April 8, 2008: Comfort Builder 2008 Released

Wrightsoft Releases Comfort Builder 2008 Software

Bryant and Carrier Dealers Benefit From Latest Wrightsoft Technologies, Updated Equipment and Marketing Data

LEXINGTON, MA, April 7, 2008—Wrightsoft is pleased to announce the release and shipment of the Comfort Builder 2008 in-home selling and design software, developed in partnership with Carrier Corporation to assist Bryant and Carrier dealers with their load calculations, designs, and in-home sales process. Based on Wrightsoft’s innovative Right-Suite® Universal, the latest version of Comfort Builder includes many of the new improvements from Wrightsoft including Layered Materials Technology™ for assigning accurate materials values, advanced design and takeoff features, and new internet update and registration capabilities, as well as a fully-updated Carrier and Bryant product database.

“Purchasing the Comfort Builder program was one of the best business decisions I’ve made,” remarked Bob Quierolo, Jr. of B & B Heating and Air Conditioning. “Comfort Builder by Wrightsoft has helped me streamline the in-home sales process, because it gives the homeowner many, many reasons to simply move forward with me.”

The Comfort Builder 2008 program is included in the Carrier Full Alliance and Bryant Full Select dealer membership programs along with many other benefits, and is also available for purchase by non-participating Carrier and Bryant dealers. The Comfort Builder program incorporates detailed manufacturer and product information for Carrier and Bryant in five integrated Wrightsoft modules including Right-J® for ACCA Manual J load calculations, Right-Draw® for graphical, drag-and-drop building description, Right-Sales® for presentations, proposals, parts takeoff lists and sales management, Right-$™ for operating cost analysis and equipment comparison, and Right-D® for ACCA Manual D duct designs.

Comfort Builder 2008 can be fully customized to match the business appearance and needs of a company including their logo, custom proposals and presentations, as well as the company’s database of parts, design rules, and equipment pricing. The Comfort Builder program enables contractors to easily involve the homeowner in the sales process, while promoting proper sizing and high standards for professionalism. Contractors can use the Comfort Builder program to conduct a complete in-home sales presentation that can include a Manual J load calculation, Manual D duct design, an interactive customer needs questionnaire with dynamic accessories recommendations, equipment comparison and operating cost analysis, and a ready-to-print professional proposal.

"We have been very pleased to have Carrier Corporation as our strategic partner for the last three years to develop this product for their Carrier and Bryant dealers,” stated Chris Edgren, Wrightsoft Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The Comfort Builder program is a cutting edge tool that can help separate these dealers from their competition with professional presentations and proposals while promoting the proper load calculations and a focus on homeowner comfort to set a new standard for professionalism and accuracy in the industry."

Wrightsoft and Carrier Corporation are continuing to collaborate to release an update to Comfort Builder 2008 to be available in May or June 2008. This release will include the first-ever ductless design tool customized for Carrier and Bryant equipment as well as advanced sales, proposal, and contact management modules with features and capabilities currently unavailable to contractors and their businesses. These tools are designed to further assist in managing and improving relationships with prospects, customers, and vendors to ultimately improve the company’s sales and sales process. Carrier and Bryant dealers can find additional product, licensing, and support information on the Comfort Builder program at www.wrightsoft.com/cbcarrier and www.wrightsoft.com/cbbryant.

In addition to Comfort Builder, Wrightsoft provides several other customized manufacturer versions of the Right-Sales module in Right-Suite Universal including full databases of product and marketing data, and manufacturer presentations and branding. To learn more about manufacturer versions, or for more information on Wrightsoft and Right-Suite Universal in general, please contact Wrightsoft at 800-225-8697 or visit www.wrightsoft.com.