Software offers online hotel reservations.

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Medallion Web Booking Engine communicates with Medallion property management system to be profile, rate, and inventory aware. Incorporated into hotel website, system allows guests to update contact information and amend or cancel existing bookings. Microsoft Windows-based system is customizable to meet property needs.



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Medallion Web Booking Engine from SoftBrands Makes a Grand Debut at Barnsley House



Solution Opens Up New Worldwide Channels Through Which to Find Hotel Guests

MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 / -- SoftBrands (AMEX:SBN), a global leader in next-generation enterprise software for companies in the hospitality and manufacturing industries, announces the debut of its Medallion Web Booking Engine (WBE). The WBE is an online booking system that is incorporated into the website of a hotel to provide guests with the capability to reserve hotel rooms via the internet. By opening new worldwide channels through which to find hotel guests, hoteliers are able to increase profitability and bottom line performance.

The WBE is a series of web pages and software components that can be incorporated into the website of a hotel or hotel chain to provide guests with a method of booking their hotel stay online at any hour of the day, 365 days a year, while experiencing the same service they would talking to a hotel clerk. The WBE also allows guests to update their contact information in the hotel system and amend or cancel existing bookings so the hotel is ready for check- in.

Medallion customer Barnsley House in Gloucester, UK has adopted the WBE as a part of their commitment to continually enrich their guest experience. "The Medallion Web Booking Engine will offer our customers around the clock access to our room inventory and packages, enabling them to make reservations according to their choice of room and budgets. Our guests can also update their profile, preferences and contact information and amend or cancel their bookings. With this information we are better equipped to provide our customers with a unique and totally enriching experience at Barnsley House. Backed by SoftBrands' steadfast customer support we see the new system taking off very well," said Tim Haigh, Director, Barnsley House Ltd.

Unlike other WBEs available on the market, the unique advantage of the Medallion WBE is that it is profile, rate and inventory aware, meaning it is in constant communication with the Medallion property management system to understand what rates and rooms may be specifically offered to the booking guest at that particular hotel.

"The Medallion Web Booking Engine makes rate-aware web bookings possible for a wider segment of hotel properties, and can help our clients significantly increase profits and expand service levels to their guests through improved web visibility," said Bob Lowe, SoftBrands' director of worldwide product management, hospitality.

About Medallion

Medallion is a flexible and easy to use property management system with an intuitive "look-and-book" approach to operations. Currently used to manage operations in over 900 hotels around the world, the system takes just hours to learn and is specifically designed for hotel staff with little time for lengthy training. Medallion offers special features such as seasonal rate structures, family reservations, unlimited folios per guest room, travel agent allotments and charge routing. The robust, Microsoft Windows-based system can be customized easily to meet the specific needs of each property and seamlessly integrates with leading back-office applications for easy reporting. Additional information can be found at medallion.softbrands.com/ .

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 (Medallion, PORTfolio, IGS, LANmark, RIO), 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 softbrands.com/ .

About The Barnsley House

Located in Gloucester in the UK, The Barnsley House and grounds have gained international acclaim as a place of remarkable beauty, visited by garden lovers from around the world eager to discover for themselves this perfect example of the English country house and garden. With suites designed for comfort and enjoyment, Barnsley House is equipped with the best in entertainment systems and communication as well as a distinctive restaurant and pub. Learn more about Barnsley House at barnsleyhouse.com/home.html .

Source: SoftBrands

CONTACT: David Gandrud, Marketing Director, Hospitality of SoftBrands,
David.Gandrud@softbrands.com , +1-612-851-1518

Web site: softbrands.com/
http://barnsleyhouse.com/home.html

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