.palony@softbrands.com

Source: SoftBrands, Inc.

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

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