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Mar 03, 2015

Agilysys and Compass Group North America Expand Partnership with Mobile Point-of-Sale, Payment Gateway Solutions

InfoGenesis™ Flex, rGuest™ Pay Solutions Selected for Corporate Foodservice Venues

ALPHARETTA, Ga. & CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGYS), a leading provider of innovative hospitality software solutions, and Compass Group North America, a leader in foodservice management and support services, today announced an expansion of their technology partnership as Compass Group becomes the first foodservice management customer to implement the InfoGenesis™ Flex mobile point-of-sale system combined with the rGuest™ Pay payment gateway application. The solutions were introduced in the Café 2400 dining facility at the company's corporate headquarters in January and will be rolled out to other locations nationwide later this year. 

"Combined, these technologies are true game-changers, because they allow us to move from behind the counter to wherever our customers are located," said Amy Keister, vice president of consumer engagement on Compass Group's Business Excellence team. "Everything, including point-to-point encryption, is integrated in a single untethered POS system that we can use to support activities outside the café walls, such as food carts, after-hours events, and employee or student fairs." 

Café 2400 Chef Manager Christopher Dupre hailed the introduction of the tablet POS and payment gateway as a major step in the evolution of customer engagement. "We're looking forward to spending more time doing what is most important: providing excellent service and growing sales. These solutions speed operational flow, help us close transactions faster and enhance the customer experience." 

Compass Group is using InfoGenesis Flex, a mobile point-of-sale solution built around the InfoGenesis POS system. InfoGenesis Flex offers full point-of-sale functionality delivered on Dell® Venue Pro™ tablets, so that users can serve customers faster and more efficiently. Managers also have complete access to all InfoGenesis tools, even when on the floor, so they can oversee operations on-the-go. As an enterprise solution, InfoGenesis Flex is scalable to hundreds of mobile devices in a single location. A consistent InfoGenesis interface allows staff to seamlessly switch from terminals to mobile tablets. 

Compass Group is also using rGuest Pay, the Agilysys payment gateway that enables complete and secure payment processing. rGuest Pay leverages one of the only offerings that includes: Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), which reduces the potential for malicious hacking and fraud; a Payment Information Proxy (PIP) that secures data arriving via e-commerce interfaces; robust tokenization, which eliminates storage of cardholder data; and a full range of fixed and mobile EMV-ready payment devices. 

"Compass Group is a leader when it comes to using technology, and we are thrilled the company is expanding its partnership with us," said Michael Buckham-White, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Agilysys. "InfoGenesis Flex and rGuest Pay are powerful solutions that work together to address the top concerns of corporate foodservice venues — convenience, speed of service and security. They will allow Compass Group to streamline efficiency, protect customers' financial data and minimize their own operational risk. And, because the solutions enable faster and more convenient service, they will also help ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty." 

About Agilysys 
Agilysys is a leading developer and marketer of software-enabled solutions and services to the hospitality industry. The company specializes in market-leading point-of-sale (POS), property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management and mobile and wireless solutions. These solutions are designed to streamline operations, improve efficiency, increase guest recruitment and wallet share, 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. A significant portion of the company's consolidated revenue is derived from contract support, maintenance and subscription services. 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. 

About Compass Group North America 
Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice management and support services company with $13.6 billion (£8.2 billion) in revenues in 2014. With more than 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC, had revenues of £17.1 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. For more information, visit www.compass-usa.com. 

Contacts

PR:
Agilysys
Beth McClure, 805-692-6356
beth.mcclure@agilysys.com

or

Compass Group
Beth Simpson, 704-328-3193
elizabeth.simpson@compass-usa.com

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