Agilysys Announces General Availability of WMx v6.0
New Features and Functionality Help Employers Improve Workforce Efficiency, Boost Productivity and Comply with Federal Regulations
ALPHARETTA, GA. — Sept. 16, 2014 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software and services, today announced the general availability of WMx v6.0, the latest version of the Agilysys Workforce Management Solution™. The new version includes enhanced features and functionality that streamline operations and help ensure compliance with federal regulations.
WMx is a comprehensive enterprise solution designed to help hospitality organizations improve workforce efficiency and productivity. It includes tools for performance-based scheduling, dynamic labor forecasting, embedded workflow for employee hiring, employee self-service and multiple time-capture solutions. It seamlessly integrates with numerous point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement and payroll systems, enabling hospitality managers to reduce labor costs and increase profitability.
WMx v6.0 includes a number of enhancements, such as a new human resources function that enables users to customize fields and employee record configuration. It also includes functionality that helps employers comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines through planning, monitoring and reporting on employee work hours and real-time ACA status. The solution offers the option to visually display employees' ACA target status, period-to-date average hours for the current measurement period, and average allowable maximum or minimum hours that can be scheduled during the remainder of the current measurement period in order for employees to retain part-time or full-time status.
In addition, the WMx v6.0 mobile solution features an app that enables managers to view posted schedules and approve employee requests. The innovative 'MyWMx Manager' app, now introduced for Android platforms, has the same functionality as the iOS version and allows managers to view posted schedules for any day as well as review and approve employee requests for shift swaps, pick-ups and time-off.
Other WMx enhancements include:
- 'MyWMx' employee mobile app
- Overtime award functionality
- Model scheduling
- Pay record module improvements
- Enterprise-wide alert service
- Manager messaging
- Ease-of-use enhancements to scheduling
"Labor is the largest controllable cost in the hospitality industry, and WMx has become a key tool for many managers who want to eliminate time clock misuse and decrease workforce-related expenditures," said Maris Berzins, vice president of product engineering at Agilysys. "The latest version of the WMx solution is more powerful than ever, with enhanced features and functionality that not only will enable hotels, restaurants and other hospitality providers to reduce labor costs but also will help them streamline business processes, make more informed decisions and take a proactive approach in developing workforce management strategies that meet federal guidelines and minimize non-compliance risks."
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 and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management, and mobile and wireless solutions that are designed to streamline operations, improve efficiency and enhance the guest experience. Agilysys serves four major market sectors: Gaming, both corporate and tribal; Hotels, Resorts and Cruise; Foodservice Management; and Restaurants, Universities, Stadia and Healthcare. 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