SoftBrands, Inc. (AMEX: SBN), a global supplier of enterprise application software, today announced that Mainsail Management Group, Inc. has selected SoftBrands’ Epitome property management system (PMS) for its hotels.
SoftBrands Epitome PMS is built on the Microsoft .Net ™ Internet framework and provides a highly functional and scaleable system in a centrally deployed Internet native environment, which means workstations only require a web browser to operate. Additional benefits of the .Net platform include allowing multi-property hotels to centralize their operations which makes future upgrades simpler and faster, and reducing the IT support and security burden at the individual hotel properties.
“Implementing the Epitome (.NET) multi-property PMS was a collective decision made by our entire team after we researched several property management systems,” said Julie Corlew, managing director, Mainsail Management Group. “We wanted technology that can grow with us and is easy for our staff to learn. Epitome seems to have both of these areas covered and we expect to use them in future hotel projects for our brand.”
“Mainsail Management Group was looking for a reliable partner that could provide the sophisticated technology solutions to meet its requirements along with responsive service and support,” said Jo Masters, vice president and general manager of SoftBrands Americas hospitality business. “The SoftBrands Epitome PMS offers the flexibility and features Mainsail needed to effectively manage its growing portfolio of properties. Our industry-leading 24x7x365 customer support also helps Mainsail receive maximum value from its technology investment.”
About Mainsail Management Group
Mainsail Management officially opened its doors in January 1999 with the 360 room Mainsail Suites Hotel Tampa. Mainsail Management Group has purchased and manages the newly-renovated Mainsail South Residences, a 300+ unit apartment complex located in the heart of trendy South Tampa. Mainsail quickly moved towards developing its own projects, and is currently building a $100 million luxury boutique resort and estates in the British Virgin Islands. Scrub Island Resort & Marina is expected to open in summer 2008 and will feature five-star amenities and a world-class yachting marina. Mainsail Management Group acquires, develops and constructs lodging and commercial projects in the United States and the Caribbean.
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 are active members of OpenTravel, HTNG, HSMAI, HFTP, HEDNA , AH&LA, AAHOA, NBTA & PHMA.
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 www.softbrands.com