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ATLANTA, GA, August 18, 2015Stibo Systems, the global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, today announced that Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P., one of the largest manufacturers of residential and light commercial air conditioning, heating, and ventilation products and systems, has selected Stibo Systems’ STEP MDM platform to create a single source of data for product and related digital assets. As a part of the initiative, STEP will enable Goodman to establish a world-class data governance process, and reduce any risk associated with incorrect product specification data. Additionally, the system will allow Goodman to replace and update existing technology, including custom in-house applications and a multitude of Excel spreadsheets.

While the initial interest was focused on data consistency tied to Goodman’s extensive product line comprised of thousands of unique SKU’s, Stibo’s team collaborated with Goodman IT, Marketing, Merchandising and Digital Asset teams to help create a business case focused on three key pillars of value: Customer Acquisition, Customer Retention and Reduction in Risk & Costs.

“Ultimately, we selected Stibo Systems based on their proven expertise and success in product information management,” said Ken Landry, VP Information Technology at Goodman Manufacturing. “Their ability to demonstrate a typical ‘day in the life’ painted the perfect story line around how we could realize value from STEP now and into the future.”

MDM initiatives are increasingly being driven and owned by business units, and Goodman is no exception. Previously, data management projects and programs were managed internally with the collaboration of several departments. The Goodman team responsible for selecting Stibo Systems included representatives from IT, Marketing, and Product Distribution departments.

“Manufacturers are struggling to create and maintain a digital transformation strategy and provide their customers with the rich and highly accurate product information and digital content they expect; across the growing number of channels that are available,” said Todd Callen, Executive Vice President at Stibo Systems. “We look forward to helping Goodman Manufacturing streamline product information, automate processes and ensure that consuming systems are fed accurate, up-to-date information.”

About Goodman Manufacturing Company, LP:

Goodman is a member of Daikin Industries LTD (DIL). Daikin is a global Fortune 1000 company with more than 50,000 employees worldwide, making it the number one residential and commercial HVAC manufacturer in the world. Daikin is engaged primarily in the development, manufacture, sales and aftermarket support of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, refrigerants and other chemicals, as well as oil hydraulic products. DIL is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. Goodman has a headquarters office in Houston, TX. Its products are manufactured primarily in facilities located in Houston, TX, Fayetteville, TN and Dayton, TN and serves residential, multi-family and light commercial heating and cooling markets. Please visit: www.goodmanmfg.com.

About Stibo Systems

Stibo Systems is the global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. Industry leaders rely on Stibo Systems to provide cross-channel consistency by linking product and customer data, suppliers and other organizational assets. This enables businesses to make more effective decisions, improve sales and build shareholder value. During the last 30 years, Stibo Systems has helped hundreds of companies to develop a trusted source of operational information. A privately held subsidiary of the Stibo A/S group, which was originally founded in 1794, Stibo Systems' corporate headquarters is located in Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, visit www.stibosystems.com.

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