University Foodservice Operation Uses Agilysys Eatec Solution at 21 Campus Locations
ALPHARETTA, GA. — July 9, 2014 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software and services, today announced that Cal Dining at the University of California, Berkeley, has selected the Agilysys Eatec® inventory and procurement solution to streamline its campus foodservice operations. Cal Dining uses the solution in 21 locations, including residential dining halls, campus restaurants and retail markets. They also use the Eatec system to support on-campus catering as well as concessions at sporting events.
"When shopping for a new inventory and procurement solution, we looked at a number of systems and decided on the Agilysys Eatec solution for several reasons," said Shawn LaPean, executive director at Cal Dining. "Not only is Eatec the most cost-efficient solution but it also has the flexibility required to meet our diverse dining requirements. Agilysys also has a more hands-on approach to software implementation than the other vendors we interviewed, particularly when it comes to best practice techniques. We're looking for a technology partner, and we've found it in Agilysys. Most importantly, the Eatec system offers the total package, with features and functionality that will enable us lower food and labor costs, track nutritional information, monitor sustainability performance and enhance efficiency throughout our operation."
Agilysys Eatec is a Microsoft® Windows®-based full-featured inventory, procurement and production system designed specifically for the hospitality and foodservice industries. Along with its core purchasing, inventory, recipe, forecasting, production and sales analysis functions, the software also offers modules for catering, cycle planning, retail management, nutrition and allergens. The modular structure allows customers to construct the exact set of features they need — whether it is an enterprise-wide solution for multiple sites or a single-site system for multiple functions.
"Campus dining operations that want to operate efficiently and profitably require a comprehensive inventory and procurement solution," said Tony Ross, vice president of sales at Agilysys. "The Eatec system is one of the most all-encompassing and flexible solutions on the market. It will help Cal Dining provide streamlined service to students, faculty and guests, reduce overall operating costs and maintain their cutting edge sustainability position. We are excited about our partnership with Cal Dining at UC Berkeley and our continued expansion within the higher education foodservice market."
Cal Dining at UC Berkeley is committed to culinary excellence and social responsibility. Its dining program features a wide variety of seasonal menus and ethnic specialties as well as healthy options, such as natural, organic and trans-fat free products. Cal Dining boasts the nation's first organic certified college kitchen as well as two green certified dining halls. Cal Dining has received national recognition for its foodservice operations, including a National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) Sustainability Award and the Loyal E. Horton Silver Award, which honors excellence in campus dining.
Agilysys is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise software, services and solutions to the hospitality industry. The company specializes in market-leading point-of-sale, property management, inventory & procurement, workforce management and mobile & wireless solutions that are designed to streamline operations, improve efficiency and enhance the guest experience. Agilysys serves casinos, resorts, hotels, foodservice venues, stadiums and cruise lines. Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, with corporate services located in Alpharetta, GA, and offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.
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Beth McClure, Agilysys, 805-692-6356, firstname.lastname@example.org