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SofTech Case Study: Zodiac Pool Systems Dives in with ProductCenter PLM

ProductCenter PLM Streamlines Management of Engineering Data and Facilitates Collaboration Among Global Operations

LOWELL, Mass. - February 20, 2013 - SofTech, Inc. (OTCQB: SOFT), a proven provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announces its latest ProductCenter® PLM case study featuring Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services headquartered in Vista, California. With the implementation of ProductCenter, Zodiac Pool Systems has achieved the following benefits:

  • Global deployment facilitating 24 x 7 product development among Zodiac's operations located in the United States, France, Australia and China
  • Increased productivity and improved reliability of engineering data through accurate access to SolidWorks® product designs
  • Improved product development timeline through collaborative efforts.

"ProductCenter has significantly streamlined our processes, aiding us in reducing product development time. With ProductCenter we gain visibility and control over our product information and schedules throughout our organization," states Emily Colomes, director of engineering at Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. "Having insight into our processes allows us to identify issues early on in the product development phase, providing a great benefit to our business." For the complete case study on ProductCenter PLM at Zodiac Pool Systems visit the SofTech Web site at http://www.softech.com/success/customer-success.

About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.

Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company's comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.

About SofTech's ProductCenter PLM Solution

ProductCenter PLM is focused on helping companies maintain a comprehensive, fully integrated and useful "Bill of Information" that consolidates all product-related information used to define, design, manufacture, and service a company's products. ProductCenter PLM accelerates product creation and profitability by fostering innovation, extended enterprise collaboration, product quality improvements, and compressed time-to-market cycles. SofTech excels in its sensible approach to delivering enterprise PLM solutions, with comprehensive out-of-the-box capabilities, to meet the needs of manufacturers of all sizes quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, SofTech (www.softech.com) has locations and distribution partners throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. SofTech and ProductCenter are registered trademarks of SofTech, Inc. All other products or company references are the property of their respective holders.

CONTACT:

Sarah Garagliano
Product Marketing
SofTech, Inc.
sgaragliano@softech.com
(978) 513-2712