Tafford Manufacturing to Dress Up it’s Medical Uniform Business using ProfitCenter Software’s Profitability Software Suite

Mar 02, 2005 4:16 AM  By

“Tafford Manufacturing is the medical uniform industry’s leader in service, style and innovation. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to the needs of the contemporary medical professional, as well as our on-going endeavor to provide our customers with the very latest in apparel options and customer service,” stated Robert Schoenfeld, CEO of Tafford Manufacturing, Inc. “Paramount service is a hallmark from which we do not stray, and we are constantly reevaluating our performance and procedures to make the purchasing experience pleasant and informative for our customers. The PCS solution offers us the ability to continue our company’s growth while expanding the customer’s experience and increasing operational efficiencies.”

Tafford’s growth for the future dictated that they find a vendor with leading edge functionality built on a very strong technology platform. PCS earned Tafford’s confidence with superior technology and solutions that will enable Tafford Manufacturing to address customer needs well into the future.

The Profitability Software Suite™ will give Tafford Manufacturing and its customers: o Improved Customer Service via direct and web interaction. o An open database and real-time report engine that provides high-level to granular detail. o Enable sales and call center personnel to easily search for product information by specific attributes including product description, style, color and design. o Automate current manual processes. o Improve the workflow of orders by having a single unified solution to manage the sales continuum from customer product inquiry to finance, start to finish.

“Tafford Manufacturing has chosen PCS over Ecometry to partner with for the future and we look forward to a long and successful relationship,” said Matthew Ehrlich, President and CEO of ProfitCenter Software. “PCS has seen a great deal of interest from the Ecometry client base. Ecometry’s failed implementations, decreases in support services and recent price increases have forced their customers to look for better options. PCS has a solution that offers advanced technology choices and broad functionality all at a predictable price which is a hard combination to beat.” PCS is a 100% web-based service that helps companies automate and manage the entire customer lifecycle across multiple sales channels (web, catalog, call center, outside sales). The PCS Profitability Software Suite provides customers one unified solution that directly enhances a company’s bottom line and profitability while eliminating all the costs and complexities of traditional CRM and ERP solutions such as PeopleSoft (Nasdaq: PSFT), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Siebel (Nasdaq: SEBL), SAP (NYSE: SAP), yet offers a broader solution set unlike SalesForce.com (NYSE: CRM) and Ecometry. About ProfitCenter Software Inc. A subsidiary of Systemax, Inc. (NYSE: SYX – News) www.systemax.com and based in Port Washington, New York, ProfitCenter Software Inc. (PCS) (www.profitcentersoftware.com) is a new entrant in the rapidly emerging market for web-based business automation software. The company delivers the first integrated and scaleable suite of enterprise applications for directly enhancing a company’s bottom line. PCS is the first company to recognize the need for software companies to focus solely on the applications and solutions that can directly affect a company’s profits. The Profitability Software Suite™ is an integrated multi-channel sales and fulfillment solution.

About Systemax Inc. Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX – News) www.systemax.com utilizing an integrated system of branded e-commerce web sites, direct mail catalogs, and relationship marketers to sell PC hardware, related computer products and industrial products in North America and Europe. Systemax is a Fortune 1000 company.

About Tafford Manufacturing, Inc. Tafford Manufacturing, Inc. is a privately held independent manufacturer of medical uniforms, scrub suits, prints, labcoats, cotton scrubs, and medical accessories headquartered in North Wales, Pennsylvania. For more information on Tafford Manufacturing visit www.tafford.com. Forward-looking statement: This press release contains forward-looking statements about the company’s performance. These statements are based on management’s estimates, assumptions and projections and are not guarantees of future performance. ProfitCenter Software Inc. and Systemax Inc. assume no obligation to update these statements. Actual results may differ materially from results expressed or implied in these statements as the result of risks, uncertainties and other factors including, but not limited to: (a) unanticipated variations in sales volume, (b) economic conditions and exchange rates, (c) actions by competitors, (d) the continuation of key vendor relationships, (e) the ability to maintain satisfactory loan agreements with lenders, (f) risks associated with the delivery of merchandise to customers utilizing common carriers, (g) the operation of the company’s management information systems, and (h) unanticipated legal and administrative proceedings. Please refer to the Forward Looking Statements section contained in Systemax Inc.’s Form 10-K for a more detailed explanation of the inherent limitations in such forward-looking statements. Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact: George Winter – Executive Vice President 516-608-3005 gwinter@profitcentersoftware.com www.profitcentersoftware.com